MWC 2013 Barcelona Events & Parties
Last update: February 22nd, 2013. The countdown has started: in a few weeks the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013, world’s largest exhibition on Mobile, will take place in Barcelona at the new venue Fira Gran Via. For the 5th year MobPartner will exhibit and will be ready to answer all your question about mobile affiliation and traffic monetization.
Ease into the week by spending Sunday afternoon, 24 February 2013, with Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival looking at mobile innovation from the perspective of investors, start-ups and network operators. Discussion panels, demos and plenty opportunities to mingle with your fellow mobilists, this relaxed session should whet your appetite for what will be a fantastic week in Barcelona. Free to attend. RSVP required here. Tickers are sold out.
When: Sunday, February 24th, From 1:00 pm to 5:oo pm.
Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1)
Barcelona City WalkShop
A City WalkShop is a short engaging activity to involve people in the physical world of a city, to observe and to document where the digital world is sensing our presence and our environment while we are part of it. The themes of the February 24 City WalkShop are mobile devices (“mobility”) and the urban dweller. The route and meeting place will be published shortly. Register here for more information!
When: Sunday, February 24th, From 1:00 pm to 6:oo pm.
Where: 22@ also known as Districte de la innovació (innovation district).
Metro: T4 Tram towards Estació de Sant Adrià, Exit at Fòrum
After eight years Mobile Sunday in Barcelona is one of the most important networking event before the official start of Mobile World Congress. This year it will be hosted at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damn, near the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. During the event there will be free beer tasting to enjoy the variety of flavours from this well-known Spanish brewery. The event is FREE but pre-Registration is strictly required here.
When: Sunday, February 24th, From 6:00 pm to midnight.
Where: Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damn, Carrer Del Rosselló, 515 (map).
Metro: Encants (L2) or Sant Pau/Dos de Maig (L5)
Build a Mobile App, Support Sustainable Cities, Go to Brazil!! Ericsson and AT&T are hosting an exclusive hackathon event at Mobile World Congress for 30 rock star developers to develop mobile applications targeting the sustainable connected city of the future. This is a winner-take-all competition. First prize is an all-expenses paid trip to the NEW CITIES SUMMIT, to be held in Brazil, plus €3.500. As an additional bonus, those lucky 30 developers selected to participate will receive free MWC passes. Seats are limited so please register early on Eventbrite.
When: Sunday, February 24th, 4:00 pm to Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Where: Restaurant somewhere in Barcelona and Ericsson Booth at Hall 2, 2D140.
ShowStoppers organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. The sixth-annual ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress is the press event for the wireless world. ShowStoppers combines a product showcase, hands-on demos, and a relaxed reception into one special event with buffet dinner and open bars. Journalists arrive and meet with exhibitors at their convenience, working their way around the room. Exhibitors arrive 2 to 3 hours prior to the event to set up and grab a bite to eat. If you are interested in the event dowload the brochure here.
When: Sunday, February 24th, From 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Metro: Liceu (L3).
This competition powered by AppCircus is the largest open and global cross-platform app competition in the mobile industry, it provides the point of reference for the startup and developer community during Mobile World Congress. The event will take place during the evening of February 25th at Sala Apolo, on the famous Rambla of Barcelona. On Monday January 28, the 20 finalists of the Mobile Premier Awards will be chosen from among all the nominated apps. This year, 22 apps are from Europe, 10 from South America 5 from the USA and 1 from North Africa.
The Mobile Premier Awards are FREE to attend, register here. Here you will have the chance to meet developers from all over the world competing for the best app of the year.
When: Monday, February 25th, From 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Where: Sala Apolo, Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113 (map).
Metro: Paral·lel (L2/L3)
“THE” networking event is organized by MWC on Monday evening at the Networking Gardens inside the Fira. Enjoy complimentary food, drinks and entertainment as you familiarise yourself with these wonderful casual spaces. The party will be happening in all eight outdoor Networking Gardens: two located on the lower level (Mediterranean and Water garden) and six more along the Upper Walkway (Wood, Green, Slate, Tin, Brick, and Glass gardens). Spend time in your favourite or check out each location with colleagues.
This event is included in all passes at no additional cost. More details coming soon.
When: Monday, February 25th, From 5:30pm to 9:00 pm.
