Barcelona Mobile City
18 Feb 2019

Barcelona Mobile City

New Developments for this edition MWC19 Barcelona

Mobile is everything“, a sentence to sum up perfectly what is happening today in a global world. Technological evolution which builds the future of our society – and from which future generations will enjoy- laid the foundations of little imaginable ways of being, just a couple of decades ago. In no time, we have taken a great leap that has led us to conquer unsuspected peaks and caused constant development we cover using all types of appliances. Since the early nineties those old desktop computers, with basic packages in office to perform work and projects, appeared in our lives to leave behind the classic typewriters, our world has taken a constant turn in technology advances. These computers have meant so much, connected to a global network of communication, that they allow an unprecedented social evolution and that they have repercussions in global aspects of all the spheres, favoring a constant evolution. All this has led to a lot of investment in communication technology. The need became a must, and what today floods media and talks and talks around the world in schools, cafeterias, offices and offices: the mobile phone, with its already adapted smartphone status.

We can often ask ourselves what else our mobile phone can do. All the secrets and advances can be discovered in the next edition of the Mobile World Congress, the most important meeting in the world for the industry, which one more year is celebrated in Barcelona, the last week of this month of February.

This initiative that promotes the mobile and digital transformation of society, while also helping to continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, the Mobile World Congress is the most anticipated event of the year by thousands of professionals in the sector and public in general, that are cited in the Catalan city to know the latest news from companies in the sector.

Although some disruptions in transport are expected during the celebration of the event, the organization has continued to rely on Avant Grup to cover the mobility needs that an event of this magnitude demands. This new appointment for professionals of communication and mobile telephony, to be held in the world capital of mobile, requires coordination of the different means of transport (Coach-Private car-Rail-Metro and Taxi) as the number of attendees to the congress could surpass the 105.000 delegates, coming from more than 200 countries, registered in the last edition.

The GSMA today announced further details for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking place 25-28 February 2019, with events being staged at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc in FIRA BARCELONA, and La Farga hL’Hospitalet, MWC19 Barcelona is set to attract more than 105.000 professionals from over 200 countries and territories.

Execs from ARM, Huawei, KT and Orange Confirmed for Keynotes.

The GSMA announced several newly confirmed keynote speakers for MWC19 Barcelona, with executives representing mobile operators, technology providers, internet players and marketing technology companies, among others.

From the program of presentations this edition 2019, some protagonists stand out:

  • Simon Segars, CEO, ARM
  • Ping Guo, Rotating Chairman, Huawei
  • Chang-Gyu Hwang, Chairman and CEO, KT Corporation
  • Dave Grannan, Co-Founder and CEO, Light
  • Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange Group
  • Anastasia Leng, Founder and CEO, Picasso Labs
  • Vivian Chan, CEO and Co-Founder, Sparrho

These new executives join previously announced speakers including:

  • James Forese, President, Citi
  • Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset Holdings
  • Rich Williams, CEO, Groupon
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Cher Wang, Founder and CEO, HTC
  • Anjali Sud, CEO, Vimeo
  • Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone Group

The Exhibition Showcases Latest in Mobile Innovation.

MWC Barcelona will again offer attendees focused Topic Tours of the exhibition at Fira Gran Via. The GSMA also offers unique Custom Experiences to address attendees’ specific business objectives and requirements.