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The world’s biggest connectivity event goes fully hybrid

This year you can connect in-person or online. From technicians and regulators, to founders and government delegations – whether it’s with a click of a button, a smile on screen, a friendly elbow bump, or a knowing nod, 2021 offers even more ways to seal that deal with the most influential attendees.

While there’s nothing that can beat face-to-face interaction to build truly strong relationships, the addition of digital products that aid virtual attendance allows connecting to become easier, more accessible and even smarter.

On the 28 June - 01 July 2021, MWC Barcelona will still be the place where our industry gathers to create connected impact for a thriving society. But now, it’s also the place where you can connect with industry decision makers attending in-person and logged on online too.

Get business done ­– In Barcelona, or from wherever you are in the world.


The entire breadth of the connectivity sector will gather at MWC Barcelona, physically and virtually

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Live with UNDP and GSMA: Connectivity rights in the digital age

Digital technologies connect us in ways previously unimaginable. Internet access and the ability to shift to the ‘online’ has changed the way we live, socialize, work, produce and manage data – be it enabling a phone call to loved ones, delivering life changing digital services, enabling new businesses and industries, empowering less advantaged communities and democratising information and knowledge.

In this livestream we bring powerhouses: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the GSMA together to discuss pathways for building an inclusive digital society, ones that maximize the opportunities from connectivity, understand the risks, and act to protect human rights.


  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Katy Thompson, Head, Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights, Crisis Bureau, UNDP

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The bold, the brave and the really, really big

One venue, one ticket, one huge opportunity. This year, for the first time, 4YFN is in the heart of MWC Barcelona. So the most influential startup event in the world is now inside the world’s biggest gathering of key decision makers in the connectivity industry!

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Why attend MWC Barcelona

MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential exhibition for the connectivity industry. In 2019, up to 2,400 exhibitors, 8,000 CEOs and 59% of the industries’ most important decision makers gathered here. And now we’re back for 2021. It’s the place where you can make remarkable connections with everyone who’s anyone – all under one roof. Here’s why you should attend:

“There are no limits when you have a natural calling”

We caught up with Ana Maiques, CEO of Neuroelectrics, a company that’s working to minimize brain disabilities and improve the quality of life for patients. Read the story of Ana’s journey from a bankrupt company in Belgium, to a thriving startup operating out of Barcelona and Boston, and discover how sometimes the worst situations bring us opportunities to redefine and reinvent ourselves. Also, find out what her curious headpiece choice is all about!

*Ana Maiques will be Keynoting at 4YFN Barcelona this Summer*

Read the full interview here

Exhibiting at MWC Barcelona

“It’s a pretty global gathering and it's great to see MWC Barcelona and 4YFN being such a magnet for people from all over.”

Jens Riegelsberger UX Director, Google

Staying safe at MWC

When it comes to safety, we put you first. Here’s our health and safety measures that everyone will need to follow:

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5G and beyond Discover our themes for 2021

MWC Barcelona is all about Connected Impact, our key theme for this event which encompasses the most ground-breaking technology of today – and explores how it can shape the way we live tomorrow.

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