So You’ve Registered, What’s Next?
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 to have the best possible MWC experience:
Special Offers for MWC Registrants
MWC isn’t all work and no play. MWC attendees can take advantage of these special discounts from FC Barcelona to enjoy some entertainment and dining activities while in Barcelona.
FC Barcelona Football – Purchase VIP tickets at a 10% discount to see FCB play Sporting on 1 March 2017 or Celta de Vigo on 5 March 2017. Attendees must purchase tickets through FC Barcelona’s MWC website using code MWC2017 or in-person during MWC at their desk located in the Gran Via South Entrance. This offer is valid until the day of each match until half-time.
FC Barcelona Basketball – Get 5% off on tickets to watch FCB, when they play CSKA Moscow on 3 March 2017 or UCAM Murcia on 5 March 2017. Attendees must purchase tickets through FC Barcelona’s MWC website using code MWC2017 or in-person during MWC at their desk located in the Gran Via South Entrance. This offer is valid until the day of each match until half-time.
FCB Restaurant – Dine at the FCB Restaurant for a special MWC €25 prix-fixe menu. Simply show your MWC attendee badge at the restaurant through 3 March 2017 to receive this offer. Location is at Espai Gastronomic Sala Roma, Arístides Maillol s/n, 08028 Barcelona. Reserve here.
FCB Museum – Live the emotion of entering the field of play from the tunnel and more with a 20% off MWC discount. Simply show your MWC attendee badge at Camp Nou located at C. Aristides Maillol, s/n, 08028 Barcelona to receive the discount or buy tickets here. Offer is valid until 5 March 2017.
LinkedIn Premium 2 Month Free Trial
For over two years, LinkedIn has been a valued partner of Mobile World Congress and has provided our attendees an enhanced networking experience. This year, LinkedIn is pleased to provide even more value to our MWC17 attendees. Simply by connecting your My MWC and LinkedIn accounts, you’re eligible for a two-month free trial of LinkedIn Premium. LinkedIn Premium makes it easier to build relationships with the right people using exclusive tools and insights.
Exclusive MWC Shanghai VIP Pass Offer
Visit the MWC Shanghai Pass Sales Desk on the Upper Walkway between Halls 3 & 5 to learn more about exclusive MWC Shanghai VIP Pass offers for MWC attendees. Don’t miss this limited and exclusive offer! Claim your offer at the sales desk or send a photo of your MWC badge and your business card to CEOCampaign@mwcshanghai.com.
Hotels & Travel
Getting to the Venue with Ease
Free transport passes for unlimited Metro and FGC Train rides during event days are available at badge collection. Metro Line L9 Sud stops directly underneath Fira Gran Via – or board any FGC train at Plaça Espanya station and disembark at ‘Europa/Fira’. We also encourage you to take advantage of the complimentary Fira Gran Via/Fira Montjuïc Shuttles and hotel Shuttle Buses. Learn more.
Free & Convenient MWC Transport Options
The Metro in Barcelona is extensive and a great way to get around Barcelona. Metro Line L9 Sud stops directly underneath Fira Gran Via and intersects with other Metro lines at Zona Universitária, Collbanc and Torrassa stations. We also encourage you to take advantage of the complimentary Fira Gran Via/Fira Montjuïc Shuttles and hotel Shuttle Buses. Learn more.
Book Your Hotel
We encourage participants to book hotels through our official Accommodation Partner, b network, to avoid the potential for fraud. There are many hotels to choose from in the city of Barcelona, but only 35 will offer our unique Ambassadors service. During MWC event days, the GSMA is providing specially trained GSMA Ambassadors will provide attendees with assistance as well as a plethora of information surrounding the event.
New and Improved Travel Discounts
We are excited to offer MWC attendees new travel discounts and programmes through our partnerships with Delta, Emirates and SkyTeam. Get complete details on the 2017 travel benefits available and book your travel to Barcelona today!
