A playground for tech enthusiasts – MWC Barcelona will immerse you into an interactive experience of hands on workshops to in-depth learning platforms. Join us on this four-day adventure filled with networking, education and cutting-edge exhibition. Registration will be open soon, but in the meantime learn about the different programmes and features we offer to start building your agenda.
Education in Motion
Our conference agenda is meticulously crafted from months and months of research so that we can present some of the most sought-after topics in the tech space today. You’ll also see some of the brightest leaders on the Barcelona stage. They share insight and inspire, it’s one of the best places you can learn about the industry, period.
Gain a new perspective on the cutting-edge products and services through our extensive exhibition. Take a long stroll through the exhibition halls to see a multitude of exciting device launches, innovation at work and futuristic ideas that also be present.
Say hello – Networking
At MWC, networking is GAME on. Build your professional contacts through various networking activities from specific events to mingling over a cocktail or two in the gardens.
The Startup Life
Startups, investors and companies converge at 4YFN. A startup movement that brings the movers and shakers together for three days of invaluable connections and launching new business ventures together.
Celebrate the Future
Immerse your senses in innovative imagination at xside. Discover interactive experiences of technology, design, music and art where pioneers and thinkers from converging worlds discuss the future of creativity and tech. This new & unique event takes place at 4YFN at Fira Montjuïc, in parallel to MWC Barcelona. Join us in Barcelona, start building your journey now.
Take your part in #MWC20
“Mobiles are now used by two thirds of the world’s population and global smartphone adoption will reach 80% by 2025.”
Source: GSMAi, Mobile Economy 2018
Mobile connectivity is transforming the planet and shedding light on future innovations that will change how we think about technology. Our event brings together the latest trends from more than 2,400 leading companies, with a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry. With a successful 2019 in the books, we look forward to welcoming you to our 2020 event in February.
Watch and see what happened in 2019:
MWC19 youtube video link
MWC Barcelona features extensive learning opportunities from dozens of partner-led programmes, GSMA seminars, summits and more. Everything you need to know about the industry, today and beyond, can be found here. With over 109,000 key decision-makers expected to attend, MWC promises to expand your professional network and help you achieve your goals.
Over the four days in Barcelona, we expect to see big name exhibitors, partners, enthusiastic sponsors and press. Be a part of action to get more leads for your business, this is where you NEED to be at!
Registration will be open soon, so be sure to keep checking back!
Innovative breakthroughs are happening every day in the tech and mobile world, which makes it challenging to pinpoint exactly what themes we’ll be concentrating on this year. With all this mind, our content team spent the past few months diligently researching the most cutting-edge and impactful topics for MWC Barcelona 2020. The next era in technology is limitless intelligent connectivity and we have created seven core themes that support this below.
When our 2020 agenda launches you’ll be able to sort through the event themes to find the conference keynotes, track sessions, partner events, tours, and seminars that are most relevant to you. Here is a small overview of the themes:
With a market projected to reach $70 billion by 2020, artificial intelligence is poised to have a transformative effect on consumers, enterprises, and governments around the world. AI will explore the real potential of AI, how we must manage such a profound technological revolution and its impact on our professional and personal lives.
Connectivity: The 5G Era
This theme will aim to highlight how next-generation networks will form the basis of wide-reaching value creation and economic impact. We will take a broad look at the enterprise connectivity ecosystem, from implementation, to use cases, scalable platforms, business models, spectrum, regulation, and investment to the business and cultural challenges of working with new and diverse markets/industries. Realising the full potential of global connectivity is both complex and challenging, but the opportunity is near limitless in its application and impact.
Theme Sponsor: Deloitte
Customer engagement has been a key battleground for brands, service providers and governments for decades, but its evolution and importance has accelerated in recent years driven by the internet, mobile and then smartphones. Customer Engagement will look at examples across all industries, to understand how you can set the benchmark for customer engagement, retain and gain customers and grow revenue.
Using a blend of new technologies like industrial IoT, big data, analytics, AI, robotics, 3D printing and machine learning, industries can unlock new revenue and engagement models with customers, employees and partners. Industry X will examine the challenges, opportunities, scalability and limitless potential of Industrial IoT and Digital Transformation.
Theme Sponsor: Citi
Media & Entertainment
As the appetite and expectation for AR, VR and other forms of richer immersive content grows, the impact on networks, event venues and overall consumer engagement will grow, presenting huge challenges to everyone involved in these now intertwined industries. Media & Entertainment examines the challenges, the revenue models, as well as the relationship between consumption growth and network capacity.
The world needs, now more than ever, our sector to be a fundamental contributor to creating a safe, clean and equitable world for all. Our Planet will discuss the connected technology industries responsibilities to the environment and underserved people, including the unconnected and accessibility for the disabled, among others.
Security & Privacy
Recent scandals have eroded trust in the digital ecosystem. Coupled with the growing introduction and interest in legislation around privacy and the ethics of data usage as we enter the AI era, we are at a pivotal juncture in the evolution of the Internet. Security & Privacy analyses the growing responsibilities required to create the right balance with consumers, governments, regulators and industries.
As we look forward to 2020, let’s take a step back to appreciate all the awesomeness of 2019.
Under the theme of Intelligent Connectivity, MWC19 flourished. In fact, more than 109,000 professionals from around the world gathered in Barcelona to discuss current and trending topics in the mobile industry.
With a focus on Intelligent Connectivity, MWC Barcelona focused on eight specific industry themes; Connectivity, AI, Industry 4.0, Immersive Content, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Wellness, Digital Trust and The Future. CEOs, senior executives and thought leaders from mobile operators and adjacent vertical industry organisations around the world, gathered to explore these themes while discussing key developments in the broad mobile ecosystem and their impact.
Across 10 halls and at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc, exciting companies from across a wide spectrum of industries showcased their products, technologies and services via exhibition stands and hospitality spaces. The exhibition included everything from 5G products and services, connected cars, VR, AI, IoT devices, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, privacy protection and backend solutions were on display. Visitors also explored and experienced immersive demonstrations of the most cutting-edge mobile enabled products and services in the world today at Innovation City.
For a sixth year, MWC hosted the 4 Years from Now (4YFN) programme at Fira Montjuïc. This pioneering programme, jointly developed by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and the GSMA, brought together a huge community of 23,000 attendees representing start-ups, investors and the wider mobile community for exhibition, education and networking opportunities.
Not only did attendees gain an unmeasurable amount of knowledge from the conference, seminars, summits, workshops and other features but many grew their professionals’ circles increasingly at the event through various networking opportunities.
Looking back to 2019 makes me realise that the best is yet to come. For more details on what unfolded in 2019 check out the Post Event Report here. See you all in 2020!