Mobile World Congress 2011: Networking Events/ Parties List

January 17, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Events

If oyu’re looking for the 2012 Mobile World Congress Parties list, please click here!

UPDATED: Feb 10, 1:25 pm Pacific: Mobile World Congress is coming up in Barcelona, Spain February 14-18, 2011, and it’s time to start planning your networking calendar.  So many parties, so little time!  I’ll be updating the following list of networking events and parties as I hear about them in this post. Check out the “agenda” view on the SocializeMobilize “Events” calendar to add these events to your calendar.

If you have a party or event you’d like me to add to this list, please send me the details and RSVP requirements.

If you need strategy, business development or marketing support surrounding Mobile World Congress, please contact me.

Sunday, 13 February, 2011:

Endomondo Sports Tracker Run
(New! Added Feb 5)

  • About: We’re inviting everybody attending MWC to go on a run with us Sunday afternoon before the conference. During the run, we will showcase how Endomondo Sports Tracker makes sports more fun by turning your mobile into a full-fledged personal trainer. We’ll run about 3.5 km near the Olympic Stadium but you don’t have to be an Olympian athlete to join us – you’ll be consulted before we set the pace. Make sure to bring your GPS phone!
  • Time: 13 February, 2011: 5-6 pm
  • Location: Next to the Espanya metro entrance at Plaza de España, Barcelona
  • RSVP: Send a tweet with #MWCRunUp or register on Endomondo if you want to live track the run: http://www.endomondo.com/event/mwc2011

Mobile Sunday

  • About: “The sixth annual Mobile Sunday – An unofficial, informal and generally cool and funky gathering of mobile bloggers and their chums…We again will meet in one of the coolest new bars in Barcelona, the VINTAGE – around the corner of the venue last year – for more space and a jazzy, loungy athmosphere, with different rooms and salons. We’ll be able to host 500 people in a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and bites, including sofas, private salons, four screens, a heated terrace and a dancefloor for the ones who like to kick off the busy week with a swing.”
  • Time: 13 February, 2011: 7pm onward
  • Location: VINTAGE: Fusina, 7 – 08003, Barcelona
  • RSVP: Required. Stay posted for updates.
  • Cost: Attending Mobile Sunday is free to all registered users of dotopen.com who will also get their company’s logo and pitch shown on the many screens visible at the event.

Monday, 14 February, 2011:

Special Mobile Monday
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: “A special event « Mobile Monday » will be organized on the Demo Area of the French Pavilion
  • Time: 14 February, 2011:3:00-3:50pm
  • Location: French Pavilion, “Demo space” on 2E47, Fira Barcelona
  • RSVP: None required. More information here.
  • Cost: Free

Mobile Premier Awards

  • About: “The Mobile Premier Awards are among the most influential events in the mobile industry and the point of reference in early-stage innovation during the Mobile World Congress.  An international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts will select the 20 finalists from all the local AppCircuses held during 2010 to showcase their app in a 3-minute pitch at the event in Barcelona in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, and press and influential bloggers.
  • Time: 14 February, 2011: 3-8pm
  • Location: “Diagonal 00” – the new Telefonica R&D Catalunya Headquarters, Metro: El Maresme | Fòrum, (from fairground Espany with red line L1 towards “Fondo”, change at Urquinaona into yellow line L4 towards “La Pau” and exit at El Maresme | Fòrum)
  • RSVP: Required. Register here.
  • Cost: Free for dotopen members

Teleca Destination Innovation: Daily Cocktail Hour
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: “We’ll be serving drinks and snacks every day during the show between 5 and 6. Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain between February 14-17 and see how our solutions give you an edge in the mobile world. We offer device manufacturers, consumer electronics and automotive companies ways to greater profit and shorter development times in Mobile Linux smartphones and tablets, In-Vehicle Infotainment and end-to-end applications. It’s your destination for real innovation.”
  • Time: 14 February, 2011: 5-6pm
  • Location: 8B79 in Hall 8
  • RSVP: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Alepo Daily Happy Hour
(New! Added Jan 30)