Plan your Stay in Barcelona
We are excited to offer MWC attendees new travel discounts and programmes through our partnerships with Delta, Emirates and SkyTeam. Get complete details on the 2017 experience Barcelona while you’re there! Our fabulous host city has fantastic restaurants and amazing sights you won’t want to miss.
Collecting Your Badge
Save Time at Badge Collection
Complete all four registration steps before your arrival you’re Good To Go for the simplest and fastest badge collection experience. We strongly advise collecting your badge before arriving at Fira Gran Via to avoid waiting to enter the industry’s biggest and most exciting event. For more information on how you can save time collecting your badge with our ever expanding network of locations, click here.
Gain a World-Class Education
Exciting Partner Programmes in Hall 8.0 NEXTech
Join mobile visionaries such as Adobe, Award Solutions, GTI, MMS, PwC, Visa, ZTE and more as they explore how advancements in technology impact the ever changing landscape of mobile. Sessions will centre around a variety of themes from Consumer IoT, Content & Media, Government and Public Policy, Networks, Sustainable Development, Platforms, and The Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Learn more about the partner programmes slated for 2017 and register to attend these visionary sessions.
Attend GSMA Seminars
GSMA Seminars offer a unique opportunity to hear from industry experts and further your knowledge in the topical areas that really matter to the industry. The areas to be covered in 2017 include Connected Living, e-Sim, GSMA Marketplace, Mobile Connect, Mobile for Development, Mobile World Capital, Network 2020, and Privacy.
Women4Tech is GSMA’s new programme being introduced at MWC 2017 to help close the gender gap and elevate the voice of women in the mobile industry. Events include the Women4Tech Summit (sponsored by Accenture), Speed Coaching & Networking Session (sponsored by SAP), Speed Coaching & Networking Session, Hack_D_Gap Global Challenge, Awards presentation, Panel Discussions and more.
Upgrade Your Pass
Make the most of your MWC experience by upgrading your Exhibition Visitor Pass to take advantage of networking opportunities, the thought-leadership conference, keynote addresses, the Global Mobile Awards and much more.
Networking @ #MWC17
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.
Don’t Miss the Official MWC 2017 Party
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. Learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meet & Eat
Maximise your networking while enjoying a great taste of the city and its nightlife. 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!
Personalize Your MWC Experience
Take Part in Onsite Activities
MWC is loaded with fun and exciting onsite activities for you to play, see and do. Win prizes when you play the SDGs in Action augmented reality game, see Ricardo Cavolo’s Graffiti Wall (sponsored by Juniper), and much more.
Also – be sure to meet with our teams from MWC Shanghai, the all-new MWC Americas, and our worldwide Mobile 360 Series for a preview of our 2017 offerings. From wine tasting, pass discounts and smoothies, we have many unique experiences planned in Barcelona. (linked to the 2017 events blog post)
Register Your Children for the Mobile Explorers Club
This year as part of YoMo, the Youth Mobile Festival, children from 8 to 15 can experience an interactive, educational programme at Mobile Explorers Club while you attend Mobile World Congress.
Join a Guided Tour
MWC Tours allow MWC attendees and make new connections, learn more about the topic and gain new resources that can help you meet your goals. You will be led by an industry expert and visit exhibitors that will educate you on the topic, provide insights, and inspire your thinking. Add MWC Tours to your experience now!
Stay Up to Date
Download the Event App
Download the newly improved My MWC Event App and access all the event information from the palm of your hands.
Connect with Us Via Social Media
#MWC17 is sure to be trending! Stay connected via your favourite social media channel and share your experience throughout the event.
Get the Latest Updates Via the MWC Blog
Follow our blog as we provide regular information from insider’s tips to event details to taking a look behind the scenes.
Sign-up for SMS Notifications
Occasionally we have very important updates that we want to deliver during the event. Update your profile and opt-in to SMS Text Messages to ensure that we can deliver you important onsite information.
Watch Mobile World Live TV
Watch all the action of MWC17 from the comfort of your hotel room! Find Mobile World Live TV on your in-room TV. Learn more