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[MWC 2013] We’re here at Fira Gran Via!

Fira Gran Via is the official home of Mobile World Congress 2013 here in Barcelona, Spain!
Fira Gran Via is the official home of Mobile World Congress 2013 here in Barcelona, Spain!

Mobile World Congress 2013 Day 0!

We’re live here at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain for the 2013 Mobile World Congress! Registration was practically a breeze since all we had to do was show a barcode and passport and then we’re given our press passes. Another interesting innovation is the use of NFC badges. Instead of showing a photo ID we can just download the GSMA NFC app, validate it, and then just tap it at the NFC stations to go in and out of the venue. Talk about high tech, haha!

Here are a few pics of the venue:

NOKIA truck FTW! Nokianatics represent!
NOKIA truck FTW! Nokianatics represent!
Massive venue!
Massive venue!
Very efficient registration process. Two thumbs up to the organizers.
Very efficient registration process. Two thumbs up to the organizers.
MWC 2013 Media Room. Each station has a LAN cable (for internet), wall outlet, and a nice comfy seat. Epic.
MWC 2013 Media Room. Each station has a LAN cable (for internet), wall outlet, and a nice comfy seat. Epic.

What to expect tonight
Tonight is the Media Welcome Reception Dinner. We’re told that there are no major announcements but we will be given a quick tour of the selected exhibitors. Tomorrow is the official first day of the congress and it will be kicked off with a press event by Nokia and then another media event by ASUS.

We’ll do another update later tonight after the Media Welcome Reception. Cheers to everyone back there in the Philippines!

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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