- Mobile World Congress 2012
Despite the financial crisis, the consequences of which are still being felt worldwide, this year’s Mobile World Congress set a record for attendance. According to the statistics of the organizers, there were 67 000 visitors overall for the 4 days of the event, which is 11% more than last year. More than half of these visitors were managers and 3500 of them were chief executives. Among the guests were also the representatives of some of the biggest network operators, software companies and mobile device manufacturers worldwide. Over 1500 companies participated in the event on an overall area of 70 500 square meters, while the news were reflected in detail by 3500 media representatives. Next year, the Mobile World Congress is going to take place from 25.02 until 28.05 in the new Fira de Barcelona Gran Via center, which should provide 50% more space and would be able to accommodate the massive crowds better. B. A.