The Mobile World Congress (MWC) took place in Barcelona between February 26 and March 1. MWC is the largest congress in the world for the mobile and digital industry, where digital security has become an increasingly important factor. InnovationQuarter teamed up with The Hague Security Delta (HSD) to represent the larger Rotterdam-The Hague area at the Holland Pavilion.

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This year the MWC attracted 2.300 exhibitors and 108.000 visitors from 204 countries. The Netherlands was well visible at MWC with the Holland Pavilion, which was organized by Enterprise Summit and supported by the Municipality of The Hague and The Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Vice Mayor Bruines of The Hague, Dutch Ambassador Van Bonzel and KPN board member Farwerck launched the Pavilion. This was the second year for The Netherlands to have a pavilion at the MWC.

At the Pavilion there were several companies from Dutch soil, such as ABN AMRO, PortingXS, BroadForward en the universal translator Travis from Rotterdam. Other activities during this edition are the innovation tour led by tech trend watcher Vincent Everts, a tour specifically aimed at government participants and various presentations about retrofit and IoT, Blockchain and internet accountability.

For the live report, please follow #NLMWC18 on Twitter.

Setting up in greater Rotterdam-The Hague

In cooperation with The Hague Security Delta, InnovationQuarter manned a stand at the Holland Pavilion and several company delegations were received from abroad, for example from Canada and France. Director Richard Franken of HSD was present at the fair on Monday and Tuesday. In addition, InnovationQuarter talked to more than 60 companies about the business climate of greater Rotterdam-The Hague with the aim of convincing them to settle in the region. New contacts have been made and relationships will be expanded over the coming months.