Mobile World Congress 2014: Barcelona’s Events And Parties Guide

Don’t let this beautiful spring weather fool you, a hurricane is descending on our fair city in a mere 8 days. Mobile World Congress 2014 promises to be bigger and badder than years past and will soon deliver 80,000 mobile professionals from every corner of the globe.  For one glorious week, the mobile world will drop everything and head to Barcelona to mix, mingle and show off their latest innovations that will be launching in 2014.

Now, even if you have a ticket, don’t expect to see everything.  The Mobile World Congress is far too big to take it all in. Instead, be strategic and choose your agenda carefully.  And when the day is over, the real fun begins. Here is your menu for the Mobile World Congress 2014 events and parties:

The Unofficial Mobile World Congress Events and Parties Guide

“Because the real business happens at the bar”

SUNDAY

Mobile Sunday 2014

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Just one day before the official kick-off of the Mobile World Congress, Mobile Sunday is back for the 9th year  to connect with mobile influencers, developers, investors and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, social networking environment before the blowout week begins! The event will take place Sunday 23rd of February 2014, in the heart of Barcelona.

The event is FREE but pre-Registration is strictly required here.

When: Sunday, February 23rd, From 6:00 pm to midnight.

Where: City Hall, Rambla Catalunya 2-4 (map)

Metro: Plaça Catalunya (L1, L3)

 

ShowStoppers @ MWC14

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ShowStoppers organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. The seventh-annual ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress is the press event for the wireless world. ShowStoppers combines a product showcase, hands-on demos, and a relaxed reception into one special event with buffet dinner and open bars. Journalists arrive and meet with exhibitors at their convenience, working their way around the room. Exhibitors arrive 2 to 3 hours prior to the event to set up and grab a bite to eat. If you are interested in the event dowload the brochure here.

When: Sunday, February 23rd, From 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Where: To Be Confirmed

 

The Best Of British Mobile Startups

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The UK has a longstanding reputation of innovation and entrepreneurship in the mobile sector. As a curtain raiser to Mobile World Congress, UK Trade & Investment, the UK Government’s trade and investment organisation, is showcasing a number of UK early stage companies at this pitching event, followed by networking, in Central Barcelona on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

When: Sunday, February 23rd, From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Where: a short walk from Liceu, register to find out

Metro: Liceu (L3)

 

Barcelona IoT Meetup at Pangea

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With the Mobile World Congress in the city we would like to make an exceptional networking event with the MWC attendants, Internet of Things entrepreneurs and local makers the evening before opening doors. Beers, Internet of Things speakers, live music and a nice terrace to discover the most outstanding Internet of Things projects in Barcelona and around the world. Welcome to the future!

When: Sunday, February 23rd, From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Where: Pangea co-working, Doctor Trueta 113 (map)

Metro: Bogatell (L4)

 

Innovation on the Fringe

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Ease into the week by spending Sunday afternoon, 23 February 2014, with us looking at mobile innovation from all aspects of mobile. Short talks, demos and plenty opportunities to mingle with your fellow mobilists, this relaxed session should whet your appetite for what will be a fantastic week in Barcelona.

When: Sunday, February 23rd, From 14:30

Where: Le Rouge BCN, Avenida Diagonal 337 (map)

Metro: Verdaguer (L4 & L5)

 

MONDAY

Mobile Premier Awards

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This competition powered by AppCircus is the largest open and global cross-platform app competition in the mobile industry, it provides the point of reference for the startup and developer community during Mobile World Congress. The event will take place during the evening of February 24th at Sala Apolo, on the famous Rambla of Barcelona, and will feature winning apps from Appcircus events and Appcircus challenges from 2013.

The Mobile Premier Awards are FREE to attend, register here. Here you will have the chance to meet developers from all over the world competing for the best app of the year.

When: Monday, February 24th, From 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Where: Sala Apolo, Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113 (map).

Metro: Paral·lel (L2/L3)

 

Bubble Over Barcelona

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This year, the third annual Bubble Over Barcelona (BOB) mixer will take place in a very majestic, modernist building from 1906 located on scenic Paseo de Gracia, in the Eixample area. The goal of the event is to connect influencers from around the world with mobile innovators from brands large and small while in town for MWC. The evening event will kick off with an intimate dinner for the sponsors, followed by a cocktail party for invited guest with a mojito bar, a sherry cocktail bar, and maybe a bit of absinthe.

It’s an INVITE ONLY event, but soon BOB will release the first batch of partners and open the RSVP list! Follow @bobmwc for more details.

When: Monday, February 24th, From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Where: Paseo de Gracia (map).

Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2/L4)

 

MEF Connects MWC 2014

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For the 12th year MEF is organizing the legendary event on the first night of MWC: MEF Connects MWC! For the second year the event will take place at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and will bring together over 600 international members and invited VIP guests from across the global mobile value chain. The event is sponsored by American Express, TIMWE and Mobitrans.

This is a MEMBER and INVITE-ONLY event, all member companies have been allocated a fixed number of tickets and have received instructions on how to register their attendees online. You can sign up here to register your interest in the event.

