GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Announce Return of YoMo to Mobile World Congress 2018

September 14, 2017

Press Release

20,000 Students and Educators From Catalonia and Spain to Attend Spain’s Largest STEAM Event

Barcelona: The GSMA and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that The Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) will return to Mobile World Congress 2018 after its hugely successful launch in 2017. YoMo Barcelona will once again inspire future generations to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math (STEAM) disciplines. YoMo Barcelona will be held 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Fira Montjuïc.

“After an incredibly successful launch in 2017, where more than 11,000 young people and 3,000 educators from across Catalonia and Spain attended YoMo, we are delighted to host YoMo again as part of Mobile World Congress 2018,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “YoMo showcases the passion, energy and excitement around science and technology and demonstrates how people across STEAM sectors are innovating and transforming our world. Through a fun and engaging atmosphere, thousands of school children get an ideal chance to learn about the careers opportunities available in the mobile and STEAM ecosystems.”

More than 17,000 students and 3,000 educators from across Catalonia and Spain will come to Barcelona to participate in this engaging and inspiring four-day showcase of science and technology, making it the largest STEAM event in Spain. Designed for students from 8 to 18 years old, YoMo Barcelona will feature educational exhibits, live shows, interactive workshops, and a wide range of hands-on activities. Information on activities currently scheduled for YoMo is available at www.yomobcn.com/showfloor.

YoMo is supported by local, regional, national and European stakeholders, including the Catalan Ministry of Education, businesses across STEAM industries, professional institutions, R&D laboratories, not-for-profit charities, universities and other specialist education institutions.

How to Participate in YoMo
YoMo Barcelona is open to all students and education professionals in Catalonia and Spain and is free to attend. Registration for YoMo will open in November; potential attendees can indicate interest in advance via the event website. More information, including how to register interest in attending YoMo, along with details on sponsorship and showcase opportunities, is available at www.yomobcn.com.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress 2018
For more information on Mobile World Congress 2018, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress on Twitter @GSMA using #MWC18, on our LinkedIn Mobile World Congress page www.linkedin.com/company/gsma-mobile-world-congress or on Facebook at or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mobileworldcongress/. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/social-media/.

The Mobile World Congress is the cornerstone of the Mobile World Capital, which will be hosted in Barcelona through 2023. The Mobile World Capital encompasses programmes and activities that span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide mobile industry. For more information on the Mobile World Capital, visit www.mobileworldcapital.com

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally. With support of the public and private sector throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: the digital empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens; the digital transformation of industries; and the acceleration of digital innovation through entrepreneurship.

Collectively, our mSchools, Digital Transformation and mVenturesBcn programmes are positively transforming the education system, the industry and the economy. MWCapital also hosts the Mobile World Congress and delivers 4 Years From Now (4YFN), a business platform for the startup community.

Media Contacts:
For the GSMA
Gloria Almirall
+34 93 236 09 00
galmirall@webershandwick.com

Pau Guerrero
+34 93 236 09 01
pguerrero@webershandwick.com

GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com

For Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Marc Fernández
+34 93 515 7359
marcfernandez@mobileworldcapital.com

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