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General MWC information

When will Mobile World Congress 2015 occur?

Mobile World Congress 2015 will take place 2-5 March 2015.

Where does the show take place?

The event will once again take place at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. Additional activities will take place at Fira Montjuïc. Click here for more details.

What languages are spoken?

All event communications and signage are in English.

How long does it take to get to _______?

Fira Gran Via is a deceptively large venue, and it’s essential to allow enough time to get from one location to another. It’s not uncommon to walk a full mile before you ever make your first appointment! We recommend allowing a full 20 minutes to get from the North Entrance to the South Entrance. This is another reason it’s essential to determine the best entrance to use each day depending on your daily plan.

Approximate walking times are as follows:

  • South Entrance to Hall 1: 2 minutes
  • South Entrance to Hall 2: 4 minutes
  • South Entrance to Hall 3: 6 minutes
  • South Entrance to Halls 4, 5 & Congress Square: 10 minutes
  • South Entrance to Halls 6 & 7: 14 minutes
  • South Entrance to Hall 8.1: 18 minutes
  • South Entrance to Hall 8.0 & North Entrance: 20 minutes
  • North Entrance to Hall 8.0: 2 minutes
  • North Entrance to Hall 8.1: 4 minutes
  • North Entrance to Halls 6, 7 & Congress Square: 6 minutes
  • North Entrance to Halls 4 and 5: 10 minutes
  • North Entrance to Hall 3: 15 minutes
  • North Entrance to Hall 2: 18 minutes
  • North Entrance to Hall 1 & South Entrance: 20 minutes
  • VIP Drop-Off Point to Hall 3: 2 minutes
  • VIP Drop-Off Point to Hall 4: 6 minutes
  • VIP Drop-Off Point to South Entrance: 10 minutes
  • VIP Drop-Off Point to North Entrance: 14 minutes

Please note the above times take into consideration our attendee foot-traffic but do not account for any queues at access points or the time required to pick up your badge at Registration.

4YFN (Four Years From Now)

What is 4YFN?
4YFN is an international programme, presented by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and GSMA, that brings together best mobile start-ups and entrepreneurs with investors, accelerators, incubators and big corporations from digital and non-digital worlds. Please click here for more information.

Who is the audience for this event?
International mobile & digital entrepreneurs; Global venture capital firms; Business Angels & private investors; Corporate innovation directors; R&D directors and managers; Innovators and very early adopters; Incubation and acceleration managers; Development agencies and government; Hackers and makers; Mobile developers; Universities and other education centers specialized in entrepreneurship and tech; Research centres & corporate labs; Specialized media

Where is 4YFN held?
4YFN is held from Monday, 02 March through Wednesday, 04 March 2015 at Fira Montjuïc.

How do I attend 4YFN?
All Mobile World Congress pass holders are eligible to attend the 4YFN event. All that is required is to show a valid MWC badge at the entrance.

How do I get to Fira Montjuïc to attend 4YFN?
Shuttle busses will run between Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc for your convenience.

Registration & Passes

Is there an age requirement to attend Mobile World Congress?

Yes – all attendees must be 16 years or older. Any requests for visitors under the age of 16 must be put in writing to registration@mobileworldcongress.com prior to the event. Those under the age of 16 will not be able to enter the venue without GSMA’s prior written approval.

Can I register on-site?

Certainly! However, we strongly recommend you register before arrival in Barcelona to avoid queues.

What are the Contact Centre opening hours?

The Mobile World Congress Contact Centre is currently open between 09:00 to 17:00 (BCN local time) until the 1st of September 2015. If you have an enquiry please contact the Registration Team.

Tel: +34 93 274 63 73 (Opening times – 9 am to 5 pm)
Email: registration@mobileworldcongress.com

Hotels & Travel

Should I wait to book hotel and airline reservations in case prices come down?

We recommend booking hotel and airline sooner, rather than later. With airline flights, you’ll find the best flight options and more seat availability the earlier you book. With hotel rooms, the sooner you book the better the location you’ll secure. We strongly recommend you book your travel using our official travel partners, b network and Star Alliance. Not only are they very familiar with our event, they’re trusted partners who will ensure a seamless, guaranteed experience.

Not yet sure of your exact plans and therefore when to arrive? Most attendees arrive into Barcelona the weekend before the show, in order to pick up their badge and familiarise themselves with the venue before the event begins. Mobile World Congress events officially begin Monday morning, 2 March.

How do I get an international visa invitation letter?

If you require an invitation letter to enter Spain, you’ll have the option to request one while you are registering for the event.

Does Mobile World Congress provide a shuttle service between Fira Gran Via and local hotels?

Official Hotel Shuttle buses are provided for attendees who have booked hotels through our official agency b network (formerly known as Barcelona Business Pass) and where public transport is not available.


I submitted a proposal in the Call for Papers process. When will I be notified if I was chosen to speak?

Our speaker management team will contact you to advise whether your proposal has been accepted, no later than two months before the event begins.

I’m speaking; do I register myself for Mobile World Congress?

Conference and keynote speakers will be contacted directly by the speaker management team with instructions on how to register.

If you are speaking at an event or programme other than the official Conference programme, please contact the organiser for that event for instructions on how to register.

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