GSMA has just announced it has decided on the city to host the Mobile World Congress from 2013 to 2018. It’s once again Barcelona, Spain. As you might have heard, GSMA had to decide between four cities – Barcelona, Paris, Milan and Munich. The MWC 2012 was supposed to be Barcelona’s last one but it seems the city once again came up with the best bid.
There will be some changes though. Starting 2013, the MWC will be held at a new venue – the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. Judging by the few photos we found, the new fairgrounds look awesome and we can’t wait to see the new place in two years.
In 2012 the MWC will take place for one last time at the old Fira de Barcelona Montjuic on Plaça d’Espanya. The event will take place between 27 February and 1 March.
We really hope Barcelona and the MWC organizers will make sure there are proper means of public transportation to the new place as nobody like to spend their evening queuing for a taxi.
So, prepare for at least seven more Mobile World Congress editions from Barcelona.