MWC19 Shanghai Call for Speakers – 3 Common Questions Answered

If you are new to the GSMA’s events, you may well have some questions about the MWC Shanghai Call for Speakers process. In this post, Alex talks you through some of the most common.

The GSMA is an unusual conference organiser, in that speaking positions aren’t paid-for. This means that we can bring together the most interesting speakers we can find, from any background… but it also means that competition is fierce in Call for Speakers. Below are a few of the questions that we, and our colleagues across the GSMA, are very often asked.

1) Who should apply to speak in the MWC Shanghai conference?

2) What topics should we talk about?


3) What makes a good Call for Speakers proposal?

In addition to this, you might find the link to the conference overview useful, and this blog post which sets out some timelines.

We hope that these will be helpful. If you have other questions or requests for blog posts, feel free to get in touch with us at