Accessibility at MWC Barcelona

GSMA is committed to creating an accessible environment for all attendees in order to enhance their experience at MWC Barcelona 2023.

Get in touch with us

Please email GSMA at [email protected] before the event with any questions regarding accessibility at MWC23.

Getting to MWC Barcelona

Taxi

Adapted taxis can stop at the designated areas in the venue taxi ranks.

If you need an adapted taxi, get in touch with our partners, Barcelona Special Traveller – a specialised local company on accessibility support services


Private Car

  • Drop off: We have a dedicated area at the VIP car pick up/drop off area at CC3. A car sticker needs to be requested in advance. Please contact: [email protected]
  • Access: Adapted parking spaces are available in Parking B and F. Car owners must present a valid disability sticker in the car

Public Transportation

The three closest metro stations to Fira Gran Via venue have adapted elevators (Europa Fira on FGC/ L9S, Fira on L9S and Foc on L10S)

Guide dogs

If you need access to the event with a guide dog, please contact [email protected] before the event.

Companion Pass Request

Attendees who require the assistance of a companion during MWC can request a Companion Pass from GSMA up to two weeks before the event. The following rules apply to the Companion Passes:

  • The companion pass will match the badge type of the designated badge holder
  • The companion pass is not transferrable
  • The bearer of the companion pass must be accompanied by the person with an accessibility designated badge at all times
  • The companion pass holder does not have access to any events on their own
  • All registrants must pick up their own credentials by showing their photo ID at Registration (Passport or EU National ID)

Services not available at MWC Barcelona

  • Devices that are personal or individually prescribed, such as prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids or wheelchairs.
  • Services of a personal nature, such as assistance in eating, toileting or dressing, or the pushing of wheelchairs
  • Connection to sound boards
  • Push services for mobility reduced attendees
  • Interpreters to accompany individuals within the venue, satellite events or parties.

Outside of Venue Services

Barcelona Special Traveller is our specialized service provider for different inclusive services. If interested in this service, please contact [email protected]

They provide services that range from accommodations to transport, including

  • Accommodation – Advice regarding the choice of the most suitable accommodation in terms of their special needs and preferences
  • Healthcare Services – advice regarding interim medical care, nursing service, personal assistance service, pharmacy, chiropody and physiotherapy.
  • Orthopedic Services – Assistance with the hire and repair of items, for example, wheelchairs, special chairs, etc.
  • Leisure Oriented Services – Assistance with transfers, adapted quality transport, personal shopping, selecting suitable quality restaurants and rental of electric mobility buggies.
  • Meet & Greet Services – To be booked individually upon request.