If you’re planning to visit the Mobile World Congress (MWC18) held in Barcelona from February 26-March 1, 2018, you must keep in mind the parking situation and area traffic. Most of this massive event will be held at the Fira Gran Vía, which belongs to the Fira de Barcelona. (Additionally, a small portion of events will be held at the Fira Montjuïc, including 4YFN for startups).
This venue is located on Hospitalet de Llobregat and within commercial and industrial areas, just a few minutes’ drive from the airport. However, the nearest car park is regulated by the blue zone and, given the expected turnout, it will be difficult to find a place to park. So, it’s a good idea to attend the event with a parking reservation already made and with time to spare. This way, you’ll avoid lines, traffic jams and the endless search for parking spots near the venue. On the map, you can see some car parks near the Fira Gran Vía.
The Mobile World Congress 2018 will open its doors in Barcelona on February 26, 2018. For four days, all the latest technology and today’s trendiest mobile phones will be presented. Also, the congress is expected to receive over 100,000 visitors among industry companies and professionals. According to typical trends, it’s worth noting that the mobile congress will have 2,200 exhibitors and a good number of talks about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the global mobile industry, which will be given by keynote speakers in the tech world.
Under the motto “Creating a better future”, attendees will enjoy talks by Christopher Young, CEO of McAfee; Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of United Nations Foundation among others. Also, among the numerous events that will be held simultaneously, we want to highlight: 4YFN (4 Years From Now), where over 600 startups will meet up; YoMo (The Youth Mobile Festival), a free festival for youth, which connects science and tech themes with the mobile world; and Women4Tech, a new program that will be launched at MWC18 with the aim to reduce the gender gap in the mobile industry and foster diversity.
All this within the Gran Vía venue, which boasts of eight tech adapted pavilions with the most remarkable innovations. In Hall 8.0, the NEXTech Pavilion will be installed, the most futuristic pavilion of the event, which will bring together the latest from the mobile world, including drones, augmented reality, loT, robots and much more. It is a golden opportunity for lovers of technology.
The Mobile World Congress (MWC18) is a must for industry professionals, who will devote four days to getting all the newest information about the mobile and tech world, as well as undergoing networking with professionals from around the world.
The economic impact that Barcelona will gain from the Mobile World Congress 2018 will be very significant, considering attendance records from the 2017 festival and its financial impact which surpassed 165 million euros. If you’re going to visit the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, don’t hesitate to book your parking spot with Parclick, thus anticipating any parking issues, since this event will involve a lot of traffic, given its importance and the large turnout that will gather at the Fira Gran Vía from February 26-March 1, 2018. On the other hand, if you’re going to spend a few days in Barcelona, we can recommend any of the 150+ car parks that we offer throughout the city. Look for the closest one to your accommodations here.