GSMA Mobile World Congress
These are busy days in the city, with hundreds of meetings and presentations of all the latest technological products.
The congress brings together all of the sector's state-of-the-art companies and fairs in the Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue, with a surface area of 98,000 square metres, 1,800 exhibitors and 85,000 participants hailing from 200 different countries.
According to the organisers, the fair generates a direct economic impact of over 356 million euros for Barcelona and its metropolitan area, and creates over 7,000 temporary jobs.
The main visitors are senior executives from major international companies and brands, such as Samsung, Nokia and IBM. The 2014 edition featured the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and the cofounder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, among others.
- Fira de Barcelona