MWC 2016 Fiesta! Networking and Events

Going to MWC 2016? We’ll see you there! Come by our booth in the UKTI Innovation Pavilion, or meet us at one of the MWC parties and events we’ll all be attending!

Speaking of parties – what/where/when/who? Here is OpenSignal’s resourceful map and calendar – version 2016 – of the parties in Barcelona during MWC. Enjoy!

For the map: Number in marker indicates day of event (e.g. 1 = 21 February 2016); Green – Free; Blue – Pay to Attend; Red – Invite Only; Multiple-day events are indicated by a mobile phone marker. Events where location is TBC or unknown are placed at Fira Gran Via.
Click here to see the map in your browser.

Now, the calendar view:

Multiple-Day Events

Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival
“Founded by mobile media industry veteran, Helen Keegan, Heroes of Mobile is about knowledge and networking events and other initiatives to help people get their heads round what to do when it comes to mobile. Whether it’s the whole of your job, part of your job or you just have an interest in the sector, there’ll be something for you here.”
Where: Multiple venues

“4YFN is the place to become inspired, to learn, to get advice, to participate, to show and to share your ideas with the world’s most prominent mobile influencers of our time. The gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and mobile innovation enthusiasts during the GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition.”
Time: 22 February – 25 February 2016
Where: Fira Montjuic Barcelona, Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, Barcelona 08004

GSMA Global Mobile Awards
“With a brand new name, “The Glomo Awards” for 2016, the mobile industry’s longest established awards platform recognises everything from game changing mobile devices to applications, technologies, apps and services, showcasing the ever growing value that mobility brings to users, to industries, to businesses, communities and economies.”
Time: 22 February – 25 February
Where: Hall 4, Fira Gran Via; Innovation City, Hall 3; GSMA Members Lounge, Hall 3

Sunday, 21 February 2016

“ShowStoppers @ MWC is an invitation-only special event that enables journalists to discover some of the most creative technologists on the planet. Companies that choose to exhibit at ShowStoppers @ MWC gain powerful opportunities to shake hands with hundreds of journalists, to launch new products and score coverage.”
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Where: University Barcelona – Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, Barcelona 08007 Registration: Invite-only

Mobile Sunday 2016 with
“Rudy De Waele and invite you to come and listen to some startup pitches, inspiring talks and insightful panel discussions, taste some local Estrella Damm beers and enjoy some of the best networking during #MWC16 and #4YFN.”
Where:Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm – Carrer del Rosselló, 515, Barcelona 08025
Registration: €31.62–€72.45

Monday, 22 February 2016

11th Annual Ladies Lunch Barcelona
“Yes, it’s that time of year again when we all descend on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. And this lunch, which forms part of the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival, 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.”
Time: TBC
Where: TBC
Registration: €30.00

MEF Connects
“MEF Connects MWC 2016 will once again bring together over 800 global members and guests representing the diversity of the mobile ecosystem from 30+ countries for a fantastic evening of innovation, entertainment and networking.”
Time: 20:00-01:00
Where: Las Arenas, Plaza de Espana, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373-385 Barcelona, 08015
Registration: Member and Invite-only event. A limited number of paid for tickets will be released to non-members. Sign up with the form to be notified when tickets are released.

Hot Topics Mobile Party
“360 Leaders, the global Technology headhunter and the founder of Hot Topics, invites you to join its 6th annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and influencers at this year’s MWC in Barcelona.”
Time: 19:00-22:00
Where: TBC
Registration: Invite-only

Mobile Premier Awards
“The MPAs 10th edition will feature 16 of the most innovative Apps from all over the world pitching live on stage. The lucky 16 finalists have been selected among winners of Intel-powered Appcircus events in over twenty cities and the Smart City App Hack challenge.”
Time: 17:30-22:30
Where: Sala Apolo – Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113, 08004 Barcelona
Registration: €10.00

IoT Stars
“IoT Stars is a startup pitching event for Internet of Things startups during the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. 12 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on Monday, February 22, 2016. It’s a unique opportunity to meet and network with C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors, press & media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.”
Time: 18:00-21:30
Where:Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm – Carrer del Rosselló, 515, Barcelona 08025
Registration: €35.00

LBS & Connected Car Meetup
“This is an informal networking event between business professionals involved in location-based services, geo-location technologies, telematics and connected cars. Please wear your MWC badge to facilitate the networking. And do not forget a large stack of business cards!”
Time: 18:00-20:00
Where: Hotel Fira Congress, Carrer de José Agustín Goytisolo, 9-11. Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08908
Registration: Free

