At this year's 108,000 attendees they have attended 208 countries, of which over 55% were senior executives. In addition, it hosted more than 2,300 exhibiting companies, from both the mobility environment as adjacent industries such as automotive, finance or health.

The latest edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) It has closed its doors last March 2), with a record 108,000 attendees from 208 countries, representing an increase of 7% compared to 2016.

According to data provided by the organizer GSMA, in collaboration with Fira de BarcelonaMore than 55% of those attending the MWC 2017 have been top executives (CEOs were 6.100) and 23% were women, a figure that has increased by 14% over the previous year. They have come this year 3,500 media and industry analysts.

Moreover, the GSMA estimates that the economic impact of this event has brought more than 465 million euros and created 13,200 temporary jobs.

La exposición recibió a más de 2.300 empresas expositoras procedentes tanto del entorno de la movilidad como de industrias adyacentes como automoción, finanzas o salud. Este año también ha sido un récord en lo que respecta a delegaciones gubernamentales con un aumento del 14%: 167 países y una cifra total de 1.700 asistentes. El programa se centró en maximizar el impacto socioeconómico de la telefonía móvil en todo el mundo y la creación de un entorno normativo que fomente la inversión y la innovación.

"Mobile World Congress enjoyed another record year in 2017, underscoring its position as the market event of the world's most important mobility. The theme of the fair this year was 'Mobile: The Next Element', reflecting the role of mobile in the lives of millions of people around the world, "says" John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA.

Coinciding with the Congress, this year took place for the first time the Mobile Youth Festival (Yomo), driving the GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, A new event that focuses on the Montjuïc 16,000 children between 10 and 16 years from all over Spain. It has also held the fourth edition of 4 Years From Now (4YFN), Dedicated to entrepreneurship in mobile technologies, which this year attracted approximately 19,000 attendees, up 60% from the 2016 edition.

The main exhibition was held at Fira Gran Via with an area of ​​115,000 square meters, while Yomo events 4YFN and occupied 50,000 square meters at the Fira de Montjuïc. A novelty that has been launched this year has been the Nextech exhibition, which was held in Hall 8 and showed the innovative technologies of virtual reality and increases, robotics, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence.

The next edition of the Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona between February 26 and March 1, 2018.

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