After more than a year of reflection and choice among 30 cities, Barcelona has finally been chosen city to become the first Mobile World Capital for the next six years. From 2012 until 2018, Barcelona will be the cornerstone of one of the most important events of the telecommunications world in which, in addition, develop a series of programs and activities taking place throughout the year.

And, beyond Mobile World Congress, Barcelona also has two additional elements: the World Trade Center and the Mobile World Mobile Festival. Mobile World Centre will have permanent and temporary exhibitions intertwined culture and technological innovation, facilities for the development and incubation of mobile solutions, and retail and hospitality locations. For its part, the World Festival Mobile, which targets the general public, will feature a series of activities including sporting events, music festivals and art.

"All cities that competed for the title had very innovative and attractive offers, but in the end, Barcelona showed that truly deserves the title of Mobile World Capital for its exceptional combination of trade show and conference facilities, its transportation network and hotel infrastructure as well as its commitment to expanding the scope of mobility in Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, and the strong support of public and private sectors, "said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd.

By some estimates, the city of Barcelona is expected to generate only the first year more than 300 million euros and thousands of jobs part time. In this sense, it is estimated that the economic impact will increase gradually and, based on assessments of Barcelona, ​​could reach 3,500 million euros in its seven years as a Mobile World Capital.

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Barcelona, 26th to 29th March 2012

Barcelona Mobile World Congress

27th February 2012 - 1th March 2012

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