Exceed expectations. It was announced that the 2023 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) will gather around 80,000 visitors, though they’re finally done. 88500, What is the success of the organization “beyond the best expectations”. This is still a far cry from the 109,000 visitors who attended the event in 2019, the last year before the pandemic, but is already well above the 60,000 visitors in 2022.
MWC Barcelona is back in full force. “The level of energy and support from partners, businesses and policymakers has exceeded our hopes and expectations,” said John Hoffman, CEO of the GSMA, industry sponsor and conference organizer. “I am constantly amazed and humbled by the sense of community, innovation, excitement and business generation At MWC Barcelona. Anecdotally, exhibitors and partners have reported that their expectations have exceeded, and in some cases exceeded those of 2019. On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to express our sincere thanks to all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, partners and new partners. and frequent sponsors, without whom this meeting would not be possible,” adds Hoffman.
Due to the profile of the visitors, the mobile trend is with a stretch An ever expanding theme, passed the stage where the meeting was only the place where the manufacturers showed their new products. In fact, according to data from the GSMA, 56% of attendees were from industries parallel to the mobile sector, with visitors from 202 countries and territories. The fair brought together more than 2,400 exhibitors and hosted more than 1000 speakers During the four days that it lasted.
Another piece of data that reveals the importance of the event is the fact that 21% of the attendees were company managers. Women represent 26% of all visitors. In parallel, the ministerial program has surpassed its counterpart Record number of delegationswith 196 of 150 countries, including 70 ministers and more than 100 heads of regulators.
For its part, the Entrepreneur Hall 4 years from now (4YFN) has added 800 exhibitors, over 375 speakers and over 250 short presentation sessions to present projects.
Projections of the economic impact on the city were made during the conference 350 million euros And the creation of 7,400 temporary jobs, and the GSMA confirmed that “prospects now exceed these expectations.” Mobile World Congress has a signed contract to remain in the Fira de Barcelona until 2030, and an automatic renewal clause from that year.