La feria más representativa de la industria de las comunicaciones móviles, acogerá hasta el 2 de marzo en Fira de Barcelona a representantes de 200 países, más de 160 delegaciones gubernamentales y 3.900 medios de comunicación. Como novedad, este año se ha creado una ciudad conectada y también se pueden ver desde drones a los últimos avances en realidad virtual.

Today has opened a new edition of Mobile World Congress (MWC), the most important room in the industry of mobile communications, which is being held in Fira de Barcelona until 2 March in the Gran Via de Fira de Barcelona.

Los organizadores esperan una asistencia de 101.000 visitantes profesionales de 200 países, más de 160 delegaciones gubernamentales y más de 3.900 medios de comunicación. Durante cuatro días, se mostrarán las últimas innovaciones y desarrollos en tecnología móvil, dispositivos y servicios de 2.200 expositores. Como novedad, este año se ha creado una ciudad conectada y también se pueden ver desde drones a los últimos avances en realidad virtual.

The conference program includes the participation of heads of major operators and companies in the sector as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and the creator of Pokemon Go, John Hanke. other parallel events such as Women4Tech, dedicated to the role of women in the technology industry will also take place.

El Mobile World Congress (MWC), Organized by the GSMA in collaboration with Fira de BarcelonaI expected to have an economic impact on the city and its environment more than 465 million euros and generate 13,200 temporary jobs.

The Government of Spain, through the public entity and within the framework of the Digital Agenda, have a space of institutional representation within the Mobile World Congress. It is enabled an area of ​​800 square meters, called Congress Square (CS60 and CS73), home to 64 companies, 47 with its own stand and another 17 without stand.

This relationship of domestic companies reflects a wide geographic range and sectors as diverse as smart cities, cybersecurity, Fintech, IoT / Industry 4.0, apps, digital marketing, language technologies, health applications, cloud computing and Big Data.

4 Years From Now

Coinciding with the Congress, MWCapital, in collaboration with GSMA, It has organized the fourth edition of 4 Years From Now (4YFN), dedicado al emprendimiento en tecnologías móviles. Se trata de la plataforma orientada a la comunidad de startups digitales que se consolida como punto de encuentro internacional de referencia para emprendedores, inversores y grandes corporaciones.

Este evento, que se celebrará hasta el 1 de marzo, reúne en el recinto de Montjuïc de Fira de Barcelona a más de 600 startups, 700 inversores y acogerá 20.000 visitantes según las previsiones, un 60% más que en la edición del año pasado. A lo largo de 3 días, contará con más de 100 conferencias impartidas por 270 ponentes, entre los que destacan Terry von Bibra, Global Manager EMEA de Alibaba; Michael Spiegelman, Director of Product Innovation for Growth & Acquisition de Netflix; Harper Reed, Next Gen Commerce de PayPal; Fernando Fanton, CTO de Just Eat, y Martin Sorrell, CEO de WPP Group.

4YFN Barcelona 2017 starts with new opportunities to promote exchange and interaction among participants as the Startup Pitching Sessions, where startups, classified by sector and maturity, will present their projects to the investment community; or Industry Networking Sessions, days born as a networking space for grouping startups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and potential customers based on their area of ​​interest.

With regard to the presence of Spain, ICEX and have developed together for the first time in 4YFN Spain Pavilion, located in the Avenida Reina Maria Cristina Barcelona, ​​for 35 technological projects emerged in national territory, five of them selected by National Cyber ​​Security Institute (Incibe) Benefit from the services of the fair, as well as specific activities within the institutional space.

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