Barcelona hosts Mobile World Congress through 2023



The 2018 edition of Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via. The GSMA has an agreement in place with the Barcelona City Partners making Barcelona the host city of the GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2023.

 - Barcelona remains the mobile world capital.
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Barcelona remains the mobile world capital.

Although the GSMA continues to monitor developments in Spain and Catalonia, Barcelona remains the mobile world capital through 2023. The GSMA expects that more than 108,000 professionals from across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors will attend Mobile World Congress 2018. More than 2,300 companies will participate in the exhibition.

In 2018, the Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) will also return to Mobile World Congress after its successful launch in 2017. YoMo Barcelona will once again inspire future generations to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math disciplines. YoMo Barcelona will be held 26 February to 1 March 2018 at Fira Montjuïc. The 2018 Mobile World Congress conference programme will address key topics such as the evolution to 5G and next-generation networks, consumer IoT, digital content and entertainment, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, privacy and security, and sustainable development.