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The GSMA MWC series is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, and incorporates a thought-leadership conference featuring prominent executives

Mobile World Congress: the mobile phone of the future calls you in Barcelona.

The Mobile World Congress is none other than the largest international trade show dedicated to the mobile phone industry. The next edition will take place from 24 to 27 February 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Organized by the GSM Association, it is the must-attend event for all professionals in the sector. To make the most of your stay in the Catalan capital, make sure you are well located in the city or close to the exhibition centre, book a hotel or rather a furnished apartment close to the Mobile World Congress.

Mobile World Congress: unlimited connectivity and mobility.

Pushing back the limits of mobility is the challenge of the World Mobile Congress to be held at the Fira de Barcelona. A true meeting point for the wireless industry, service or mobile technology providers, digital marketing agencies, mobile application developers, software publishers, etc. will be on the exhibitors' side to present the latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies on the market. The most influential leaders and visionaries will also be on hand to talk about the latest trends. Among the themes that will be discussed: artificial intelligence, connectivity and especially 5G, security and privacy, customer engagement, the challenges of digital transformation, or the responsibility of connected technology manufacturers towards the environment.

World Mobile Congress: an exhibition with growing success.

Attending the MWC (Mobile World Congress) is an opportunity to create a global network that would connect professionals from all sectors of the digital technology industry. It is also the opportunity to attend numerous events and seminars and to discover the latest market news. The 2019 edition brought together more than 2,400 international exhibitors, nearly 110,000 visitors from 200 different countries and 3,400 international media. With so many exhibitors, speakers and visitors, it will be difficult to find accommodation in Barcelona for four days. But then, in order to take advantage of the warmth of Catalonia and attend the World Mobile Phone Congress, how can you find comfortable and ideally located accommodation? Here are our solutions!

How to find accommodation in Barcelona to attend the World Mobile Congress?

The MWC is growing every year. The most important mobile phone professionals will all be attending. However, Barcelona is a city with an international reputation, both economically and artistically, and is extremely popular and welcomes millions of tourists throughout the year. Adding an event such as the MWC to the mix, hotels may not be able to provide sufficient accommodation in the city. You might have to move away from the city centre and the exhibition centre to the outskirts, resulting in longer and more stressful journeys and the risk of getting stuck in traffic. But don't panic, there is another way to make sure you enjoy your stay in Barcelona: short-term furnished rentals in apartments or apart-hotels. In the meantime, check out all our tips for preparing your visit in a living room.

The advantages of staying in a furnished apartment or apart-hotel to attend a trade fair.

Whether you are a visitor or an exhibitor, participating in or attending a professional event is not something you can improvise. Before leaving, don't hesitate to check that you haven't forgotten anything thanks to our business traveller checklist. Once on site, it is essential that you benefit from quality, well-located accommodation. Short-term rental accommodation such as a hotel apartment or a furnished apartment will offer you many advantages. In addition to being well located, thus facilitating your travels, they provide you with security and 24/7 assistance.

If more and more business travellers are opting for this type of accommodation during their business trips, it is also for the comfort. Indeed, for a price lower than that of a hotel room, the services are comparable or even superior. The little extra in favour of a furnished apartment or a hotel apartment? The kitchen is equipped to be autonomous and independent throughout your stay. You no longer depend on restaurant opening hours and you feel at home! Are you going away with several people? This is also the perfect opportunity to accommodate several employees as part of a team sharing a furnished apartment, each one benefiting from his own room to preserve his privacy. Barcelona being a dynamic and festive city, it is the ideal accommodation to enjoy your stay and why not extend it on a blue trip? We explain how to organize this trip mixing business and relaxation.

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The World Mobile Congress: already more than 30 years old!

The World Mobile Congress has been organized since 1987 by the GSM Association. The latter, founded the same year as the show, brings together 850 mobile phone operators and manufacturers and 250 manufacturers and industrialists in the sector. The MWC is the largest gathering dedicated to the mobile industry. Both a showroom for presenting the latest innovations and technologies, it is also a congress where the top managers of operators, handset manufacturers, content producers and vendors come to meet and interact. Until 2006, the show was held in Cannes. But faced with the difficulties of finding hotels or furnished apartments available in Cannes, the MWC has been held at the Fira de Barcelona since 2012, until 2023.

The Fira de Barcelona covers a total surface area of 400,000 m2, divided into two buildings. It is one of the largest exhibition centres in Europe. Intended for fairs and exhibitions, it hosts the biggest international events such as the World Mobile Telephone Congress or the Barcelona Boat Show, as well as exhibitions and festivals.

Whereas in 2008 the fair attracted 55,000 visitors, ten years later it has welcomed almost twice as many: 109,000 (2019). An attendance rate that should continue to rise over the next few editions!

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