The Mobile World Congress 2022 is almost here! This leading technology event is back with its pulse on the latest and most cutting-edge advances in the world of connectivity and tech.
With networking opportunities, keynote speeches by senior executives of some of the world’s tech giants, plus a whole range of tech-related activities both online and offline, the Mobile World Congress 2022 can’t be missed!
After 2020’s event was cancelled and 2021 saw a reduced-format of the Mobile World Congress, this year promises to be two to three times bigger than last year’s. With seven halls packed full of activities, over 1,500 exhibitors, the Ministerial Programme, plus this year’s new Industry City feature, this is the place to be if you want to learn, connect, and delve into the future of the tech industry.
We’ve put together this complete guide with everything you need to know about the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona.
When will the Mobile World Congress 2022 take place?
Barcelona’s biggest technology fair will take place from 28 February to 3 March. With just two weeks to go until the big event, be sure to check out the MWC online checklist to make sure you comply with all Covid regulations and are fully registered to take part.
The timetable for the Mobile World Congress 2022 is as follows:
Monday 28 February: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 1 March: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 2 March: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday, 3 March: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where is the Mobile World Congress 2022 being held and how can I get there?
Just like in past years, the event is being held at the Fira on Gran Vía, with great public transport connections. From Plaça Espanya and Passeig de Gràcia train stations there are regular commuter trains with a stop at Fira that will get you there in less than 15 minutes. Alternatively, it can be reached in 20 minutes by car or taxi from the centre of Barcelona.
What Covid health and safety measures will be in place?
Heath and safety is paramount at the Mobile World Congress 2022. In addition to the checklist we’ve mentioned, all in-person attendees must download the MWC app for contactless entry into the precinct using their Digital Badge.
What’s more, all attendees must be in possession of a Covid passport, certificate of recovery or negative test to access the event. Attendees must remember that FFP2 masks are compulsory, plus ventilation and disinfection of all locations has been increased.
What format will the event have?
The Mobile World Congress 2022 will take place as a hybrid event, with ticket options for those who wish to attend in person and for those who’d like to opt for the virtual pass.
Physical attendees will get the chance to visit the physical stands of the world’s biggest mobile and technology providers, including leading companies Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia, Nokia, Orange and Huawei. In addition to being the perfect opportunity for making new connections, keep an eye out for the latest mobile releases and cutting-edge products.
Online participants will have access to a selection of 35 keynote speeches and over 1,000 talks by other speakers. Not forgetting 100+ hours of content and virtual networking opportunities!
Where can I buy my ticket for the Mobile World Congress 2022?
Tickets are on sale online now, with various options available for hybrid, in-person and online passes as we’ve mentioned. Discover them here and all the benefits that come with them!
What themes will the Mobile World Congress 2022 explore?
Under the motto “Connectivity Unleashed”, this year’s grand technology fair will delve into topics and themes such as 5G connections, advancing AI, the Internet of Things, cloud solutions, Tech Horizon, and much more.
This year, you can also catch the Mobile World Congress 2022’s newest feature: Industry City, which will delve into financial technology and how 5G can be the future of business.
What events and talks can I not miss?
This year’s Diversity for Tech section will explore the current solutions and open up conversations about advancing the tech industry as a diverse environment, spearheading inclusion and equality in all of its areas.
The Ministerial Programme is back with an interesting selection of talks, debates and round-table discussions by politicians and regulatory agencies to discuss current issues and economic recovery in a post-pandemic world.
What’s more, don’t miss Nokia’s CEO Pekka Lundmark and his talk on how mobile connectivity can help combat climate change in addition to many more keynote speeches.
Where’s the best place to stay for the Mobile World Congress 2022?
At bizFlats we have a range of options that are perfect for your business trips to the Mobile World Congress 2022. Our Calabresse, 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment is a perfect option only a short walk away from Plaça Espanya for train services to the Mobile World Congress 2022.
Alternatively, our ArtBlue apartment with a modern working space offers comfort and style in the heart of Barcelona. Not only is it the ideal place to relax after a long day networking, it’s also a mere stone’s throw away from Passeig de Gràcia train station.