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Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain
Telecommunications, Computers Networks, Internet & Intranet
GSMC Limited
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Mobile World Congress
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The 2023 edition of Mobile World Congress will serve as inspirational hub for the mobile industry between 27.02.2023 and 02.03.2023. The congress will be held at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. COVID-19 health and safety measures will be implemented at the event site. This is due to Spain's government removing the pandemic-related restrictions, including the ones affecting international travel.


Mobile World Congress is a major international exhibition that brings you the latest technological innovations and developments surrounding the mobile industry. Mobile technology is amidst a rapid expansion and transformation, which you can see in full only here.

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the ideal platform to learn from the leaders in the industry. It is where such experts take the stage with keynote speeches. They also attend to learn about the trends that will rise in popularity.

MWC also features excellent networking sub-events organised to optimise your chances to become a rising star on the scene. On the scene since 1987, Mobile World Congress offers a comprehensive portfolio - immersive content, AI, and automation alongside connectivity, digital wellness, trust, and security.


Mobile World Congress is brought to Barcelona, Spain by GSMA and editions arrive every year at the end of February. Each edition runs for a total of four days, and Fira Barcelona - Gran Vía is the official venue for the congress. Admissions are given to only industry insiders and so far there are no official working hours listed. Though it’s expected for proceedings to carry from 09:00 am until 18:00 pm.

Now it’s time to talk about getting to Fira Barcelona - Gran Via. You don’t need to rent a car, because Barcelona is one of the cities with the best public transport system and the exhibition grounds are well-connected. You can always take the metro or find a bus line that stops near Fira Barcelona - Gran Via.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • Mobile World Congress is a successful procurement program, and you are sure to meet with the right, high-quality contacts to add to your professional network. You’re guaranteed to stand before a targeted audience that makes qualifying leads a simple task;
  • Mobile World Congress puts value on what comes next. This means both innovations and fostering the next generation of professionals, which is why some of the most successful programming items are the 4YFN Startup Event and the YoMo: Youth Mobile Festival;
  • Mobile World Congress is the one event that all eyes in the industry closely monitor. This gives you a dual advantage. This is due to having excellent press coverage and learning about the biggest news in your sector in real time.

Audience & Statistics

Android, Huawei, Husqvarna and Wipro are only some major sponsors, which back up the Mobile World Congress and that in turn has brought up the attendance level and the quality of it to a whole new level.

You are one of more than 2400 exhibitors making their sales pitch in front of an audience that’s risen to over 109,000 trade visitors. But these people are not just anybody – we are talking about the higher echelons of the corporate ladder. You meet directly with CEOs, owners, other C-Levels, vice presidents, directors, attorneys, and counsellors. All in great numbers and with the capability to make decisions regarding purchases. After Spain, the countries with the biggest numbers to attend are the UK, the US, China, Germany, France, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and Israel. 


Get started on finding accommodation for Mobile World Congress early on and consult with us on how to land the best deals on the market. We are at the forefront when it comes to accommodation for exhibitions and also offer a full service to exhibitors. You can turn to us with requests for meeting room reservations or finding the right crew to build your fair booth.

Get the most out of your trip with a hotel reservation that positions you close to the action and spares your budget. You can count on us to hunt down the best prices for hotels near Fira Barcelona - Gran Vía so that you enjoy a shorter commute and better connections to public transport. It takes only one phone consultation to book a hotel for Mobile World Congress.

Past Editions

2021 Edition

The 2021 hybrid edition of MWC is among the fair's most successful renditions. The event occurred at the Barcelona - Gran Via and consisted of two aspects. These included a complementary digital platform. It also featured a live exhibition with strict coronavirus safety precautions. The fair featured around 100,000 digital users. It also received over 20,000 live visitors. Additionally, 1,500 CEOs and C-Suite Executives attended MWC21. Over 1000 exhibitors, sponsors, partners, and broadcasters visited the fair. So did more than 650 policymakers, regulators, government officials, and industry leaders. 

2022 Edition

The 2022 hybrid rendition of the Mobile World Congress was the second held-during-the-pandemic edition. It took place as a face-to-face exhibition at the Barcelona - Gran Via with a digital platform as a complementary element. The edition featured representatives from around 200 countries who attended amidst strict Covid-19 safety measures. This included the over 61,000 in-person visitors, over 1,600 international journalists and more than 1,000 speakers preregistering. They also had to wear face masks and upload 3G documents on the event's specialised app. The event also included more than 1,900 exhibitors, sponsors, and partners as well as around 500,000 virtual viewers. More than 50% of the participants were C-Suite executives or Directors. This included around 20% of the attendees being founders and CEOs, including many of the start-ups.

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How to get to Mobile World Congress
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Barcelona Airport

50 minutes when travelling from Barcelona-Sants Station

By car
By car:

15 minutes when travelling from Barcelona Airport

10 minutes when travelling from Barcelona-Sants Station


By public transport
By public transport:

50 minutes when travelling from Barcelona Airport

40 minutes when travelling from Barcelona-Sants Station


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