When: Monday, February 24th, From 8:00 pm until 1:00 AM.

WhereThe Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Plaça dels Àngels, 1
 (map)Metro: Universitat (L1/L2) or Liceu (L3)

 

Heroes of the Mobile Fringe: Annual Ladies Lunch

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Heroes of the Mobile Fringe is teaming up with Ellas2.0 for their annual Ladies Lunch at Le Rouge BCN.  The lunch is a chance for us ladies to get together for an hour or so over a relaxed lunch and chew the fat with our peers. Priority will be given to ladies to attend. If there’s room, then we’ll be able to have some gentlemen join us too. We have a little more room this year as we’re in a different venue and the lunch will be buffet/tapas style.

When: Monday, February 24th, from 12:30-14:30

Where: Le Rouge BCN, Avenida Diagonal 337 (map)

Metro: Verdaguer (L4 & L5)

 

StartApp iCocktail 

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StartApp is a mobile advertising platform founded in 2010 that helps developers distribute their apps and monetize their growth, and they want to have dinner with you. Sign up here. 

When: Monday, February 24th, from 19h-23h

Where: Luzia, c/Pintor Fortuny 1 (map)

Metro: Liceu (L3)

 

Mobile Growth Hacks

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What better time than the Mobile World Congress to turn the spotlight on user acquisition on mobile devices and close the gap between web and mobile growth.  Come join Barcelona’s Growth Hackers for an exclusive evening with product/growth & UX fanatic, Andree Huk.

When: Monday, February 24th, 19:00

Where: itnig HQs, c/ Àlaba 61, 5-2, Barcelona (map)

Metro: Bogatell (L4)

 

Millennial Media Mixer Monday @MWC

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Millennial Media, the mobile-first digital advertising platform, invites you to come mix & mingle in the trendy Born district of Barcelona on Monday, February 24th. Sign up here.

When: Monday, February 24th, 19:00 – 23:00

Where: The Mix, c/Commerç 21, Barcelona (map)

Metro: Arc de Triumf (L1), Jaume I (L4)

 

App Developers Alliance Startup Party

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Tech start-ups can meet up with the Application Developers Alliance to watch a live streaming of Mark Zuckerberg’s MWC keynote and enjoy tapas and drinks with other like-minded entrepreneurs.

When: Monday, February 24th, 18:00 – 22:00

Where: Moritz Factory (Tank Room), Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 (map)

Metro: Universitat (L1, L2)

 

Mobile Monday Founders & VIP Mixer

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You are hearby cordially invited to meet MobileMonday Founders and Leaders from around the globe. MobileMonday Belfast, Brussels, Silicon Beach, Silicon Valley, and Tokyo have organized a fun night of drinks tapas and networking with the worlds largest community of mobile developers and entrepreneurs.

When: Monday, February 24th, 20:00 – midnight

Where: Rossini Restaurante Italiano, 13 Plaça Reial (map)

Metro: Liceu (L3)

 

TUESDAY

Mobile Masterclass Barcelona

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The Mobile Brand Masterclass will show senior brand executives how they can deploy the latest mobile marketing tools and techniques to generate new business and retain loyal customers across all touchpoints. Core themes range from transactional mobile apps and tablet strategies to mobile sites, mobile CRM and mobile advertising. At the free to attend, half-day event, delegates will hear from mobile experts during a brief initial presentation, before moving to a more in-depth consultation during the round-table discussions.  Register here.

When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 10:00 am to 1.00 pm.

WhereCerveceria Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 (map)

Metro: Universitat/Sant Antoni (L2)

 

GSMA Global Mobile Awards Cerimony

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The Awards presentation will take place at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 as part of the conference programme. The 2014 Awards Shortlist will be announced at the end of January. The Global Mobile Awards Ceremony is open to all shortlisted companies and is included in Platinum, Gold, Silver Passes and media who have been accredited to attend MWC.

When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

WhereFira Gran Via, Avenida de la Reina Maria Cristina, Hall 4, Conference Village,Auditorium 1 (map).

Metro: Pl. Espanya (L1/L3/L8)

 

Barca Starta 2014

The Barca Starta is back for another year. The event, showcasing 10 shortlisted mobile marketing startups, will take place on 25 February. Each finalist will have three minutes to tell their story in front of an audience of VCs and mobile specialists. They will also be featured on the Mobile Marketing website in the run up to the main event.

Entries are closed but you can still attend the event.

When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

WhereCerveceria Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 (map)

Metro: Universitat/Sant Antoni (L2)

 

Pioneers Unplugged Barcelona

Pioneers Unplugged Barcelona

Pioneers Unplugged is an evening full of tech talks, and networking with entrepreneurs, coders, builders, and other troublemakers. Get INSPIRED by local and regional pioneers. Become EMPOWERED. Meet and CONNECT with local and international entrepreneurs, startups, and investors.

When:  Tuesday, February 25th, From 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Where: Twentytú Hi-tech Hostel, Carrer de Pamplona 114 (map)

Metro: Glóries (L1) or Marina (L1)

 

Mobile Marketing Party

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International app developers, marketing experts, startup founders, and industry leaders will join together at the Mobile Marketing Party to discuss strategies, tools, and tips to generate revenue with apps. The night will kick-off with an open bar and tapas. From 20:00-21:00 learn how to make money on mobile through world-class demos. Then mingle late into the night with the vibrant, global app community.

