Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mobile World Congress Renews with Barcelona for 2012-2018

The GSMA has named Barcelona as "Mobile World Capital" from 2012 to 2018.. As the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona will be the home of the GSMA Mobile World Congress. A number of other cities had been bidding to host the event. The show organizers are also planning to develop a range of other programmes and activities that will span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide mobile industry.

"We are thrilled to announce that Barcelona will be the Mobile World Capital for the next seven years," said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "All of the cities who competed for this title presented extremely innovative and compelling bids, but in the end, Barcelona truly demonstrated that it deserves the title of the Mobile World Capital, with its combination of outstanding exhibition and conference facilities, its transportation and hospitality infrastructure, its commitment to expanding the reach of mobility throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, and the strong support of the public and private sectors. This is an exciting time for Barcelona and for the mobile industry as a whole."