Every year Barcelona gathers the best professionals from the mobile industry in the Mobile World Congress. This edition #MWC17 expects to bring more to 100.000 visitors and it means that the whole city will become a mobile celebration, not only because the amount of mobile industry people but thanks to the many side and parallel events and parties that will happen all around Barcelona.

We want to list all the side events that you can enjoy during the #MWC17 week.

(If you know about or want to promote any event not listed in this selection, please let us know about it writing and email to info@ble.cat).

#MWC17 SIDE EVENTS AND PARTIES (an un-official list)

Sunday, February 26th

Networking and Showroom, Press Event

ShowStoppers

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More than 1,500 companies will exhibit on the show floor at Mobile World Congress. Each of these companies competes for attention from journalists, buyers, business partners and attendees. How will your company stand out to gain the attention of the press?

Date and Hour: Sunday, February 26th. 15:00 to 18:00 hours.

Location: University of Barcelona.

Registration: Private event for companies and journalists.

More Info: ShowStoppers Web

Keynotes and Networking

Mobile Sunday

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The most important networking event before the Mobile World Congress and 4YFN conference in Barcelona, this year in a unique collaboration with Tech.eu. What to expect: a glimpse at the future of mobile and a look at current trends and opportunities from some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, startups, investors and corporations. Mobile Sunday is where the stories that matter are told before the Mobile World Congress madness kicks off. Combined with quality networking in a unique setting in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, it’s not an event you’re going to want to miss!

Date and Hour: Sunday, February 21st. 18:00 to 22:00 hours.

Location: Fàbrica Estrella Damm Barcelona

Registration: cost: €35 – €75 get your tickets

More Info: Tech.eu

Party

Mobile Marketing Party

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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.

Date and Hour: Sunday , February 26th.  20:00 hours

Location: Marmalade Riera Alta 4-6, 08001 Barcelona Spain

Registration: Click here.

More Info: Organizer’s webpage.

Networking

Innovation on the Fringe is Back! Barcelona 2017

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Ease into the week of Mobile World Congress by spending Sunday afternoon with us looking at mobile innovation from all aspects of mobile. 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.

Date and Hour: Monday, February 26th.  16:30 to 19:00 hours

Location: Palau de Mar.

Registration: 0 € to 650 €. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer Website.

Monday, February 27th

Press Event

Pepcom’s MobileFocus Global

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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.

Date and Hour: Monday, February 27th. 19:00 to 22:00 hours.

Location: Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

Registration: Private event for companies and journalists.

More Info: www.pepcom.com

Pitching and Networking

Internet of Things Stars

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IoT Stars is a startup pitching event for Internet of Things startups during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. 10 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on Monday, February 27th, 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.

Date and Hour: Monday, February 27th.  19:00 to 22:00 hours

Location: Fàbrica Estrella Damm, Barcelona.

Registration: 25 € to 50 €. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer Website.

BLE’s FEATURED EVENT: Networking + Drinks + Pitches

AfterBLE, #MWC17 Edition

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Come to the best networking for entrepreneurs in Barcelona. The AfterBLE is a monthly afterwork organized by Barcelona Loves Entrepreneurs, an a association that promotes Barcelona as an innovation and startups capital. This month edition will take place during the Mobile World Congress Week. in this event you can connect with international and local entrepreneurs in an informal environment. Join more than 100 entrepreneurs in this event that also has an Open Mic for everyone that wants to pitch about their ventures, startups or projects.

Date and Hour: Monday, February 27th. 20:00 hours

Location: Bonavida Bar (C/Casp 22, Barcelona, just few steps from Downtown Barcelona).

Registration: Free. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

 Networking

360Live

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360Leaders invites you to 360Live, an exclusive invitation-only networking evening during MWC. 360Live brings together a select group of top mobile influencers to explore the hottest topics and themes in mobile.

Now in its seventh year, this event, formerly known as Hot Topics, brings together some of the top minds in the industry. Join us and this carefully curated group of 200 leading investors, entrepreneurs and operators for a lively discussion and networking away from the crowds of the Fira.

Date and Hour: Monday, February 27th. 18:30 to 22:00 hours

Location: TBA.

Registration: Ask for your invitation.

More Info: Organizer Website.

Networking

MEF Connects MWC 2017

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MEF Connects MWC in association with American Express takes places on Monday 22nd February 2016. The legendary networking event – now in its 14th year – is the international networking event for executives from the global mobile ecosystem. It 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.

Date and Hour: Monday, February 27th. 20:00 to 23:00 hours

Location: University of Barcelona.

Registration: Ask for your invitation.