Metro: Pl. Espanya (L1/L3/L8)
Box and Friends’ Mobile Enterprise Celebration
Box, the secure content sharing platform, and its friends (AppDirect, Deutsche Telekom, Good Technology, LG, Lookout & MobileIron) are organizing an open bar cocktail reception with tapas and delicious cocktails at a luxe lounge. Hotel Casa Fuster is centrally located in the Passeig Gràcia, just steps from the Diagonal subway station. You can relax there and recharge as you meet with mobile trendsetters and tech VIPs to see how the mobile enterprise will materialize in 2013 and even have the chance to win a hot new LG device! Register on Eventbrite for you free ticket.
When: Monday, February 25th, From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Metro: Diagonal (L3)
For the 11th year MEF is organizing the infamous MEF Connects MWC even bigger and better for 2013! The event will take place at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and it will be an exciting night of drinks, art and entertainment and the most effective and popular networking event of the Congress. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona assumes responsibility for disseminating contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences. It is an INVITE-ONLY event, you can win one of the ten pairs of tickets here. The competition will run from Wednesday 6 February 2013, 00:00 GMT until Sunday 17 February 2013, 23:59 GMT.
When: Monday, February 25th, From 8:30 pm.
Metro: Universitat (L1/L2) or Liceu (L3)
The Mobile Brand Masterclass will show senior brand executives how they can deploy the latest mobile marketing tools and techniques to generate new business and retain loyal customers across all touchpoints. Core themes range from transactional mobile apps and tablet strategies to mobile sites, mobile CRM and mobile advertising. At the free to attend, half-day event, delegates will hear from mobile experts during a brief initial presentation, before moving to a more in-depth consultation during the round-table discussions. In addition, a Sienne Veit, head of mobile at UK supermarket chain Morrisons, will give a keynote about its mobile journey. Register here.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 9:30 am to 1.00 pm.
Metro: Universitat/Sant Antoni (L2)
The Awards presentation will take place at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 as part of the conference programme. The Global Mobile Awards Ceremony is included in Platinum, Gold, Silver Passes and media who have been accredited to attend MWC.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Metro: Pl. Espanya (L1/L3/L8)
The Barca Starta is a new competition designed to recognise and reward excellent mobile start-ups. Start-ups with less than 3 years trading and under 20 members of staff are eligible to enter. Finalists will have the chance to pitch for a cash prize, with the presentations filmed, and the best ones streamed on the Mobile Marketing magazine site. To enter, simply complete the form online. The deadline for entries is Friday February 1st 2013. Finalists will be announced mid-February.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 5:00 pm to 6.30 pm.
Metro: Universitat/Sant Antoni (L2)
TechMeetups is hosting Drinks & Demo Night at MobileWordCongress 2013 and bringing together its International Tech community to demo & talk about all things Mobile. This would give you an opportunity to demo your awesome product/service and get great feedback and form partnerships with members of the most vibrant international tech communities. Doors will open at 6 pm and presentations will start at 7 pm and then you will have the time for networking until 9 pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite are free for presenters and sponsor, €5.00 for members and €10.00 for non members.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Metro: Llacuna (L4)
The Israel Mobile & Media Association (IMA) is organizing fot the 10th time in a row the Famous IMA’S COCKTAIL PARTY at MWC in Barcelona. Join many International passionate developers for mingling & networking at IMA’s annual Cocktail party. The event is free to attend, registration on Eventbrite.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 6:30 pm onwards.
Where: MWC, IMA Pavilion, Hall 2, 2D50
Like an enchanting señorita, Mobile World Congress has again batted its eyelashes, meaning you’ll find yourself in beautiful Barcelona once more. So unleash your inner Catalonian by heading down to the Pocket Gamer fiesta, where you’ll find free food and booze (thanks to sponsors Playphone, Blackberry and Ludei), not to mention a networking utopia featuring a collection of industry minds as alluring as the surroundings! Registration is free on Eventbrite.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Metro: Diagonal (L3/L5)
inneractive App Monetization Exchange is organizing a party with freedrinks & tapas, live performances, networking & mixing and lots of surprises. The Ultimate Party Experience will be held in the heart of Barcelona at Marmalade Restaurant Bar Cocktails. Tickets are limited. REGISTER NOW.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Metro: Sant Antoni (L2) or Liceu (L3)
Look no further than the Mobile Marketing Mixer, which will be hosted at the spectacular Cerveceria Moritz, a unique building, transformed from the old Moritz beer factory into one of Barcelona’s coolest venues. An open bar, light buffet and great music will be sure to make the night one to remember. With only 300 tickets to give away, the Mobile Marketing Mixer is set to be one of the hottest tickets in town. Tickets are INVITE ONLY by the Mixer’s sponsors, Smaato and Tafi. Tickets will be given away to the first five people who visit Trademob’s stand 8.1D26 at Mobile World Congress and ask for them.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 8:00 pm until late.
