Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 -MWC12 Parties and Events List

BARCELONA- Mobile fever is about to take over the city of Barcelona as we head into those crucial couple of weeks before the mobile kermesse of the Congress kicks off once again.

There are literally hundreds of networking parties and events being planned during the MWC week -too many to mention in one blog post, so here are some of the most popular ones below (courtesy of Lisa Whelan):

Sunday, 26 February, 2012:
  • About: “The seventh annual Mobile Sunday – the now classic meet-up of mobile influencers, developers, investors and entrepreneurs will be taking place in Barcelona on the eve of this year’s Mobile World Congress.”
  • Time: 26 February, 2012: 7pm CET
  • Location: City Hall, Rambla de Catalunya 2-4, 08002 Barcelona (right next to the Plaça Catalunya)
  • RSVP: Required. Please register here.
  • Cost: Attending Mobile Sunday is free. Registration required.
  • About: “GoMo  News will be hosting a lounge with the fabulous mobile advertising company Lumata on February 26th from 8pm at Mobile World Congress.  This is an invitation only event and is only for mobile marketers or highly connected gurus. It is going to be relaxed and chilled an ideal opportunity to do network ahead of the show with “same page” individuals.  If you would like an invite – please email bena at: benagomogmailcom”
  • Time: 8:00-11:00pm
  • Location: Provided with invitation.
  • RSVP: This is an invitation only event and is only for mobile marketers or highly connected gurus. It is going to be relaxed and chilled an ideal opportunity to do network ahead of the show with “same page” individuals.  If you would like an invite – please email bena at: benagomogmailcom
  • Cost: Free
Monday, 27 February, 2012:
  • About: “Don’t miss your chance to witness the best of the best from the AppCircus 2011 World Tour –  46 winners from 30 countries will take part at this year’s Mobile Premier Awards on February 27th.  You will have a rare chance to meet developers from all over the world competing for the best app of the year. The competition is the largest open and global cross-platform app competition in the mobile industry, it provides the point of reference for the startup and developer community during Mobile World Congress. Why attend?
    • Discover up and coming apps from all over the world
    • Learn how the app business ticks by watching our international jury of experts analyzing the apps live on stage
    • Profit from great networking opportunities  with an audience made up of developers, industry experts, investors”
  • Time: 4:00-8:00pm
  • Location: SALA APOLO, C/ Nou de la Rambla 113, 08004 Barcelona (a jewel of the classic dance hall design!)
  • RSVP: Sign up here.
  • Cost: Free! Registration required.
  • About: “After The Mobile Premier Awards – We aim to Party!  … and you’re invited! Come celebrate with us (from 8.30pm till midnight) at the AppCircus party supported by Mozilla; in the Beautiful Sala Apolo, Barcelona – a jewel of classic dance hall design.  Unwind, mingle and do your thing to some great music! Enjoy the hosted bar, delicious tapas, and be prepared for some live entertainment surprises!”
  • Time: 8:00pm – 11:30pm
  • Location: SALA APOLO, C/ Nou de la Rambla 113, 08004 Barcelona (a jewel of the classic dance hall design!)
  • RSVP: Registration is required, sign up here.
  • Cost: Free! Registration required.
  • About: “Join us for the Mobile Marketing Mixer powered by Smaato and sponsored by Adfonic, Celtra, Mobile Marketing Magazine and Poynt.  Come out and start Mobile World Congress with the first night out in a proper way!  Join us at the lovely and legendary Incognito Bar in Barcelona – we will have great drinks, open bar and the most important thing – fun people like you the whole night long!”
  • Time: 6:30-11:00pm
  • Location: Incognito Bar, Calle Fusina 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • RSVP: Required here.
  • Cost: Free
  • About: “New this year! Join the GSMA for casual “Networking by Moonlight” events at the Magic Fountain.  Included in all passes at no additional cost, these events provide attendees the opportunity to network and enjoy drinks & light bites before their evening plans. In addition to the spectacular fountain display, entertainments will include music and a stunning aerial dance performance taking place right over the audience.  Whether you stop by for a few moments before leaving the venue or stay until your dinner plans begin, don’t miss this fun opportunity to network with fellow attendees! More details coming soon.”
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA
  • Cost: Free for MWC pass holders.
Tuesday, 28 February, 2012:
  • About: “Velti is the headline sponsor of The GoMo News BlenderFebruary 28th 2012 at Mobile World Congress.  Diffusion PR will sponsor the cocktails and the event will be a full on get down and excited about mobile marketing event.  If you are in mobile, keep your tie on; get your business cards out and make sure you do some great business!  We look forward to welcoming you to our open bar!  We start at 6pm local time!”
  • Time:  6:00-11:00pm
  • Location: Marmalade Bar Barcelona, Riera Alta 4-6, 08001 Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
  • RSVP: Register here.
  • Cost: Free
Wednesday, 29 February, 2012:
  • About: “We’re holding another one of our famous parties in a great new venue on the Wednesday night of MWC. Be sure to register now to get on the list — you won’t want to miss out on the great crowd and networking, free food and drinks, and of course, JAMEOKE. And this year the WIP party meets the Android Barcelona User Group!  One more year Mobile World Congress is coming and Android Barcelona User Group is ready for the Android party. This year inside the WIP party, join the Android corner to meet  all the major players of the Android ecosystem as well local developers.”
  • Time: 7:00-10:00pm
  • Location: Museu del Rock, 4th floor, Arenas de Barcelona (the big round building across the Plaza from MWC), Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373-385, local PC2 CP08015 Barcelona
  • RSVP: Register here.
  • Cost: Free. Registration required.
  • About: “Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand – Helen, Jenny, Gabriel, Shafiq, Cat, Sarah, Russell – and the friendliest bar staff in town are all waiting to welcome you.It is likely to get a bit busy at times. But don’t worry, people will be coming in and out all evening. That’s kind of the point as we know there’s always a lot going on and you might want to check out more than one party. If it’s very busy, there’s no need to queue to get in. Just check out one of the other bars nearby and come back a little later when it’s a bit less frantic.”
  • Time: 7:00pm-2:00am
  • Location: Dos Trece, 40 Carrer Carme, Barcelona, Spain
  • RSVP: No need to RSVP unless you want to. There’s no guest list, no tickets and there’s no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please.
  • Cost: Free
Thursday 1 March, 2012:
  • About: “You are invited to the second MLOVE @ MWC the final after work party!  So let’s paint the town RED and maybe even dance the night away, please check-in to reserve your space in the cool Incognito club in the hip El Born neighborhood.  SURPRISE:  We are preparing a launch of a new service together with TREND ONE that night – please stay tuned.  SPONSORED by Mobile Marketing Magazine & TrendOne.  To become a sponsor for this exclusive party event, feel free to contact: sponsor@mlove.com.”
  • Time: 6:30pm – 2:00am
  • Location: Incognito Cocktail Bar, Calle Fusina 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • RSVP: On Facebook.
  • Cost: Free


  1. Hi Ric and readers,

    I created an app that has all the MWC 2012 parties info. Most info is offline so you can save roaming $$$ while in Barcelona.

    Download links:
    iOS: http://tinyurl.com/mwc12ios
    Android: http://tinyurl.com/mwc12a
    BlackBerry/JavaME: http://tinyurl.com/mwc12j

    Enjoy the show!

  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing..

  3. So happy the shop is open!! Got some lovely things that sound great-thanks so much!