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Event Description

MWC 2014 Barcelona                      
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GSMA 2014 Mobile World Congress Barcelona  

MWC dates:
 Monday 24th February 2014 to Thursday 27th February 2014
MWC opening times:  09:00 to 19:00 daily - except last day 09:00 to 16:00
MWC location:  Fira Gran Via exhibition centre - Barcelona


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MWC14 Mobile World Congress Barcelona 
is one of Barcelona's top international business events and a very busy week for Barcelona in late February. Latest news is that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, will attend the 2014 edition of Barcelona Mobile World Congress. The weather in late Feb in Barcelona can be a sunny and warm but sometimes it can be chilly, damp and cold with day temperatures around 10C so check the long term forecast before you arrive. To see what's on in Barcelona during MWC and to book tours of Barcelona visit our Barcelona events page and our Barcelona Tours page

2014 will be the 9th time that
Barcelona hosts the GSMA MWC Mobile World Congress. Last years edition welcomed around 72,000 trade visitors, 300 keynote speakers and a full conference agenda - there were 1,900 exhibitors from 200 different nations and government representatives from 143 nations. Truly a global event. Despite the tough economic times the world of mobile communiation and smart phones is still a vibrant growth industry and Barcelona is the beating heart of the industry at the most important event of the year. The MWC has doubled in size since the first event in 2005 in Cannes. For Barcelona the economic benefits for the city are estimated at 356 million euros and 7,220 temporary jobs.

Location of MWC/GSMA 2014 Barcelona
The location of the 2014 MWC is the exhibition centre Fira Gran Via. The Fira Gran Via is located just outside Barcelona city centre between Barcelona airport and city centre. It is next to the Gran Via 2 shopping mall and an IKEA store.  Open Map of Fira Gran Via exhibition centre or scroll down page for MCW address and directions of how to get to MCW 2014 exhibition centre. This venue
in Barcelona has with eight exhibition halls and 94,000 sqm all under the same roof and all halls will be in use for the MWC which also features 300 WiFi points during the fair. Scroll down this page for information about the MWC trade fair area, MWC maps, how to get there and for information about accommodation near MWC 2014 Barcelona  GSMA trade fair grounds.

Hotels near MWC 2014 
Hotels near MWC 2014. The Fira Gran Via exhibition centre is excellent, but apart from shopping malls and an IKEA, there are few attractions in this commercial area, so many MWC visitors will probably prefer to find accommodation in central Barcelona. There are a number of new and modern hotels and aparthotels close to the Gran Via exhibition centre which you can find on the links below. But the Gran Via exhibition centre is quite close to the city centre by train or taxi, so you can also choose hotels in the centre of Barcelona. If you plan to go by public transport to the Gran Via exhibition area, but prefer to stay in Barcelona city centre, then you might want to consider booking hotels close to the street Gran Via in Barcelona. If you are close to the Gran Via street, then you can take the L1  red metro line to Plaza Espanya and from the Plaza Espanya metro station you change on the same ticket to the FGC train to get to the FGC station Europa Fira which is the closest to the Gran Via exhibition area.

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The MWC is recognised as the world's premier event for mobile industry networking, business opportunities, and deal-making. Barcelona has been chosen as Mobile World Capital for the 2012 to 2018 period of the MWC making the city a permanent technological and cultural center with a goal boost and create new business opportunities and global awareness of the potential of mobile communications.
We can recommend a visit to Barcelona Tech Talk for a complete list of MWC 2014 top events and parties.

The 2014 MWC will feature:
- A world-class conference featuring 300 prominent keynote speakers and panel discussions
- More than 1,400 exhibiting companies
- App Planet – the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe
- MWC Congress Party & Awards Celebration highlighting innovative mobile solutions around the world


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Event address & map

Fira Gran Via  Exhibition Centre BarcelonaGoogle Map
Venue:
Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona   -   Website
Street:
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64,
Postal Code:
08908
City:
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Country:
Country: es

How to get to this venue

How to get to Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona

Where is the Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona? The Fira Gran Via exhibition centre is located in the Hospitalet de Llobregat area of Barcelona, which is just outside the city centre on the south side of Montjuic hill about half-way between Barcelona airport and the city centre.


Address & directions Fira Gran Via
 
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, 08908, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.


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Fira Gran Via exhibition area and convention centre is located just outside the Barcelona city centre in the Hospitalet de Llobregat suburb of Barcelona which is about 7 km from Barcelona central Plaza Catalunya square and about 4km from Barcelona's other big exhibition area called Fira Montjuic.  Both the Fira Gran Via and the Fira Montjuic are owned by Fira de Barcelona, who organise many of Barcelona biggest trade fairs and exhibitions.

The Fira Gran Via area also has a convention and congress centre called the "Centre de Convencions Gran Via."
The Fira Gran Via trade fair buildings were designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito and are one of the most modern exhibition areas in Europe. The Fira Gran Via site has 240,000 square metres of exhibition space in 8 pavilions, a heliport with two helipads and one of the biggest roof photovoltaic plants in the world. Some of the biggest trade shows in Barcelona take place at the Fira Gran Via including the Barcelona International Food and Drinks Exhibition "Alimentaria" and the MWC Mobile World Congress and many more.

