Monday, November 14, 2011

Barcelona became the capital of mobile

The GSMA , which represents the interests of mobile operators in 219 countries and nearly 800 different companies just named Barcelona and Mobile World Capital from 2012 to 2018. This appointment means that, during that period, in this city will be held on World Congress mobile phone .

As explained GSMA executive director, John Hoffman, " We are delighted to announce that Barcelona will be the Mobile World Capital in the next seven years . " Thus, Spain through the capital of Catalonia is an international benchmark in the world of new technologies.

In the designation has had much to do the last and successful world congress held in the Mediterranean city. As noted by Hoffman, "All the cities had competed for the title 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, network of transport 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. "

In addition to the Mobile World Congress , the Mobile Worl Capital account with two events of great importance: the Global Centre of Mobile and Mobile World Festival. The first exhibitions will intertwine culture and innovation, while the Mobile World Festival is aimed at mainstream audiences and incorporates different activities: from sporting events to music festivals and art.

Barcelona won the final to other European cities like Milan, Munich and Paris, although initially there were 30 cities around the world.


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