So… you’ve registered to attend MWC. Congratulations! You’re going to be present for the year’s best mobile event. But perhaps you’re wondering what to do now, to prepare for a great event. Here’s what we recommend you do in order to have the best possible MWC Experience:
Get to know Fira Gran Via
View the venue map or watch the video below to familiarise yourself with Fira Gran Via.
Book your Hotel
We strongly recommend you book your hotel through our official Accommodation Supplier, b network (formerly BBP). b network provides a wide range of options and venues around the city, so you’re sure to find something suitable. b network is the only recommended accommodation service for MWC – be wary of any other offers you may receive.
In addition to a good-service guarantee and on-site support should issues arise, the hotels booked through b network are served well by convenient public transportation or free shuttle services to the venue.
Log in to My MWC and Begin Planning your Show
My MWC is our event management and social networking portal. Log in to your account* and begin to make a plan. Search and favourite must-see exhibitors, connect with and message fellow attendees, and mark sessions you wish to attend to plan your days. There’s so much to see and do at Mobile World Congress; past attendees say their most successful events are those when they began the week with a solid plan of what they wanted to accomplish.
*If you opted-in to My MWC during Registration, you were sent an email from ‘MWC 2014’ with your login details. Didn’t opt in? You can do so at any time by logging in to your registration account.
Download the Event App
The official GSMA App allows you to access your My MWC account onsite and much, MUCH more. New features this year include SMART Food (order and pay for food at nearby outlets), SMART Transport (check current waiting times for taxis and trains), SMART Connect (share contact details via NFC) and Interactive Maps.
We also encourage you to check out the ‘NFC Badge’ feature, which allows you to use your NFC-enabled handset to access the venue. You can set up your NFC Badge before the event begins, and avoid entrance queues using this system. Learn more here.
Start Talking about #MWC14
MWC users are very active on all social networking channels. Simply use our event hashtag, #MWC14, to find others talking about the event. Visit our social media page for details on our official GSMA social channels.
Read Tips from Past Attendees
Plan your Stay in Barcelona
Access Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Building on the success of last year’s free public Wi-Fi service, the GSMA will once again offer free Wi-Fi service to Mobile World Congress attendees. Please note the Wi-Fi network name and password:
Network Name: mwc_free_wifi
In addition, Mobile World Congress will be the site of another industry first this year: A pioneering deployment of Hotspot 2.0, signaling the convergence of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies.
AT&T and nine mobile operator partners from around the world have chosen Mobile World Congress 2014 as the showcase for providing a Hotspot 2.0 experience to their customers at the Fira Gran Via. Hotspot 2.0 will allow attendees to seamlessly and securely log onto the MWC public Wi-Fi network by providing authentication through their SIM card, just like cellular.
Customers of the ten participating mobile operators (AT&T, Bell Mobility, China Mobile, Korea Telecom, MEO, Mobily, NTT DOCOMO, PCCW-HKT, SK Telecom, and True) who have a Samsung Galaxy device running Android 4.3 or an Apple device running iOS 7 can take advantage of this experience. Participating subscribers will roam onto the MWC Wi-Fi network just as easily as you roamed onto the cellular network when you landed in Barcelona. This experience will be an added value on top of the free Wi-Fi we’re offering attendees.
Before leaving for Barcelona customers of participating operators can set up their Apple or Samsung device to immediately benefit from an automatic connection to the Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi network at Fira Gran Via.