For the first time, Mobile Week has left the metropolitan area of Barcelona to bring the congress to different regions of Catalonia. One week before the Mobile World Congress, Girona hosted a series of activities linked to technology held in various venues across the city.
A different venue every day
Between 22 and 25 February, a dozen events were held, including talks, round tables and innovative experiences, dealing with topics related to the digital transformation of society and also linked with the region. Each day the activities were held at a different location.
The first day’s events, focusing on the urban application of new technologies, took place in the conference room of the Girona Association of Building Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers.
The following day, the La Mercè Cultural Centre auditorium hosted talks on education and equality. Afterwards, a meal was held in the centre’s cloister, attended by Domènec Espadaler, chairman of Girona’s Chamber of Commerce, Marta Madrenas, mayor of Girona, and Esteban Radolfi, director of Mobile Week.
La Mercè Cultural Centre, a former convent built in the 14th century, is one of the unique MICE venues offered by the Costa Brava Girona Convention Bureau, as well as the assembly hall of the University of Girona (UdG) Faculty of Arts, which provided the setting for talks and debates on the new economies, bringing the first Girona edition of Mobile Week to a close.
MICE talent at the Mobile Week event
On the third day of Mobile Week, two of Girona’s entrepreneurs gave talks at the UdG. The first speaker, Josep Serra, founder of La Vinyeta, spoke about “Vusiness cases: social and solidary economies”; while the second guest presenter, Marc Casadellà, from Ocitània, talked about “The new economies to discuss: social and solidary economies”.