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2018-01-24

Mobile World Congress

by Uma Suites

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is held once a year in Barcelona (since 2005 and until 2023) and it is one of the most important events that the city hosts. It is the world's largest convention for the mobile industry and every year it gathers more than 100,000 attendees that are looking forward to a week of conferences, presentations, meetings and media events.

The MWC 2019 will take place between February 25 and February 28 and the city is ready for it. 

Since it is such a big and important event due to its success over the years, most Barcelona hotels and tourist apartments are fully booked during the congress. Actually, booking in advance is almost mandatory if you want to find a good accommodation in Barcelona for the MWC. With Uma Suites you will be able to choose between several apartments in the centre of the city that will help you feel comfortable and relaxed after a long day at the convention.  

Useful information about the MWC

The MWC is organised by the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. It will take place in Fira Gran Via, located on Joan Carles I Avenue in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, right next to Barcelona. However, the MWC also includes an event called 4YFN (4 Years From Now), a startup business platform of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, which is a foundation that works to position Barcelona as a reference digital hub globally and that is the official host of the Mobile World Congress as well. Fira Montjuïc, on Avenida Maria Cristina and next to Plaça d'Espanya is the chosen location for the 4YFN.

On every edition of the MWC, industry leaders attend the event to showcase and exchange ideas and, of course, to network. If you are one of the lucky attendees of the convention this 2019, you will be able to connect with hundreds of companies and brands as important as Google, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Alibaba or Telefonica, among many others. To make sure you don't miss any speech or conference and to know where and when everything is happening, the best you can do is check the Mobile World Congress program. 

MWC is even more than it seems...

The congress is also working on reaching not only experts but also general public, and in order to do it they offer different experiences in several locations. YoMo Barcelona, The Youth Mobile Festival is held between February 26 and March 1 in La Farga de l'Hospitalet. On the same MWC there is the movement known as Women4Tech, which offers attendees sessions focused on diversity in the mobile and tech industry. This year, there will also be what has been named Next Gen Innovation, a space to see next generation technology, and promote innovation, investigation and forward-thinking companies. 

How to get to the MWC

Getting to any of the locations where the MWC and its related events and conventions will take place is easy from the centre of Barcelona, either by car or with public transport. Staying in the city centre during the MWC is one of the best options: you will be able to get to the main venues in around 30 minutes (depending on traffic) and you will also be staying near the most emblematic locations of Barcelona. And, of course, you will have great restaurants, shops and all the services you might need next door. 

Uma Suites has many luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona. If you choose to book with us, you will be staying in a modern and comfortable apartment located in the heart of the city. Perfect to relax and rest after a huge event like the MWC.