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All about the Mobile World Congress 2023

The world's largest mobile connectivity event returns to Barcelona next year, presenting all the latest developments in the technology and mobile connection sector for yet another year.

The Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona will bring together top manufacturers, mobile operators, suppliers and other professionals from 27 February to 2 March. At the event they will be able to create business opportunities, present their products, participate in training sessions and much more.

Find out here all about the new edition of the MWC: programme, ticket prices, how to get there and where to stay if you're coming to the congress. Read on!

Where is the Mobile World Congress?

The location of the MWC 2023 is at the Fira Gran Via de Barcelona, specifically at Avenida Joan Carles 1 in Hospitalet del Llobregat.

The venue is located about 5 kilometres from the city centre and is easily accessible by private vehicle and public transport.

How to get to the Mobile World Congress

All Mobile World Congress attendees are provided with a free public transport pass to get around the city during the 4 days of the event, which includes a ticket to the El Prat-Josep Tarradellas airport. The best ways to get to the Fira Gran Via are:

  • By metro with lines L9S (Europa Fira stop) and L10 (Foc stop).

  • By train, getting off at Europa/Fira station.

  • Taxi, there is a taxi stop at the MWC site.

  • By bus, with the MWC Direct Bus operating between Plaza Espanya and Fira Gran Via.

  • Buses and private cars available by reservation

  • Autobuses y coches privados disponibles bajo reserva

Mobile World Congress 2023 Programme

This year's MWC theme is Velocity, revolving around the rapid advances in technology and its impact on today's world. The main themes will be 5G acceleration, virtual reality, open network, financial technology (FinTech) and digitalisation (the digital everything).

As always, companies from all over the world and executives from large multinationals, startups and governments will attend the event, where there will be product demonstrations, conferences and forums around the congress themes.

In addition to the core programme, the MWC hosts every year the 4YFN (4 years from now) summit, a side event that brings together startups from all over the world with investments, corporations and governments, creating opportunities for the development of emerging companies.

Mobile World Congress pricing

Registration to participate or attend MWC is open from November and passes for the event are now available at the following prices including taxes:

  • Discovery Pass: €879

  • Leader Pass: €2,415

  • VIP Pass: €4,949

All Mobile passes give full access to the exhibitor area and product demonstrations, the 4YFN event programme, the featured country pavilions, the Industry City stage and access to the conferences and keynotes (via streaming or on-site).

Accommodation for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

If you are looking for accommodation to attend the Mobile World Congress, we invite you to stay at the Grand Hotel Central, a luxurious hotel in the heart of Barcelona and perfectly connected to the Fira Gran Via. From here you can easily get to the MWC. It will only take you 30 minutes by metro and about 20 minutes by taxi. We can also hire a private driver for all the days of the congress if you wish.

Our 5-star hotel in Barcelona is in the Gothic Quarter, right in the centre of the city, so you can take advantage of your free time to disconnect and discover Gaudí's monuments, the emblematic Paseo de Gracia and the old streets of the Born.

To take your stay to another level, we recommend a visit to our relaxing and luxurious hotel spa in Barcelona, where you will receive treatments and massages to your liking. Don't miss the cocktails at the Skybar, our rooftop bar with beautiful views, and the Mediterranean cuisine at the Bistro Helena restaurant.

Do you need to organise meetings or small gatherings during the Mobile World Congress? At Grand Hotel Central we have a careful selection of intimate and original spaces in a luxurious setting to surprise your contacts or colleagues. Exclusivity and privacy at your service, as well as high quality Mediterranean gastronomy. Discover all the details of our proposal of spaces for meetings in Barcelona and group menus.

Don't wait any longer and book your stay at Grand Hotel Central to attend the MWC!

December 22, 2022