MWC 2017 Fiesta Time! Parties & Networking Events

It’s that time of the year once more: MWC is upon us and OpenSignal will be there! Find us in the UKTI Innovation Pavilion, or meet us at one of the many parties taking place in Barcelona — we’ll try to go to as many as we can!

To make sure you’re well informed as to the who, the what and the when, we present you OpenSignal’s 2017 map and calendar for the parties in town during the event. Have fun!

For the map: Number in marker indicates day of event  (e.g. 1 = 26 February 2017); Green – Free; Dark Blue – Pay to Attend; Red – Invite Only; Multiple-day events are indicated by a mobile phone marker. Events with multiple venues or where location is TBA are placed at Fira Gran Via.
Click here to see the map in your browser.

And here is 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.”
Time: 26 February – 2 March
Where: Multiple venues

“4YFN is the fastest growing digital startup event in the world! The home of the growing global tech startup community, creating lasting connections among startups, investors and corporations during the GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition.”
Time: 27 February – 1 March
Where: Fira Montjuic Barcelona, Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004 Barcelona

GSMA Global Mobile Awards
“The Glomo Awards this year includes the broadest range of categories than ever before, with 39 awards across eight umbrella categories. These include seven new awards that highlight the latest mobile trends, technologies, products and services impacting the mobile industry, as well as those of adjacent (or vertical) industries.”
Time: 27 February – 2 March
Where: Fira Montjuic Barcelona, Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004 Barcelona

Sunday, 26 February 2016

“ShowStoppers @ MWC 2017 is an invitation-only media reception that enables exhibiting companies to directly meet with more than 1,000 pre-qualified journalists, analysts and key industry influencers. For the ninth consecutive year, utilize the unique ShowStoppers experience to deliver your message, your way.”
Time: Afternoon before Mobile World Congress Opens
Where: University of Barcelona – Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona Registration: Invite-only

Innovation on the Fringe
“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.”
Time: 16:30-19:00
Where: NUMA —  Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 08003 Barcelona
Registration: €5

Mobile Sunday Barcelona
“It’s the perfect opportunity for local and visiting entrepreneurs, investors and other mobile industry stakeholders to get together for inspiring talks and lively discussions, and wrap it off with beers and great food in a fantastic setting.”
Time: 18:00-22:00
Where: Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm – Carrer del Rosselló, 515, 08025 Barcelona
Registration: €37.26 – €78.47

Welcoming Party
“Kick-off Mobile World Congress 2017 with tapas, an open-bar, a chair massage, and networking with the best in the business at Marmalade – a Barcelona favorite. Hosts Adscend Media and Newzoo invite you to join them for the second annual Welcoming Party, convening 200 special guests from around the world as they arrive to Barcelona for MWC17.”
Time: 20:00-24:00
Where: Marmalade – Carrer de la Riera Alta, 4-6, 08001 Barcelona
Registration: €50.00

Monday, 27 February 2017

12th 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: 13:30 – 15:30
Where: Quinto Quinta — Arenas de Barcelona, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373, 08015 Barcelona
Registration: €32.00

“The night begins with a panel discussion representing a wealth of industry experience on the international stage. With a rapidly changing political landscape we can expect a lively debate about the impact this will have on the industry and the regulatory environment that is so important to the adoption and proliferation of new technologies.”
Time: 18:30-22:00
Where: TBA upon registration
Registration: Invite-only

IoT Stars
“10 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on Monday, February 27, 2017. 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: 19:00-22:00
Where: Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm – Carrer del Rosselló, 515, 08025 Barcelona
Registration: €35.00 – €50.00

Mobile Focus Global
“MobileFocus® Global is Pepcom’s annual international media event held during the Mobile World Congress® tradeshow. The event showcases the latest innovations in smartphones, tablets, apps, laptops, GPS, Bluetooth devices, wireless services and more.”
Time: 19:00-22:00
Where: Palau de Congressos de Catalunya — Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 Barcelona
Registration: Private event for companies and journalists

MEF Connects
“In association with American Express and supported by Syntonic, CLX Communications and RealNetworks the premier networking event on the first night of Congress brings together over 400 members and industry guests from across the mobile ecosystem for an exclusive evening of networking.”
Time: 20:00-23:00
Where: University of Barcelona — Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona
Registration: Member and Invite-only event. Non-members can register on the website their interest to attend.

