Mobile World Congress 2018 will take place Monday, 26 February through Thursday, 1 March, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.
Attendees should collect their badge at the airport or one of our city centre locations in advance of the event opening, as services at the venue are limited.
The event takes place at Fira Gran Via conference facility in Barcelona, Spain. Additional activities will take place at Fira Montjuïc, located 2 kms away. Access the address and more information .
Nearly every language is spoken at the event — we have attendees from more than 200 countries. However, all event communications and signage are in English.
Official Hotel Shuttle buses are provided free-of-charge for attendees who have booked hotels through our official accommodation provider, b network, and where public transport is not available. Many, many hotels are conveniently accessed by the Barcelona Metro and FGC trains.
If you require an invitation letter to enter Spain, you’ll have the option to request one while you are registering for the event.
We recommend booking hotel and flights sooner rather than later. With airlines, you’ll find the best flight options and more seat availability the earlier you book. With hotel rooms, the sooner you book the better the location you’ll secure. We strongly recommend you book your travel using our official travel partner, b network. Not only are they very familiar with our event, they’re trusted partners who will ensure a seamless, guaranteed experience.
Not yet sure of your exact plans or when to arrive? Most attendees arrive into Barcelona the weekend before the show, in order to pick up their badge and familiarise themselves with the venue and transport routes before the event begins. MWC events officially begin Monday morning, 26 February 2018.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of Mobile World Congress attendees, both onsite at the venues and offsite as they visit the city of Barcelona. As part of our overall venue and citywide security plan, we work with the Catalan police Mossos d´Esquadra to identify and address possible security threats. Collecting attendee identification is one means to enhance our overall security plan and improve attendee security.
For further information about ID submission, please search for “ID” here
Our speaker management team will contact you to advise whether your proposal has been accepted, no later than two months before the event begins.
Conference and keynote speakers will be contacted directly by the speaker management team with instructions on how to register.
If you are speaking at an event or programme other than the official Conference programme, please contact the organiser for that event for instructions on how to register.
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