MWC is back! And, true to form, Barcinno is here for the 8th year to share your complete guide to all the official (and unofficial) Mobile World Congress parties and events for 2022.
In less than a week’s time, around 1,500 exhibitors and attendees from 183 countries will arrive in Barcelona for #MWC22, which runs from Monday, 28th February to Thursday, 3rd March 2022.
If you’re planning a party or event during this year’s MWC (or you know of a really good one) and you’d like to add it to our list, upload it directly here.
Otherwise, sit back and take a look over the official Mobile World Congress Parties and Events Guide for 2022 below. We’ll see you in sunny Barcelona next week! And of course, please be mindful of any health regulations when attending these events.
Mobile World Congress 2022 Parties & Events Guide (MWC22) – Last Update: 25.2.2022
Before The Event
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SATURDAY (26 February 2022)
We’re holding a masked dance with mystery and sequins: we won’t tell you who’ll be there or what will happen, but the spectacle will reign in all its manifestations, with experimentation and hits, electronic music and guitars, videos, poetry, and actions.
Be there ready to go with the flow—we’ll provide the masks and makeovers—and your senses alert to take it all in: unpredictable bodies, rhythm, and lighting, all specially arranged to ensure revelry and dancing, the joy of getting together and celebrating.
When: Saturday, February 26rd, From 20:00 to 00:00
Where: CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), Carrer de Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Universitat (L1)
SUNDAY (27 February 2022)
Retail Store Tours delivers immersive retail experiences designed to transform your thinking and business.
Nowhere is the scale and diversity of retail more pronounced than in Barcelona, known worldwide for its innovative artistry and artfulness. Here, retail is unbound, spilling all over the streets in a kaleidoscope of forms. Side by side with iconic stores are avant-garde pop-ups that won’t be around tomorrow. The randomness is inspirational, and it adds to the neighborhood’s excitement. We’ll show you why Barcelona is the place where old stores come to reinvent themselves.
When: Sunday, February 27th, 2022, From 10:00 to 12:30
Where: El Corte Inglés Plaça de Catalunya, Plaça de Catalunya, 14, 08002 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Catalunya (L1)
MONDAY (28 February 2022)
Come and be a part of the audience for the ‘make a team & save the planet’ challenge at imaginCafé in Barcelona!
This is a free event but there are limited tickets with a maximum of 150 attendees.
Or, to participate in the ideation workshop itself (restricted to 10 teams) register here
When: Monday, February 28th, 2022, From 19:00 to 20:00
Where: imaginCafé, Carrer de Pelai, 11, 08001 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Universitat (L1)
After a great first day of the much anticipated MWC 2022, decompress with your friends at Checkout.com and network.
We’ll be hosting a relaxed conversation with leaders in fintech to discuss where the future of payments lies, followed by drinks, food and music
We’re waiting for you! Register for free.
When: Monday, February 28th, 2022, From 18:30 to 23:00
IoT Stars is a community of IoT professionals who gather during industry events. The community consists of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, industry players, press and media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
Join IoT Stars on the first night of Mobile World Congress 2022 and meet leading IoT professionals during this networking event.
Early bird tickets are already sold out but regular tickets are still on sale for €65.
When: Monday, February 28th, 2022, From 18:00 to 21:00
Where: Valkiria Hub Space, Carrer de Pujades, 126, 08005 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Llacuna (L4)
You may remember the MEFFYS Awards of old – well in 2022 the MEFFYS takes elements of the past and introduces the new. For the first time ever the MEFFYS AWARDS will be at MWC in Barcelona with the winners of 7 categories announced LIVE on the night. Glitz, glamour, press red carpet, entertainment plus lots more.
Watch this space!
For more information about being involved contact email@example.com
When: Monday, February 28th, 2022, From 19:00 to 01:00
Where: Marina Port Vell Restaurant, Sea Garden & Terrace, 1 Moll de la Barceloneta, 08039 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Barceloneta (L4)
Meet the French Tech delegation @MWC22 and enjoy the view @Plaza Catalonia.
