The 2018 Mobile World Congress parties and networking events guide

The 2018 Mobile World Congress parties and networking events guide

For the 13th time Barcelona hosts the GSMA Mobile World Congress.

MWC dates 2018: Mon 26th February to Thur March 2018
MWC opening times:  09:00 to 19:00 daily except last day 09:00 to 16:00
MWC main location: Fira Gran Via  exhibition center Barcelona
MWC keynote speakers and conference agenda.

More than 110, 000 industry leaders will gather, showcase, exchange ideas and network during the Top international business event.

We will monitor and update networking events for you not to miss it.

SATURDAY

February 24th, 2018

ERISSON EMODO PARTNERSHIP FORUM

DESCRIPTION
The Ericsson Emodo Partnership Forum is an exclusive invite-only day of networking and knowledge sharing where leading global businesses and thought leaders from publishers, data providers, mobile operators, brands and agencies come together to develop a perspective on the evolving interplay of digital advertising, data and mobile communications while experiencing a taste of what Barcelona has to offer!

RSVP HERE
Invite-only event

Date and time:
Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 20:00 Coctails and Tapas
Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 08:00 - 19:30

Location: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21 (Map)


SUNDAY

February 25th, 2018

MOBILE SUNDAY 2018 WITH TECH.EU

DESCRIPTION
The annual premier networking event in Barcelona Mobile Sunday is taking place the evening before the Mobile World Congress and 4YFN kicks off.
Another collaboration between Tech.eu and Rudy de Waele (human works design).

It will bring another excellent evening program with talks from global industry experts and startup founders. Music and free beers thanks to the venue partner (Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm), street food, and top-notch networking with startup founders, investors, executives, journalists and industry pundits.

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: €35.00 - €75.00

Date and time: Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 18:00 - 22:00
Location: 515 Carrer del Rosselló 08025 (Map)


SHOWSTOPPERS @ MWC 2018

DESCRIPTION
ShowStoppers @ MWC 2018 is an invitation-only media reception that enables exhibiting companies to directly meet with more than 500 pre-qualified journalists, analysts and key industry influencers.

For the tenth-consecutive year, utilize the unique ShowStoppers experience to deliver your message, your way. Inspire new opportunities, and create unlimited global exposure for your brand. Introduce new products and demonstrate exciting technologies for media coverage, interviews and product reviews – away from the noise and distractions of the show floor.

The media comes to ShowStoppers to see the latest digital technologies, products and services aimed at today’s diverse lifestyles, changing workstyles and transformative business models.

For more information, or to register head over here.

Date and time: Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Location: University Barcelona, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes,585 (Map)


CANADA@MWC 2018 - GLOBAL EXPORT CAFE

DESCRIPTION
Registered Canadian companies will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, highlight their mobile solutions and share high level objectives directly with Canadian Trade Commissioners from around the world. Trade Commissioners will be seated at separate tables organized geographically with interested companies signing up to join the tables of their choosing. There are a limited number of spaces available.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: H10 Art Gallery, 62-64 Carrer d'Enric Granados (Map)


SAP CODE CHALLENGE: iOS ENTERPRISE APPS

DESCRIPTION
SAP have a one-day Code Challenge that will help you investigate building Enterprise Mobile Applications with SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS and build a functional application.
Along with SAP Fiori for iOS, which includes reusable design components, the SDK also allows you to tap into the services and functions available in the SAP Cloud Platform so you can build beautiful intuitive native applications that integrate with Enterprise Backend Services

READ MORE & REGISTER HERE

Date and time: Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 10:30 - 19:30
Location: Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, Pau Claris 122 (Map)


MEET THE EDITORS & ANALYSTS COCTAIL PARTY

DESCRIPTION
Enjoy a cocktail or three, network with other industry movers and shakers and, just as importantly, get the inside track on what's going to be hot on the show floor. Join the teams from Light Reading, Heavy Reading, Telecoms.com and Ovum, and about 100 service provider friends and clients, for pre-Fira drinks and snacks, where editors and analysts will be propping up the bar and recommending local beverages, while our ever-eager sales team will be on hand to pass you some of Barcelona's finest tapas - but they promise not to pitch you anything.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Sun, February 25, 2018, 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Carrer d'Enric Granados, 23,08008 (Map).


