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6 MAY 2020


The MWC extends its contract with Barcelona until 2024

One of the first economic consequences that we live in our country due to the coronavirus was the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress, MWC, scheduled for the month of February 2020 in Barcelona.

El MWC prorroga su contrato con Barcelona hasta 2024


The organizer of the event, the GSMA, has decided to extend the contract of permanence in the city of Barcelona after agreeing with the Generalitat, the city councils of Barcelona and L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation to compensate the edition that could not be held in 2020. Therefore, said contract will be valid until 2024, one more year than previously planned.

Jordi Puigneró, Minister of Digital Policies of the Generalitat de Catalunya, has stated that this extension is a “first element for reviving the Catalan economy”, and that it's a very important success at the national level, given that it gives us the confidence to continue counting on the support of the most relevant technological event in the world.

The MWC annually welcomes more than 100,000 attendees from all over the world, so It has an economic impact of around 500 million euros. It is therefore one of the most anticipated events throughout the year in Barcelona and across the country, not only because of the technological innovations that it brings us, but also for the jobs.

For the main leaders from all over the country, this has been great news that they applaud and that shows the confidence of international operators in the city of Barcelona.

The next edition of the Mobile World Congress will take place, if everything continues as planned and no new setbacks arise, from March 1 to 4, 2021. A date that all event organization agencies in Barcelona such as CREA Group have highlighted in the calendar and we look forward to it more than usual.

What will happen in 2024 will be another question that we will have to face later. For the time being, we applaud GSMA's decision to extend the contract signed with the Fira de Barcelona to organize the MWC in Barcelona for one more year.







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The GSMA, organizer of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), has extended the contract signed with the Fira de Barcelona for one year until at least 2024.