The Cellular World Congress, the telecom business’s largest annual gathering, shall be held in Barcelona till 2030, extending its present contract by six years, organisers mentioned Monday.
The occasion, which attracts greater than 100,000 individuals to Barcelona, has been held in Spain’s second largest metropolis since 2006.
The present settlement between the GSMA affiliation that hosts the congress and native authorities ran till 2024.
“We’re thrilled to announce that MWC will stay in Barcelona by means of to 2030,” mentioned GSMA director normal Mats Granryd mentioned in an announcement.
“Barcelona is so intertwined within the MWC expertise, it is exhausting for me to consider one and never the opposite,” he added
The gathering was one of many first occasions to be cancelled in 2020 as COVID-19 began to brush the world over.
A scaled again version was held in 2021 in June as an alternative of February as is normally the case, with many occasions staged on-line.
The 2022 version, which returned to its regular format, drew 61,000 individuals, far lower than the over 100,000 who attended in 2019 earlier than the pandemic hit.