Complete guide for the Mobile World Congress 2020

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The Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020 has been canceled due to global concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and other circumstances that make it impossible to continue with the event.



Le Mobile World Congress Barcelona is the world's largest trade fair for the mobile industry and, from the sole point of view of the the creation of netsIt could be the highlight of your year.


But if you are one of the 110 visitors who have signed up to attend, you are probably wondering:


How can I make the most of my visit?

This is where I come in with some Practical advice make this trip more than a business trip abroad, but a memorable visit in one of the largest cities in the world! My city.

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Where is the Mobile World Congress 2020 taking place?

The Mobile World Congress Barcelona takes place every year in the Fira Gran Via.

The address is Av. Joan Carles I 64 which is actually at L'Hospitalet de Llobregat - the second largest city in Catalonia.



The parallel events take place in Barcelona, ​​in the Montjuïc Fair, in the Avinguda de la Reina Cristina. From the north entrance of Fira Gran Via, a shuttle bus goes to Fira Montjuic every 5 to 7 minutes.

Both locations are between the airport and the city center (see map below).



Mobile World Congress Barcelona - Dates and times 2020

The Mobile World Congress usually takes place the last week of February.

Version 2020 is rolling out from Monday, February 24 to Thursday, February 27, 2020.

The event takes place everyday From 9h00 to 19h00.

What to see at the Mobile World Congress 2020?

Trade fairs

On the site, you will find hundreds of stands installed by practically all known mobile phone companies.

The most popular exhibitions present all kinds of products such as 5G technologyartificial intelligence, games, education, finance, Health & Fitness, the media, the surveillance and many more

More than 30 countries and their technology are represented, making it a world event.

For the full list of participants, click here.



GSMA Innovation City

This immersive presentation of the latest technologies has been called " monde Imaginaire connecté ".

Wait awesome demos from big heavyweights like Google, Huawei, KT and many more. In 2020, the topics will be Big data and artificial intelligence, as well as the future of leisure, transport and the web.



Last year there were more than 36 participants.

All this takes place in the 4 hall.

Digital planet

You like applications, ad technology, e-commerce, analytics and marketing?

Here is your space.

This networking area (formerly called App Planet) brings together more than Organizations 200 that provide solutions and shape the future of these sectors.

In 2020 it will take place at the 8.1 hall.

MWC 2020 Tickets

There are five different entrances for participants, depending on their needs:

  • Exhibition: € 799,00 (basic access to 2400 exhibitors)
  • Thematic Activity: € 1 (base + networking and thematic exhibitions)
  • Silver: € 2 (base + 199,00 conferences + exclusive networking)
  • Golden: € 2 (base + 699,00 conferences + exclusive networking + VIP lounge)
  • Platinum: € 4 (everything + priority seats + VIP airport service + meals, etc.)

This is a very rough breakdown of the entries, but you can find more information by clicking the link below.



It is better to book tickets online in advance using your Linkedin profile.

Cash payments are not accepted on site..



Do you want to participate as an exhibitor? You must register here.

Removal of the MWC insignia

Once you have reserved your tickets for the Mobile World Congress, you will receive a QR code in a confirmation email that will be used to collect your credential.

Le QR Code must be presented with a valid photo ID to get the badge.

You can collect your credential at all arrival terminals at El Prat airport (1, 2B, 2C), at Sants Estacio, Passeig de Gracia or at the Renaissance Barcelona hotel.

Hotels in Mobile World Congress

The following hotels are not only the best hotels in Catalonia, but also offer a free transport to the MWC, facilitating your experience.

Eurostars Grand Marina GL

Neighborhood: Poble Sec | Barcelona Pier s / n | Subway: Shipyards (L3)

The advantage of this hotel is that it is as practical as it is luxurious.

It also has a shuttle to go directly to the Fira.

Ce glass and marble building truly unique it takes the form of an ocean liner and blends in with the surrounding cruise port. It was designed by the same architect who made the pyramidal entrance to the famous Louvre museum in Paris.

The many terraces overlooking the Mediterranean they are a strong point.

