Technology blogs are busy covering the latest and greatest happening in the Mobile World Congress 2014 which is taking place right now. But what exactly is MWC? What’s so special about it that it stirs technology aficionados like no other event? Well for starters, it is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. Different mobile phone companies showcase their upcoming products, mobile operators come along to show what they’re offering and of course, the mobile industry’s top executives come to discuss the future of mobile technology.
The venue for this huge event is Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. It attracts more than 60,000 people annually in just the 3 days the event spans. Those 60,000 people represent more than 200 countries across the globe. So yes, this event really is a big deal. The numbers speak for themselves – more than 41,000 C-Level leaders attend this event. It really is that important.
GSM Nation will be covering the MWC 2014 live from Barcelona. Keep an eye on the blog and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for real time updates or ask us any question and we’ll be glad to answer them for you!
Mostly when you visit gadget blogs, you’ll see MWC being associated with forthcoming phone reveals, but it’s so much more than that. Mobile phones are just a part of the whole event. When 4100 CEOs of different companies are attending an event, you know it’s not going to be just about some product reveals. Industry executives come to talk about what’s brewing inside those magical doors of big companies. 3400 members of the press are at the event to cover it, so the audience isn’t just limited to Fira Gran Via, it’s simply massive.
The event is so big that there’s a dedicated app for it, which guides the participants by helping them make a schedule, and keeping them up-to-date with all that’s happening at the event. At the event you can expect a wide range of things. From budding entrepreneurs giving elevator pitches about their products, to CEOs of big companies announcing their next big strategy road map. There really is a lot of stuff happening at MWC, all the time. Most of us though, just like it for the huge number of product reveals it brings. For example, this year Nokia has revealed their first ever Android smartphone, the Nokia X, at MWC. And we’re sure there will be plenty of other bomb shells that will be dropped through out the event. If you’d like to stay updated with all that’s important at MWC this year, keep checking GSM Nation!