Call for Papers


The MWC16 Call for Papers is now closed.

All candidates will be notified during the last week of November. Please note, we do not provide individual feedback on submissions. For any enquiries, please contact our speaker team at

The call-for-papers process is an important step in the research and development of our conference programme, as your submissions help us to create the agenda.

In 2016 Mobile World Congress will continue to feature a world-class thought leadership conference programme with over 42 sessions covering the most critical topics in the present and future mobile industry.

Click Here to See Tips for Improving Your Submission

  • Alternative and interactive formats are encouraged
  • Consider gender balance when submitting speakers
  • Include relevant research
  • Joint presentations with clients are encouraged
  • Keep it short and to the point
  • Projections are good; actual data is better
  • Relevant on-stage demonstrations are of interest
  • Senior speakers are preferred to match our senior audience profile
  • Thought-leadership, not a sales pitch
  • Use facts, not theories

Mobile World Congress 2016 aims to address the key industry topics of the day. That may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

Click Here for Key Industry Topics of the Day

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Business Transformation
  • Commerce, including Payments
  • Connected Living
  • Connecting the Unconnected
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Devices, including Wearables
  • Emerging Markets
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Services
  • Identity & Privacy
  • Industry Verticals
  • IoT
  • M&A and Partnerships
  • Media & Content
  • Network Evolution
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Start-ups

Please note that all submissions are welcome and are not limited to the above list. If you have questions, please contact our speaker team at View content from the 2015 Conference here.




The Mobile World Congress Call for Papers will close at 23:59 GMT on Friday, 18 September 2015.