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The Annual Mobile World Congress 2018

Barcelona once again brings together entrepreneurs and leaders in the mobile communications industry to the 2018 Mobile World Congress this February. The annual event is the world’s most renowned mobile industry network, providing new business opportunities and showcasing innovations in mobile-related technology.

The event, organized by GSM Association Ltd, a mobile systems association, promotes innovation and distribution within the mobile industry. The association has labeled Barcelona as the world mobile capital and promotes events throughout the year. The events are designed to strengthen Europe’s presences and establish as a leader in technological innovation.

Previously, the Mobile World Congress has taken place in other cities in including Milan and Paris, but Barcelona has recently been named the site of the event through 2018.

What To Expect from Mobile World Congress

The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, they are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilizing every device we use in our daily lives.

In short, we’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.

The event offers entrepreneurs a forum to get real hands-on experience and build their network within the industry. Past events have brought together over 85,000 attendees from over 200 countries all over the world. The MWC18 is a great place to discover what the future will have to offer in the mobile sector, the event rel focuses on the innovations of the tech scene, featuring new product announcements, new technology, and future concepts.

This year, the Mobile World Congress will once again be mainly held at Fira Barcelona’s Gran Via, however, selected events including the 4YFN (Four Years From Now) presentation will take place at Fira Montjuïc, a venue 4 km down the road.The event will begin on February 26, 2018, and will run until March 1, 2018.

This year’s Mobile World Congress will have many different experiences to take part of such as the,

Startups | 4YFN

The 4 Years from Now platform is one focused on startups, and with the goal of connecting them with investors, corporations and public institutions enabling them to partner up and venture out. This will the 4YFN Startup events fifth consecutive year taking part in the Mobile World Congress, they have been working with GSMA for the last 4 years in not only Barcelona but also in locations such as Shanghai and San Francisco.

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Next Generation Technology | Nextech

Nextech will have exhibitors demonstrating many rising technologies in fields such as drones, virtual reality/augmented reality, robotics, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and more.

Diversity | Women4Tech

To continue to build on the successful launch at Mobile World Congress 2017 and Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, GSMA is again featuring the Woman4Tech initiative, where the focus is on properly addressing and working toward the reduction of the gender gap currently present in the mobile and tech industry. The presentation will have a four dy in-depth analysis of the issues that shape the gender diversity within the mobile industry.


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  1. Great to know something more about this Mobile World Congress.
    Will be again in Barcelona next year?

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