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TIPS TO ENJOY THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2019

 

At the end of the month of February, Barcelona opens the doors of its main congress: the Mobile World Congress. The MWC 2019 is the world's largest event for the mobile industry is also one of the biggest events in the annual calendar of fairs and events of Barcelona. Every year, the MWC Barcelona brings thousands of people to the Catalan capital interested to know more about the latest news and innovations in the sector. The MWC Barcelona is an unmissable appointment for any new technologies lover. In EnjoyBCN we want you to truly enjoy your days at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona. For this reason we have prepared this article with the best tips so you do not miss anything during your days in Barcelona.

 

When is the Mobile World Congress 2019 HAPPENING?

 

The Mobile World Congress 2019 dates were published several months ago. MWC Barcelona 2019 will be held between 25 and 28 of February 2019. . Barcelona will become, once again, the World Capital of Technology. More than 100,000 visitors and more than 2,300 companies and brands are ready to shake up the smartphones and mobile devices market. Brands as important as Samsung, IBM, HTC, LG, Huawei, Vodafone or Telefonica are again part of the list of the exhibitors of the 2019 edition.

In order to not miss any of the events and conferences that are planned by the top CEOs of the biggest companies in the sector, the best option is to check the Mobile World Congress 2019 program. In addition, and with the main goal of reaching the general public, the congress offers different spaces such as the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo), the Women4Tech or the NeXTech Hall 8.0, dedicated to robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and drones.

The cultural and gastronomic offer will also be present in the MWC 2019 with the Hospitalet Experience area, brought there by L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Hall. There, all the international attendees will have the opportunity to discover much more about the typical food and dishes of the Catalan gastronomy while enjoying some performances of traditional folklore.

 

Where does the Mobile World Congress take place?

 

The congress will take place in two different venues of Barcelona. The first of these is Fira Gran Via, located on Joan Carles I Avenue in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, right next to Barcelona. The second venue is in Fira Montjuïc, on Avenida Maria Cristina, next to Plaça d'Espanya. Fira Montjuïc will host the event known as 4YFN  (Four Years From Now), destined to professionals and, mainly, entrepreneurs of the sector. If you plan on going to the 4YFN, keep in mind that this area of Barcelona is perfect for sightseeing and visiting some emblematic places, such as the Parc de Montjuïc, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc or the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe.

 

6 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

 

  1. The organizer of the event is the GSM Association. GSMA was created 37 years ago and it is formed by 750 operators from around the world and +350 companies related to the sector (manufacturers, Internet and software companies, etc).
  2. The first MWC happened in Rome in 1990 and it had a different name. It was called “World Congress GSM”.
  3. The first edition of the Mobile World Congress had 50.000 participants whereas last year 107.000 people attended the MWC 2018.
  4. The number of female attendees grows year after year. Last year 24% of the attendees were women, whereas back in 2015 they only represented 15%.
  5. The theme of Mobile World Congress 2019 is Intelligent Connectivity.
  6. During the MWC 2019 participants will be able to explore and learn about the following themes: Connectivity, AI, Industry 4.0, Immersive Content, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Wellness, Digital Trust and The Future.

 

WHY TO ATTEND THE MWC 2019

 

  1. Create a powerful network.

    Important events such as the MWC Barcelona give you the opportunity to create new contacts and strengthen professional relationships. This type of event is full of developers, project managers, vendors, advertisers, entrepreneurs and endless professionals. You can take advantage of it and broaden your network as well as to generate new business opportunities.

  2. Be updated of new trends and technologies.

    With more than 2.300 conferences, the Mobile World Congress 2019 represents a great opportunity to find out about the latest trends and attend conferences and presentations held by the most and influential and renowned professionals and companies in the world.

  3. Get out of your comfort zone.

    Leaving the office and meeting new colleagues and companies will definitely help you clear your mind and generate new projects and ideas.

  4. Get fresh ideas.

    It is essential that you keep your eyes wide open during the MWC 2019. The idea is not only that you attend conferences that you already dominate the subject, but it is essential that you let yourself be surprised by new technologies and business solutions.

 

How to get to the Mobile World Congress venue

 

The city provides a lot of possibilities for all visitors to access the MWC fairground. Metro Line 9 , buses H12, 46, 65 and 79 as well as the lines S8, S33, R6, R5 and S4 of the Railways are the best options for those who decide to go to the venue by public transport. At the same time, Barcelona will reinforce its fleet of taxis and there will be several companies providing a special chauffeur service during the Mobile World Congress 2019.

For any questions or queries related to your accommodation during MWC Barcelona 2019 please call + 34 93 300 22 11.

 

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Much more than apartments

 

During the days of the Mobile World Congress, most of the hotels in Barcelona hang the no vacancy sign on the door, and finding accommodation near the MWC venue becomes almost impossible. We recommend you to book your accommodation in advance with EnjoyBCN apartments. Amongst our many luxury apartments in Barcelona, you will for sure find the perfect choice for your company to stay during the MWC2019. From our luxury duplex in Plaza Catalunya to our Gaudí apartments, that provide amazing views of the Sagrada Familia, you will be able to choose your location in the city, depending on your needs and preferences. These exclusive and luxurious flats are a perfect choice to relax after a non-stop workday at the Mobile World Congress, and even to enjoy and live Barcelona like a local for some days.

 

 

 

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