Record of Attendance in This Year’s Edition of the MWC

This year’s edition of the mobile fair, one of the most important events in the technological industry, has broken all records, surpassing 108.000 attendees and increasing by 7% the figures of the past year.

MWC was held at Fira de Barcelona between the 27 of Fabruary and the 2 of March, and the increase in participation was evident by the need of incorporating controllers to guide participants during peak hours. More than 2.300 companies and professionals from 208 countries contributed to the exhibit, which this year had the motto: “Mobile: The Next Element”.

But not only figures had increased, but also the fair’s quality. A program of avant-garde conferences was followed, offered by some of the more relevant and innovative people (such as Reed Hastings, cofounder of Netflix; John Hanke, creator of Pokémon Go; or Andrus Ansip, of the European Community) and companies (such as Huawei, LG, Ansible and Sony) in the sector.

The highlight of this edition was the great variety of technologies presented. Apart from mobile phones, key to an event such as this one, other subjects such as robotics, drones, virtual reality, privacy protection, 5G tecnology and the internet of things were also tackled.

Other Related Events

Other novelties of this year were the celebration of the first Women4tech day, key event to discuss the presence of women in the technological industry and reduce the gender gap existing in the sector; and the first Youth Mobile Festival (YOMO), a science and technology festival for young people.

Furthermore, 4 Years From Now was held alongside the MWC for the fourth consecutive year. 4YFN is the home of the growing global technological start-up communities and central point for innovation, so it represents an important guide in the sector. Among the start-ups which participated in the 2016 edition of 4YFN, two have already won SME instrument phase 1 funding with ARISTOS.

We Were There, Too

ARISTOS, of course, could not miss this important event of mobile technology. We were there, studying all the innovations and new trends of the sector and establishing new professional relations to expand our contacts’ network, one of the added values we offer to all our clients.


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