MWC Barcelona 2024 contributes 502 million euros to the Barcelona economy | Currently

MWC Barcelona 2024 has achieved an economic impact of 502 million euros on the local economy, more than double that obtained during the inaugural edition of MWC Barcelona held in 2006, raising the total economic contribution, according to a report published by the GSMA. 6.3 billion euros of the first event in 2006.

The Congress welcomed more than 101,000 delegates from 205 countries and territories. More than 59% of participants represented industries close to the core mobile ecosystem, and 51% were at management level or above, 21% of whom held senior management positions. It also created 9,200 part-time jobs in the city of Barcelona, ​​representing an increase of 100 jobs compared to 2023. In total, since 2006, MWC Barcelona is estimated to have created 160,000 part-time jobs across Catalonia. .

This year’s edition of MWC built its reputation for its discussions, networking, industry announcements, meetings between policymakers and legislators, as well as bringing together industry leaders and attendees from across the mobile ecosystem. It had the participation of more than 2,700 exhibitors, sponsors and partners and more than 1,100 speakers and opinion leaders, more than 40% of whom were women.

The GSMA Ministerial Program brought together more than 180 delegates from 140 countries, including 2 heads of state, more than 70 ministers, nearly 120 heads of regulatory authorities and more than 40 intergovernmental organizations.

“Our contribution to Barcelona’s prosperity and economic opportunities is clear, and we are happy and proud to be part of this city’s success, which is very important to us. MWC and Barcelona are the perfect combination of innovation, collaboration and mutual success: without the support of the host city and the people of Barcelona, Such a successful event cannot be held annually and we are extremely grateful for this public-private partnership,” said GSMA Executive Director John Hoffman.

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For his part, Jordi Valls, the fourth vice-mayor of the Barcelona City Council, thanked the results: “The announcement of the economic impact of the MWC in Barcelona is a message of confidence in the city and a proof of our shared success.” We can confirm that there is more.”

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