Agreement to keep the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona until 2024

The trust for the Mobile World Congress has ratified the agreement and the commitment made in April between the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation and GSMA, keeping the congress in the city until 2024. The next edition will take place next year, once again bringing companies and projects from the sphere of technology and innovation together in Barcelona.

09/07/2020 16:33 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) has been held in Barcelona since 2006, with the exception of this year, as the event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The congress brings together 2,400 companies and over 100,000 visitors from all over the world. The impact of the congress on the local economy is around 500 million euros.

Following the suspension of this year’s event because of Covid-19, an agreement was reached to extend the contract by a further year, until 2024.

New members of the trust

The trust is made up of representatives from Barcelona City Council, Fira de Barcelona, GSMA, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the Government of Catalonia, Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange, Damm and CaixaBank.

Today’s session included two new members for the first time: the Spanish government’s Third Vice-president and Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, and the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas.

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