Welcome to the Mobile World Congress (MWC)
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world‘s leading trade fair and conference for mobile communications. This year Bar- celona once again expects more than 50,000 professional visitors from over 180 countries around the world. More than 1,300 exhibi- tors will provide information about upcoming mobile communications trends and mobile applications. They are going to present indi- vidual service offers as well as complete solutions for the most diverse business models.
Twenty-five of these businesses come from North Rhine- Westphalia. North Rhine-Westphalia is the leading Euro- pean business location for the mobile communications industry. The three largest mobile network operators in Germany are headquartered in our state. 40 percent of all German companies dealing with mobile applications in the broadest sense are established here.
I cordially invite you to stop by our pavilion in Hall 1 to get an idea of the broad spectrum of our businesses, from mo- bile web solutions to security technologies, industrial mobile communication and mobile broadband applications as well as mobile content.
Dr. Jens Baganz
State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia