The Ultimate Mobile World Congress 2015 Events, Networking and Parties List

Jamie Giggs | February 5, 2015

App Business


Mobile World Congress 2015 is almost upon us. As everyone knows it’s not just about the action going on in the conference itself or the exhibition halls but also everything else that happens in the bars, hotels and other venues. Here’s our list of the top networking opportunities, parties and fringe events that are going on during the week. Get in touch with any suggestions for events for us to add.

Sunday 1st March

ShowStoppers

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ShowStoppers boasts attendance from 600 journalists, bloggers and analysts and others in the industry. The popular event showcases the future of mobile, wireless and networked business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies for work, home and play.

  • Venue: Fira Gran Via
  • Timings: Sunday 016:00 – 19:00
  • Price: Free – invite only

Mobile Sunday

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Mobile Sunday sees its 10th anniversary this year. It’s an event where the stories that matter are launched the day before the conference starts. Connect with C-level industry leaders, influencers, creators, developers, investors, press and media and entrepreneurs working in mobile, wearables and the Internet of Things in a relaxed social networking environment.

  • Venue: Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm
  • Timings: 18:00 – 22:30
  • Price: €20

Innovation on the Fringe

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Innovation on the Fringe showcases mobile innovation from all aspects. There will be short talks, demos and plenty of opportunities to mingle with your fellow mobilist, meaning this relaxed session should whet your appetite for the big week ahead.

  • Venue: TBC
  • Timings: 14:30 – 17:30
  • Price: Free to book a ticket, €5 payable on the door

Monday 2nd March

Annual Ladies Lunch

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The ratio of men to women at last year’s MWC was supposedly 50:1. The annual Ladies Lunch then is a chance for the ladies at MWC to get together for an hour or so over a relaxed lunch and talk with their peers. Men are welcome at the event but only if they are accompanied by a female colleague or friend.

  • Venue: TBC
  • Timings: 12:30 – 15:00
  • Price: Free to reserve your place, €30 to pay on the door

Mobile Premier Awards

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The 9th edition of the Mobile Premier Awards will take place on the first evening of MWC and will feature a list of the winning apps from Appcircus events and challenges from 2014. The Mobile Premier Awards is the largest cross-platform app showcase in the mobile industry.

  • Venue: Sala Apolo
  • Timings: 17:00 – 22:00
  • Price: €10, with group discounts available

MEF Connects MWC

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Celebrating its 13th year, MEF Connects MWC 2015 returns to the prestigious Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona to bring together over 650 international members and guests representing the global mobile ecosystem.

  • Venue: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
  • Timings: 20:00 – 01:00
  • Price: Free – invite only

Mobile Marketing Party

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The second annual Mobile Marketing Party will be held this year. It includes an open bar, food and a relaxed environment to mingle in.

  • Venue: Marmalade
  • Timings: 20:00 – 12
  • Price: €20.00

Hot Topics

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Hot Topics hosts this must attend, invitation-only event for its 5th successive year. With the world’s mobile influencers, investors, entrepreneurs and game changers, all in one room, this is the one event you need to be at.

  • Venue: TBC
  • Timings: 19:00 – 23:00
  • Price: Free – Invite Only

IoT Stars

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The IoT Stars is a pitching event for Early Stage startups in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). The event gathers some of the best global startups in IoT to pitch live on stage in front of a top-notch jury including some of the leaders in this technology area.

  • Venue: Agbar Tower
  • Timings: 18:00 – 21:30
  • Price: €25 Early Bird

Tuesday 3rd March

GSMA Global Mobile Awards

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The Global Mobile Awards recognises excellence and achievement across the mobile world over 20 years of dynamic, game changing innovation and evolution. The credibility of the Global Mobile Awards over two decades have been built on the selection of the most extensive panels of independent and authoritative expert judges from around the world.

  • Venue: Fira Gran Via
  • Timings: 14:30 – 16:30
  • Price: Free – to shortlisted companies, and Platinum, Gold or Silver Pass holders

Scottish Enterprise Whisky Tasting

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The Scottish Enterprise Whisky Tasting allows attendees to learn about some famous whiskies and get to know more about what Scottish companies have to offer.

  • Venue: Fira Gran Via
  • Timings: 17:00 – 19:00
  • Price: Free, ticketless event

Yahoo MWC Developer Party

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Yahoo will host a cocktail reception and will be discussing their Mobile Developer Suite over drinks and food.

