BARCELONA, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The President of the Generalitat, Artur
Mas, officially opened the Mobile World Centre Barcelona Espacio
Movistar this afternoon, accompanied by Barcelona's Mayor and President
of the Mobile World Capital Foundation, Xavier Trias, the Secretary of
State for Telecommunications and the Information Society, Victor
Calvo-Sotelo, the Vice President of the Foundation, and the President
of Telefónica España, Luis Miguel Gilpérez, the Managing Director of
the GSMA, Anne Bouverot, and the President of Fira de Barcelona, Josep
Lluís Bonet. Together, they spelt out the word 'Welcome' on touch
screens and as such declared the Centre open.
Located in Plaza Catalunya, the Mobile World Centre Espacio Movistar
wants to turn the heart of Barcelona into an international benchmark in
technology with the largest ever showcase of mobile telephony. The
space, occupying 1,800 square metres on three floors, is a unique place
to promote the use of new information and communication technologies to
citizens, a chance to experiment with these technologies and show the
potential of mobile communications to different segments of the
population. In addition, the Mobile World Centre Espacio Movistar also
aims to promote business opportunities for companies in this sector.
About the Mobile World Capital Barcelona
The MW Centre will make Barcelona the permanent centre of global mobile
technologies, where people, companies and institutions work together to
take full advantage of mobile technologies to transform our daily lives
and create new business opportunities.
Promoted by Spain's Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the
Autonomous Regional Government of Catalonia, the city of Barcelona,
Fira de Barcelona, and GSMA -which represents the interests of 800
mobile operators worldwide and more than 200 companies in the mobile
ecosystem- the project is based on four pillars: the MW Hub and MW
Congress, focusing on industrial and business development, the MW
Centre and MW Festival with a higher social and civic impact. An
Executive Committee is headed by Executive Vice Presidents John Hoffman
and Agustín Cordón, and Managing Director Ginés Alarcón.
Video, images and documentation about the MWC are available at: http://www.welcomemobile.mobi/press.
SOURCE: Mobile World Capital Barcelona
For further information:
For more information about the MWCentre, contact: Núria Carné, +34-699-563-954, firstname.lastname@example.org. For other requests about the MWCapital, contact: Adam Sedó, 34-627-481-774, email@example.com. Corporate Communication for Catalonia Telefónica S.A: +34-93-1234-012/13, firstname.lastname@example.org