MONDAY

Fabruary 26th, 2018

ADJUST MOBILE SCHOOL MWC 2018

DESCRIPTION
Adjust is also bringing Mobile School to Barcelona during MWC dates.
Find a seat in our classroom and become a pro at understanding the app marketer’s bread-and-butter by visiting short sessions on growth, attribution, fraud prevention and data protection.

REGISTER & SELECT A COURSE TIMESLOT HERE
Free Event

Date and time: February 26 - March 1, 2018
Location: Hall 8.1 #D10, Fira Barcelona Gran Via


4YFN

DESCRIPTION
4YFN (Four Years From Now) is a business event where startups, investors, corporations and public institutions can discover, create and launch new ventures together. As the startup event of the largest gathering for the mobile industry (MWC), 4YFN has been classed as ‘the No.1 startup event for doing business’ and with a large array of activities provided for all of those attending.

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: €239.20 - €349.30 Discount rate
Promo codes: MEETUP150 and 150FOR150

Date and time: Mon, February 26 - Wed, February 28, 2018
Location: Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n 08004 (Map)


13th ANNUAL LADIES GET TOGETHER: BARCELONA MWC 2018

DESCRIPTION
13th Annual Ladies Event is open to women working in and around the mobile industry. This lunch is a chance for us ladies to get together for a couple of hours or so over a relaxed lunch and chew the fat with the peers. Men are welcome too if accompanied by a female colleague or friend.

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: €40

Date and time: Mon, February 26, 2018, 13:00 – 16:00
Location: TBD


GLISPA PRESENTS: GDPR AND THE CONSUMER CHOICE CONUNDRUM, ARE YOU READY?

DESCRIPTION
This session will explore creative and media opportunities for advertisers and publishers. With GDPR on the horizon, this will refocus advertisers on creating opt-in or permission-based digital experiences for consumers. Along with headlines around fake news, fraud and media consolidation, where are the new, untapped media distribution channels to reach consumers?

At the publishing level, Google and Apple have already moved to block irritating autoplay videos, so which ad formats and new content experiences should publishers be considering?

REGISTER HERE
Free event

Date and time: Mon, February 26, 2018, 14:15 – 14:45
Location: Fira Barcelona Gran Via, 64 Avinguda Joan Carles I, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat


CITY NIGHTS, APPI HOURS

DESCRIPTION
Join YouAppi for Happy Hour at Mobile World Cogress 2018. We'll supply the drinks and bites, just bring yourself and a friend to our New York City rooftop-style booth. App Planet - 8.1F33

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Mon, February 26, 2018, 16:30 – 18:30
Location: Fira Barcelona, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Map)


IOT STARS MWC 2018

DESCRIPTION
Join 4th IoT Stars MWC 2018, the most famous pitching and networking event for Internet of Things startups and companies during the first night of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The IoT Stars 4th Edition will be a unique opportunity to meet and network with C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors, press & media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: €32.97 – €65.95

Date and time: Mon, February 26, 2018, 19:00 – 22:00
Location: Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 515 Carrer del Rosselló, 08025 (Map).


MEF CONNECTS MWC 2018

DESCRIPTION
The 16th annual MEF Connects MWC this year takes place in the historical buildings of the University of Barcelona. Supported by ForgeRock, Syntonic, CLX Communications and Telecoming the the premier networking event on the first night of Congress brings together over 400 members and industry guests from across the mobile ecosystem for an exclusive evening of networking.

RSVP HERE
MEMBER and INVITE-ONLY event

Date and time: Mon, February 26, 2018, 20:00 - 23:00
Location: University of Barcelona, Gran Via se les Corts Catalanes, 585 (Map).


DUTCH MOBILE COMMUNITY

DESCRIPTION
Relax with drinks and food after a long day at the Mobile World Congress. Join legendary Dutch Mobile Community event at the fantastic top restaurant Red Fish in Barcelona. It is all about sharing knowledge, doing business and building international relationships and contacts. It’s a place designed to ‘unwind’: Allowing you a chance to not only take a break from the hectic congress pace but give you the opportunity to meet like-minded partners, businesses and investors in a zero- pressure environment.

