Exhibition Suppliers

PLEASE NOTE: this section is only applicable for Exhibition. If you are one of our Partners, please go to the 'Partner Programmes' section in this Manual for information.

Should your organisation be in search of quality service providers to provide services to your internal team, clients or partners, GSMA is pleased to provide a list of Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers based on their continual excellent service.

You're welcome to use any supplier for non-exclusive services, however using GSMA Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers does offer your organisation several advantages: 

  1. Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers have gone through a selection and vetting process so you are assured of working with a reputable company
  2. Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers have direct, ongoing communications with the show organisers and venue
  3. We ensure that Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers offer you great value for the money
  4. Using our pre-screened Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers may result in a faster internal tender process
  5. We conduct regular quality controls on Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers to ensure you receive the best service possible; we cannot guarantee the quality of non-Official or Recommended suppliers
  6. Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers are experienced in working with the GSMA, the Fira venue, mobile industry clients and Mobile World Congress itself
  7. Official Suppliers & Recommended Service Providers are able to provide local assistance on-site at the venue; non-Official or Recommended suppliers must have a pass to gain access to the venue

Recommended Service Provider: Barcelona Special Traveler


Barcelona Special Traveler is Barcelona’s first receptive travel agent to specialize in accessible tourism. This innovative initiative fills a very specific niche in the unbeatable tourist offering that the city of Barcelona provides.

Our aim is to seek out, design and offer a series of one-off and completely satisfying experiences to anybody attending MWC with disabilities and to people with reduced mobility.

Barcelona Special Traveler provides disabled attendees with everything they might possibly need in Barcelona in a single and coordinated package, thereby ensuring what will be, without doubt, a fantastic experience


  • Accommodation: Barcelona Special Traveler advises its clients when it comes to choosing the most suitable accommodation in terms of their preferences (category, location, etc.) and, above all, in terms of their needs.
  • Adapted quality transportation: Barcelona Special Traveler can provide adapted transportation during the MWC for airport transfers, hotel MWC venue…
  • Material rental: Scooters, wheelchair (powered or manual) …
  • Other Services: Barcelona Special Traveler offers an extensive range of essential auxiliary services to make a fundamental difference when it comes to the success or failure of a trip:
    • Care assistance including nursing services at the hotel, personal assistance, pharmacy, chiropody, physiotherapy, orthopedic support (rental or repair)
    • Leisure oriented services designed to facilitate and improve the MWC attendee experience
    • “Made-to-measure” experiences designed specifically for the MWC attendee in question.

Barcelona Special Traveller contact details:

Tel: +34 937637347 Office Hours: 09:00-14:00h to 16:30-19:30h
Out of Office Hours Tel: +34 609675466
Email:  contact@barcelonaspecialtraveler.com 

Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


You can order additional items & features for your Shell Scheme stand and Meeting Room from our recommended service provider, ServiFira. Please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Fira Barcelona


Advertising within the venue

During the Congress, advertising throughout the exhibition and venue extends your exposure and effectiveness of your message to all attendees. Choose from a variety of advertising options including digital signage, hanging banners, billboards and posters.  

Click here  to see specific details and locations. 

On-site advertising is a great way to maximise your brand presence at the event and drive more quality visitors to your stand. Contact your account manager to see which sites are still available or email us at cwichman@gsma.com or call +44 2073560600

Recommended Service Provider: SII Corbalan


Services such as GPS and Satellite -Terrestrial TV signalling are available for hire from our Recommended Service Provider, SII Corbalan.

Should you wish to order any of their services please contact: 

SII Corbalan
 Tel: + 34 935076135   Email: ppinyol@siicorbalan.com

Audio Visual & Computer Equipment is available for hire from our Official Suppliers and Service Providers listed below. 

Please note that electrical sockets are needed for Audio and Visual equipment. Depending on your order you may need to order additional electricity services. Please see the Electricity section below for more information.