More Info: Organizer Website.

Networking

Dutch Mobile Community

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We are delighted to invite you for the Dutch Mobile Community 2017 event!

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.

The Dutch Mobile Community is organised by Danny Frietman (Enterprise Summit), Rob de Kleijnen and Witold Kepinski (Dutch IT Channel & Executive People)

The entrance is free, but registration is mandatory.

 

Date and Hour: Monday, February 27th. 20:30 hours

Location: club Shôko in Barcelona

Registration:  Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer Website.

 

 

Tuesday, February 28th

Party

The Mobile Marketing Mixer

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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  (Nearest Metro Stop – Sant Antoni).

We will be getting together on Tuesday, 23rd February at 8pm onwards. An open bar, light buffet and great music will be sure to make the night one to remember.

Date and Hour: Tuesday, February 28rd.  20:00 onwards

Location: Fàbrica Moritz

Registration: 0 to 50 £. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer Website.

Networking + Drinks

Drink Entrepreneurs

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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 :)

Date and Hour: Tuesday, February 28th. 19:00 hours

Location: TBA.

Registration: Free. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

Networking + Drinks

Ericsson Mobile Data Optimization

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You are invited to an exclusive cocktail and dinner event for Ericsson Mobile Data Optimization (EMODO) to learn how Operators can monetize mobile network operator data and play a key role in the advertising value chain.

Join the conversation with leading experts from different industries – Advertising, Ad Technology, and Mobile Network Operator. Executives will share their knowledge and experiences in mobile advertising and mobile data monetization. Hear how you can participate in EMODO, an end-to-end solution for Operators to monetize their data assets.

Date and Hour: Tuesday, February 28th. 16:30 to 21:30 hours

Location: H10 Cubik. Via Laietana 69 08003 Barcelona.

Registration: Free. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

Networking + Dinner

Mobile World Congress Executive Dinner hosted by the VR/AR Association

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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.

Date and Hour: Tuesday, February 28th. 21:00 hours

Location: TBA

Registration: 150EUR. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

Networking

Women in Mobile

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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.

Date and Hour: Tuesday, February 28th. 19:30hours

Location: Espai Francesca Bonnemaison

Registration: Free. Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

Wednesday, March 1st

Party

The Mobile Apps Party

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The Application Developers Alliance, AppLift, Amazon, Ericsson, Intel, Chocolate, and Meme Global invite you to join us for the second annual Mobile Apps Party during Mobile World Congress 2016.

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.

Date and Hour: Wednesday, March 1st.  20:00 – 1:00 hours

Location: Fàbrica Moritz

Registration: from 25 to 99EUR Click here.

More Info: Organizer Website.

Party

4YFN Closing Party

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For the second year running, the 4YFN Closing Party will be taking place at the prestigious Sala Apolo on Wednesday 1 March 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.

Date and Hour: Wednesday, March 1st.  From 21:30 hours

Location: Sala Apolo.

Registration: 13 €. Registration.

More Info: Event Facebook Page.

Party

Swedish Beers

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Like our previous events, 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. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as will the friendliest bar staff in town.

Date and Hour: Wednesday, March 1st.  19.00 hour

Location: Dos Trece.

Registration: Free. Get your ticket now.

More Info: Organizer’s Website.

Networking + Drinks

Quobis

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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.

Date and Hour: Wednesday, March 1st. 20:00 hours

Location: Collage Cocktail Club Carrer dels Consellers, 4 Barcelona

 Registration:  Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

Thursday, 2n of March

Networking

High Impact Technology: How to build the future now

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With the upcoming Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona at the end of this month, we’re kickstarting a week of innovation with the Launch of Entrepreneurial Exponential Technology meetup! We’ll learn about the technology you might see at MWC or 4YFN and talk about building it. If you’ve always been interested by MWC and the startup world surrounding 4 Years From Now, so are we. So we’ll be catering our launch just to that.

Entrepreneurship in Exponential Tech is a community of doers and creators wanting to learn about the latest trends in impact innovation and technology. Discover the newest trends and build with the newest technologies. Artificial Intelligence, Space Technology, BioTech, 3D printing, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things are just some of the few we’ll talk about.

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.

Let’s be the intersection of what we know and love ( high tech badassery) and what the world needs ( find the problem)

Date and Hour: Thursday, 2n of March1  9:30 to 22:30 hours

Location: MOB   11 Carrer de Bailèn  08010 Barcelona

 Registration:  Get your tickets now.

More Info: Organizer’s info.

Help us to complete this list:

If you know about or want to promote any event or party not listed in this selection, please let us know about it writing and email to info@ble.cat.