The Mobile World Congress (MWC Barcelona) is the world's largest event in the mobile technology industry aimed at professionals in the sector. Every year it shows us the latest innovations and the latest technology from more than 2,400 leading companies, and organizes a high-quality conference program. As lecturers, important visionaries participate that explore the issues that influence or will influence the technology industry. This international event, which has been held in Barcelona since 2006, also offers learning opportunities in its numerous partner-led programs, GSMA seminars and other types of meetings.
The 2022 edition of the MWC
The theme of the 2022 edition of MWC Barcelona will be Connectivity Unleashed. After the success of the complicated 2021 edition, attendees will learn, from the leaders of the sector (and beyond), what is the future of connectivity. In 2022 the MWC will become a platform for the debates that define society's relationship with technology and, ultimately, it will be the place where business is done.
The main topics
The content of the Mobile World Congress is divided into 6 main themes that will shape the entire event:
- CloudNet: Networks continue to adapt to support service delivery. The cloud is seen today as a key enabler of large-scale transformation. The market is projected to reach $ 75 billion in 2026.
- 5G Connect: a topic to inquire about what the near future will look like with 5G and the business models that shape its growth.
- Internet of Everything: 24 billion IoT connections are expected by 2025; with them, intelligent technology offers a new means to transform physical spaces.
- FinTech: The mobile ecosystem is at the core of fintech as technology continues to lower barriers and enable new disruptions and innovations.
- Tech Horizon: The Tech Horizon theme explores how mobile devices are transforming our future with innovations that serve a non-industrial purpose.
- Advanced AI: With a total investment to exceed $ 170 billion by 2025, geopolitical lines are taking shape in the use of AI data and collaboration is needed to develop industry innovations.
Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO)
At MWC Barcelona, mobile industry awards are given that recognize individuals and organizations that are pushing the limits of smart connectivity. The awards are divided into 7 categories (Mobile tech, Industry X, Device, Tech4good, Government Leadership Award, Outstanding Achievement and 4YFN Awards), which in turn are divided into several sub-categories.
- Shuky Sheffer, CEO, Amdocs
- Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
- Jim McKelvey, Co-founder and Director, Block
- Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
- Cher Wang, Co-founder and Chairperson, HTC Corporation
- Mauricio Ramos, CEO, Millicom
- Pekka Lundmark, President & CEO, Nokia
- Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange
- Charles Stewart, CEO, Sotheby’s
- Allison Kirkby, President and CEO, Telia Company
- Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, Chairman & CEO, Telefónica S.A.
- Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra
- Caroline Casey, Founder & Creator, The Valuable 500
- Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone Group
- Prem Akkaraju, CEO, Weta Digital
How to get there
Fira Gran Via
Metro: L9 Fira / Europa - Fira
FGC: Europa - Fira
Bus: H12, 79
Fira Montjuïc (This year the MWC will only be held at Fira Gran Via)
Metro: L1L3 Espanya
Bus: D20, D40, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 46, 65, 75, 91, 109, 150, 165
FGC: Espanya (S8, S33, R6, R5, S4)
Connection between Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc
You can go from one fairground to another with buses H12, 46, 65 and 79; with the subway line L9 changing at the Torrassa station and taking the L1 line to Espanya; and with the FGC (the lines that can be taken at the Europa station - Fira go direct to the Espanya station).