GSMA announced that it has signed an agreement with the Barcelona City Partners to extend their contract for an additional five years, making Barcelona the Mobile World Capital and host city of the GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2023. The Barcelona City Partners comprise the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism; the Generalitat de Catalunya; the Barcelona City Council; Turisme de Barcelona; Fira de Barcelona; and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation (BMWCF).

The event will attract more than 95,000 visitors from 200 countries, with over 2,000 exhibiting companies showcasing cutting-edge products. The four-day conference and exhibition brought together executives from the world’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, equipment providers, internet companies and companies from industry sectors such as automotive, finance and healthcare, as well as government delegations from across the globe.

The 2016 Mobile World Congress will be held 22-25 February 2016 at Fira Gran Via.

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