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Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off in Spain

Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off in Spain

Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off in Spain

MADRID: The Mobile World Congress 2015 kicked off on Monday showcasing the most advances technologies in the world of mobile phones.

King Felipe VI of Spain inaugurated the congress which is held in the city of Barcelona for the next four days, and with participation from 1,900 companies representing more than 190 countries.

The Spanish King was accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Miguel Soria and Barcelona mayor Javier Trias.

The event is expected to attract about 90,000 people, an increase of 5,000 compared with the figure of last year.HTC One M9 picture

John Hoffmann, the CEO of this event organizers representing Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), said that the congress will earn around 440 million euros (USD 494.18 million) for the host city where hotel occupation is close to 100 percent for the week.

The conference will also include keynote speeches from industry luminaries such as Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, Sundar Pichai, who designed the ‘Android’ operating system and Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia.

More than 85,000 people attended last year’s conference, checking out dozens of presentations and hundreds of exhibitors.

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