With Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019 around the corner, we give you the list of the top places to learn, mingle, network, exchange the thoughts and ideas, sip sangria, taste local tapas and experience some unforgettable moments.

Sunday, February 24th

Mobile Sunday 2019

Mobile Sunday is back! It’s an opportunity for local and visiting entrepreneurs, investors and other mobile industry stakeholders to get together for inspiring talks and lively discussions over beers and great food in a fantastic setting.

When: 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Where: Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, C/Rosselló 515

ClickBid Barcelona

Enjoy this networking event with a rooftop view and free drinks.

When: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: The Gates Barcelona Hotel rooftop

Monday, February 25th

Redefining Inclusion

GSMA Intelligence reports that by 2025, six billion citizens will be mobile subscribers. The question is, though, as mobile continues to bridge the social and digital divide, does the rise in subscriptions genuinely mean greater inclusion?

When:  10:00-11:00 a.m.

Where: Hall 4 – Auditorium A

4YFN Innovators Coffee Tables 

Sip on a latte and meet likeminded people discussing some of the most important topics in tech.

When: Every day from 10:30 a.m.

Where: The Discovery Area

Digital Transformation: Reinventing Your Customer Relationships

Come and witness digital transformation as it opens up the opportunity for companies to engage with their customers in new ways.

When: 11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Where: Hall 4 – Auditorium 3

Keynote 3: Immersive Content

The entertainment and content industry going through a tremendous period of change and disruption, as the means of distribution has dramatically shifted to mobile networks and devices, enabling disruptive new players and high-scale business models.

When:  2:30-3:00 p.m.

Where: Hall 4 – Auditorium 1

RCS Business Messaging: Intelligently Transforming Consumer Experiences Seminar

This seminar is all about the current state of play of RCS and the business messaging market; the results of live RCS campaigns; the commercial opportunities and market potential of this platform; the strategic vision for RCS, and much more. 

When: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: CC1 Seminar Theatre, Fira Gran Via

The Business of Creating Amazing Consumer Experiences

Traditional marketing or immersive experiences that create memorable and emotional connections with a brand? Let’s find out!

When:  4:00-4:45 p.m.

Where: Hall 4 – Auditorium 2

Global Mobile Awards

The GLOMOs give awards for categories in Mobile Tech, Consumer, Social Good and more.

When: 5:10 p.m.

Where: Innovation City, Hall 4

4YFN Networking Drinks

Meet up with your new contacts and enjoy a refreshing drink together.

When: Every day from 6 p.m.

Where: The Damm Food Court

Transparent – Adtech Party MWC 2019

Free cocktails and canapés at a secret Barcelona bar. Come and join Tappx and Pixalate for a dazzling, mysterious cocktail party.

When: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: Secret Bar

MWC Holland House Dinner Xperience

Be a guest at the MWC Barcelona Holland House Dutch dinner. On the menu: premium food, informal networking and discussions on digitization and the impact of 5G on mobility. Bon appétit.

When:  8:00-10:30 p.m.

Where: The Chipirón, Muelle de España 5

Tuesday, February 26th

How ‘Human’ Is Your Brand?

All you need to know about personalized messaging.

When: 1:05-1:40 p.m.

Where: Fira Montjuïc Hall 8 – Agora Stage

Customer Journey Analysis In The Fashion Industry

Join a lively conversation about cross-device multichannel tracking and influencer marketing measurables.

When: 5:00-5:45 p.m.

Where: Fira Montjuïc Hall 8 – Garden Stage

VC Night After Mobile World Congress

VC consists of an open mic and engaging networking sessions. Hosted by Startup Grind in partnership with Google for Startups.

Early-bird tickets are available for €6,30 and the price increases as the date approaches.

When: From 7:00 p.m.

Where: Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, C/Rosselló 515

Mobile Marketing Mixer 2019

Mobile Marketing Magazine and Masterclassing‘s Mobile Marketing Mixer offer a unique opportunity to connect with other Mobile World Congress participants and guests at the spectacular Cerveceria Moritz—a unique building, transformed from the old Moritz beer factory. Enjoy an open bar, light buffet and music.

You can get a general entry ticket for free and hope to beat the queues or buy a guaranteed entry ticket starting at €50.

When: From 8 p.m.

Where: Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona 39 – 41 Ronda de Sant Antoni

Wednesday, February 27th

AI In Advertising

Martin Chow, VP marketing at Google, said, ‘AI and machine learning could get us closer to of one of advertising’s most-sought goals: relevance at scale.’ Learn about reducing ad fraud and leveraging machine learning to optimize campaigns.

When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Hall 4 – Auditorium 5

Navigating Social Media: How Today’s Biggest Brands Are Building With Location

Bersabel Tadesse, a director of product at Mapbox, speaks about leveraging location in social media.

When: 3:45-4:00 p.m.

Where: Fira Montjuïc Hall 8 – Garden Stage

Future Networks: 5G Cloud XR Summit

The future is closer than you think. See for yourself at 5G Cloud XR Summit, which will cover augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), and simulated reality (SR).

When: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Where: CC1 Seminar Theatre, Fira Gran Via

Salesforce Reception at MWC19

Treat yourself to exquisite hors-d’oeuvres, refreshing drinks and lively entertainment, while mingling with executives, partners and industry peers in one of the networking gardens.

When: 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Where: Salesforce Garden

“Friction Free” Networking Reception

Clear invites you for an evening of Friction Free Everything: “friction free” cocktails and lively conversations about friction free contracts and payments between companies.

When: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Where: Networking Hub – South Village

Flutter Special Meetup

Party with Google’s Flutter!

(To be confirmed) 

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Wallapop office, Meridiana 89 – 6th floor

VR/AR Association Executive Dinner

Meet and dine with the executives from Intel, Nestlé, Pico-Interactive, Visyon, VRARA and more.

Ticket prices are 100€ for VRARA-members and 135€ for non-members.

When: 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: Hotel H10 Casa Mimosa, Carrer de Pau Claris 179

TechTribe Networking Event

Meet international talent from different fields, as well as local and foreign startups. Talks, fireside chats and live music in a beautiful beachfront space in the trendy Barceloneta neighborhood.

When: 7:00-11:30 p.m.

Where: Roto Barcelona 74 Passeig de Joan de Borbó

Swedish Beers – #14 Barcelona Edition, 2019

Casual networking event with a lot of beer. 

When: 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Where: Bar Muy Buenas Carrer Carme, 63

Thursday, February 28th

Women4Tech Summit

The Women4Tech summit brings together thought leaders from across the mobile tech industry to share their valuable insights and game-changing outcomes.

When: 8:45 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Where: Hall 4, Auditorium A

Data Privacy: How Consumers Truly Feel

Join to find out:

  • How to recognize consumer views on data privacy through their digital behavior
  • The business challenges and opportunities associated with data privacy
  • How brands and businesses can leverage data privacy to build trust with their consumers

When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Hall 8 – NEXTech Theatre B