2017 Highlights & More

Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest and best mobile industry event comprising of a massive exhibition, an award-winning conference, amazing networking opportunities, partner programmes, the Glomo Awards, 4YFN and much, much more. A B2B event for anyone and everyone in mobile and those in adjacent industries who want to discover how mobile technology can benefit their industries.

MWC is so much more than just a show, it showcases how mobile is changing the foundation of the world today and creating a better future. And if you think about it, in this super-connected universe it’s hard to think of a business that doesn’t have a mobile component. Just about anyone will find relevant learning and networking opportunities to make the trip to Barcelona worthwhile. If you’re still on the fence, here are some great reasons to attend:

Record-breaking attendance:

  • 108,000 attendees came through the door, from over 208 countries, an increase of 7% over 2017
  • Unparalleled quality of attendees: C-Level/Board/VP/Directors represented 58% of all attendees and 74% of all conference attendees in 2017
  • More than 6,100 CEOs were in attendance
  • Attendance among women grew to 23% from 21% over 2016

Cutting-edge exhibition:

  • Representing every facet of the ecosystem, more than 2,300 companiesparticipated to bring our attendees the newest technologies and most innovative products available
  • Exhibitors came from 73 countries occupying over 115,000 square metres of net exhibition and hospitality space

Award-winning conference:

  • Unparalleled roster of speakers shared their views of the future of the mobile industry: 320 speakers – 11 keynotes sessions and 36 track sessions
  • Featuring speakers from consumer brands, mobile organisations, mobile operators and industries touched by the mobile market — including advertising, banking, health, NGOs, entertainment and education

Returning this year was a robust schedule of partner programmes. We collaborated with 29 industry partners to deliver events, user conferences, trainings, and forums for thousands of attendees. These programmes covered many topics in the mobile ecosystem, from advertising, banking and gaming to health, education and media.

2017 was quite a year, but onwards to another successful MWC in 2018. Here is a sampling of some of the exciting events & programmes coming to Barcelona in February:

To learn more about MWC and the 2018 event, take a look at our website to see why this is a must attend event for you!