The Mobile World Congress (MWC) which takes place between 24 and 27 February 2014, is now putting the final touches according to the CEO of GSMA, John Hoffman.
The number of exhibiting businesses, hailing from 200 countries, should reach 1.800, representing twice the number for the first MWC held in Barcelona back in 2006. What’s more, this year will see 159 Spanish exhibitor businesses there, 80 of them Catalan.
The MWC will be taking up 98.000 square metres, almost double the 50.000 square metres it occupied by the 2006 edition. And for the first time in the last two years, the MWC will be at the Fira de Barcelona in Plaça Espanya, which will take all the mobile phone exhibitors and specialists.
The 2014 Congress will have 44 sessions with 240 speakers. One of the keynote speakers will be Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and president of Facebook. This will be his first visit to the MWC, where he will be speaking on Monday 24 February.
The other well-known face among the keynote speakers will be the president and CEO of IBM, Virginia Rometty, who will be giving a talk on Wednesday 26 February, in the evening.
The forecast is for 75.000 visitors in all, some 3.000 more than a year ago.