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Mobile world congress 2020

Tips to enjoy the mobile world congress 2020

At the end of February, Barcelona opens the doors of its star congress, the MWC 2020, organized by GSMA. The largest mobile phone event in the world brings together tens of thousands of people in the catalan capital year after year, eager to learn about the latest developments in the sector. An unavoidable date for any lover of new technologies. From EnjoyBCN we want you to enjoy your congress days in Barcelona to the fullest and that is why we have prepared the perfect guide for you to not miss anything of the MWC 2020.

 

When is the Mobile World Congress 2020 HAPPENING?

The dates of the Mobile World Congress 2020 were published several months ago. The MWC Barcelona 2020 will be held from February 24 to 27, 2020 . Barcelona will once again become the world capital of technology. Around 100,000 visitors meet at a congress attended by more than 2,200 companies and brands willing to revolutionize the market for smartphones and mobile devices. Companies like Samsung, IBM, HTC, LG, Huawei, Vodafone or Telefónica will repeat this and will participate again in the 2020 edition. In order not to miss any of the events and conferences planned to be held by the top managers of the large companies in the sector, the best option is to review the program of the Mobile World Congress 2020 program. In addition, with the intention of approaching the general public, the congress presents different spaces like the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo), or the xside, a co-curated event experience with avant-garde music, talks, interactive digital art installations, industry debates and gastronomic delights promoted by 4YFN, Sónar and GSMA MWC, which take place within the 4YFN enclosure.

 

When is the Mobile World Congress 2020 celebrated?

The MWC 2020 is celebrated in two places of the Fira de Barcelona. The first one will be Fira Gran Via located on Joan Carles I Avenue in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, next to Barcelona. The second site will be located in Fira Montjuïc, on Maria Cristina Avenue, next to Plaza España in Barcelona. In this environment, next to the fountains and the Parc de Montjuïc, the 4YFN (Four Years From Now) will be held, aimed at professionals and entrepreneurs. The area is perfect for sightseeing and visiting some emblematic places such as the park of Montjuïc, the Font Màgica de Montjuïc or the German Pavilion of Barcelona designed by Mies van der Rohe.

 

6 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

  1. The event organizer is the GSM Association. GSMA was created 37 years ago and consists of 750. Operators worldwide and +350 companies related to the sector (manufacturers, Internet and software). companies, etc.
  2. The first MWC occurred in Rome in 1990 and had a different name. It was called "GSM World Congress".
  3. The first edition of the Mobile World Congress had 50,000 participants while last year 107,000 people attended the MWC 2019.
  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 2020 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 2020

  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 2020 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 2020. 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

The MWC2020 will be held at the Gran Vía fairgrounds:
 
Av Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L ’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona
 
It is easily accessible through different types of transport due to the importance and the size of the events that are organized, in the city, every year. We recommend you to go by public transport (BUS, subway and taxi) or by private transfer so you don't have to worry about anything.
 
Subway
The Barcelona metro communicates a large part of the city. The Gran Vía fairground has two stations at the L9 Sud line of TMB (the “Fira” and the “Europa Fira” stations) from which it is very easy to access.
 
Cab
Barcelona and its metropolitan area has more than 10,500 taxis that can be recognized for their black and yellow colors. Around the city you will find different stops and in addition, the premises of the Fira de Barcelona have fully enabled taxi stops.
The availability of the taxi is indicated by a green light on the outside of the car (green light on means that it is free for a service) On the other hand, all taxis have a meter and offer the possibility of card payment.
 
 
Bus
Also, if you want to attend MWC2020, you can do it through the bus lines of Barcelona. The lines that stop at the Gran Vía fairgrounds are H12, V1, 46, 65 and 79.
However, the fastest and most recommended is the subway or the taxi.
 
 
EnjoyBCN transfer service
In case you prefer to always travel independently (public transport and taxi services have a high demand during these days and even not available at peak times), with EnjoyBCN you have the possibility to take advantage and comforts of transfer services in Barcelona.
 
 
We are available for you on any route you need to make from your arrival in Barcelona and throughout your stay: airport transfer, arrival at the apartment, travel to the fair from anywhere in Barcelona, ​​etc. Count on our team, we are at your disposal.

 

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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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