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July 2014 | Места | Barcelona

Barcelona: cosmopolitan, business-oriented, avant-garde, sport-loving, sustainable, accessible, creative, technological and hospitable. Barcelona inspires.
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We could go on and on because this is also a Mediterranean city, with beautiful beaches featuring warm clean shallow water that extend for almost 5 km, minutes away from any point in town.

Likewise, Barcelona is one of the world’s foremost culinary capitals. You can enjoy “tapas” at a neighbourhood terrace bar or dine in style at any one of its 23 restaurants with Michelin stars. The city’s cultural offering is so extensive that it could fill an entire book –exhibitions, theatre, festivals, music and architecture, 365 days a year.

It is also committed to sustainability: in 2011 it became the first city worldwide to obtain the Biosphere Certificate, banking on a modern tramway, bicycle sharing, and hybrid electric buses.

It has a lot more qualities too but we’ll let you discover them on your own.


Smart city capital
Barcelona has become the world capital of the smart cities this year by holding the 4th Smart City Expo World Congress, as well as by being the World Mobile Capital and by hosting the Mobile World Congress. It does all it can to foster the success of these important events in the aim of speeding up the development of mobile communication solutions and their use by individuals, society at large and industry.

As Spain’s first Smart City and Europe’s eighth, Barcelona has created a large area called Hàbitat Urbà (Urban Habitat) conceived to spearhead the major transformations that the city will be requiring in the next forty years.

Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative conceived to make the city an ongoing world reference of the mobile technologies and an urban laboratory for new applications that transform the environment for companies and people through the development of an advanced industrial and technical fabric. This concept based on mobile technology’s potential is linked to spheres like health, the automotive sector and transport, the food industry, payment means and leisure activities, helping to create new business opportunities.

The four main pillars of Mobile World Capital Barcelona are the MWHub and the MWCongress (held yearly at Fira de Barcelona), which are focused primarily on industrial and corporate development; the MWCentre, and the MWEvents (which seek to foster citizens’ interest and integrate leisure activities into the mobile trends sphere). This initiative was launched by Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism; the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), the Barcelona City Council, Fira de Barcelona, GSMA (representing over 800 mobile telephone operators worldwide) and more than 200 companies of the mobile ecosystem.
 

www.mobileworldcapital.com

 

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