GSMA, the organiser of Mobile World Congress MWC, has announced the extension of MWC Barcelona in the Catalan capital through 2030. The chairman of the board of directors of Fira de Barcelona, Pau Relat, thanked "the GSMA for its trust in the city, in Fira de Barcelona and in a joint project in which cooperation between all the institutions involved."
Since its arrival in Barcelona in 2006 under the name 3GSM World Congress, the leading international event in the field of technology and communications has grown steadily and turned the Catalan capital into a global technology hub. "In addition to the success of previous editions of the congress, there has been a very close bond woven with the GSMA over the years that has been further strengthened during the pandemic, bolstering Fira de Barcelona as a space of consensus where these events find the ideal environment to grow and consolidate", added Relat.
„There has been a very close bond woven over the years.“
Along these lines, the general manager of Fira de Barcelona, Constantí Serrallonga, also thanked the GSMA for "emphasising as a unique differential element the world-class model developed in Barcelona for the establishment and holding of international events. A unique ecosystem in which the characteristics of the city, the excellence of the venues and Fira's equipment, and the involvement of the administrations play an essential role."