Recommended service provider: DB Systems


DBpixelhouse is an innovative team of event specialists. We help our customers connect with their audience through cutting-edge technology and software applications created specifically for their needs. Why not increase your audience engagement at Mobile World Congress 2019 with a bespoke package from DBpixelhouse?For more information please visit www.dbpixelhouse.com

Contact: James Barnett
Email: james.barnett@dbsystems.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)845 226 3083


Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


You can order additional items and features for your stand from our recommended service provider ServiFira.

Please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Once you have placed your order, please contact one of the ServiFira on-site technicians to arrange a convenient time for the products to be delivered.

Deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019.

Tel: +34 932332000

Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com


Recommended Service Provider: Smart AV


Smart AV provides audio visual and creative event technology to agencies and exhibitors at Mobile World Congress. Having supported the show for over 10 years, working on projects such as Intel’s “Wonderwall”, Smart AV helps fuel experiences with 2mm high-resolution LED, creative LED, 4K screens, interactive technology, VR and more. 

Smart AV
Contact: Lisa Tyson
Tel: +44 1279624840
Email: lisat@smart-av.com


Recommended Service Provider Workcenter


The Business Centre will be operated by Workcenter, the leading Spanish digital printing company, that offers small & large scale printing, copying, document finishing, stand design & set-up, stationary, internet service, fax and additional services at the participant’s own expense.

The Business Centre will be located in CC2, Level 1, Room 2.13. For opening times please see below:

Business Centre opening times: 

Date From To
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 February 09:00 21:00
Monday 25 February - Wednesday 27 February 07:30 22:00
Thursday 28 February 07:30 16:00

For further information please contact your personal advisor or visit our website.

Contact: Romina Alcaraz
Events & Corporate Accounts Manager 
Mobile: +34 655 66 61 27
E-mail: romina.alcaraz@workcenter.es, mwcbarcelona@workcenter.es
Web: www.mobileworldcongress.workcenter.es
Contact: Rodrigo Porres
Operations and Business Development 
Mobile:+34 606 96 32 78
E-mail: rodrigo.porres@workcenter.es 
Web: www.mobileworldcongress.workcenter.es

Venue Exclusive Supplier ServiFira


Aisle carpeting will be provided by the organiser throughout the exhibition halls. Standard carpet will be ONLY provided to:

  • Shell Scheme stands, Exhibition Stand Plus and Pods
  • Executive Meeting Rooms (in Hall 2), Meeting Room Plus and Meeting Rooms with an agreed package

Space Only Stands and Space Only Hospitality Suites DO NOT have carpet provided.  Floor covering is compulsory. You can order carpet and platforms for your Space Only stand from our venue exclusive supplier ServiFira. Please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

The deadline for ordering will be Friday 11 January 2019

You can also order a different carpet for the stands listed above if you wish. Please note, this will be at your own expense. For further information on how to customise your Shell Scheme Stand or your Meeting Room Space please contact ServiFira on:

Tel: +34 932332000

Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com


Official Catering menus will offer fresh and delicious food, beverages and equipment delivered directly to your stand or hospitality suite. Please feel free to contact a member of the team if you would like any further detail of the services available to you.

Customised Orders 

Should you not be able to find exactly what you are looking for throughout the supplier menus, have particular dietary requirements or indeed require a specialised personal offer for your stand or suite, please do not hesitate to contact any of the five catering companies listed below directly who will be delighted to work on a tailored catering offer for you upon your needs and create something especially for you.