APIs and Smart Cities in a Mobile World
‘Discussion topics include IoT, mobile, APIs, API management, and payments. We will also take a look ahead at the emergence of the Internet of APIs. Speakers include technology and industry experts representing both business and developer points of views. This event is sponsored and organised by 3scale,, Stripe, and Twitter.Before the meetup, there will also be two workshops on the same day: Practical 3scale API Management Crash Course and Crashcourse: How to Connect Your City to the Cloud’
Time: 19:30 –
Where: 3scale Office – Calle Napoles. 187 (7th floor), Barcelona
Registration: Free

Dutch Mobile Community 2016
“Wouldn’t it be nice to relax with drinks and food after a long day at the Mobile World Congress? Join our legendary Dutch Mobile Community event at the renowned lounge club Shôko in Barcelona on Monday 22nd February at 8.00 pm. At our relaxed and informal event you can connect with Dutch and international business men or women and discuss the inspiring day you had at MWC 2016.”
Time: 20:30-23:30
Where: Shôko Club, Passeig Maritim, 36 Barcelona, 08003
Registration: Free

Xura Party
“While our official launch was back in September, we want to celebrate the occasion in style…and what better time or place than in Barcelona! Join us for an evening away from the Fira on Monday 22nd February, as we kick back and enjoy the first night of MWC at a beautiful spot – Bestial Beach Club – at Port Olimpico, right on the beach! Your VIP ticket includes drinks and snacks throughout the evening, but come early before the free stuff runs out! What better incentive is there?!”
Time: 19:00-23:00
Where: Bestial – 2 Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, Barcelona, 08008
Registration: Free

Smadex MWC party
“We will be hosting a drinks and canapés party on the first night of MWC 2016 from 7pm. After a busy first day, come and join us and relax over a few drinks and nibbles before going off to your next party of the evening.”
Time: 19:00-23:00
Where: Glaciar Bar, Plaça Reial, 3, 08002 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Breakfast with Total Telecom Mobile TV
“Join Total Telecom & Netgem for breakfast as we discuss #TelcoTV in Barcelona. Consumers behaviours are changing and changing fast: more than 53% of all online video is now watched on mobile devices. Over the past 3 years we have seen mobile video views jump from just 6.3% of all views in 2012, to 45.1% in Q3 2015. In the 18-34 age range we are seeing even greater usage on personal devices.”
Time: 08:30-11:00
Where: Hilton Barcelona – Avenida Diagonal 589-591 Barcelona 08014
Registration: Free

DrinkEntrepreneurs MWC edition
“Join 200+ entrepreneurs for a special MWC/4YFN edition of local DrinkEntrepreneurs meetup. Perfect place to start the night and meet with fellow entrepreneurs and startupers. We will gather at Blacklab, local brewery, on the port, with more than 15 locally brewed beers. Drinks, light buffet and music, perfect to mingle and relax from the day :)”
Time: 19:00-
Where: BlackLab Brewhouse & Kitchen – Plaça Pau Vila 1-5 Barcelona 08039
Registration: Free

Women In Mobile
“There are amazing women all around the world founding mobile startups and leading the app industry. This event is the perfect opportunity to learn from some of these leaders and listen to their mobile success stories. Our speaker lineup is 100% female but our male colleagues are more than welcome to attend and contribute. This year we will talk about App Retention with Runtastic, Happn, King and others to find out the best techniques to bring users back to your App.”
Time: 19:30-23:30
Where: Espai Francesca Bonnemaison – Sant Pere Més Baix, 7 Barcelona 08003
Registration: Free

Mobile Apps Party
“Join us for a celebration of all things apps! The Application Developers Alliance, AppLift, Amazon, Ericsson, Intel, Meme Global, and Chocolate invite you to join us for the second annual Mobile Apps Party during Mobile World Congress 2016. The Mobile Apps Party will be an all-out celebration of all things apps, welcoming mobile industry leaders for a night of drinks, food, and networking in Barcelona at the W Hotel.”
Time: 20:00-01:00
Where: W Hotel, Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039, Barcelona
Registration: €25.00

