Navigate your way to the best places to eat, drink, and party in Barcelona

By Ran Avrahamy
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Your MWC 2020 networking plans start here!

Hola, que tal?

Mobile World Congress is almost here! Are you ready? MWC is the Superbowl of conferences. The World Cup of the mobile world. The Tour de France of tech innovation. You get the point. This isn’t the kind of event you just show up to. You need a game plan for MWC that includes both the show and the networking events, since that’s where a lot of the connections and deals are made.

I’ll leave the show plan to you, but it obviously should include a stop by the AppsFlyer booth – just look for the lighthouse (yes, lighthouse). For the networking part, in what has become my yearly tradition, I’m here to give you a breakdown of the best events and parties MWC has to offer.

Take a look, hit up as many as you can, and don’t forget that according to extensive (personal) research the best cure for a hangover is more alcohol.

Sunday, February 23

18:00-22:00 – Mobile Sunday 2020 with

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 515 Carrer del Rosselló

5 times in a row! Mobile Sunday is back, once again. The traditional event takes place the day before MWC kicks off. As always, it’s hosted 4YFN (this time with xside). If you’re in town already, this should cover your first night in Barcelona.

Get your ticket here.

Monday, February 24

17:00-19:30 – MEF Connects

MWC Venue, FIRA, Hall 8 Auditorium – Theatre D

This event takes place at the end of MEF’s Summit and is conveniently located inside the MWC venue at Hall 8. Many of the Future of Mobile Summit attendees will be there.

Reserve a spot here.

18:00-21:00 – Startup Grind’s Corporate Innovation Summit

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 515 Carrer del Rosselló

Startup Grind’s first of three events during MWC. This one will feature professional major brands like Asics, FC Barcelona, and Vueling, who will discuss the development of innovation in a corporate environment. Two panels will be followed by dinner and a networking session.

Get your ticket here.

19:00-22:00 – IoT Stars MWC 2020

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 515 Carrer del Rosselló

IoT keeps growing and so does this event, held for the 6th annual time. Great networking for anyone from the IoT or connectivity sector. Full of professionals and experts.

Get your ticket here.

19:00-21:00 – The App Marketing Afterwork 2020

Jaleo Barcelona – Tuset Street, 5 Barcelona

This great meetup will host some of the leading app marketing experts for an evening of networking, food, and drinks. If you’re in the ad tech or the mobile marketing industry, this event hosted by PickASO, TheTool, Smadex, Splitmetrics, SearchAdsHQ and Interceptd – is a must.

Request your invite here.

19:00-22:00 – Transparent, AdTech party

Secret Venue

Tappx and Google Cloud partnered to bring you an AdTech cocktail party. If you’re a mobile marketer, this may be a great pre-party for the main event of this night (yes, the Mobile Monsters party. Keep reading). The bar hosting this party was featured as one of the best of 50 bars in the world.

Get your ticket here.

21:00- 01:00 – MWC Mobile Monsters

The Sutton Club, 13 Carrer de Tuset St.

By now, you probably already have friends who’ve been to our parties. This year it’s going to get crazier than ever. Just wait and see what we have in store for you. We partnered with App Annie, Mixpanel, Remerge, and Airship, to bring you a mind-blowing, monster savvy, dance party that will keep you buzzing long after.I’ll be there, with bells on.

Request an invite here.

Tuesday, February 25

12:30-14:00 South of France networking cocktail

MWC20 French Pavillon Hall 5, Stand 5b61

If you want to take a nice break in the middle of a hectic MWC day, this is a fine option. head over to the French Pavilion at Hall 5. and have some drinks with tech companies from the southern region of France.

Request an invite here.

17:00-18:30 AppsFlyer’s Happy Hour

MWC20 Hall 8.1 Booth #F41

This is another one of our traditions at MWC. If you haven’t managed to find time to visit our booth during the day, stop by at the end-of-the-day and hang out with us. This may or may not have music, free drinks and the majority of the people at Hall 8.1.

OK, it may.

19:00-01:00 – VC Night After Mobile World Congress

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 515 Carrer del Rosselló

The second Startup Grind event is already a tradition at MWC, hosting many VCs and featuring an open mic session. A great networking event, good food, and wine guaranteed.

Get your ticket here.

Wednesday, February 26

17:00-18:30 – AppsFlyer’s Happy Hour

MWC19 Hall 8.1 Booth #F41

You made it this far, so come grab a drink and chill with us to celebrate the end of day 3. Friends, music, drinks, love.

18:00-20:30 – Digital Sapiens Unicorns & Stars 4YFN Party

Carrer dels Comtes de Bell-Loc 161 Les Corts

The 4YFN end-of-show networking event with media professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and recruiters to mingle and network. This event enables participants to make valuable connections.

Space is limited so, hurry up and request a ticket.

18:30-22:00 – Startup Grind – Chiara Massironi fireside chat

ITNIG, 100 Carrer de Pujades

The final networking event by Startup Grind will have a fireside chat with Chiara Massironi, who is heading Twilio startups in East US and EMEA. This event will offer an open-mic session with a nice networking event to cool-off after a busy third day at MWC. As always, with Startup Grind’s events, you will enjoy a very good networking and dining experience.

Get your ticket here.

19:00-22:00 – VR/AR Association Executive Dinner

Hotel H10 Casa Mimosa, Carrer de Pau Claris, 179

If you want to mingle with some VR & AR professionals, this is the event for you. This VIP dinner has already confirmed attendees from Microsoft, Nestlé, Nielsen, Pico-Interactive, Visyon, Mediapro, and VRARA.

Buy your ticket here.

20:00-23:00 – Quobis Tapas Party – MWC

Carlitos Restaurante, 50 Calvet

Quobis annual party. If you want to enjoy the end of MWC with a glass of wine and some good tapas – this is the place.

Register here.

MWC is going to be super packed this year, just like any other year. With all these long walks from hall 1 to hall 8.1, planning your time is critical. Set the bar high, come energized, set your calendar in advance, and have fun along the way. Go with whatever’s worth your professional time, and personal party preferences.

Hasta luego, amigos!

Ran Avrahamy

Managing a complicated relationship with mobile. (Too) early adopter. Loves being an entrepreneur - Hates that same word. CMO at @AppsFlyer

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