REGISTER HERE
Cost: €50

Date and time: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 22:00 - Tue, Feb 27, 2018 03:00
Location: Redfish, Carrer de la Marina (Map)


MOBILEFOCUS GLOBAL

DESCRIPTION
MobileFocus® Global is the Pepcom international media event held
each year at the Mobile World Congress® tradeshow in Barcelona. This
event demos the latest in smartphones, apps, tablets, laptops, Bluetooth,
GPS, wireless services and more to journalists from more than 40 countries.

RSVP HERE
Private event for companies and journalists

Date and time: Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Location: TBD


DINNER AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS WITH URBAN AIRSHIP & DIGITASLBI

DESCRIPTION
Join DigitasLBi and Urban Airship for dinner at Beer'linale, with networking & discussion of the day's events.

RSVP HERE
Free Event for Urban Airship and DigitasLBi Guests

Date and time: Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 20:00 - 23:00
Location: Beer'linale, 7 Carrer del Carme (Map)


HOLA BARCELONA PARTY!

DESCRIPTION
Jampp and Chartboost are joining forces to gather the top mobile app leaders and marketers in one of the best networking events at MWC Barcelona.
Join for delicious Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, networking, and entertainment!

RSVP HERE

Date and time: Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 19:00
Location: Iluzione, Carrer de Ferran Agulló, 18 (Map)


MWC URBAN RAVE

DESCRIPTION
Join for the biggest MWC party of the year, hosted by AppsFlyer in partnership with App Annie, Google, Remerge and Segment.
This concrete jungle experience is guaranteed to rock your world and blow your mind.

RSVP HERE
This event is by invitation only

Date and time: Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 20:00
Location: The Sutton Ckub, Carrer de Tuset St. 13 (Map)


TUESDAY

February 27th, 2018

S4M INVEST IN PROVENCE AWARD - MWC 2018

DESCRIPTION
S4M invests in Provence !
Join us to celebrate S4M “Invest in Provence”award
And meet the players of Aix-Marseille French Tech ecosystem at the networking cocktail

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Thu, Feb 27, 2018, 17:00 - 18:30
Location: S4M - HALL 8 - STAND 8.1F67, Fira Barcelona Gran Via, 64 Avinguda Joan Carles


WOMEN IN MOBILE MWC EVENT

DESCRIPTION
Personalization based on AI.
AI-based products can ingest this rich data, learn about user preferences on an ongoing basis, and deliver the content that users want. The learning component, where a computer can learn to identify patterns within a data set to predict what consumers will want next, is what will take product automation to the next level.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Thu, Feb 27, 2018, 19:30 - 23:00
Location: La Bonne, c/Sant Pere Més Baix 7 (Map)


IAB & DMEXCO at MWC

HOW TO BUILD A 21ST CENTURY MOBILE-ALWAYS BRAND

DESCRIPTION
For the fourth year in a row, IAB and dmexco lead the conversation on mobile marketing with a one-day event at Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.

Topics to be Discussed Include:

Storytelling Innovation in OTT
Cross-Platform Addressability
The Mobile to Offline Retail Experience
How Data Creates Better User Experiences—and Better Products
New Revenue Streams, Including AI and the Connected Home
Brand Safety on Mobile
Dynamic Ads and the Impact on Relevancy

REQUEST AN INVITATION HERE

Date and time: Thu, 27 Feb 2018, 9:00 - 18:00
Location: HALL 8, Theater C. Please use Fira’s North Entrance on Carrer del Foc., Fira Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I. (Map)


YOMO: THE YOUTH MOBILE FESTIVAL

DESCRIPTION
Join over 15,000 students and educators from across Catalonia and the rest of Spain at YoMo: The Youth Mobile Festival.

REGISTER HERE

Date and time: Thu, 27 Feb 2018, 19:00 - Fri, 2 Mar 2018
Location: La Farga de L’Hospitalet, Barcelona (Map)


MOBILE MARKETING MIXER 2018

DESCRIPTION
Masterclassing and Mobile Marketing Magazine are hosting the Mobile Marketing Mixer for the 7th year running at the spectacular converted old Moritz beer factory - Cerveceria Moritz. An open bar, canapes, entertainment and great music are included.Entrance with free tickets may be limited due to capacity restrictions on the night.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: The, 27 Feb 2018, 20:00
Location: Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona 39 - 41 Ronda de Sant Antoni (Map)