Health & Safety - Office and Kitchen Space 

  • Floor and walls: in good conditions, without cracks and easy to clean
  • Roofs: roofing areas with food below
  • Lights: provide sufficient light to work and protect it in food areas
  • Sinks: installation of drinkable water, equipped with antibacterial soap and paper
  • Handling surfaces: smooth, non-permeable and easy to clean
  • Handle and store food spaces: enough room to work (not located in walkways)
  • Equipment: dispose the necessary equipment to maintain temperatures of food (hot food over 65ºC / 149ºF; cold food under 4ºC / 39ºF)
  • Office temperature: maximal of 25ºC / 77ºF (install air conditioning if necessary)

If you have any questions concerning the Health & Safety rules and regulations, please contact:

SAIA - official Food Hygiene Consultant 
Tel: +34 931841048 
Fax: +34 931841049 

If you have any logistical questions concerning the office/kitchen space you will need to provide within your Hospitality Suite, please contact the catering company you are ordering the catering services from. All suppliers are listed below.

Exhibitor Stand & Hospitality Suite Catering - Booth Deliveries 

The catering companies listed below all comply with food hygiene legislation and pass the strictest quality controls. Furthermore, health inspectors will be on site during the show in order to control all facilities and food preparation areas. The Exhibitor has the opportunity to choose to organise their catering services with any of the Official Catering Suppliers, regardless of the location of the Hospitality Suite or Exhibition Stand.

Each of the 6 catering companies listed below will be able to customise a VIP offer on request, please contact your preferred supplier directly to arrange bespoke orders. The proposed catering offers will take into consideration the variety and vegetarian options needed as requested.

 During build up & dismantling periods our official supplier ANTARA CATERING will be available to offer catering options. They can be contacted on the details below. Should you wish to know the catering outlets that will be open during build up & dismantling periods, please click here.



Gastrofira Catering Menu Options

The Gastrofira eCommerce System will be available shortly.

To access the Gastrofira eCommerce System please click here 

Tel: +34 932332000
Email: acatering@firabarcelona.com
/mwcoem/s/antara3.jpg?v=2Antara Catering Menu Options

Please click here to access The Antara eCommerce System

Contact: Marjorie Dubois
Tel: +34 932333463
Mobile: +34 676650571

Email: antara@antaracatering.com

/mwcoem/s/arts_catering.png?v=2Arts Catering Menu Options

Please click here to access the Arts Catering eCommerce System

Contact: Lucia Rodriguez
Tel: +34 934838038
+34 637461520
Email: lucia.rodriguez@ritzcarlton.com

The Royal Catering
by Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

Please click here to access the Royal Catering eCommerce System

Contact: Petra Kasparova
Tel: +34 933644018.Ext. 5940
+34 615848856

Vilaplana Catering Menu Options 

Please click here to access the Vilaplana Catering eCommerce System

Contact: Marta Mas
Tel: +34 932333330
  +34 686480677

Taím Kosher Catering Menu Options
Please contact the supplier directly
The standard offer options will be available for download here shortly Download the standard offer options here
Contact: Betty Kohl
Tel: +34 934619642
Mobile: +34 647344880
Email: info@taimcatering.com


A) Initial Request: The client must make an initial request for services before Friday 8 February 2019. The catering suppliers are unable to enter into any commitment with clients if they make requests outside the period stipulated above. They will however, make every endeavour to provide services to the extent possible. Notwithstanding, the catering suppliers undertake to render their services, providing they have given express confirmation that they will do so.

B) Restocking during Exhibition: Requests for new stocks must be made before 17:00 on the day prior to rendering the service. Under no account shall services be supplied if all the invoices issued by the catering suppliers have not been paid prior to taking out the service.

Please consider that for new onsite orders, some food items might not be available. We will always have a variety of options available. 

C) Prices and Methods of Payment: All prices offered by the catering suppliers do not include VAT. Clients may choose from any of the methods of payment included in each catering supplier conditions.

D) Catering Delivery Service Times: The service times for the standard booth catering offer are as follows:

  • From 08:00 to 10:00 for drinks, snacks, tableware, pastries and fruit.
  • From 10:00 to 12:00 all other products.
E) Warranties:Once the catering products requested have been delivered and the client has signed the corresponding delivery note, goods may not be returned or exchanged. 

F) Cancellations:Please ask to see each catering supplier’s cancellation policy.

