Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest congress about technology and mobile communication in the world. It takes place once a year and it is celebrated in Barcelona since 2006. It’s considered mobile sectors most important event, with more than 2.400 exhibitors, taking up about 10.000 square meters. There is also a big range of presentations offered by referents of the sector. In this congress most of the presentations by the best companies on mobile devices advances and wireless communication take place.  

2018 Edition

The last edition of MWC received 107.000 assistants and according to the British organizing company (GSMA) it had an economic impact on the city of Barcelona of about 471 million euros.  A number nearly five times bigger than the first edition when the city received about 100 million euros.  

Mobile World Congress 2019

This years’ congress, 2019, will take place from 25 to 28 February. It’s foreseen to increase the 107 thousand assistants the congress received the last year, from 200 different countries. The developing and organizing company creates 13.900 temporal jobs for this event.

It’s also expected to have an income for Barcelona of about 473 million euros. The expenses in luxury hotels, restaurants and journeys from the fair zone to other relevant places of the city (like parallels shows, company events or presentations in Barcelona’s’ emblematic buildings) stand out.

This edition top topics are hipper-connectivity (the main topic of the congress), 5G connections technology, effects of artificial technology or technology beyond mobile devices.

Where companies like Huawei, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Accenture, Ericsson, HTC, Intel o ZTE will show their newest products and services. As well as present Spanish market telecommunications enterprises like Telefónica, Vodafone or Orange. Not only attend mobile and telecommunication sector enterprises, companies like Seat going to be too in the congress showing how new technologies can be incorporated in a car as well.

From Cat Real Estate we believe that these events are very important for Barcelona not only for the direct economic impact it represents, as in this case the Mobile World Congress. If not also for the image and recognition that Barcelona offers as a technological, innovative and economically active city, which is in constant movement. And at the same time makes it attractive for companies, large or small, national or international to invest in it.

All the data and information has been contrasted and extracted: from the organizer GSMA, from the official page of the Mobile World Congress, from newspaper el Periódico, or from information pages such as economíaDigital or Crónica Global.


Ignacio Castella, CEO - CAT REAL ESTATE

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