With a limited capacity, the Mobile Marketing Party is one of the hottest tickets in town. You can buy your ticket here for 10$

When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 7:00 pm until late.

WhereMarmalade, Carrer de la Riera Alta 4-6 (map)

Metro: Sant Antoni (L2) or Liceu (L3)

 

Mobile Marketing Mixer Party

Look no further than the Mobile Marketing Mixer, which will be hosted at the spectacular Cerveceria Moritz, a unique building, transformed from the old Moritz beer factory into one of Barcelona’s coolest venues. An open bar, light buffet and great music will be sure to make the night one to remember. With only 300 tickets to give away, the Mobile Marketing Mixer is set to be one of the hottest tickets in town. Click here to register your ticket on eventbrite.

When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 8:00 pm until 1:00 am.

WhereCerveceria Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 (map)

Metro: Universitat or Sant Antoni (L2)

 

Changing Lives Through Mobile

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As mobile phone penetration grows, device pricing comes down, and broadband expands, “mobile for development” has evolved to where valuable commercial services address social issues without sacrificing profit.  This interactive workshop will showcase how innovative mobile services can change lives and build markets. RSVP here.

When: Tuesday, February 25, from 18:30-20:30

Where: Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) (map)

Metro: Universitat (L1, L2)

 

Glasselona – Google Glass at Mobile World Centre 

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We’re thrilled to announce Glasselona – an exclusive event held during Mobile World Congress 2014, hosted at the fantastic Mobile World Centre venue in the heart of Barcelona, in association with Movistar.

When: Tuesday, February 25, at 22:00

Where: Mobile World Centre: Street: Fontanella num 2. (map)

Metro: Catalunya (L1, L3)

 

WEDNESDAY

Swedish Beers

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Here we are again in February which means only one thing – it’s time for Swedish Beers! Your favourite networking party of the week is back to bring you more beer and more chat. This is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. No need to RSVP unless you want to. There’s no guest list, no tickets and there’s no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please.

When: Wednesday, February 26th, From 7:00 PM until late

WhereDosTrece Restaurant Lounge, Calle Carme 40 (map)

Metro: Liceu (L3)

 

Wearable Wednesday Barcelona

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Find out the state of the wearable economy at the inaugural WWBCN event on Wednesday, February 26 at the 4YFN Festival at the Fira de Montjuic and meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs,demo wearable products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.

When: Wednesday, February 26 from 17h-20h

Where: Fira de Barcelona, Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina (map)

Metro: Plaça Espanya (L1, L3)

 

Entrepreneurs Afterparty with Voz.io 

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Barcelona bursts with energy during MWC every year and this year we are hosting a meetup for fellow entrepreneurs who can meet, mingle, network, have some beers and share their experiences.What are you waiting for? Join the afterparty now, beers are on voz.io , who recently launched their startup.

When: Wednesday, February 26 from 20h-23h

Where: Restaurant Rambla, La Rambla 70 (map)

Metro: Liceu (L3)

 

Wayra VIP Dinner & Afterparty

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On Wednesday, February 26th, Wayra organizes a VIP Dinner & Afterparty that will take place @Mobile World Centre starting at 21:45h, where you will have the chance to connect with international mentors, investors, guest speakers and other key figures in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s an INVITE-ONLY event.

When: Wednesday 26th, at 21.45h – late

Where: Mobile World Centre: Street: Fontanella num 2. (map)

Metro: Plaça Catalunya (L1, L3)

 

THURSDAY

MLOVE MWC 2014 After Party

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MLOVE is back with the biggest afterparty bash ever in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress 2014.. Join the MLOVE Community at Ocaña, voted Barcelona’s No. 1 bar and club. MLOVE is expecting a sold out club as last year last year there were 400+ people on the waitlist. There will be space to meet, mingle and dance in a hot basement with a curious link to Berlin club connection.  The first drink is free!

You can subscribe to the wailist for free until January 27th, after that tickets will be at €20.00 onEventbrite.  To bypass the wait list use promo code MLOVE-FB-2014 to register.

When: Thursday, February 27th, From 7:00 PM until 2:00 AM.

WhereOcaña Barcelona, Plaça Reial, 13 14 15 (map).

Metro: Liceu or Drassanes (L3)

 

Imagine Express Hack-a-Train 2014 Final Event

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A 4-day train ride to Barcelona to London by way of Paris culminates back in Barcelona for a presentation event featuring the Mayor of Barcelona and the latest mobile apps from the Hackatrain. Pick up your tickets here.

When: Thursday, February 27 from 18h-21h

Where: Mobile World Centre, Plaça Catalunya (map)

Metro: Plaça Catalunya (L1, L3)

 

Now, I’m sure we missed a whole helluva lot, so send us your Mobile World Congress 2014 events and we’ll post up here pronto.  See you in a week!

Thanks to M-TrendsMobPartner and, of course, the one & only Adriana Freitas.

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