When: Monday, February 28th, 2022, From 20:00 to 23:30
Where: Hotel Catalonia, Carrer de Bergara, 11, 08002 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Catalunya (L1)
During the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona, a networking event will be organized for Dutch companies and conference attendees of the MWC.
After a busy day at the fair and a visit to the NL Pavilion, you can network and relax with your guests and peers during an excellent tapas buffet. The atmospheric location restaurant TEMPORAL is the setting for this unique event and opens its doors to the Dutch Community at 7 p.m.
The DMC evening is an excellent opportunity to network in a casual atmosphere while enjoying a drink and excellent tapas.
As a Dutch company, you should not miss this. So don’t wait too long and register, there are only 150 tickets available.
When: Monday, February 28th, 2022, From 19:00 to 22:00
Where: TEMPORAL Restaurant, Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 74, 08039 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Barceloneta (L4)
TUESDAY (1 March 2022)
Demium Roadshow is a series of events with the unique goal of connecting investors with the best opportunities, startups and founders.
Our team is hosting a special edition of the Roadshow, this time during 4YFN, for investors to discover some of our outstanding startups from Demium Barcelona.
Join us in an afternoon of networking, snacks and beers, while listening to the pitches of 8 top startups that have completed our Incubation Programme and raised a pre-seed round from our partner fund.
We want to give you the possibility of attending the event even if you are not in Barcelona. Select your ticket type and meet us on March 1st!
When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, From 18:30 to 22:00
Where: Hannun House, Carrer d’en Blanco, 36, 08028 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Plaça de Sants (L1)
IESE Responsible Business Club presents the 19th Doing Good Doing Well Conference on March 1st and 2nd, 2022.
We live in a world experiencing exponential environmental change that we can no longer ignore. In countries around the world we see the effects of environmental degradation, climate change as well as social inequality on an ever-increasing basis. It has become clear that we are living in a decisive decade, where the actions we take now will have a profound impact for decades to come.
Join us in exploring this year’s topic of “Game Changers”. What trends, technologies and companies that are rapidly accelerating positive change across industries and will be a feature of your career in the future.
We are excited to bring you experts from across different industries to discuss Game Changers in impact investing, sustainable food, circular economy, education, blue oceans and more.
The conference will consist of keynote speakers, panels, workshops, company presentations, coffee chats and networking opportunities.
Some of the organisations attending include CDC Group, Unilever, World Economic Forum, Patagonia, Urban Outfitters and more.
Full agenda and speaker list will be announced here soon.
Tickets are €20.
When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 14:00 to Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 at 19:00
Where: IESE Business School (North Campus), Avinguda de Pearson, 21, 08034 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Reina Elisenda (L12) or Zona Universitària (L3)
WEDNESDAY (2 March 2022)
The Venture Leaders Mobile startups – as members of the Swiss National Startup Team – have a clear-cut goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step towards their global expansion. The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the world’s largest and most important event in the mobile and connectivity industry and therefore the ideal place to connect with industry leaders and investors.
A unique investor roadshow in Barcelona, this is a deep dive into the global mobile scene through an intensive program and an opportunity for personal development:
- Access to the Mobile World Congress and a exclusive exhibitor booth at the Startup Conference 4YFN
- Exclusive pitching and networking with investors and industry leaders at the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona and the Venturelab Trophy
- Private pitching and feedback sessions with top investors and industry leaders
- Social and networking events
- Support for personal business development activities during the stay
Those eligible to participate:
- Founding and managing members of Swiss-based startups
- Ready to grow their business in the Europe/Worldwide with international investors
- Building a global mobile startup in, for example: intelligent connectivity (IOT, 5G, AI), telecommunication (cloud, security, virtualization), digital health or fintech, etc.
