GSMA: 2011 Mobile World Congress hits the new high: 60,000 visitors, 1,400 exhibitors, 2,900 media companies

As we wrap up this year’s Mobile World Congress we picked up a press release from GSMA. According to the organization, more than 60,000 visitors from 200 countries attended the show, “marking a record for the mobile industry’s premier event.” Here are the key figures:

  • 51% of this year’s Mobile World Congress attendees hold C-level positions, including more than 3,000 CEOs.
  • Nearly 1,400 exhibiting companies occupied over 58,600 net square metres of exhibition and business meeting space.
  • More than 2,900 international print, web and broadcast media attended the event.
  • Developer focused sub-event App Plant attracted more than 45,000 visits, with more than 12,000 developers attending the show.
  • The GSMA’s Ministerial Programme also boasted record attendance, with government delegations from 131 countries meeting in Barcelona, an increase of 50% over 2010.

And finally – IntoMobile sent 5 of its editors from 4 countries to cover the event. 🙂

Next year may be the last time Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona. The date is already set – the show begins on February 27th and ends on March 1st, 2012.

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