Connectivity unleashed at MWC in Barcelona


Dear Readers,

We’re just weeks away from the mobile tech event of the year! But it’s a show that brings together so many industries beyond just mobile. From smart mobility to manufacturing and from fintech to health – MWC Barcelona 2022 is set to showcase the future of connectivity across all markets

A message from Justin Springham, Director of Media Content and Broadcast, GSMA

Seminal keynotes
I’ve been attending MWC, in its various guises and locations, as a journalist for more than 20 years. It’s given me the opportunity to meet and interview a diverse array of some of the world’s most inspiring business leaders and entertainment icons (personal highlights include Elon Musk and comedy legend, John Cleese).

With a theme this year of ‘Connectivity Unleashed’, I can’t wait to hear keynote speaker perspectives on how our own mobile industry is impacting all market sectors – and the real-world implications on everyday life.

Multimedia coverage
In the next few weeks, the GSMA’s Mobile World Live (MWL) team will be preparing its MWL TV broadcast schedule to ensure we bring you unmissable live coverage of MWC Barcelona 2022. I’m also delighted that the official event newspaper ‘Show Daily’ will return too. Plus, later this month we will preview the big show with a special MWL Themed Week.

Sneak previews
Running 24 – 29 January, the MWC Themed Week will outline likely developments and announcements we can expect from MWC Barcelona 2022, as well as providing exclusive insights into what the big show will deliver.

We’ll feature interviews with the event’s biggest names, analyse the show’s major themes, and announce the shortlist for the 2022 GLOMO Awards in a special live broadcast.

Stay tuned to Mobile World Live during the build-up – and of course during MWC Barcelona 2022 and we’ll make sure you don’t miss a second of the star-studded action.


A message from John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA on MWC Barcelona and 4YFN 2022

We expect over 1500 exhibitors in February, with attendees registered from 150 countries. You will meet decision-makers, hear from thought leaders and, close deals. Policymakers will meet through our prestigious Ministerial Programme, and all are encouraged to experience the 4YFN start-up conference and brand new for 2022, Industry City. Over the four days, you will see the vibrancy, reach, and diversity that puts MWC at the forefront of the kind of innovation that addresses critical challenges across society. This is Connectivity Unleashed and potential is everywhere.

In 2021 we organised and hosted three MWC events in Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Barcelona. Each event took place in a unique context but, our strategy was consistent. Firstly, to work in close partnership with relevant authorities to ensure the event could go ahead safely for staff, workers, exhibitors, visitors, suppliers, partners, and the local community; secondly, to provide up-to-the-minute information. This experience combined with advances by health experts, scientists and, governments give us confidence that we can convene safely again in 2022. MWC health & safety measures are on our Committed Community page here.

Quick Links for planning your time at MWC Barcelona
Register for your Pass
Book your hotel with bnetwork
Plan your travel to Barcelona with our partners Gray Dawes
Book your flights with exclusive discounts with our flight partners
Prepare for the venue entry requirements and safety measures
Understand the contingency health insurance cover you will have for the duration of the event provided by our partner Fira Barcelona Europe

MWC22 Livestream: Diversity4Tech and the Power of Mentoring

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We are delighted to announce the latest brands confirmed to join MWC Barcelona
5G IoT Summit Platinum Sponsor: Giesecke & Devrient
5G IoT Summit Gold Sponsor: Kigen (UK)
Diversity4Tech Roundtable Sponsor: RedHat
Security Summit Sponsor: Palo Alto NetworksContact us today to see how you can join our stellar Sponsor Line-Up.

Celebrating Data Privacy Day – sharing global perspectives
On the eve of Data Privacy Day, join us as we bring together different perspectives from experts around our mobile world. How are citizens, including children and the vulnerable, being protected? How are businesses innovating to protect their customers’ data? What new policies are being developed by governments? How can we all work better together to protect privacy in our data-driven mobile world?

At 5pm (GMT) on 27 January 2022, join us on Twitter for a live, unfiltered conversation. This discussion will be hosted by the Dave Birch (@dgwbirch) and Natasha Jackson, Head of Public Policy and Consumer Affairs, GSMA (@GSMA). This conversation is open to all to join in, listen, question or debate!

Registration for MWC Barcelona is now open!
MWC Barcelona 2022, the world’s most influential connectivity event, is back to unleash the full power of connectivity. Buy your perfect pass and get ready to reconnect, reimagine and reinvent.

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Time to book your travel for MWC Barcelona and 4YFN 2022
All attendees can enjoy exclusive discounts for flights to and from MWC Barcelona and 4YFN 2022 with Vueling, Iberia and LEVEL.

Book now and your discount will be applied when you purchase your ticket on the airline’s website.