Trade fair institute Fira de Barcelona reported that it has signed a five year agreement with Vodafone Espana, making Vodafone the technological partner of the institute. As part of the agreement Vodafone will be responsible for managing Fira de Barcelona’s mobile communications network. The contract, which is to last five years comes into force on 29 February 2008. As part of the agreement Vodafone and Fira will jointly launch a number of technological innovation projects aimed at improving the services offered by the institute. Albert Buxade, director of business and company division of Vodafone Espana stated ‘for Vodafone, it is a satisfaction to become a technological partner of Fira de Barcelona, a European benchmark for professionals in different sectors’.