Are you one of those people who just can’t wait to get your hands on the latest mobile apps? If so, be sure to make your way the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 25th-28th for the world’s largest exhibition in the mobile industry! With more than 70,000 people expected to attend this year’s edition, representing more than 200 countries, you will have the chance to check out the latest gaming technologies and must-have mobile apps set to take the technological world by storm.
What: GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013
When: February 25-28
Where: Fira Gran Via Barcelona
Looking Ahead at the Mobile Future
The GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is a great opportunity to get an in-depth look at the endless effects that mobile technology can have on the world as we know it. The theme of this year’s event is the ‘New Mobile Horizon’, which explores the future of mobiles throughout various aspects of the 4-day event including product exhibitions, conferences and keynote speeches by leading industry professionals like Randall Stephenson (President and CEO, AT&T) and René Oberman (CEO, Deutsche Telekom).
Don’t think of yourself as much of a ‘techie’? There is still plenty to see and do even if you’re not familiar with high-tech jargon and the inner workings of the mobile industry. You can browse over the latest products, the newest games or simply take advantage of the free WiFi on offer at the state-of-the-art venue, Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via.
The 2013 Mobile World Congress will be home to more than 1,500 leading suppliers of mobile devices and over 12,000 application developers spread over 8 exhibition halls, each divided into different zones and pavilions. Here are a few of our favorites:
- App Planet Exhibition (Hall 8.1): Looking to mix, mingle and network? Then be sure to head to the App Planet Exhibition Hall for the latest advances in applications and app-based products. Hosting more than 200 stands, plus endless hallway space, ideal for a quick chat with an industry friend or prospective client, this section should not be missed!
- mPowered Brands Zone (Hall 8.1): This area of the MWC is dedicated to mobile marketing and how to use it to boost brand awareness. Get the latest tips from industry experts providing insights on ‘mobile marketing excellence’.
- Country Pavilions: Time to branch out and do business with new international partners? With more than 30 countries represented at the Mobile World Congress 2013, this is your perfect opportunity. Marked by country flag, each of these stalls will offer various solutions and services. Check out the latest gadgets from Brazil, Japan and Israel.
The Mobile World Capital: Barcelona
The Catalan capital was selected as the Mobile World Capital in 2011, meaning that Barcelona has been honored with the task of aiding the development and growth of mobile technology. Gaudí’s city has also been selected as the home for the Mobile Hub: a one-of-a-kind centre where all the capabilities and infrastructures associated with the development of the Mobile World Capital solutions will be housed.
That’s not all; Barcelona is set to host the Mobile World Capital Festival Series in September 2013, which will open the door to citizens of all ages to come and celebrate the mobile lifestyle through creative and entertainment events linked to FC Barcelona and the Sitges International Film Festival. Check out the Mobile World Congress Stand 3C28 for a sneak preview of what’s to come.
Apartments for the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
So, head to the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year for the latest innovations, the newest apps for your phone, or even some inside knowledge on the future of mobile technology. To make sure you don’t miss a moment of this fantastic Barcelona event, choose one of the many Barcelona apartments in the city center or near to the Fira Gran Via, where you will be close to all of the action while having the best sights in the city on your doorstep.