San Francisco 12-14 Sept 2017

Carbon Neutral Program

Join Our Mission


We encourage Mobile World Congress Americas exhibitors, sponsors and partners to do their part. Join us in our efforts to be environmentally responsible.

Our Objectives Our Achievements
  • We will contribute to the preservation of the environment by reducing our emissions and waste
  • We will educate our attendees about our goals and encourage them to be green along with us
  • We will continually identify new and additional opportunities to reduce our event’s environmental impact
  • We will continue to work actively with our suppliers and products wherever possible to minimise our impact on the environment
  • Recognised as the largest carbon neutral trade show by the Guinness World Records in 2015 and 2016
  • In collaboration with Barcelona City Council, we recovered over 150 furniture items and over 6 tonnes of build material collected from exhibitors and donated to local socially responsible entities in 2016 as part of our Donation Room initiative
  • Our Media Centre is entirely paper-free; all materials for the press are presented electronically
  • Event technology offerings such as our mobile app and digital signage means we are able to print fewer exhibition catalogues and maps
  • The GSMA Stand is entirely paper free
  • We reuse or recycle all hall and walkway carpeting after the event into Solid Recovered Fuel. This reduces our carbon emissions by 240 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to enough carbon to charge approximately 228,000 smart phones for 2 hours every day for a full year
  • The Green Stand Award encouraged exhibitors to build environmentally responsible stands. You can see last year’s results by clicking here

We encourage Mobile World Congress Americas exhibitors, sponsors and partners to do their part. Join us in our efforts to be environmentally responsible.

For any questions or suggestions, please contact us at sustainability@gsma.com