Hotels near Fira Gran Via Exhibition centre
The Gran Via exhibition area is just outside the city centre in a suburb of Barcelona. The exhibition centre is excellent, but apart from shopping malls, there are few attractions in this industrial area, so many visitors also choose to stay in Barcelona. But there are an increasing number of new and modern hotels very close to the Gran Via exhibition centre, which you can find on the links below. The Gran Via exhibition centre is close to the city centre by train or taxi, so you can also choose hotels in the centre of Barcelona.

If you plan to go by public transport to the Gran Via exhibition area, but prefer to stay in Barcelona city centre, then you might want to consider booking hotels close to the street Gran Via in Barcelona. If you are close to the Gran Via street, then you can take the L1  red metro line to Plaza Espanya and from the Plaza Espanya metro station you change on the same ticket to the FGC train to get to the FGC station Europa Fira, which is the closest to the Gran Via exhibition area.

4 star Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel 
4 star Hotel Porta Fira
4 star Hotel SB Plaza Europa
5 star Hesperia Tower
4 star AC Hotel SOM by Marriot
HOTELS near Fira Gran Via exhibition centre
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HOTELS near Plaza Espanya 


The Fira Gran Via is the RED marker on the map below. 


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Getting to Fira Gran Via convention centre Barcelona

Distances:
From Fira Gran Via to Plaza Catalunya in the city centre:  about 7 km and 20 minutes by taxi.
From Fira Gran Via to Barcelona airport: about 9 km which takes 15 minutes by taxi.
From Fira Gran Via to Fira Montjuic exhibition area: about 4 km which takes 8 minutes by taxi.

By Metro:
There is no metro station close to Fira Gran Via.


By FGC train (linked to metro system)
Nearest FCG Station:  Europa Fira - then 5 minute walk
Europa Fira station is on any of S33, S8, R6 , S4, R5 lines on Llobregat - Anoia line which you can take from
Connect via metro on Plaza Espanya the take FGC trains to FGC Europa Fira station.



By bus

Bus lines to Fira Gran Via: 37, 65, 72, 79, 109, 125, L72, L80, L81, L83, L87
 Night bus lines to Fira Gran Via : N1, N15, N16 and N17


Shuttle bus connection Plaza Espanya
For some events there are free shuttle buses from airport and Plaza Espanya. Check with the organisers of the event that you are visiting.

How to get to Plaza Espanya by Metro:
Station: Pl. Espanya. Metro lines 1, 3 and FGC trains (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat)
How to get to Plaza Espanya by bus:
Bus lines: 
9, 13, 27, 30, 38, 50, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 61, 65, 91, 109, 141, EA, EN, EB 
Barcelona airport Aerobús bus lines has a stop at Pl Espanya

By car
The Fira Gran Via is on highway C-31 Gran Via.


Parking
 The Fira Gran Via site has 5,000 parking places

Disabled access
There are lifts available around the Fira Gran Via




Top Hotels near Fira Gran Via


Hotel Porta Fira
Hotel Porta Fira - 4 star
•  Modern tower hotel located opposite Fira Gran Via trade fair entrance
•  Stylish minimalist rooms with flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and city views
•  Facilities include restaurant, snack bar, café, gym with sauna
•  200m from Europa Fira FGC metro station
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Hotel Fira Congress
Hotel Fira Congress - 4 star
•  New and modern hotel opposite Fira Gran Via trade fair area
•  Stylish rooms with satellite TV, rain-effect showers and free minibar
•  Restaurant, reading room, cafe, gym and spa, free Wi-Fi
•  Free 24h transfer to airport + Free transfer to city 4 times a day
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Hotel Hesperia Tower
Hotel Hesperia Tower - 5 star
• Futuristic tower hotel 5 minutes by car from Fira Gran Via
• Luxurious rooms with spectacular city views
• Top-floor domed panoramic restaurant
• Metropolitan sports center and 5,000 sqm convention centre
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AC Hotel Som by Marriott
AC Hotel Som by Marriott - 4 star
•  Stylish hotel 5 minutes walk from Fira Gran Via exhibition centre
•  Modern rooms have flat-screen satellite TV and free minibar
•  Restaurant, lounge bar, 24-hour room service and gym
•  Free Wi-Fi in public areas and Wi-Fi in rooms at extra cost
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Hotel Eurostars Lex near Fira Gran ViaEurostars Lex - 4 star
• New stylish business hotel 5 mins drive from Fira Gran Via
• Sound-proofed design rooms with flat screen satellite TV and Wi-Fi
• Facilities include small gym and a lobby bar with room service
• Meeting rooms available
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Barcelona Events:
MWC 2014 Barcelona - Mobile World Congress
When:
24.02.2014 - 27.02.2014
Where:
Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Category:
Business exhibitions and trade fairs