This week's Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona set a new attendance record: more Than 85,000 visitors, up 18% over 2013.
"By any measure, the 2014 Mobile World Congress was a stunning success and we thank our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and partners for their continued support," said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "Beyond the number of attendees and participating companies, the continued expansion of the event to address key adjacent industry sectors demonstrates just how pervasive mobile is in our everyday lives and how integrated it is becoming in everything that we do. It's gratifying to be part of such a dynamic, exciting industry."
Mobile World Congress set additional records, with more than 1,800 exhibiting companies across 98,000 net square meters of exhibition and hospitality space. More than 3,800 international media and industry analysts attended the event.
The GSMA estimates that 2014 Mobile World Congress will have contributed more than EUR 356 million and 7,220 part-time jobs to the local economy.
The 2015 Mobile World Congress will be held 2-5 March 2015.