  • About: “Alepo, maker of control plane & business management solutions across all next generation services and technologies, will host a daily happy hour, from 4 – 7pm at Booth 2H12. Alepo welcomes anyone interested in learning about innovative policy and charging control solutions for 3G and 4G networks, including PCRF, OCS, OMA DM and more.”
  • Time: 14 February, 2011: 4-7pm
  • Location: Booth 2H12
  • RSVP: Not required, but for more information, contact: Danielle<dot>Russell<at>alepo.com
  • Cost: Free

Mobile Valentines Day
(New! Added Jan 23)

  • About: Each year in February we get together to celebrate our true love to mobile devices by taking part in Mobile World Congress, which starts this year on February 14th. To share your passion to mobile we are happy to invite you to Mobile Valentine’s Day party at MWC 2011.  Bring your good mood, networking skills and friends with you.”
  • Time: 14 February, 2011: 7-11:30pm
  • Location: Alsur Cafe el Born: Carrer dels Carders 17, Barcelona.  A remarkable location, which is very popular gathering place for mobile bloggers and telco people in Barcelona.
  • RSVP: Required. Register here.
  • Cost: Free. “This event is sponsored by Mobile Europe Magazine, SPB Software and Camerjam, who make sure there will be enough food and drinks for all.”

European Leaders and partners present the: HOT TOPICS PARTY at MWC 2011
(New! Added Jan 24th)

  • About: “European Leaders and partners present the: ‘HOT TOPICS PARTY at MWC 2011’.  It’s where some outspoken names will meet to discuss what’s not in the press releases: David Pringle – Mobile World Live TV, Qualcomm Ventures, Antonio Rodriguez – Matrix Partners, Pieter Knook – Former Internet Services Director Vodafone, Carol Realini – Executive Chairman of Obopay Eric Abensur – CEO Venda, Mark Zawacki – Milestone Group, Srinivas Krishnamurti – Head of Mobile VM Ware, Rod Randall – S1 Capital Partners Brian Modoff – MD Deutsche Bank Securities.  We will be hosting two panel discussions with networking amongst 100 mobile influencers.  If you wish to attend then please EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST to Sarah.Moralee@europeanleaders.com and include your signature.  Official invitations will be sent from European Leaders prior to the event.”
  • Time: 14 February, 2011: 6-9pm
  • Location: Hotel OMM, OMMSESSION CLUB, Rosselló 265, Barcelona, 08008 ES
  • RSVP: You must request an invite. More information here.
  • Cost: Free, but you must request an invite (instructions above)

Block Party (RIM, NTT Solmare, VELTI and Mobclix)
(New! Added Feb 7)

  • About: “RIM, NTT Solmar, VELTI, and Mobclix are having a block party at FIRA, and you’re invited.”
  • Time: 14 February, 2011: 5-7pm
  • Location: Our stands in Hall 7 (#7B52, #7C44 and #7C58)
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to dkontopoulou<at>velti<dot>com
  • Cost: Free

Tuesday, 15 February, 2011:

MWC 2011: Celebrate with Redknee!

  • About: “Redknee would like you to join us for drinks to toast to a successful Mobile World Congress 2011 and year ahead.  Come and join Redknee executives, our global operator customers, media and analysts for an informal meet and greet.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 3:30pm
  • Location: Redknee Stand in Hall 1, Stand 1E37
  • RSVP: For more information and to RSVP please contact Amy Wong at amy.wong@redknee.com.
  • Cost: Free

Cocktail Reception – Swedish Trade Council Pavilion
(New! Added Jan 20th)

  • About: “Since 2002, the Swedish Trade Council has managed the Pavilion at Mobile World Congress. In addition to the featured companies, the Pavilion will host a cocktail reception on Tuesday, February 15 at 4 p.m. The featured guest will be Dr. Marianne Treschow, the former Director General and member of the Board of the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) and current Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Associate for Scandinavia. There will also be opportunities to talk with some of Sweden’s leading mobile and telecommunications leaders regarding their plans for Mobile 3.0.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Swedish Trade Council Pavilion, Hall 2 F1, Fira
  • RSVP: RSVP to mwc@swedishtrade.se
  • Cost: Free