Face-to-face session with Tania Maurino
In this 2-hour workshop with Tania Maurino, we will discover what your brain needs to achieve your goals and dreams. Use neuroscience to get into your entrepreneurial mindset!
Tickets cost €20 and are available for participation either in person or online.
When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, From 18:00 to 20:00
Where: Talent Garden Barcelona, Carrer de Ramon Turró, 169, A, 08005 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Llacuna (L4)
To celebrate the closing of this year’s MWC, Mutter Ventures invites you to the Mutter TechFest space of the official Tech Barcelona party.
Mutter Ventures sponsors the official Tech Barcelona party, so you can say goodbye to the MWC in style.
We will have an exclusive area for all our collaborators and their guests.
Download your ticket and create synergies in the best environment.
When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, From 21:30
Where: Sutton Club Barcelona, Carrer de Tuset, 13, 08006 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Diagonal (L3 or L5)
THURSDAY (3 March 2022)
This in-person IEEE workshop will investigate sustainability issues and opportunities for next-generation (6G) communication networks.
IEEE is hosting a free in-person workshop focused on forging a path to sustainable 6G. This workshop, organized by the IEEE Future Networks Initiative and sponsored by VMware, is aimed at bringing together researchers, scientists, technology experts, and stakeholders from industry, governments and academia. It will be held in the backdrop of Mobile World Congress on Thursday, 3 March 2022 at Hotel 1898 in the heart of Barcelona.
Tackling sustainability is one of the most important challenges of today, and future networks have a crucial role to play. The increased demand for data caused by our growing population and its seemingly limitless need for high-speed information will be a driver for massive energy consumption in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) industry.
To make sustainable networks a reality, we need to evolve each part of the network. This workshop is expected to serve as a catalyst to
- Investigate and identify requirements for sustainable next-generation communication networks
- Discuss future trends to identify new research areas and opportunities for innovation, targeting the 6G (next ten years) timeframe
For a more detailed look at the experts, visit the event page on the Future Networks website.
Tickets are free but space is limited.
When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, From 09:00 to 18:00
Where: Hotel 1898, La Rambla, 109, 08002 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Catalunya (L1) or Liceu (L3)
We invite you to learn first-hand about the experience of key representatives in the Spanish start-up ecosystem and their vision of the current business landscape next Thursday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Digitizing the Spanish startup ecosystem event, organized by Delvy and Peoplewalking.
We will share the success story of PlátanoMelón and they will tell us how, in an environment where changes happen faster and innovation leads the way, flexible solutions that adapt and scale easily are required.
At the event we will open a round table in which we will discuss the digitalization of business processes and current market challenges in which they will participate:
Jaime Soliva – CFO at Heura Foods
Alex Giralt – CFO at Lodgify
Alex Diaz – Head of Digital Treasury en Impress
We will close the session with Snacks & Drinks to share impressions in the Aticco Verdaguer patio.
Book your place now and don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about the experiences of successful start-ups, take part in inspiring talks and network.
When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, From 17:30 to 20:00
Where: Aticco Verdaguer – El teu coworking a Gràcia, de Provença, 339, 08037 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Verdaguer (L4 & L5)
✉️ Club GLOBALS cordially invites you to an exclusive gathering on the motive of MWC22 & 4YFN on 🗓 3rd March 7 pm at Club GLOBALS Barcelona Rooftop.
👥 Let’s connect with nice views of Sagrada Familia, the 360-degree city skyline, and sunset with Drinks and BBQ Argentinian Style.
🎟 Please get your ticket to access and get a FREE Discovery Ticket for MWC22 and a unique NFT.MarioPaladini.com!
👕 Dress Code: Come as you are!
😷 Take care of Covid regulations
ℹ️ Limited Places – Save your place now!
Tickets are free for members or €20 for non-members, both including the Argentinian BBQ
When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, From 19:30 to 23:50
Where: Club GLOBALS Barcelona Rooftop, Carrer Lepant 190, 08013 Barcelona (Map)
Metro: Monumental (L2)