Barcelona 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017

New & Improved for MWC17

You may have attended MWC in the past, but don’t miss out on all of the new and improved features and programmes for 2017.

Events at Fira Montjϋic

Mobile World Congress has so much to offer that the event takes place at two venues in Barcelona. The main venue, Fira Gran Via, hosts most of the event but there are a number of events and activities that are just a brief shuttle ride away at Fira Montjϋic: 4YFN (the fastest growing digital startup event), the Women4Tech Hack_D_Gap Global Challenge, YoMo: The Youth Mobile Festival and Mobile Explorers Club.

Participate in the SDGs in Action App Challenge

The GSMA launched the SDGs in Action mobile app with the United Nations and Project Everyone to increase awareness of and engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The app now includes newly integrated augmented reality functionality to enable attendees to collect SDG ‘goals’ from various image targets situated throughout Fira Gran Via.

Attend The MMIX – 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.

YoMo: The Youth Mobile Festival

Over four days, YoMo Barcelona will welcome up to 20,000 10 – 16 year old school children from across Catalonia and Spain to one huge showcase of science and technology. This fun, free, and educational event will help them learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Design/Art and Math (STEAM). YoMo is an event of Mobile World Congress and in collaboration with Mobile World Capital. For more information visit

MWC Ambassadors

This year, we’re placing specially trained ‘MWC Ambassadors’ in 35 hotels across Barcelona during MWC event days to provide attendees with assistance as well as a plethora of information surrounding the event. These ambassadors can answer transport and MWC-specific questions about event programmes, but can also give you information about services around each hotel and Barcelona sights.


The GSMA unveils an important programme at MWC designed to elevate the voice of women in the mobile industry: Women4Tech. Comprising of a variety of programmes and activities over the four days of Mobile World Congress, Women4Tech provides a global platform to focus specifically on increasing the inclusion of women in the mobile industry and showcasing best practices for female leadership. Women4Tech supports UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality). See all Women4Tech activities.

Mobile Explorers Club

Mobile Explorers Club will once again bring a unique Mobile World Congress experience to children of registered Congress attendees. This year it offers unrestricted access to YoMo: The Youth Mobile Festival: an exciting, educational, but – most importantly of all – fun experience for the children taking part. Explorers will learn new skills and discover the world of science and technology through hands-on interactive educational programme in a friendly and safe environment. For more information please visit Mobile Explorers Club.

Meet & Eat

Take a culinary adventure through Meet & Eat, an initiative in partnership with L’Hospitalet City Council. Back for a second year, this networking opportunity was created for the foodie/businessminded person who craves just a little more out of MWC. Let us take you on a journey that will not only give you a taste of the culinary delights Catalonia has to offer but will also maximise your networking experience. Find more details here.

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!

Mobile Connect

Forget your password often? Wish there was a more secure way to log into websites and apps? Mobile Connect is the answer. Mobile Connect is a mobile-based secure universal identity solution which works by matching the user to their mobile phone number. It offers users a wide range of practical uses: from being able to easily register and log in to websites and apps to authorising transactions when online. What’s great is that no personal information is shared without the user’s permission, it respects online privacy and helps to mitigate the vulnerability of online passwords. So there’s no need to worry about your information being shared. It’s stress-free and simple.