MWC 2023

Information technology Telecommunication
Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 2, 2023
Fira Barcelona - Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
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MWC, or Mobile World Congress, is the most significant international summit of the mobile connectivity industry in Barcelona. MWC 2023 dates are scheduled for 27th February to 2nd March at Fira Barcelona Gran Via. After the unprecedented success of the previous edition held in hybrid format, the expectations are set high for MCW 2023.

Over 61 000 attendees from 168 countries will gather in Barcelona to explore the latest trendsetting connectivity technology, foster valuable B2B connections and gain insight into the solutions to the current challenges to cross-industry connectivity. Exhibiting companies come from various backgrounds, on the forefront are influential tech and mobile providers, supplemented by device manufacturers, vendors, and content owners. The exhibition is arranged through Digital planet, Company Spotlights, Industry City sections giving each influential player in the telecom ecosystem maximum exposure prospects.

Experts, keynotes researchers will grace the stage at MWC 2023, headlining forums, conference sessions and speeches bringing valuable insight into all aspects of connectivity and digital media. The MWC dynamic display is followed up with valuable networking and informative events on 5G Connect, Advancing AI, CloudNet and other essential topics. The startup community is in the spotlight at 4YFN while the Diversity4Tech forum and conferences catalyse networking outcomes for visitors and experts.

Hotels near Fira Barcelona Gran Via during the MWC 2023 event dates will be limited due to the expo's significant international visitors influx. The best accommodation offers will reduce quickly. Therefore, we at ExpoBeds advise you to make your reservation early on. Our travel experts can provide you with various hotel options in convenient locations near Fira Barcelona at competitive rates. Contact us today for your personalised MWC Barcelona 2023 hotel offer.


Mobile World Congress expo or MWC Barcelona is the international reference point for the tech, mobile and connectivity industry. Hosting annual editions in Fira Barcelona Gran Via, the MWC trade fair regularly welcomes over 100 000 professional visitors and 1500 exhibitors for five days of deal-making, networking and demonstrating tech that pushes boundaries. The entire mobile ecosystem is on display at Fira Gran Via, put together by over 2 000 exhibiting companies from every sector, from healthcare to automotive.

Tackling global mobile connectivity issues across the most significant industries takes a global expert effort. For this reason, MWC welcomes over 1050 experts from 168 countries to headline conferences and informative sessions on all aspects of connecting communities, machines and industries of tomorrow.

The five-day MWC at Fira Gran Via features an array of conferences, programmes, and workshops vital for Mobile World Congress attendees wanting to take their business to the next level and stay ahead of the competition. The exhibition has a multi-industrial approach to solving global connectivity issues, and as such, it is a must-attend, especially for middle and upper-management visitors who want to make a real impact in the digital world.

Who can you meet there

The first-rate MWC experience regularly attracts some of the most influential decision makers in the world, including 59% of the most senior decision-makers in the industry. The show floor hosts the most innovative companies with their latest ground-breaking offers, as well as visiting ministers, telecom regulators, data protection authorities, senior representatives of international organisations and over 8,000 industry CEOs – all gathering to share knowledge and engage on important policy and regulatory topics. Mobile World Congress attendees are able to increase their company's visibility, as MWC is covered by over 3,600 press and media representatives.

Past editions

What makes it special

The MWC exhibition is designed with the goal in mind to catalyse connectivity across all sectors and levels. MWC delivers on this ambitious goal by involving active players from the industries most significantly contributing to global connectivity: Automotive, Fintech, Healthcare and Manufacturing. At the show floor, small and big enterprises can network and seal deals within one of the sector-relevant themes: 5G Connectivity, AI Advance, CloudNet, FinTech, Internet of Everything and Tech Horizon. The high-level exhibitors add unmatched quality to the product offering at MWC, making it a crucial event for high ranking visitors and buyers. Companies and policymakers head to Mobile World Congress to discover the future of the mobile ecosystems and plan ahead accordingly.

MWC is undoubtedly the go-to place for discovering vital solutions to closing the digital and connectivity gaps in all economies while meeting climate targets. Supporting regional and national-level digital adaptations are the GSMA Ministerial Programme equipped to house over 160 delegates who shape many countries' digital and economic futures necessary for driving global mobile trends. In essence, the Ministerial Programme is a series of delegate-led conferences and talks dense in information and research findings of what it would take to develop existing mobile structures into universally inclusive mobile connection systems. Therefore all Mobile World Congress attendees have the unique opportunity to make sizeable connectivity impact, locally and globally.

What is new for Mobile World Congress 2023

MWC trailblazed through the Covid-19 pandemic delivering one of the most successful exhibitions while expanding with more halls and themes. The Industry City is the newest addition to the trade show floorplan will push the event concept design to a new level bridging gaps between innovating powerhouses across all sectors. Partnering with Accenture the Industry City blueprint features demo, networking and content zones for FinTech, Manufacturing and smart mobility will lay the foundations of a global cross-sectorial connected future.

Quick info

Organiser:GSM Association
Also called:Mobile World Congress 2023
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:MWC 2024
Sectors: Information technology | Telecommunication
Visitors:Tickets for MWC
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 1000 exhibitors in 2021
  • 120,000 sq m of exhibition space
  • 20 000 in-person visitors
  • zero carbon footprint event
  • 350+international start-ups
  • Co-located with the start-up expo 4YFM

Next editions

MWC 2024

Dates are not known yet
Fira Barcelona - Gran Via
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Fira Barcelona - Gran Via

Av. Joan Carles I, 64, Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates: 41.35465 , 2.12736
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