Dear Canadian Companies,

This is the first newsletter from your #CanadaMWC team to help you plan your attendance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). We will be sending you additional information, as we receive it, over the coming months.

Step 1: Register your Canadian ICT company 

If you haven’t already done so, please register on the Canada at Mobile World Congress 2020 website and upload your company profile to the online catalogue of Canadian companies. Online registration is required to participate in the events organized by the Government of Canada. We have a limited number of passes, which are distributed on a first-come, first serve basis.

 Your profile will also assist our headquarters to prepare your B2B meetings and will serve as your introduction to our Trade Commissioners from around the world. We will be using the wording you provide to populate your profile in the catalogue of Canadian companies participating in Mobile World Congress 2020.

If your company is based in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, please note that you must also register with our partner organization, Tech West Canada. Atlantic provinces are also welcome to register with Tech West. The process of registering on both directories simultaneously is seamless and can be done at the click of a button. Additional questions may be requested to help the Trade Commissioner Service provide unique matchmaking arrangements. 

The deadline to submit your profile is December 20, 2020; this will allow us sufficient time for our headquarters to raise interest in your company with targeted buyers and partners. If you miss the deadline, email us to see how you can still take part. 

Our registration dashboard will also allow potential customers and buyers to request meetings with Canadian companies and function as a meeting room booking tool. We have 3 closed VIP rooms of approximately 7 to 8 square metres each equipped with a Nespresso machine outside of all 3 rooms and mini fridge. The book a room feature is set to go live mid January

Step 2: Second registration to get your badge

Once you have registered through our website, your profile will be analyzed by the Canadian MWC team at the Consulate of Canada in Barcelona. If approved, we will send you an individualized invitation by email. In our time-sensitive invitation to you, we will provide a registration code to allow you to register with GSMA (the organizers of the overall Mobile World Congress) and obtain one complimentary visitor’s badge to attend the MWC. Have your passport information on hand and be ready to snap a picture of yourself. The picture should not be retouched in any way to help with facial recognition hassle-free access to the Congress–if you choose this option

Step 3: Badge pick up

Attendees are strongly advised to collect their MWC visitor’s badge beforehand at the Airport or one of the central Barcelona collection locations. 

Badge pickup locations

Barcelona El Prat Airport

Barcelona City Centre

Gran Via Venue

Badge collection and registration opening times

Zone 

Thurs 20
February 

Fri 21
February 

Sat 22
February 

Sun 23
February 

Mon 24
February 

Tues 25
February 

Wed 26
February 

Thurs 27
February 

Airport T1 

07:00 – 23:00 

07:00 – 24:00 

07:00 – 24:00 

07:00 – 24:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

Closed 

Closed 

Airport T2B 

07:00 – 23:00 

07:00 – 24:00 

07:00 – 24:00 

07:00 – 24:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

Closed 

Closed 

Airport T2C 

07:00 – 23:00 

07:00 – 23:00 

07:00 – 23:00 

07:00 – 23:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

Closed 

Closed 

Estació Sants 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 22:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 16:00 

Closed 

Passeig de Gracia 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 22:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 16:00 

Closed 

Renaissance Hotel 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 20:00 

09:00 – 22:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 16:00 

Closed 

North Registration – Gran Via 

09:00 – 17:00 

09:00 – 17:00 

08:00 – 18:00 

08:00 – 20:00 

07:00 – 19:00 

07:00 – 19:00 

07:30 – 18:00 

07:30 – 16:00 

CC3 VIP Drop Off Point – Gran Via 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

07:00 – 20:00 

07:30 – 19:00 

07:30 – 19:00 

07:30 – 16:00

Step 4: Follow @CanEmbSpain on Twitter! 

We tweet out regularly so be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates. Recommend us to your clients and local contacts, retweet our messages and share stories and photos using the #CanadaMWC hashtag.

Logistics and overall coordination contacts

C.J Scott

C.J.Scott@international.gc.ca

Mya Thomas

Mya.Thomas@international.gc.ca

Monica Mestres

Monica.Mestres@international.gc.ca

Matchmaking program contacts

Brian Garland

Brian.Garland@international.gc.ca