Enterprise Ireland
(New! Added Jan 19th)

  • About: “You are invited to attend the Mobile World Congress “Get Connected Reception” hosted by the Ireland Pavilion.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 4:30-6pm
  • Location: Hall 1, Stand no. 1F17, FIRA Barcelona Spain
  • RSVP: Not required.
  • Cost: Free

Women in Mobile Data: Cava and Canapes
(New! Added Jan 18th)

  • About: “Women in Mobile Data are excited to announce that Amdocs are kindly sponsoring their MWC2011 ‘Cava and Canapes’ networking event.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 5-7pm
  • Location: Amdocs stand: B101 in Hall 8
  • RSVP: Not required.
  • Cost: Free, sponsored by Amdocs

Teleca Destination Innovation: Daily Cocktail Hour
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: “We’ll be serving drinks and snacks every day during the show between 5 and 6. Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain between February 14-17 and see how our solutions give you an edge in the mobile world. We offer device manufacturers, consumer electronics and automotive companies ways to greater profit and shorter development times in Mobile Linux smartphones and tablets, In-Vehicle Infotainment and end-to-end applications. It’s your destination for real innovation.”
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 5-6pm
  • Location: 8B79 in Hall 8
  • RSVP: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Alepo Daily Happy Hour
(New! Added Jan 30)

  • About: “Alepo, maker of control plane & business management solutions across all next generation services and technologies, will host a daily happy hour, from 4 – 7pm at Booth 2H12. Alepo welcomes anyone interested in learning about innovative policy and charging control solutions for 3G and 4G networks, including PCRF, OCS, OMA DM and more.”
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 4-7pm
  • Location: Booth 2H12
  • RSVP: Not required, but for more information, contact: Danielle<dot>Russell<at>alepo.com
  • Cost: Free

Scottish Development Whiskey Reception
(New! Added Jan 28th)

  • About: We would like to request the pleasure of your company at the Scottish Development International Whisky reception during the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 show in Barcelona.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 5-7pm
  • Location: Fira, 1E64, Hall 1
  • RSVP: not required
  • Cost: Free

Cocktail France
(New! Added Jan 24th)

  • About: UBIFRANCE & the French exhibitors are pleased to invite you to the Frenck Cocktail.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 6pm
  • Location: French Pavilion, 2E47, Fira, Barcelona
  • RSVP: not required
  • Cost: Free

The Congress Party and Awards Celebration

  • About: “The party is the culmination of the Global Mobile Awards 2011, with the highlight awards presented during the evening. Take advantage of this opportunity to build and expand your network as you converse with your fellow attendees in a fun, informal setting. This year we’re pleased to feature Grammy and Brit award-winning singer/songwriter Duffy.  Duffy won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Rockferry in 2009, and she was nominated for two other Grammy awards. That same year she won three Brit Awards: British Breakthrough, Best Female Solo and Best British Album.”
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 7:45pm-12:00am
  • Location: National Palace in Montjuïc
  • RSVP: Required. Register for Glogal Mobile Awards Ceremony when you register for MWC.  If you’d like to attend the Myriad After Awards Party, click here to register.
  • Cost: The afternoon Global Mobile Awards Ceremony is included in the Gold and Platinum Passes. The evening Congress Party & Awards Celebration is included in the Platinum Pass only, but may be added on to Gold, Silver and Exhibition Visitor Passes for an additional fee.

GoMo News Blender at Mobile World Congress

  • About: “The GoMo News Blender now in its fourth year has become a symbolic, yet legitimate path of the institution that is the Mobile World Congress.  Last year at the Blender – we drank the bar dry; twice! In 2010 our readership on GoMo has more than doubled and we our hitting over 300K page views a month so everyone in mobile advertising and marketing – lets up the revolution and push for anarchy… So, please bring your networking shoes, your business cards and have a great time networking and doing business at our popular yearly blender.”
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 6:30-11pm
  • Location: Incognito BAR, Calle Fusina 6, Barcelona, Spain
  • RSVP: On Facebook
  • Cost: Free “Huge thanks to Smaato and Diffusion PR for sponsoring the GoMo News Blender for a second year running and also doubling the sponsorship dollars so there will be more food and drink for all.”

