The Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry you need to attend. It gathers the key industry top-managers and CEOs under one roof. Mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world join their forces in evaluating the current achievements and future goals.
MWC is taking place in Barcelona and the next MWC dates are February 25-28, 2019. It is hosted at Fira Gran Via, one of the largest and most modern venues in Europe. This venue is perfect for the event as it combines outstanding architecture, functionality and commitment to sustainability in a beautiful package. The same goals mobile industry leaders set up for themselves.
The event is organized by GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association) who speaks on behalf of mobile operators worldwide, with combined over 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. The list consists of handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
The diversity of the outreach confirms that, unlike you may think, this conference is not only about new technology of the cellular phones. Topics cover IOT, connected cars, virtual reality, new handsets, 3D printing, privacy protection and backend solutions.
They even have their own GLOMOs Awards – the Oscars of the mobile industry! It recognizes breakthroughs and mobile innovations in every sector of the industry: automotive, health, retail, travel, education and smart cities, etc. There is a category for every player in the digital eco-system.
Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 was a huge success with:
3,500 International media
205 Countries and territories participated
MWC 2018 was all about 5G. The 5th generation of mobile telecom was revealed to be fundamentally different. 10 times faster than 4G, that is. Imagine being able to download an entire movie in 1 second and stream virtual reality without glitches. This new network will also enable self-driving cars and smart cities (electronic devices from your kitchen to the street).
These are the main reasons you should be attending MWC 2019
The opportunity to have one-to-one conversation with decision-makers and leaders of the industry is the main reason why many attendees are on the floor of MWC. The networking runs by My MWC app. If linked with your LinkedIn account, it will automate your networking experience with features, like suggested connections or access to pros’ profiles. Please keep in mind that it is a one-time app and make sure to back your contacts up with 100AM account.
In order to expand your knowledge in the relevant fields, join the tours guided by energetic industry experts. They will take you through the venue, with the opportunity to meet exhibitors and pick their brain about technology they develop and the procedures they follow. (Limited availability, additional cost)
This is a playground for all things VR, AR, IoT, drones, robotics, AI and much more. The hall is divided into zones that focus on displaying and sharing the accomplishments of the Drones, IoT and other cutting-edge technology. NEXTech labs is an open floor for content led presentations interactive experience led by industry experts.
If you are a startupper, this is a place to be. 4YFN is a growing global tech startup community, creating lasting connections among startups, investors and corporations during MWC. This is a unique chance to get guidance and valuable tips from expert mentors within the workshop areas. Or find support for your project among over 700 investors and corporations searching for the next big idea. Learn ways to present your product at the pitching stages and, of course, network among the 19,000+ attendees.
No matter what your goals are, there is something for everyone at Barcelona Mobile World Congress. Get your tickets now and see you there!