A Luminous guide to MWC 2017
With Mobile World Congress 2017 right around the corner (27-2 March to be exact), we thought it’s about time we gave you some top tips and ideas for making the most from your 4 days in the Barcelona sun.
With so much exciting content jam-packed into this year’s MWC and even more explosive technology to check out, we know we need to choose carefully where to spend our time to make the most of the event.
Let’s take a look at the main attractions at this spectacular event, and the best places to be to get the most out of your trip.
If you want a chance to see the new rising stars in the tech world, then make sure not to miss out on the nine showcase stage moments running throughout the week.
Back by popular demand, the showcase stage launched in 2016 bringing us the brightest new companies, people and ideas that we otherwise wouldn’t typically encounter.
We’ve got an inkling that these guys are going to be pretty big, so don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal while you can.
As an agency with a strong female presence, we are super excited to see MWC17 support women in tech thought this entire week. With so many exciting and inspiring women running workshops, seminars and more we know we want to see as many as possible.
We have sifted through and picked out our top three options for those who want to hear more about…
If you’re keen to stand out in the tech world, then be sure not to miss this amazing chance to learn and develop from the top figures in the female tech community.
AI is a really hot topic with the media right now, so it’s no surprise that AI is a mighty player in this year’s MWC programme. With AI taking centre-stage at many sessions throughout the week, here are our top three slots you won’t want to miss.
Monday, 9:00 in hall eight
Beauty brand, Olay, will be running through the most exciting applications that will transform our daily lives.
Monday, 11:00 in hall four
Leaders in AI, IBM Watson, will be delivering an exciting presentation on chatbots and virtual assistants.
Wednesday, 14:15 in hall four
Skip your afternoon siesta to hear all about the ethics surrounding AI at the moment and where it’s already being successfully applied.
Are you ready to encounter AI on a whole new level?
With MWC catering to all business levels, we have picked out what we feel will be the most beneficial for the new growing business leaders out there. If you’re eager to stand out and go one step future with your business then make sure not to miss out on our top three startup areas.
Hizam Kadir, vice president of MDEC is going to be helping to understand the gift of digital hubs to advance your startup.
Tuesday, 11:00 at the SORACOM stage
For startups that feel ready to move onto their next stage, the startup bootcamp is the perfect way to find out if you have what it takes.
Javier Jimenez Marco CEO of Lanzadera will be talking through some of the mistakes he encouraged as an entrepreneur and how to learn from them.
We always know MWC is going to go big with their keynote speakers, and this year is no exception. After looking over the list, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to get some fantastic tips from the top techies around.
MWC is going to be a great week to learn and develop your skills and company. It’s a time to hack into the brains of the thought leaders.
Here are a few of our favourite keynote speakers (even though we love them all) to make sure you get the most from your time at this year’s MWC.
Reed Hastings Founder and CEO of Netflix.
Ted Livingston Founder and CEO of KIK.
Mats Granyrd Director of GSMA.
All keynote speakers are taking to stage in hall four, auditorium one.
Don’t worry if this all seems a lot – the great people of Mobile World Congress have created an app to keep us all up to speed and in the right place during the week. Make sure to download to find out more!
We are so excited to enter a week of non-stop tech, we hope you have a great week in Barcelona and we’ll be back soon to cover all the aftermath.