Mobile World Congress

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GSMA Mobile World Congress
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Status Active
Genre Mobile communications
Venue Fira de Barcelona
Location(s) Barcelona
Country Spain
Inaugurated 1987
Attendance 85,000+ (2014)
Organized by GSMA
Website
http://mobileworldcongress.com

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is a combination of the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.[1] The event, initially named as GSM World Congress and later renamed as the 3GSM World Congress, is still often referred to as 3GSM or 3GSM World.

Further info[edit]

GSMA Mobile World Congress

The GSMA Mobile World Congress currently takes place in February at the Fira Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The annual attendance is generally between 70,000-80,000 people.[1] Up until 2006 the event took place in Cannes and was known as 3GSM World.[2] Attendees represent more than 200 countries from across the globe.

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014 took place between February 24 and February 27, 2014. The theme was Creating What's Next[3] and was attended by more than 85,000 participants.[4]

The dates for Mobile World Congress 2015 are 2–5 March 2015.[5]

Past event dates[edit]

2012 Mobile world congress
  • The 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 24–27, 2014
  • The 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 25–28, 2013.
  • The 2012 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 27 to March 1, 2012.
  • The 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 14–17, 2011
  • The 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 15–18, 2010
  • The 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 16–19, 2009

In 2011 free Android and iPhone apps were designed, providing standard turn-by-turn navigation capability in Barcelona and Spain for the duration of MWC 2011 plus the weekends before and after.[6]

In 2011, it was announced that Barcelona, Spain has been chosen as the "GSMA Mobile. World Capital"[7] and continue to be the site of GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2018.[8]

Green Initiatives[edit]

In 2014 the GSMA announced that the event was striving to become carbon neutral.[9] In July 2014, it was announced that Mobile World Congress 2014 was indeed the largest conference and exhibition to be certified as carbon neutral through PAS 2060, an internationally recognised certification system.[10] To achieve this certification, the GSMA calculated Mobile World Congress’ carbon footprint; developed a footprint reduction strategy; and offset emissions that could not be avoided. The certification marks the latest step in the GSMA's long-standing and continued commitment to preserving the environment.

Other green initiatives at Mobile World Congress include solar device charging, reduced waste of printed materials, encouraged the re-use and recycling of materials at the venue, and utilised digital signage and electronic tools.

2014 Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GSMA Mobile. World Congress". 
  2. ^ "MWC claims 60,000 visitors as dates shift". Global Telecoms Business. 
  3. ^ GSMA Announces Details for Mobile World Congress 2014 "[1]"
  4. ^ GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014 Shatters Previous Records "[2]"
  5. ^ http://axellwireless.com/press-and-events/events-and-webinars/mobile-world-congress-2015/
  6. ^ "NAVV MWC Review iPhone Navigation". iPhoneAppsDir. 
  7. ^ GSMA Names Barcelona first GSMA Mobile. World Capital"[3]" July 22, 2011.
  8. ^ Peter Clarke, EE Times. "Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2018." July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  9. ^ "Mobile World Congress 2014 To Become World’s Largest Certified Carbon Neutral Tradeshow". GSMA. 
  10. ^ "Gsma Mobile World Congress Achieves Carbon Neutral Certification". GSMA. 
  11. ^ "Phablets Take the Cake at Mobile World Congress 2014". Techmunchie. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.everythingrf.com/News/details/890-rfmd-and-triquint-announce-merger

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