“Be part of the second WE ♥ MOBILE party presented by LOVOO and adjust. During the MWC16 we’ll have a unforgettable night in the centre of Barcelona. LOVOO – The Social Discovery Network where millions of users get to know new people in their immediate vicinity. The Live Radar at the heart of the app allows members to find and chat with people around them. The intuitive and fun social features provide app users with the ultimate flirting experience.”
Time: 21:00 – Late
Where: Shôko Club, Passeig Maritim, 36 Barcelona, 08003
Registration: Request invitation code on website

Mobile Marketing Mixer
“Where will the high-fliers of mobile marketing be networking at this year??s Mobile World Congress? Look no further than Masterclassing and Mobile Marketing Magazine’s Mobile Marketing Mixer, which will be held at the spectacular Cervecería Moritz, a unique venue transformed from the old Moritz beer factory located just down the road from Plaça Universitat. We will be getting together on Tuesday, 23rd February at 8pm onwards. An open bar, canapés, entertainment and great music will be sure to make the night one to remember.”
Time: 20:00-00:00
Where: Cervecería Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41, 08011
Registration: Free (sold out) or  €65.00

Connections are Everything: CartoDBash at MWC2016
“CartoDB along with Nutiteq and Mapzen will be taking the Mobile World Congress by storm on Tuesday the 23rd of February from 7:30PM until…well, we’ll see! Join us for this special event filled with surprise guests and a special announcements that will shape the future of location intelligence.”
Time: 19:30-22:30
Where: C3bar, Carrer de Montalegre, 5 Barcelona, Spain
Registration: Free

500 Startups @ MWC 2016 Founders Happy Hour
“Come meet the 500 Startups team, other Silicon Valley investors and founders at a relaxed environment. Who’s behind 500? You’ll find out. In return, we’ll want to meet you, learn more about what you’re working on, and help you out. We’ll [also] be bringing together other great founders from your area, so this will be the perfect time to network and buddy up.”
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Where: Barceló Raval B-Lounge – Rambla del Raval, 17-21, 08001 Barcelona
Registration: Free

BIG-small Startup Event
“The BIG – Small Start-up Event in Barcelona is a unique match-making event connecting start-ups with investors and companies that are successful in the app economy industry in the Netherlands, Europe and globally.”
Time: 18:00-21:30
Where: MediaTIC Building, Roc Boronat, 117, 08018, Barcelona
Registration: Sold out (but email for possible extra tickets)

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Swedish Beers
“This is a relaxed evening for execs working in and around the mobile industry. You’ll find no formalities, no presentations, no speeches. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, chat, enjoy a drink or three (courtesy of our sponsors) and have yourself a good time.”
Time: 18:30-
Where: TBC
Registration: Free

OpenAxel/Telefonica OpenFuture
“Mark your calendar for this OpenAxel event, where we are celebrating the winners of the OpenAxel competition and presenting the Top 10 hottest European startup hubs you need to know all about.”
Time: 13:00-17:00
Where: OpenAxel/Telefonica OpenFuture booth @ 4YFN conference, Fira Montjuic Barcelona
Registration: Free

NPAW Drinks
‘Visit us at Hall Congress Square Stand CS50 at Mobile World Congress and ask for your pass to our Cocktail Party at the Lulu Bistro & Bar, on Thursday February 24th. It opens from 7:30pm and you can enjoy delicious cocktails while you chat to NPAW’s team members and fellow online video innovators.’
Time: 19:30-
Where: Lulu Bistro & Bar – Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera 7 Barcelona 08003
Registration: To access the party you need a bracelet that will be given out at the NPAW booth during MWC

4YFN Closing Party 2016
“It’s time to say “Adiéu!” in style and prepare for what is about to come! At the 4YFN Closing Party, why not use the last opportunity to close a deal with a drink in hand?”
Time: 20:00 onwards
Where: Sala Apolo – Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113, 08004 Barcelona
Registration: €12 – €15

Thursday, 25 February 2016

MLOVE MWC AfterParty 2016
“Join us and 400+ passionate mobilistas in Barcelona for our traditional Afterparty during 4YFN & Mobile World Congress! Before you book your return flight this year, make sure to stay the last night for the coolest party during MWC week (so we have been told ;-)”
Time: 19:00-
Where: Boo Restaurant & Beach Club Barcelona C/ Playa Nova de Mar Bella, s/n – 08005 Barcelona
Registration: €22.17 – €32.67

Have we missed anything? Would you like to see other things on the map as well? Coverage, maybe? Stay tuned for our next blog post on getting connected in Barcelona – with the best wifi hotspots in Barcelona, courtesy of our newest app WifiMapper.

See you at MWC!

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