Barcelona 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017

Onsite Activities


Here are just a few of the fun and exciting activities that you can participate in at MWC 2017!

SDGs in Action – Download and WIN!

As part of our commitment to supporting the SDGs, the GSMA, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs, have developed the SDGs in Action app to highlight the ways in which the mobile industry is helping to achieve these goals. In turn, users are able to discover the latest mobile-led initiatives and also post their own contributions and action items toward the SDGs.

Just for MWC, we have updated SDGs in Action app to include an augmented reality game featuring great prizes! Participating attendees can enter a world of augmented reality and collect SDG ‘goals’ from various image targets situated throughout the venue with the game culminating in the Innovation City in Hall 4. Prizes will be awarded on a daily basis to participants randomly selected and notified from a list of those completing the challenge.

Grand Prize Winner (1):Hover Camera Passport by Zero Zero Robotics
Second Prize Winner (2):UE BOOM 2 – Bluetooth Waterproof Speakers by Ultimate Ears

The SDGs in Action app is available for download on iOS or Android. Enjoy the exclusive content, play the game, and access its great stories. Stay tuned for more updates at and be sure to download the updated game before Mobile World Congress begins.

See how innovation is helping to achieve the goals, interact with global citizens around the world, and have some fun along the way!

SDGs in Action

Snap Congress

GSMA will run Snap Congress – a fun competition on Snapchat that will give attendees the opportunity to be featured on the GSMA’s official daily Snapchat story from MWC. What’s more, you can also be in with a chance to win a ticket to Mobile World Congress 2018. The GSMA will announce one daily winner from 27 February to 2 March, 2017.

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GSMAi Survey

Take the GSMAi Survey to find out how you rank within the other 56,000 consumers that took part in our research. Start your fun three minute survey now!

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Graffiti Wall 2017

MWC 2017 is hosting the Graffiti Wall Sponsored by Juniper Networks in Zone 5 Networking Garden. View the compilation video below to see Ricardo Cavolo paint a wall during the 4 days of the Congress.

Do not miss the opportunity to learn about the new concepts of the show.

The Stage is Set for the 22nd Glomo Awards!


The mobile industry’s most coveted, eagerly awaited and longest established awards are building toward their 22nd year at Mobile World Congress 2017.

We’ll be revealing the winners and presenting the industry’s most coveted awards on live TV, in 40 categories, across a series of ceremonies over four days of Mobile World Congress. The Global Mobile Awards feature eight brand new awards for 2017 that highlight the latest technologies, products and services impacting the mobile industry.

Hall 8.0 NEXtech is the future

Hall 8.0 will now focus on next generation technology, an area dedicated to the most forward thinking, innovative companies currently disrupting the mobile ecosystem. The hall will add an incredible new destination to the show, featuring different pavilions dedicated to specific technologies and platforms such as VR/AR, robotics, drones, and artificial intelligence spaces. See the latest cutting-edge technology of the future at NEXTech!


See What’s Next for GSMA Events

Meet with our teams from MWC Shanghai, the all-new MWC Americas, and our worldwide Mobile 360 Series for a sneak peek at our 2017 offerings.  From wine tasting, pass discounts and smoothies, we have many unique experiences planned in Barcelona.

Attend The MMIX – The Official MWC 2017 Party

The MMIX Summit 2017

The MMIX Party is MWC’s official party! The party takes place Tuesday, 28 February at the Luz de Gas club in central Barcelona and will feature an exclusive performance from one of the UK’s hottest young alternative bands – Glass Animals – recently described as ‘international streaming sensations’. Tickets are free to all MWC attendees, but limited so register to attend and get your MMIX Party ticket today.

Attend Targeted Networking Events

Attendees can make more connections during the four-day event than in an entire year’s worth of travel. Don’t miss exciting networking events each evening from AMD Telecom, ESET, EY, and Xaxis from 16:00-18:00 in the Networking Gardens.

Meet & Eat

Meet & Eat gives MWC attendees the opportunity to explore and interact with the citizens of Barcelona and L’Hospitalet while enjoying the varied cultural and culinary delights Catalonia has to offer! Maximise your networking while enjoying a great taste of the city and its nightlife.

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