Mobile World Congress 2018
Barcelona holds MWC 2018
The Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) is back to Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March, bringing the very latest in the mobile phone sector to the city. The organisers are aiming to make this year’s event the best edition to date and beat last year’s record attendance figure of 108,000 visitors! For an amazing stay in Barcelona, take a look at beautiful apartments by Two Sisters Apartments in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni.
The slogan of the Mobile World Congress 2018 is "Creating a better future" and the majority of global mobile operators will be present, as well as the main internet and software businesses. A total of 2,300 exhibitors from over 200 countries will be at the congress. This year’s event centres on 5G and the importance of the Internet and artificial intelligence. New features for the Mobile World Congress 2018 include the South Village, an outdoor work area at the main entrance to the Gran Via 2 facilities. As regards security, access to this edition of the congress will use a facial recognition system! That's the future.
The Mobile World Congress 2018 also offers the 5th edition of 4YFN (4 Years From Now) and other initiatives including Women4Tech. The Congress will focus this year on the future of the society that is drawn through the interaction between the 5G, the internet of things and artificial intelligence.
Some of the speakers of Mobile World Congress 2018 will be: Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten), Jeremy Fox (Atrium TV), Börje Exholm (Ericsson), Cher Wang (HTC), Christopher Young (McAfee), Kazuhiro Yoshizawa (NTT Docomo), Vittorio Colao (Vodafone) and Jim Yong Kim (World Bank).
As with last year’s edition, there are different pick-up points all around the city for Mobile World Congress 2018 participants to collect their passes from. They will be operative as from Thursday 22 February. If you´ve decided to visit Barcelona you can always stay in Two Sisters Apartments in the popular neighborhood of Sant Antoni.