Hesperia Fira Suites

Neighborhood: Hospitalet | Av. Virgen de Bellvitge 3 | Subway: Hospital Bellvitge (L1)

You are looking for a quality hotel for MWC Barcelona 2020 in immediate proximity to the site? Here you have it.

À a few hundred meters from there, to Hospitalet, you can walk in a few minutes or take the free bus.

These luxury apartments are designed not only for tourists, but also for people in business trip. It's quiet and the WiFi is rated among the best in town.

You will also have more space than in hotels in Barcelona for the same budget.

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Quartier: Olympic Port | Calle de la Marina 19-21 | Metro: Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica (L4)

This Hotel Bang & Olufsen offers panoramic sea view, contemporary art collections and the Mediterranean restaurant Enoteca, 2 Michelin stars.

Customers are delighted with your quality multilingual service, hydromassage showers and the possibility of shopping in luxury fashion boutiques.

You will be 100 meters from the golden sand beach, with access to the famous Olympic Port of Barcelona and its multitude of quality seafood restaurants, the world famous Casino Barcelona and the discos that jostle on the beach. Beach.

Where to eat during the Mobile World Congress?

If you are looking for places to eat during Mobile World Congress, here are some tips:

  • Try as many local dishes as possible.
  • Stay away from the fairgrounds except for fast food as it is expensive and of poor quality.
  • Plan to eat afterwards at the best restaurants in Barcelona.
  • Make sure to reserve your tables in advance (mwc week is a mini peak season).

These are some of my best restaurants to try:

The Louro

€€€ | Neighborhood: La Rambla | Rambla de los Capuchinos 37 | Metric: High School (L3)

The only restaurant that I would recommend on the famous Rambla.. This is one of my modern spanish restaurants favorites throughout the city.

Here, the Galician menu, rich in seafood, has a touch of creativity yvanguard, with the added advantage of one of the most Quick and the more friendly of the profession.

I recommend the smoked sardines, the crunchy octopus or the Galician beef tenderloinand a very underrated calamari sandwich.

This place is always packed so I made a quick reservation system directly with the restaurant when you click the blue button below, it will be priority.

When you book through Visit Barcelona, ​​you will also receive a free glass of cava.

Season

€€ - €€€ | Neighborhood: Eixample | Calle Aribau 125 | Metro: Diagonal (L3, L5)

It's delicious gourmet tapas restaurant, famous for its "new classics»Tops the list because most of my readers want a balance between spanish tradition and style contemporary.

The fresh, natural and seasonal menu adapted to wine lovers it is presented as Mediterranean cuisine with an international touch ... or as they call it: Barcelona cuisine!

I particularly enjoyed the seafood paella and the Catalan charcuterie plate - there are also excellent vegan options and the original cocktails they're delicious.

I was so impressed that I even set up my own reservation system with the Season restaurant where my readers will receive € 7,00 discount on a gourmet tapas tasting menu by clicking the button below:

Don't you want a complete tasting menu? Book a table and the order a la carte menu by clicking the button below:

Broken hand

€€€ | Neighborhood: Poble Sec | Calle Cruz de los Molers 4 | Metro: Poble Sec (L3) | website

They see themselves as atypical gourmet restaurant - Not that it's a bad thing. Let's call it a gourmet restaurant affordable because the value for money is excellent.

There you will find Spanish tapas fusions that pay homage to local Catalan dishes with Peruvian and Japanese touches. Go try the tapas tasting menus to see how far they go, and you'll be rewarded with a two-hour sensory pleasure!

Do you order a la carte? Opt for the lobster ramen olamb curry yellow.

It is also in the Barcelona district. closest to the fairgrounds if your stomach can't wait.

This and that co.

€€ - €€€€ | Neighborhood: Hospitalet | Calle Amadeu Torner 41 | Metro: Europa Feria (L9S) | website

Ok, I found a restaurant right next to MWC Barcelona. If you absolutely must eat something during the holidays, it's here.

Consists in traditional neighborhood food with a touch of high quality. The artisan tapas here have South American, French and Asian flavors different.

I recommend the kimchi octopus, onion in flower with curry and truffle mayonnaise, or the classic patatas bravas.

