Monday, February 25

Requesens Palace – Gothic District, Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19) in Barcelona, Spain is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 prominent companies. Nearly 110,000 key decision-makers are expected to attend MWC19.

MWC19 gives attendees a glimpse into the future that is invaluable for planning and will serve to position your company in the US market for 5G, AI and IoT. When our members gather in Barcelona, we are able to forge relationships with global carriers as well as international product and service providers that make this industry possible.

For 2019, the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) have teamed up to co-host a networking reception for US-based and global industry leaders to connect during MWC19. RWA and WIA C-level leaders, FCC Commissioners, and Congressional leaders will connect over tapas and drinks at an extraordinary venue in the heart of Barcelona, Requesens Palace. It is located in the Gothic District and is listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest.  This event will raise awareness globally that rural US carriers are strong and open for business. This means you gain exposure to a host of 5G, AI and IoT companies that want to be in a position to work with you to serve rural geographic areas in the US and deliver traffic to your rural networks.

  • Date and time:  Monday, February 25, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Location:  Requesens Palace – Gothic District, Barcelona, Spain
  • Registration:  The reception is complimentary for RWA & WIA members and invited guests but registration is required.  Register here.
  • Sponsorship:  Reception sponsors gain pre-event and on-site promotion benefits.  See our sponsorship form for benefits and sponsor levels.  The sooner you sponsor, the more promotion time your organization will receive!  The sponsorship deadline is January 31.


Connectivity Expo 2019

May 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Orlando


Connectivity Expo is designed to serve all elements of the expanding and evolving wireless ecosystem – from the macro structures that stand high above the ground and the miles and miles of fiber networks below the ground to the technology driving the ongoing network densification in our cities and the technology embedded in our cars. Connect (X) is dedicated to bringing together the buyers and sellers of connectivity solutions and will showcase the latest innovative technologies and the vital infrastructure that are driving the future of communications.


HetNet Forum Breakfast and Annual Meeting of Members at Connect (X)

Join us at Connectivity Expo for the HetNet Forum Breakfast and Annual Meeting of Members.

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Room 201/202, Charlotte Convention Center

Geoff Arnold, Smart Cities CTO at Verizon, will speak to members. Geoff joined Verizon in October 2016 as part of the acquisition of Sensity Systems, where he was responsible for setting technical direction. Over the past 10 years Geoff has been a cloud computing architect for several large companies, including Cisco, Huawei, Yahoo, and Amazon. He has worked on both public and private clouds, focusing on scale and federation. Geoff was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at US Venture Partners and has advised several startup companies.

Thanks to our breakfast sponsor: Davis Wright Tremaine.

*Please invite colleagues at your company to attend!



The Wireless Infrastructure Association Announces Connectivity Expo

“Connect (X)” to Debut May 21-24 at Charlotte Convention Center

Alexandria, VA – Oct. 17, 2017 – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) announced the creation of a ground-breaking new conference and trade show dedicated to the rapidly evolving telecommunications ecosystem. Over three action-packed days, attendees will experience cutting-edge discussions, workshops and keynote speeches from leaders across multiple industries – from wireless infrastructure and automotive to smart cities and commercial real estate.

The Connectivity Expo —  known as Connect (X) — will bring together the buyers and sellers of connectivity solutions and showcase the latest innovative technologies and vital infrastructure driving the future of communications.

The inaugural Connect (X) will take place May 21-24, 2018, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Sponsorship packages and other sales and marketing opportunities are currently This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The event is designed to serve all elements of the expanding and evolving connectivity ecosystem – from the macro structures that stand high above the ground and the miles and miles of fiber networks below the ground to the 5G technology driving the ongoing network densification in our cities and the technology embedded in our cars.

“We created Connect (X) to reflect a new world where wireless infrastructure connects everything – from the traditional macro towers that remain the center of the connectivity universe to the Internet of Everything and beyond,” said Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA. “Through keynote speeches, expert panels and other unique forums designed to facilitate conversations between the best minds in our industry, Connect (X) will cover more ground than any other event.”

The creation of Connect (X) serves as the culmination of many years of WIA hosting the Wireless Infrastructure Show and the HetNet Expo each year. The growth and interest in both events set the stage for WIA to take another major step by launching the new venture.

“Our industry is ever-evolving,” said Tim House, Executive Vice President of WIA. “The topics and issues that we’ve explored our highly-successful shows lead to their combination. We will harness the energy created by these communities into a single conference that includes all of the great programming and networking from the two events and expand into a broader, even more inclusive offering for every company and organization, every city and town, every entrepreneur and investor. Ultimately, our industry is about connectivity and that is the essence of Connect (X).”

Programming at Connect (X) will include Smart Cities and Connected Communities, Macro Cell: Towers and Edge Infrastructure, Private LTE Networks, Connected Real Estate, V2i (or Vehicle to Infrastructure), Critical LTE Communications, Innovations in Infrastructure, and Workforce Diversity. For more details on each of these programming tracks, go to www.connectityexpo.com/conference.

The event’s call for speakers is open through January 12, 2018. Persons interested in speaking at the inaugural Connect (X) event are encouraged to submit an abstract online at: www.connectivityexpo.com/call-for-speakers.

2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show

Don’t miss the 2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show, the premier national event for mobile network solutions, May 22-25 in Orlando, Florida.

The event features unparalleled networking and collaboration in a focused environment.  Explore developments in finance, policy, and technology. Learn from visionaries, meet with clients and prospects, evaluate new products and services and ultimately gain a competitive advantage.

Don’t miss this essential networking and business opportunity for anyone that owns, builds, manages or services wireless networks.

Ensure premium exposure with the target audience for wireless infrastructure products and services through sponsorship or exhibit space.  View opportunities here.

Who attends?

40% – Infrastructure Providers
20% – Carriers
20% – Professional Services
10% – Financial
10% – Others

For more information, please visit www.wirelessinfrastructureshow.com.

WIA's Innovation & Technology Council will hold its spring meeting on May 25 as well.


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