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The world’s largest mobile event is being held in Barcelona these days, 25 – 28 Febraury 2019!


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Top-ranking national and regional (Catalan) officials, not least HM King Felipe VI, right, and President of Spain Pedro Sanchez, center, attend MWC inauguration on 25 February.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, and incorporates a thought-leadership conference featuring prominent executives representing global mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors, and content owners. And it’s being held in Barcelona, Spain these days, 25- 28 February 2019.

Asus zenphone

MWC Barcelona annual attendance averages more than 100,000 people from practically all the countries in the world.

Per MWC Barcelona, MWC is “a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry. Everything you need to know about the industry, today and beyond, can be found here. With over 107,000 key decision-makers expected to attend, #MWC19 promises to expand your professional network and help you achieve your goals.”


Some of the Pavilions and Zones

Spain Pavilion

Digital Planet: includes over 200 app, ad tech, e-commerce and marketing communication solution providers and other organisations focused on creating connected experiences and solutions.
Country & Territories Pavilions: afford attendees the opportunity to explore and experience the latest cutting-edge technologies, products and innovation from more than 30 countries & Territories.
Graphene Pavilion: demonstrates how the Graphene transformative material impacts the mobile industry.
GSMA Innovation City: demonstrates how mobile-connected products will enrich our living and working environment in cities across the world.
GSMA Pavilion: hosts GSMA’s Membership team.
NEXTech Hall 8.0: shows cutting-edge technology trends, including drones, robotics and virtual reality/augmented reality (AR/VR).
Wearables Pavilion: highlights the latest and greatest fun in wearable devices in the market.

Layer of graphene obtained via vapor deposition.

In 2011, Barcelona was chosen the “GSMA Mobile World Capital” and will remain the site of GSMA Mobile World Congress till 2023.

Says Mobile World Barcelona: “Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally.

“With support of the public and private sectors throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: accelerating innovation through digital-based entrepreneurship; the digital transformation of industries; and the empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens with digital technologies.”


Why attend?

A demonstration of a female humanoid


Be there and MWC 2019 promises you’ll

  • Gain a World-class Education through dozens of conference sessions, partner programmes, seminars, and other opportunities led by today’s top industry influencers. (Above photo shows a demonstration of a female humanoid.)
  • Experience an Outstanding Exhibition representing products and services from leading, global technology companies.
  • Reach your company objectives through Exceptional Networking with over 100k attendees from over 200 countries, including almost 60% senior-level executives.
  • Explore the Hottest innovation with a front row seat to new products, cutting-edge technology, and revolutionary ideas.
  • Experience the Widest Industry Reach at the one event that brings the international technology community to the same place at the same time.

Evolving from its founding in 2006, Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019 addresses the expansion of the event’s focus beyond just mobile technology, placing less emphasis on “mobile” to reflect the broadening scope of communications today.

Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Date: 25 – 28 February 2019

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Featured image/zpics, CC BY-ND2.0
Top-raking officials/Pool Moncloa-Fernando Calvo

Asus/Karlis Damnrans, CC BY2.0
Spain Pavilion 2017,/, CC BY2.0
Graphene/Warren Gretz, US Dept of Energy, CC
Female humanoid/Ian Hughes-MWC 2019, CC BY2.o via Wikipedia
Mobile World Congress 2019 “Intelligent Connectivity”/Ian Hughes-MWC 2019, CC BY2.0 via Wikipedia