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Frequently Asked Questions


1. MWC Barcelona 2021
Where can I find information about Mobile World Congress?
If you are a confirmed MWC exhibitor or sponsor please visit the MWC site at www.mwcbarcelona.com

2. GSMA Membership
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a GSMA Member please visit GSMA Membership Team or email our membership team at membership@gsma.com

3. Exhibition
What do I need to know about Covid-19 guidelines?
The GSMA Guidelines for Health and Safety at the event can be found here
New Exhibitor Rules and Regulations relating to Health and Safety can be found here.

I am a confirmed exhibitor, where can I find more information about my participation at the event?
If you are a confirmed 4YFN Exhibitor Please visit the General Information section for more information.

I would like to reserve a space at 4YFN, what should I do?
To reserve your space at 4YFN, please email our team at sales@4yfn.com

4. Exhibition and Sponsorship
I would like to become a new exhibitor, what should I do?
Please submit your request by clicking here

I would like to become a new sponsor, what should I do?
Please submit your request by clicking here

5. Exhibition Official Suppliers for Stand Services 
How can I contact official suppliers & recommended service suppliers and providers?
The list of Official and Recommended Supplier is available in the Suppliers section 

Where can I buy products and services for my stand?
Official and Recommended Suppliers is available in the  Suppliers section 

6. Registration 
How can I register myself to the event?
Registration will launch in 2021.

7. Visa Invitation Letter 
Do I require a visa to enter Spain?
Please read the information here to understand whether you need a Visa to enter Spain.
If you do not require a visa, you should not apply for visa support as the GSMA will not issue supporting information for nationalities that do not require a visa.

How do I request a visa invitation letter?
If you require an invitation letter to enter Spain, you’ll have the option to request one on “My Registration Account” once your registration is completed and payment received in full.

Please note that registration for this event is not open yet. 

8. Conference and Seminars 
Where Can I find the Conference Agenda?
Information about the 4YFN Conference and Seminars will be in the near future. Please keep checking our Event website for more information. 

9. Ministerial Programme
What's the Ministerial Programme?
The Ministerial Programme is an invitation-only event targeted at senior government and industry leaders. It brings together the most influential telecommunications leaders from across the world.

Please visit the Ministerial Programme for more information.

10. Press and Analyst
Where can I find more information about Press participation at the event?
For more information about Press participation at the event, please visit our Press Zone

11. Speaker
How do I become a conference speaker?
For more information about speaking opportunities at the event, please click here

12. Partner Programme 
I am interested in hosting a Partner Programme, what should I do?
For more information about our Partner Programme, please contact our Sales Team sales@4yfn.com

Can I register for a Partner Programme onsite?
Information about MWC21 Partner Programmes will be available in 2021. Please keep checking our Event website for more information.


13. Travel and Transportation 
Where can I find more information about Travel and Accommodation?
Please visit our Event website for more information on Travel and Transportation 

14. Accommodation
Where can I find more information about Travel and Accommodation?
Please visit our Event website for more information on Accommodation and Travel  

15. Venue Information
Where is the event taking place?
4YFN 2021 will take place Monday, 28 June through Thursday, 1 June 2021, in Barcelona at Fira Gran Via.

I am a confirmed Exhibitor, where can I find more information about the venue and floorplans?
Please click here for Venue Information 
Please click here for Floorplans

Is there disabled access at Fira Gran Via?
All areas of Fira Gran Via are accessible for wheelchair users. For further information please click here or contact customercare@mwcbarcelona.com

How do I get from the airport to the venue?
There are three travel options from Barcelona airport from Fira Gran Via: Metro, Train and Taxi: 
Metro: There is a very convenient metro line from the Barcelona Airport to the City, with a stop at Fira Gran Via. Metro Line 9, which goes directly from the Airport to Fira Gran Via and then on to the City Centre
Taxi. Taxis are readily available outside both airport terminals. Download the Official Taxi App for iOS and Android devices
RENFE Train. The train connects the airport with the city centre, stopping at Barcelona Sants Railway Station. The airport station is situated opposite Terminal T2, connected via an air bridge. Journey time to Fira Gran Via is approximately 19 minutes.

16. General Event Information
4YFN 2021 - What are the event dates and location?
4YFN 2021 will take place Monday, 28 June through Thursday, 1 July 2021, in Barcelona at Fira Gran Via. 

What languages are spoken?
Nearly every language is spoken at the event, we have attendees from more than 200 countries. However, all event communications and signage are in English, the official language of the event.

Can I have a media list?
The press list will not be published or provided to attendees before or after the event.

How can you ensure the security of my personal data?
We utilise industry-recognised encryption within the systems that collect personal data. Additionally, the GSMA and Fira have commissioned a third-party penetration test and systems audit to ensure the security of personal information.

How can I stop receiving GSMA notifications?
You can unsubscribe from GSMA notifications here

Is there a minimum age to attend the event?
For guidelines on individuals younger than 16, please click here.

GSMA Guidelines on Health & Safety 
The GSMA Guidelines for Health and Safety at the event can be found here
New Exhibitor Rules and Regulations relating to Health and Safety can be found here.


17. Stand Building
anchorCertificate of Stability

What is this certificate for?
Platforms over 50cm height, complex structures, outdoor structures, double decks and riggings have to be inspected (before and during the build-up) by the GSMA´s stand plan inspection agencies. The aim is to ensure that all safety aspects have been taken into consideration (fire safety, structure safety, etc.) according to the organiser's rules & regulations and the Spanish Law and to make sure the structure is fit for purpose. Click here to find out more about complex structures. 

Is this something new?
No, this has been always in place, however, complex rigging certification has come into force since MWC16.

I have not ordered this certificate. Why should I pay for it?
It is compulsory to have this certificate in order to ensure structural safety.

Why is this certificate compulsory?
According Spanish Law (CTE Código Técnico de la Edificación) and the event regulations, your structure has to be inspected and certificated by our technical staff to ensure its stability and safety.

If I do not pay, what would happen?
Our technical staff would not authorize the use of the structure.

Why this cost is not included in my package fee?
Because each structure is different and the certification is only needed if classed as a complex structure.

Should it be me or my contractor who pays for this service?
You need to agree this with your contractor, but it is common practice at all international events that complex structures require certification by authorised technicians.

My stand project has less than 10 rigging points but I am still requested to pay the certificate of stability. Why?
Only trusses with lighting and less than 10 rigging points are exempt of certification. If you have less than 10 rigging points and your flown element is different from lighting and it is heavy, it is still compulsory to have the certificate. Unless your flown element is textile with no weight and therefore no structural risk is considered.

Does receiving the certificate of stability mean that my project is approved?
No, it does not. Receiving the certificate is not the final approval. It only concerns the stability of the structure. Other factors must be considered to get the final approval.