Metro: Universitat or Sant Antoni (L2)
When: Tuesday, February 26th.
Where: To be decided
The fourth edition of the Dutch Mobile Networking Event will take place at Cocktail bar Incognito, a stylish lounge bar situated in charming area of Barcelona known as Born. The annual event is focused on Dutch visitors of the Mobile World Congress and the main language spoken will be Dutch but international guests, sponsor, press and media partners will be present. Starting at 8 pm with a welcome drink, the event will present a keynote on the impressions of the MWC and all the developments in the market. After that a party with open bar with live music and tapas. Registration is free on Eventbrite.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Where: Cocktail bar Incognito, 6 Carrer de la Fusina (map)
Metro: Jaume I (L4)
Nokia’s Global Partner and Applications Development group returns to Sotavento night club and restaurant for an experience that puts the “elation” in developer relations. Co-hosted with featured application partners, we invite our developer and designer communities to join us for a premium event in a chic and comfortable setting on the Barcelona beach boardwalk. Priority access is given for guests who have pre-registered for the Nokia App Developer Conference. No guests will be admitted without a Mobile World Conference badge.
When: Tuesday, February 26th, From 10:00 pm until late.
Metro: Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica (L4)
Recover from the hustle and bustle of MWC with our FREE Apps Fiesta organized by MagicSolver! Catch up on the events of the day, engage in a little light networking or simply relax, kick off your shoes and massage those heels as you refuel for the night ahead with drinks, nibbles and music at the exclusive Marmalade Bar. The perfect way to recharge your batteries before a night of partying, mosey on down to Carrer Riera Alta and enjoy the chilled-out vibe of our swinging, Havana-style venue – cold drinks, comfy seats and friendly hosts are waiting! Register on Eventbrite.
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Metro: Sant Antoni (L2) or Liceu (L3)
TEDxBarcelonaLive we are offering you the original TED events live in Barcelona (via live-streaming). During one day we are presenting all the talks of that day at TED2013 in Long Beach in California. The conference TED2013 will take place from February 25th until March 1st. Our event will take place on the 27th of February starting at 5:30 pm and will last until 1:00 in the morning at the Moritz Factory Barcelona (Ronda Sant Antoni 41, Barcelona). We will stream live the talks during that day. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 5:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Metro: Universitat or Sant Antoni (L2)
Barcelona is coming alive with preparations for Mobile World Congress and we are pumped about the super international TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona meetup. Barcelona.io and Wayra are delighted to be welcoming Mike and the TechCrunch team back to Barcelona. The meetup will start and 6 pm with two panels and keynotes on Mobile and VC. At 8 pm there will be a pitch competition between the following shortlisted international startups: SpotFav, OpenSignal, Tellyo, BugSense, BePark, AudioSnaps, Shpock, Bizzcall, Pockets United, Appscend, Vilynx, PixelPin Ltd, PASSNFLY, LetsLunch.com. Tickets are not available at the moment, but they will release more soon. Follow the event with the hashtag #TCMB
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 6:30 PM onwards.
Where: Torre Telefónica Diagonal 00, Plaza de Ernest Lluch i Martín, 5 (map)
Metro: Can Llima (T4)
Lewis PR @ Camp Nou
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Metro: Collblanc (L5)
The Wireless Industry Partnership is organizing for the fifth year WIP Connector, a party conceived to connect Developers at MWC. Free food and drinks, and of course, JAMEOKE, a Karaoke with a live band of developers! Make sure to register for free on Eventbrite.
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Metro: Jaume I (L4)
Here we are again in February which means only one thing – it’s time for Swedish Beers! It’s all systems go for Mobile World Congress and Heroes of the Mobile Fringe. And as part of that, your favourite networking party of the week is back to bring you more beer and more chat. This is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. No need to RSVP unless you want to. There’s no guest list, no tickets and there’s no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please.
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Metro: Liceu (L3)
When: Wednesday, February 27th, From 8:00 PM until Midnight.
Metro: Diagonal (L5)
MLOVE is planning the biggest bash ever in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress 2013. Join the MLOVE Community at Ocaña, just voted Barcelona’s No. 1 bar and club. They are expecting a sold out space as there will be space to meet, mingle and dance in a hot basement with a curious link to Berlin club connection. MLOVE MWC After Party 2013 is supported by Mercedes-Benz, Osborne Clarke, Zoobe, Stuffle and SPB TV. Tickets are now sold out on Eventbrite.
When: Thursday, February 28th, From 7:00 PM.
Metro: Liceu or Drassanes (L3)
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