  • Venue: Fira Gran Via
  • Timings: March 3rd at 6:30 – March 4th at 12:00
  • Price: Free

Inneractive Casino Royale Party

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Inneractive is hosting what they say is the ‘party of all parties’. It’s a Casino Royale themed party and there are prizes to be won at the roulette and blackjack tables. There’s also tapas and exotic drinks. Exciting stuff.

  • Venue: Restaurante Marmalade
  • Timings: 8:00 – 11:00
  • Price: Free

Mobile Apps Party

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The Mobile Apps Party is a celebration of, you guessed it, all things mobile apps. A night of drinks, music and networking awaits.

  • Venue: W Hotel
  • Timings: 8:00 – 12:00pm
  • Price: €20.00

Mobile Marketing Mixer

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The Mobile Marketing Mixer, part of the Masterclass series, offers senior client-side executives the opportunity to find out exactly how they can deploy the latest digital marketing tools and techniques to generate new business and retain loyal customers in the mobile industry. There’s also an open bar, light buffet and music.

  • Venue: Cerveceria Moritz
  • Timings: 20:00 – late
  • Price: Free

MWC Networking Gardens

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The MWC Networking Gardens this year offers attendees the chance to do that all important networking, and this time it’s extra special as MWC will be celebrating its 10th year in the city of Barcelona. There’s free food and drinks, as well as some musical and sporting entertainment as well.

  • Venue: Fira Gran Via
  • Timings: 16:30 – 18:30
  • Price: Free

Women in Mobile

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Women in Mobile will feature 100% female speakers, but male colleagues are more than welcome to attend as well. This will be an evening full of talks from inspiring women that are leading the way in the mobile industry.

  • Venue: MauMau
  • Timings: 19:30 – 11:00
  • Price: Free

We ❤ Mobile

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The first We ❤ Mobile party will be presented by LOVOO and adjust. It’s a chance to relax and end the Mobile World Congress day on the dance floor with the best of house, electro and pop music. A bar team will also be there with cocktails and long drinks.

  • Venue: Shoko Club
  • Timings: 20:00 – late
  • Price: Free

Wednesday 4th March

Swedish Beers

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Swedish beers is a friendly and informal event, with a glass of what you fancy in your hand. If you have a passing interest in things mobile and like to chat to other people from media, mobile, creative, TV, marketing and more about where mobile fits into the bigger scheme of things, then check it out.

  • Venue: Dostrece, Calle Carme 40
  • Timings: 19:00 – 01:30
  • Price: Free, ticketless event

TechStartupJobs Fair Barcelona 2015

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Barcelona TechMeetups is not a party by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a meetup for people who are advertising jobs, or thinking about new careers. This is a must attend if you fall into one of those categories.

  • Venue: Universitat Pompeu Fabra Communication campus
  • Timings: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Price: Free for jobseekers

 Wip Developer Smackdown

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The Wip Developer Smackdown is a live debate and cross-examination between developers on today’s most important topics. It’s developers talking with other developers to cut to the heart of the matter.

  • Venue: Fabrica Moritz
  • Timings: 16:00 – 19:00
  • Price: Free

Airpush Cocktail Party

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The third annual Airpush cocktail party will be taking place this year at MWC. The event boasts attendance from over 600 of the mobile industry’s most influential players in a great venue with a full buffet, open bar and VIP lounges.

  • Venue: SALT Beach Club, W Hotel
  • Timings: 20:00 – 23:00
  • Price: Free

Wip Jameoke & Party

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The WIP Developer Party and Jameoke are back once again at the MWC. There’s drinks, food, swag and Jameoke which is a live band karaoke where you sing, drum or play guitar.

  • Venue: Fabrica Moritz
  • Timings: 20:00 – 00:00
  • Price: Free

Thursday 5th March

MLOVE MWC After Party

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The MLOVE After Party at the MWC is taking place at the Carpe Diem Lounge Club this year at the beach. Tickets for the event include a free welcome drink to get things started.

  • Venue: CDLC
  • Timings: 19:00 – late
  • Price: €20 early bird, €30 thereafter

There you have it – as you can see there’s loads going on at Mobile World Congress this year in addition to the main conference and exhibition. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to sample some these excellent events and once again do get in touch if you’d like us to add your event to the list. You can also find more event listings over in our app industry events section.

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