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Mobile World Capital Barcelona’s Board

Orange and Vodafone join 
Mobile World Capital Barcelona’s Board

Escrito por Redacción TNI el 05/08/2014 a las 10:30:50

The Board of Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) has approved the incorporation of Orange España and Vodafone España as new members of the Foundation, joining Telefónica who was previously appointed. The Mobile World Capital Barcelona governing body now includes Spain's three major mobile operators.

The Foundation Board is comprised of nine companies and institutions: the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism; the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Ajuntament de Barcelona, Fira de Barcelona, GSMA -all of them founding partners- Orange, Telefónica, Vodafone and the Damm Group.

The meeting was held yesterday at the Ajuntament de Barcelona, presided by the Mayor of Barcelona and President of the Foundation, Xavier Trias, with participation of Víctor Calvo-Sotelo, the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society; Felip Puig, the Catalonian Minister of Business and Labour; Anne Bouverot, Director General GSMA; Julio Linares, Vice-President Telefónica; Enric Crous, CEO Damm and Agustí Cordon, MWCB Vice-President. Orange España was represented by Carmen Recio, Secretary General of the Board and Vodafone España by its President, Francisco Román.

Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of Mobile World Capital Barcelona

The Foundation Board also approved the MWCB operational plan for 2014-2015, which focuses on four priority areas: Entrepreneurship, mSchools, mHealth and Smart Living (tourism, retail, transport and mobile identity).

In this operational plan, entrepreneurship will play a key role as a catalyst for innovation and the evolution of the business community. One of the short term objectives is the launch of acceleration programs for startups and the attraction of investors to make Barcelona an international leader in mobile entrepreneurship.