The Cellular World Congress (MWC), the most important annual assembly of the telecommunications trade, will happen in Barcelona till 2024 and can prolong its present contract by one yr, the GSMA affiliation, which hosts the congress, introduced on Wednesday.
“With the extension to 2024, we exhibit our dedication to our ecosystem in addition to to the host metropolis events,” stated John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA, in an announcement. “We’re happy to announce that we have now had super assist and early dedication from many exhibitors for future editions.”
The MWC, which attracts greater than 100,000 folks to Barcelona, turned one of many first victims of the coronavirus pandemic when this yr’s occasion was canceled in February, regardless of native and nationwide well being officers assuring it could have been secure to carry it.
The one-year extension is expounded to the 2020 assembly’s cancellation and unrelated to potential negotiations on a brand new contract for the MWC to happen within the Spanish metropolis after 2024, a supply for the Catalan regional authorities advised Reuters .
Following the cancellation, the highest enterprise consultant of the Catalan regional authorities, Pere Aragones, known as for a stronger alliance between the GSMA and the area, including that organizers may develop MWC’s presence in Barcelona past 2023 if the contract ended.
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