We’re pleased to share with you some exciting 360-degree images of Mobile World Congress 2013, our biggest-ever event and the first in our new venue, Fira Gran Via. If you were at the show, you should take a look to see if our cameras captured you! And if you weren’t able to join us this year – or simply want to see what Mobile World Congress is all about – enjoy these views of the mobile industry’s biggest event.
- The South Entrance
- GSMA Connected City
- Hall 3 Exhibition
- Hall 4 Conference Village
- The Networking Gardens
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Fira Gran Via, has two access points, one at the North end of the venue, and this one, at the South end. If you look closely at the 360-degree image you’ll see that we ‘recreated’ the famous towers from the entrance of our previous venue as a visual cue to help attendees feel at home at Fira Gran Via.
GSMA Connected City
The GSMA Connected City (Hall 3) was a fully connected city street, right in the middle of Mobile World Congress. Attendees could stop into a cafe, browse among a selection of vehicles, then visit their favorite shops. It was a great glimpse into the (very near) future!
Hall 3 Exhibition
Having all of the halls connected under one roof showed the size and scope of the exhibition like never before. The largest of all, Hall 3, took nearly a day to navigate, all on its own! We received many comments that the exhibition stands seemed larger and more polished than ever before. It’s sometimes difficult to remember that these are temporary stands constructed just for Mobile World Congress.
Hall 4 Conference Village
Hall 4 is normally a traditional exhibition hall space, but we transformed it for Mobile World Congress to become our Conference Village. Home to all conference sessions, Keynotes and the Mobile World Live Keynote on Tuesday, this space provided conference attendees a dedicated space for networking, dining and learning. This picture was taking Tuesday morning in our largest auditorium, during a keynote address from Rene Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom; Hans Vestberg, President & CEO, Ericsson; Suk-Chae Lee, CEO, KT; and Talmon Marco, Founder & CEO, Viber Media.
The Networking Gardens
The eight Networking Gardens provided attendees with a great place to meet up with fellow attendees and potential partners, take a brief rest from the bustle of the event, and enjoy Barcelona’s mild weather and great views. Live music was offered in each garden each evening, and were host to Monday evening’s Congress-wide Networking Event. The garden shown below is the “Wood Networking Garden”, located next to Hall 8.1 App Planet.