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The director of the GSMA, organisers of Mobile World Congress (MWC)Mats Granryd said on Thursday that work for the edition of 2021 is an issue “no contact” to ensure the health and safety of the attendees in front of the pandemic coronavirus.
“we have Always prioritized the health and safety. But now these measures need to go beyond. Our goal is a MWC without contact. To do this, you must make settings at every step . From the airport experience, the online registration, an entry ‘contactless’ and adjust the spaces. Our teams are already working on it,” said Granryd.
What has been said in an intervention together with the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau; the third vice-chairman and minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño (who has done telematically); the minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration of the Generalitat, Jordi Puigneró, and the president of Fira of Barcelona, Pau Relat, on the occasion of the meeting of the board of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, where has ratified the continuity of the MWC in the city until 2024, a year longer.
Colau has said that the decision to cancel this year’s edition of MWC was difficult, but successful, and has pointed out that the purpose for the issue of the 2021 is to have ” the best issue that has ever been seen.”
in Addition, it has affirmed that the holding of the meeting of the board of trustees is made with “a spirit of hope, of ambition and of resumption, and also with a spirit booster of link between the MWC and Barcelona”.
he explained that there are companies that have already contracted their presence in the next edition, that he believes that it will reach many more people, and has asked the Generalitat for more activities linked to digital policies for “ get out of the crisis with an economic model more robust and more prepared” and speed up the transfer of the Erdf funds.
For its part, Calviño has ensured that the Government’s commitment plant with the MWC is firm and consolidates the ratification of the agreement extension in the event that, according to her, it also demonstrated the commitment of all the administrations: “With this momentum we’re going to get that edition of the MWC 2021 will be a success”.
“This congress has positioned Spain as a global benchmark in technologies of information and communication and has led to Barcelona as the city of the new technologies, and entrepreneurship and one of the key drivers of the economy of this country”, expressed the minister.
At the meeting, has ratified the agreement of extension of the MWC Barcelona until 2024, as well as the inclusion within the patronage of the minister Nadia Calviño and of the secretary of State of Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas.
Relats has ensured that the extension of the MWC Barcelona to 2024 is the result of collaboration between institutions and the private sector: “ Barcelona is a benchmark and is key in this . It is a model of success. And the MWC is an example of this”, and he thanked the work done by all parties to extend the agreement for one more year.