MWC15: It Was One for the Ages in Barcelona

MWC15 It Was One for the Ages in BarcelonaAhead of the weekend, the GSMA announced that 93,000 visitors from 200 countries attended the 2015 Mobile World Congress at the Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc venues in Barcelona, Spain last week.

It was, in short, the biggest Mobile World Congress in the event’s history.

The 2015 Mobile World Congress also featured more than 2,000 exhibiting companies with another 3,800 international media and industry analysts in attendance.

Of course, MWC is also good for Barcelona in general.

According to the GSMA’s announcement, preliminary independent economic analysis indicates that the 2015 Mobile World Congress will have contributed more than €436 million and nearly 12,675 part-time jobs to the local economy.

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we are gratified by the record-breaking success we’ve seen this year,” says John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA. “It’s been a tremendously exciting show, with many major device launches, discussion and debate on the future of our industry and demonstrations of the cutting-edge products and services that customers are enjoying now and will experience in the future. The industry has advanced significantly over the past decade and we look forward to the many new developments that the next ten years will surely hold.”