And so the countdown has begun: in less than a week MWC will start, and with it comes the announcements, the leading speakers, the many meetings, and of course – some incredible parties and networking events spread across the beautiful city of Barcelona.
Although many of the biggest parties are by invitation only, we have put together a list of some of the key events you can register for and attend. The DMI cocktail party on Wednesday is definitely not to be missed for a true Barcelona experience, and fantastic networking opportunity, at our offices downtown.
Here’s our list of some of the best networking events and parties of the whole week!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2014
Mobile Sunday 2014
Connect with mobile influencers, developers, investors and entrepreneurs in a relaxed social networking environment before the hectic week begins!
When: Sunday, February 23rd, From 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Where: City Hall, 2-4 Rambla de Catalunya
IOT/BCN – Internet of Things Barcelona Meetup
Expect beers, speakers, live music and a nice terrace to discover the most outstanding Internet of Things projects in Barcelona and from around the world for this special gathering during the Mobile World Congress.
When: Sunday 23rd of February 2014. From 6pm to 8.30pm
Where: Pangea- La Fosca – Doctor Trueta 113, Barcelona
Sponsored by QualComm, Barclays and Telefonica, this event promises stimulating debates about the biggest news stories in the mobile industry today. Panelists from Waze, Twillo and AIMIA amongst others.
When: Sunday 23rd of February 2014. From 7pm to 22pm
Where: Hotel Omm, Carrer del Rosselló, 265, 08008 Barcelona
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2014
Mobile Premier Awards
Appcircus will be hosting the annual Mobile Premier Awards, recognising the world’s best apps of 2013. The event will be taking place on the evening of February 24th at the legendary Sala Apolo starting at 4pm.
When: Monday, February 24th at 4pm.
Where: Sala Apolo – Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004 Barcelona, Spain.
MEF Connects MWC 2014
For the 12th year MEF is organizing the MEF Connects MWC even bigger and better for 2014. The event will take place at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and it will be an exciting night of drinks, art and entertainment and the most effective and popular networking event of the Congress.
When: Monday, February 24th, From 8PM until 1AM.
Where: The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 (map)
PG’s MWC Mobile Mixer & After Party
What MWC would be complete without a Pocket Gamer party? Well, this one certainly wouldn’t, so please do come and join PG on the evening of Monday 24th at Carmelitas from 18:30 till much later to enjoy some sangria, spicy sausage, and a slice of the finest networking action in the mobile games industry. Sign up early to avoid the queues. As with all our events, we welcome all individuals working in the games industry – just bring along your business card to gain entry on the door.
When: Monday, February 24th, From 6:30 pm to 11.00 pm.
Where: Carmelitas, Carrer del Doctor Dou.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2014
MWC Networking Gardens
You’re invited to stop by any of the eight Networking Gardens on Tuesday evening from 17:00 – 19:00, 25 February. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, as well as musical and sporting entertainment, in each Networking Garden. The party will be happening in all eight outdoor Networking Gardens: one located on the lower level (Mediterranean garden) and seven more along the Upper Walkway (Wood, Vitality, Slate, Tin, Energy, Brick, and Glass gardens).
When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 5:00pm to 7:00 pm.
Where: Networking Gardens, Fira Gran Via, Avenida de la Reina Maria Cristina (map).
Mobile Masterclass Barcelona
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.
When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 10:00 am to 1.00 pm.
Where: Cerveceria Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 (map)
DigitalGravitas – The MWC Battle: iOS vs Android
DigitalGravitas are hosting an AfterParty for all iOS and Android Developers! They are throwing a party to celebrate all that is Mobile on the 2nd night of the MWC 2014. Drinks are free so bring yourself and your iOS/Android friends along too! iOS Vs Android!
When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
Where: Cerveceria Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 (map)
Mobile Marketing Party
Learn how to make money with apps. Network globally. Have a good time. 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. Enjoy an open bar, tapas, demos, and network with the best in the industry. Then mingle late into the night with the vibrant, global app community.
When: Tuesday, February 25th, From 7:00 pm until late.
Where: Marmalade, Carrer de la Riera Alta 4-6 (map)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2014
Wearable Wednesday After Party
Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem. The goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward.
When: Wednesday, February 26 between 5 and 8pm CET.
Where: 4YFN at the Fira de Montjuich (Backyard stage)
DMI cocktail event
We will be hosting our own cocktail and networking event at theDMI offices in Barcelona, so come on down and join us after a day at MWC. Our CEO Magnus will also present the top mobile trends for 2014 as well as the biggest news from MWC this year.
When: Wednesday, February 26th, From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Where: DMI offices, Calle Bruc 49, Principal, Barcelona.
Swedish Beers, another classic Mobile World Congress side event and definately one of the most popular ones, amongst the insiders, organised by Helen Keegan.
When: Wednesday, February 26th, From 7:00 PM to 01:30 AM.
Where: Dos Trece, Calle Carme 40, Barcelona.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2014
MLOVE MWC 2014 AfterParty
Join the MLOVE mobilistas at Ocaña Barcelona for another traditional afterparty.
When: Thursday, February 27th, From 7:00 PM.
Where: Ocaña Barcelona, Plaça Reial, 13 14 15 (map).
Imagine Express Hack-a-Train 2014 Final Event
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 27th, From 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Where: Mobile World Centre, Carrer de Fontanella 2 (map)