IOT GARDEN PARTY

DESCRIPTION
Come and meet the leading lights of the global IoT industry.
Discuss future trends and the big ideas with IoT Thought Leaders, analysts and experts. Drinks, nibbles and entertainment are included.
When you register to attend, you will automatically be entered in FREE PRIZE DRAW to win one of 5 GOOGLE Assistants – winners to be announced at the Party.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event. Invitation and MWC2018 pass needed

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Networking Garden GG8, Fira Gran Via (Map)


DRINK ENTERPRENEURS MWC & 4YFN

DESCRIPTION
Join 200+ entrepreneurs for a special MWC/4YFN edition of local DrinkEntrepreneurs meetup. Perfect place to start the night and meet with fellow entrepreneurs and startupers.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Ironhack, 96 Carrer de Pamplona (Map)


MWC ONLINE DATING INDUSTRY ROOFTOP PARTY

DESCRIPTION
MWC18 Networking party organized by Playamedia, Community Management and Marketing for dating sites/apps, will open doors for any dating industry players, affiliates and ad networks to come and connect in a relaxed environment with drinks and an amazing view!

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 19:00 - 22:00
Location: PlayaMedia S.L., Carrer de la Mestrança, 59-5° (Map)


DRINKS WITH UNRULY AT MWC!!

DESCRIPTION
Every year marketers from around the world gather in Barcelona for MWC - and 2018 looks to be the biggest year yet. But all that networking, note-taking and conferencing can be tiring - so why not take a break! Unruly is hosting cocktails from 6pm on February 27th - spaces are limited so book below to make sure you don’t miss out.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Location: TBD


IMA MWC18 COCKTAIL PARTY

DESCRIPTION
Movers & shakers of the Israeli startup community.
Meet leading startups with disruptive & innovative products who are shaping the digital/IoT/Big Data/Cyber domains.
Drinks and snacks and great people.

REGISTER HERE

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Fira Gran Vía, Hall 2 2 E50 (Map)


MWC PARTNER DINNER HOSTED BY MAX!

DESCRIPTION
Join the MAX executive team and other leading mobile publishers and buyers for hors d'oeuvres and dinner at MAX team favorite

RSVP HERE
Free Event. RSVP by Feb 15. By invitation.

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 20:30 - 22:00
Location: Lo De Flor, Carrer de les Carretes, 18 (map)


DIGITAL TURBINE HAPPY HOUR

DESCRIPTION
Dont' miss out. Oath and Digital Turbine host a Happy Hour filled with Great Tapas, and Tasty Drinks. Digital Turbine is partnered with top mobile operators from around the world to seamlessly place your app directly on newly activated Android devices - for a frictionless, native user experience.

RSVP HERE
Free Event, RSVP to attend

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018
Location: Ocana DF, Plaça Reial, 13-15 (Map)


MOPUB PARTY @MWC2019

DESCRIPTION
Join industry leaders and the MoPub team at our annual MWC bash at The W Barcelona. RSVP now to secure your spot for an exclusive evening where you'll make lasting connections with leading publishers, demand partners, and marketers while enjoying Barcelona's best food, drink, and entertainment.

RSVP HERE
Invite-only event

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 20:30 - 24:30
Location: The W Hotel, Salt Restaurant & Bar, Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, Final Passeig de Joan de Borbó (Map)


MWC HIGH SEAS

DESCRIPTION
VIP afterparty for MWC from Amplitude, Mparticle, Applovin, Urban Airship and Singular.

RSVP HERE
Invite-only event

Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 20:00
Location: CAFÈ DEL MAR LOUNGE MAREMAGNUM, Edificio Maremagnum-Moll d'Espanya (Map)


4YFN HIGH FIVE!

DESCRIPTION
The 4YFN High Five will this year be taking place within the 4YFN Plaça Major with a selection of music, food, cocktails and more to let loose and relax with other attendees of 4YFN and Mobile World Congress.

READ MORE
By invitation.
Free for 4YFN registered attendees.

Date and time: Wed, 27 Feb 2018, 20:00 - 00:00
Location: Placa Major, Fira Montjuic


CAMPAIGN @ MWC PARTY

DESCRIPTION
Join Campaign's global team for drinks with top advertising, media, marketing, tech and telecom innovators.

RSVP

Date and time: Wed, 27 Feb 2018, 21:00
Location: Gallery Hotel, Carrer del Rosselló, 249, 08008 (Map)


TESTBIRDS PARTY BUS @ MWV 2018!