La French Mobile Février Barcelone:
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: More information (in French) and RSVP here.
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 6:30 onward

GSMA MWC 2011 Party (Jan 28 update: This party is now full. RSVP’s will only be accepted from people representing companies in the mobile messaging and International Airtime Transfer space, or media)
(UPDATED Jan 28th)

  • About: Tranglo and Silverstreet present our GSMA MWC 2011 Party
  • Time: 15 February, 2011: 9pm til late
  • Location: Hyde Club: Pasaje Domingo 3, 08008, Barcelona, Spain
  • RSVP: RSVP before Feb 9th 2011 to barcelona<at>tranglo<dot>com. (This party is now full. RSVP’s will only be accepted from people representing companies in the mobile messaging and International Airtime Transfer space, or media)
  • Cost: Free sponsored by Tranglo and Silverstreet

Tweetup at The Mobile World Congress 2011
(New! Added Feb 5th)

  • About: @johnproano is orgnizing a tweet-up
  • Time: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4:30pm
  • Location: Tweet up begins at the ANADIGICS booth in Hall 2, Stand 2C19 where you can enter the drawing for an Amazon Kindle!! Then we head off to the Free Drinks reception at Fjord and Foursquare located in Hall 1,Stand E19 starting at 5 and ending at 7pm.
  • RSVP: For more info, visit http://plancast.com/p/3r1d and click the “Count Me In” button if you think you’ll be joining
  • Cost: Free

Inside Network Happy Hour – Barcelona
(New! Added Feb 10)

Wednesday 16 February, 2011:

Teleca Destination Innovation: Daily Cocktail Hour
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: “We’ll be serving drinks and snacks every day during the show between 5 and 6. Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain between February 14-17 and see how our solutions give you an edge in the mobile world. We offer device manufacturers, consumer electronics and automotive companies ways to greater profit and shorter development times in Mobile Linux smartphones and tablets, In-Vehicle Infotainment and end-to-end applications. It’s your destination for real innovation.”
  • Time: 16 February, 2011: 5-6pm
  • Location: 8B79 in Hall 8
  • RSVP: Not required
  • Cost: Free

WIP Jam Party: Carnival of Nations

  • About: “This is  “THE” Developer Party at MWC so make sure you come and connect with all the members of the mobile ecosystem.  This won’t be just any boring old party.  By popular demand, we are bringing back “Jameoke” for the third time – bigger and better than ever!  Best practice up for the fun!”
  • Time: 16 February, 2011: 7:30-10:30pm
  • Location: Marmalade: Riera Alta 4-6, 08001, Barcelona
  • RSVP: Required. Register here.
  • Cost: Free thanks to sponsorships!

Swedish Beers Mobile Networking

  • About: 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 talk nonsense to strangers, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties at the door please.
  • Time: 16 February, 2011: 7pm until late
  • Location: Dostrece, Calle Carme 40, Barcelona
  • RSVP: Stay posted by joining the Swedish Beers group on Facebook
  • Cost: Free sponsored by Amobee, Adfonic, Mesaplexx, MX Data and AQL

MWC Beach Lounge with UK technology journalists and PRs
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: “To end Mobile World Congress 2011 in style, UKTJPR (UK Tech Journalists & PRs) is having its biggest event to date. Thanks to Qualcomm and Huawei, we are hosting an Ibiza style party at the trendy Bestial Beach Lounge restaurant.  The party will kick off at 20:00 – beer, wine and buffet food being served between 20:30 to 22:30. At 22:30 the fully free open bar starts, and the party gets into full swing. We have a DJ to provide the tunes, a large outdoor heated and covered terrace and relaxing indoor chill-out areas.  Qualcomm will be providing shuttle buses to bring people to and from the venue. Numbers are limited so if you are able to attend, send us your hotel details and we will arrange for the buses to pick up from convenient locations.  There will be a special Huawei-sponsored giveaways at the party with details to be revealed soon… The doors will close at 02:00, but for those still standing the venue is next to club Opium with easy access to taxis.
  • Time: 16 February, 2011: 8pm-1:30am
  • Location: Bestial Beach Lounge Villa Olympica C/ Ramon Trias Fargas
  • RSVP: Required. More information here.
  • Cost: Free sponsored by Qualcomm and Huawei