If you want relax after the fair, there are also some incredible cocktails.

What to see in Barcelona?

I strongly suggest that you make your visit to MWC Barcelona 2020 a tourist opportunity in Barcelona: you must plan everything you can do in the city.

The best scenario would be to spend the entire following weekend (February 28 - March 2) to complete my three-day itinerary in Barcelona.

Don't have that much time?

Here are some options to fit your Mobile World Congress calendar:

Sagrada Familia

If you are looking for a evasion throughout the day, this is the one for you.

Take a guided tour of Gaudí's legendary church, the Sagrada Familia, theNumber 1 tourist attraction in Europe!

I'm not in favor of churches, but this is by far the most spectacular I've seen, including the Vatican.

Guided tours take place every day at 11:30 am and 15:30 pm

Batlló house

Few of Barcelona's top attractions will stay open late visit after the fair, but if you leave a few minutes before you will have the opportunity to visit this surreal mansion.

Casa Batlló remains open until noon, so plan to join one of the last spaces and let Antoni Gaudi turn you into a lover of architecture.

Le augmented reality video guide is the icing on the cake.

La Pedrera Night Experience

If you are going out in the evening after the lecture, why haven't you screened an incredible audiovisual show on the walls ofone of the most spectacular rooftops in the world?

This particular residence of Gaudí is more a flashing jelly than a building and its chimney set warrior garden It is one of the most photographed things in the city.

You will enjoy it with fewer visitors, a tourist guide (in English or Spanish) and even a quality wine when visiting it at night.

How to get to Fira Gran Via?

Public transport

The cheapest way to get around the city will be with your free shipping card (unlimited train and subway) included with your MWC badge.

You can pick it up at El Prat airport.

The exhibition center is staffed by the Europa Fira station.

To get to this station from most of Barcelona, ​​you will need:

  • Take the train R5 egg R6 depuis Plaza España (center of Barcelona).
  • Take the metro L5 to Collblanc station then the L9S to Europa Fira.
  • Take the L10S metro line.

Taxi

If you take a taxi to Mobile World Congress, there are two taxi ranks at the Gran Via Fair.

Taxi schedules are as follows:

  • Domingo: 17:00 p.m. a 21:00 p.m.
  • Monday to Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m.
  • Jueves: 8:00 a.m. a 18:00 p.m.

Uber does not work in Barcelona, ​​but you can use the application Free now to book the city's yellow and black taxis.

You will get a € 5 discount on your first trip using the code "lucile.pic" by clicking the buttons below:

Shuttle

Certainty hotels propose free shuttle service for the Mobile World Congress Barcelona that will take you to the north entrance of the Fira.

Times to be confirmed, but check the list of transport routes near the congress for precise information.

Car

If you rent a car and need parking, there are two main underground parking lots:

  • The intersection of Calle del Fuego takes you Paseo de la Zona Franca.
  • Juan Carlos I 58.

You can also use theparking application online Parclick.

This application allows you to choose from hundreds of car parks in discounted rates. For more information, click the blue button below:

FAQs

What is the Mobile World Congress?

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world's largest mobile industry conference. It brings together mobile phone operators, manufacturers, sellers and owners from around the world.

Where is the Mobile World Congress held?

The Mobile World Congress takes place every year in Barcelona and the 2020 version runs from February 24 to 27.

Why participate in Mobile World Congress?

To gain insight into the current global mobile market, as well as future trends, while establishing an unrivaled network of industry professionals in more than 30 countries.

Will you attend the Mobile World Congress here?

More than 120 participants from more than 000 countries attend the Mobile World Congress each year and that number continues to grow.

What is the location of the Mobile World Congress?

It is held annually at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, ​​Spain. The address is Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.

How much does the Mobile World Congress cost?

Tickets for the Mobile World Congress start at € 799,00 for the basic exhibition ticket. Prices increase to € 4 for platinum entry, depending on the VIP options selected.

More information in the comments below

I tried to write a fairly comprehensive article about Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020, but maybe I forgot something?

If you have any questions about this or about your Barcelona vacation, drop me a comment below.

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