DESCRIPTION
When in Barcelona – why not take a tour around the city? Testbirds Party Bus is back at MWC 2018! Join us for music, drinks and sightseeing of beautiful Barcelona while going on a ride from Fira Gran Via to Plaça de Catalunya.

RSVP HERE

Date and time: Wed, 27 Feb 2018, 18:45
Start: Testbirds booth, Hall 8.1, Booth 59-1
Last stop: Plaça de Catalunya
Duration: 2 hours


KEYONE YEAR CELEBRATION AT MWC FROM BLACKBERRY!

DESCRIPTION
Join Blackberry for a Catalonia inspired celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone. Special drinks, plenty of food and an eclectic atmosphere where press, employees, and fans can all comingle and celebrate.

RSVP HERE

Date and time: Wed, 27 Feb 2018, 20:00 - 23:00
Location: Opera Samfaina - Gran Teatre del Liceu - La Rambla, 51 (Map)


MWC/4YFN AFTER-PARTY POVERED BY REVOULT!

DESCRIPTION

Join Revoult to celebrate the end of day 2 at MWC/4YFN, find out more about exciting and upcoming features or just mingle over drinks and an amazing view of Sagrada Familia from the rooftop terrace.
Quality music, drinks, snacks and good time goimg to be there with plenty of goodies, swag, Revolut cards and the 5 Revolut Premium memberships we'll be giving away.

Note: The rooftop is located on the "Ático" floor, so make your way up the lifts when you arrive and you can't miss it.

REGISTER HERE
Free Event

Date and time: Wed, 27 Feb 2018, 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Cloud Coworking, 229 Carrer de Sardenya (Map)


WEDNESDAY

February 28th, 2018

SWEDISH BEERS - №13 BARCELONA EDITION

DESCRIPTION
The format will be the same - a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, chat, enjoy a drink or three (courtesy of our sponsors) and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as well as the friendliest bar staff in town.

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: £0 – £750

Date and time: Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 19:00 - Thu, 1 Mar 2018, 01:00
Location: TBD


QUOBIS TAPAS PARTY - MWC!

DESCRIPTION
ENJOY the official Quobis party at the MWC Barcelona with a glass of wine and some delicious asiatic and catalan tapas.
FINAL FELIÇ restaurant

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: €53.63

Date and time: Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 20:00 - 22:30
Location: Carrer del Marquès de Campo Sagrado, 27 Carrer del Marquès de Campo Sagrado, 08015 (Map)


#MWC18 - NETWORKING EVENT BY TECHTRIBE

DESCRIPTION
Special networking occasion for the Mobile World Congress Week 2018 from Tech Tribe. Come and meet all sort of international talent from different fields, local and foreign startups and enjoy of our networking activities & live concert in one of the most emblematic 360º hotels in the heart of Barcelona!

REGISTER HERE
Tickets: €8.87 – €16.63

Date and time: Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 19:00 - 22:30
Location: Barceló Raval, 17-21 Rambla del Raval (Map)


HONG KONG COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT MWC

DESCRIPTION
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Invest Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKSTP) and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) are hosting a networking reception for entrepreneurs who look to raise and grow their business in Asia.

Join the event and learn about opportunities in Hong Kong, the close cooperation with Mainland China and recent developments in the Greater Bay Area!

REGISTER HERE
Free event

Date and time: Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Hall 1, Booth: 1E20, Mobile World Congress Fira Gran Via, 64 Avinguda Joan Carles I, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat


ERICSSON EMODO & CARTO PRE-PARTY DRINKS AT CERVECERIA MORITZ

DESCRIPTION
After Emodo's Partnership Forum, join Ericsson Emodo and Carto networking party.

REGISTER HERE

Date and time: Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 - 41 (Map)


VR AR EXECUTIVE DINNER AT GSMA MWC (HOSTED BY VR/AR ASSOCIATION)

DESCRIPTION
Dinner Event for Executives, get news & insights from high-profile VR AR industry experts and leaders. Join your peers for a round table discussion on VR AR market and trends, and issues affecting your company, project, or role.

RESISTER HERE
Tickets: €110.89 – €166.34

Date and time: Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 19:30 - 22:30
Location: H10 Casa Mimosa, Pau Claris, 179 (Map)


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