Android Party MWC 2011
(New! Added Jan 31)

  • About: “Wind down from the hustle and bustle of the MWC 2011 and join us for an awesome night of music, drinks, food and lots of dancing! Offering a rare opportunity for senior execs and budding entrepreneurs and developers to mingle and also the perfect ambiance to Invite new customers to continue networking after the event.
  • Time: 16 February, 2011: 7pm – 2am
  • Location: 5 minute walk from Placa Catalunya, 2 blocks from Passeig de Gracia, “Gran Foc”
  • RSVP: RSVP here.
  • Cost: 15 Euro + 1.65 processing fee

Tech Cocktails Barcelona
(New! Added Feb 1)

  • About: A cocktail of tech enthusiasts
  • Time: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (live music entertainment starts around 9:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Club 41N
  • RSVP: RSVP here
  • Cost: $15 earlybird / $20 standard / $20 door (Includes complementary drink tickets and you must be 18+ to attend)

Mobile Capital Duesseldorf Reception
(New! Added Feb 7)

  • About: Mobile companies from Duesseldorf are part of a panel presenting and talking about Mobile Security (Secusmart), Future of Trading (METRO), Value added Services (net mobile).
  • Time: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 – 9-11 am
  • Location: German Pavilion in hall 1 B13
  • RSVP: RSVP to juergen.gerreser@duesseldorf.de
  • Cost: Free

Thursday 17 February, 2011:

Teleca Destination Innovation: Daily Cocktail Hour
(New! Added Jan 24)

  • About: “We’ll be serving drinks and snacks every day during the show between 5 and 6. Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain between February 14-17 and see how our solutions give you an edge in the mobile world. We offer device manufacturers, consumer electronics and automotive companies ways to greater profit and shorter development times in Mobile Linux smartphones and tablets, In-Vehicle Infotainment and end-to-end applications. It’s your destination for real innovation.”
  • Time: 17 February, 2011: 5-6pm
  • Location: 8B79 in Hall 8
  • RSVP: not required
  • Cost: free

Alepo Daily Happy Hour
(New! Added Jan 30)

  • About: “Alepo, maker of control plane & business management solutions across all next generation services and technologies, will host a daily happy hour, from 4 – 7pm at Booth 2H12. Alepo welcomes anyone interested in learning about innovative policy and charging control solutions for 3G and 4G networks, including PCRF, OCS, OMA DM and more.”
  • Time: 17 February, 2011: 4-7pm
  • Location: Booth 2H12
  • RSVP: Not required, but for more information, contact: Danielle<dot>Russell<at>alepo.com
  • Cost: Free

Barcelona MLOVE Party
(New! Added Jan 26)

  • About: “In celebration of MWC, you are invited to take part in our first Barcelona MLOVE Party on the 17th of February – the final after work party!  To dance and talk the night away, please check-in to reserve your space in the prestigious and secret party location.
    With a focus on small format conferences, local meet-ups and “camps” – MLOVE brings together mobile passionistas in an atmosphere of inspiration, communication, learning and understanding. MLOVE participants debate about the future of mobile and how little things can make the world a better place. The second MLOVE ConFestival 2011, www.mlove.com will take place June 29th to July 1st in an ancient castle in Europe.”
  • Time: 17 February, 2011: 7-10pm
  • Location: During MWC, the location details will be announced
  • RSVP: On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130601037001088#!/event.php?eid=177300312303628
  • Cost: First drinks free. “Many thanks to friendticker and MxO for sponsoring the MLOVE party.”
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