The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the most important event in the mobile technology industry, organized by the GSMA. Every year, it takes place in Barcelona and brings together leading companies and professionals in the industry to discuss trends and showcase the latest innovations.
The 2023 edition of MWC is highly anticipated, as it is expected to return to normal after the pandemic restrictions. With over 100,000 visitors, the event will feature expert conferences (covering topics such as 5G, Reality+, fintech…), exhibitors, and other activities.
When is the Mobile World Congress?
The 2023 edition of MWC will take place from Monday, February 27th to Thursday, March 2nd. On Monday, at 9.30, the congress will begin with an opening by Mats Granryd, CEO of the GSMA, with the rest of the events taking place until 18.15. On Tuesday and Wednesday, activities will run from 9:00 to 18:00, while on Thursday the congress ends at 13:00.
Where is the MWC taking place?
The Mobile World Congress will take place (as in previous years) at Fira de Barcelona facilities.
How to get to the Mobile World Congress
The best way to get to the Mobile World Congress is to book a transfer with MiTaxi.net. On our website you will find solutions for all types of travellers, you can book a Premium transfer to get to Fira de Barcelona in the most elegant and discreet way.
But you also have other options if you prefer, such as taking the metro (lines 8 and 9 sud) or going by bus (TMB lines H1, 46, 65 and 79).
Why attend MWC 2023?
The main themes of this year’s MWC include 5G Acceleration, Reality+, OpenNet, FinTech and Digital Everything. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and learn about these latest technologies, as well as see launches and announcements from leading brands.
This year, more than 500 speakers from around the world will be in attendance to discuss the latest developments in the industry. In addition, there will be more than 2,000 exhibitors from the industry’s leading companies. Here visitors will be able to experience the future for themselves thanks to demonstration areas and immersive spaces.
On the other hand, the 4YFN (Four Years From Now) is another event to watch out for at MWC. It aims to provide a space for startups and entrepreneurs to connect with investors, potential customers and other industry leaders to help them grow and develop their businesses.
In addition, the Global Mobile Awards ceremony will take place on the 28th at 18:00. They are the industry’s most prestigious awards, recognising the best innovations and achievements in the mobile technology industry. The awards are presented in various categories and nominees are selected by a jury of experts. They are an excellent opportunity for innovative companies and entrepreneurs to gain worldwide recognition.
In short, the MWC offers a great platform to create new business relationships, exchange ideas and discover new business opportunities. You can check the full agenda on the MWC website.
Tickets can be purchased through the official MWC website. There are three types of tickets available to attend the congress:
- Discovery Pass: Offers access to all MWC exhibitions and the startup ecosystem of 4YFN, with demos and networking meetings. It is priced at €799.
- Leader’s Pass: In addition to the above, it grants access to all conferences and includes enhanced networking and a restaurant reservation service. It is priced at 2196 Euros.
- VIP Pass: This is a ticket for executives who want to enjoy all exclusive privileges, such as accommodation. It is priced at 4499 euros.