AfterBLE February 2017 Edition
“Come to the february edition of the AfterBLE, the monthly networking and afterwork event for entrepreneurs making business in Barcelona. This month the AfterBLE focuses on the mobile industry and will be held on Monday, February 27th (during the Mobile World Congress’ Week 2017).”
Time: 20:00-22:00
Where: Bar BonaVida — Carrer de Casp, 22, 08010 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Dutch Mobile Community
“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 27th February starting at 8.30 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 2017.”
Time: 20:30-23:30
Where: Shôko Club, Passeig Maritim, 36, 08003 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

DrinkEntrepreneurs Barcelona MWC 2017
“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. Drinks, light buffet and music, perfect to mingle and relax from the day :)”
Time: From 19:00
Where: TBA
Registration: Free (sold out) to €1,032.04

TechCrunch Meetup+Pitch-Off Barcelona
“TechCrunch’s legendary Meetup + Pitch-Off event is coming to Barcelona! Join us for drinks, good conversation, and pitch-off battle to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite the judges in under sixty seconds.”
Time: 19:00-22:00
Where: Mobile World Centre (Auditori Movistar – Planta 2), Carrer de Fontanella, 2, 08002 Barcelona
Registration: Email

Women In Mobile
“All around the world, there are amazing women behind mobile startups, key leaders in 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 line-up is 100% women. We also appreciate our male colleagues, who are more than welcome to attend and contribute.”
Time: 19:30-23:30
Where: Espai Francesca Bonnemaison – Sant Pere Més Baix, 7, 08003 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Mobile Marketing Mixer Party 2017
“Where will the high-fliers of mobile marketing be networking at this year’s Mobile World Congress? Look no further than Mobile Marketing Magazine and Masterclassing’s Mobile Marketing Mixer event, which will be hosted at the spectacular Cerveceria Moritz – a unique building, transformed from the old Moritz beer factory – located just down the road from Plaça Universitat. An open bar, light buffet and great music will be sure to make it a night to remember.”
Time: 20:00-24:00
Where: Fàbrica Moritz — Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39-41, 08011 Barcelona
Registration: Free (sold out) or £53.69

You are invited to CARTO & Marfeel bash! | MWC 2017
“Come and join the professionals that are changing the Mobile world, Business & Location Intelligence experts, top publishers, and an interesting crowd that will be sharing ideas and doing networking with us.”
Time: 21:00-23:00
Where: Marfeel Offices — Rambla Catalunya, 35, Principal 2a, 08007 Barcelona
Registration: Free

MWC Mobile World Congress Executive Dinner hosted by the VR/AR Association
“Dine at Barcelona’s best in an intimate setting dinner while you get news & insights from high-profile VR AR industry experts and leaders. Join your peers for a round table discussion on VR AR market and trends, and issues affecting your company, project, or role.”
Time: 21:00-23:00
Where: TBA
Registration: Free for VR/AR Association members, €200.00 for non-members

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Female Founder Happy Hour @ Mobile World Congress
“Join us on Wednesday, March 1st for tapas and cocktails and get to know your fellow bad-ass women who are in Barcelona for the conference.”
Time: 18:30-20:30
Where: Pasapalo — Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 6, 08004 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Swedish Beers – #12 Barcelona Edition
“Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations. 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. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please.”
Time: 19:00-2:00
Where: Carrer del Carme, 40, 08001 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Cocktails & Friends – QUOBIS MWC2017
“Quobis invites partners and friends to enjoy Barcelona by night on Wednesday.
We’ll be spending some days at the Mobile World Congress (do not hesitate to visit us at the booth CS60 !!!) On Wednesday we will try some amazing cocktails and a great surprise: our friends of Collage have created a cocktail called QUOBIS.”
Time: 20:00-22:30
Where: Collage Cocktail Club — Carrer dels Consellers, 4, 08003 Barcelona
Registration: €64.42

Mobile Apps Party
“Join hundreds of mobile leaders at the third-annual {un}Official Mobile World Congress Mobile Apps Party. This year we’re moving to one of Barcelona’s trendiest venues – Fàbrica Moritz Brewery – located in the heart of the city. With a VIP Lounge, full open-bar, delicious tapas, games, entertainment, and networking with the industry’s finest, this is a party you don’t want to miss. Reserve your ticket now before we sell-out.”
Time: 20:00-01:00
Where: Fàbrica Moritz — Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39-41, 08011 Barcelona
Registration: €50.00 – €99.00

The Beautiful Business Party with MLove
“Together with our friends from MLove, we will celebrate purpose, craft, and romance with a networking evening rich with art, food, and drinks. Because if software is eating the world, we might as well have a glass of wine with it.”
Time: 20:30-23:45
Where: Casa de La Seda — Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 1, 08003 Barcelona
Registration: Free

4YFN Closing Party 2017
“All are welcome to enjoy the night with drinks, great music and the opportunity to network with attendees from the startup event of Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 4YFN. Relax, have a drink and listen to great music brought to you by ‘Plan B’ DJ.”
Time: From 21:30
Where: Sala Apolo – Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113, 08004 Barcelona
Registration: €13

Thursday, 2 March 2017

High Impact Technologies, How to build the future now
“Let’s gather all the exponential brains in Barcelona and build a creative high tech community. We’ll build, we’ll share, we’ll learn and we’ll create impact. But we won’t just be learning about technology, we’ll actually be making it, getting our hands dirty and creating it.”
Time: 19:30-22:30
Where: MOB — Carrer de Bailèn, 11, 08010 Barcelona
Registration: Free

Anything missing from our list? If so, let us know and we’ll make sure to add it. And keep watching this space for more MWC-related news.

See you in sunny Barcelona!

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