Any exhibitors wanting to contract a non-official caterer must make sure that this provider complies with the legislation in force relative to food hygiene in order to guarantee their proper security and quality of the service. There are also vehicle and staff access restrictions in place.
Please click here for further information on external catering.

Mobile World Congress and Fira de Barcelona offer you an extensive range of eating outlets onsite where you can take food away or sit down and take your time. Wherever you may be, you can be sure of finding the perfect outlet to enjoy a wide variety of gastronomic options based on top quality products and dedicated service. Download the free My MWC App on your mobile device to see all details for bookings, types of food, special dietary requirements, location, price or waiting times.

Within the venue there are many catering outlets, of which some can be pre-booked in advance.



Nuclo Restaurant

Type of Food: International cuisine
Locations: South Entrance (Outlet 1) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: A new concept in gastronomy where the talent unites tradition and innovation, conventional wisdom and surprise, showcasing the product as the key element. Click here for more information, photos and contact details.

The Market Restaurant

Type of Food: International cuisine (only for Lunch from 11:00 to 16:00)
Location: Between Hall 2/3 – Level 1 (Outlet 14) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: Discover a universe of sensations. Signature cuisine, a minimalist ambient and above all, exquisite taste.Click here for more information, photos and contact details.

Pizza'N Co Restaurant

Type of Food: Italian cuisine
Locations: Hall 2 (Outlet 8) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: Pizza’n Co is traditional Italian cuisine and quality for those who know and enjoy its great flavours. It offers many varieties of handmade pizzas and pastas, as well as delicious fresh and natural salads. Click here for more information, photos and contact details for the H2 Outlet 8

Mar Bella Restaurant

Type of Food: Mediterranean cuisine
Location: Hall 2 (Outlet 6) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: Mar Bella is a marine style restaurant with a Mediterranean offer: rice and paella. We work with high quality km. 0 products to create a varied offer with dishes for exquisite palates. Click here for more information, photos and contact details

Sabor a Mar Restaurant

Type of Food: Seafood
Locations: Hall 5 (Outlet 27) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: Mediterranean seafood offers an amazing variety to the seafood lovers. It allows tasting great assortment of fresh shellfish and fish, prepared on sight and accompanied with excellent wines. Click here for more information, photos and contact details.

Casa de Tapas - La Cañota Restaurant

Type of Food: Spanish cuisine
Location: Hall 7 (Outlet 29) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: Spanish cuisine with the best tapas in the city, creative and different. Click here for more information, photos and contact details.

La Bruschetta Restaurant

Type of Food: Italian cuisine
Location: Hall 8.1 (Outlet 39)  – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: La Bruschetta is a restaurant with table service offering breakfast, lunch and teatime offer. It is specialized in Italian cuisine offering antipasti, pasta, pizza, meat and fish dishes. Click here for more information, photos and contact details for the H8.1 Outlet 39

Ugarit Restaurant

Type of Food: Syrian
 Hall 8.1 (Outlet 40) – Click here to download a copy of the catering locations map.

Description: Ugarit restaurants specialize in Syrian cuisine. The secret of the Ugarit restaurant is the quality and variety of our dishes using only the best ingredients on the market, an ideal ambiance and an excellent service. Click here for more information, photos and contact details.


As the last editions, the "Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo" is responsible for frequencies management and radio licensing in Spain and Fira de Barcelona will coordinate the frequency usage during Mobile World Congress 2019.

A limited number of spectrum ranges are available for allocation during Mobile World Congress 2019. Fira de Barcelona will issue a global technical specification to be transmitted to the Spanish Ministry explaining the use of spectrum.

Additionally, we wish to inform exhibitors that there are restrictions on requesting frequencies for Mobile World Congress 2019 to ensure availability and fairness of allocation. Fira de Barcelona highlights the importance of contacting us to deal with your requirements.


  1. That the Mobile World Congress 2019 will take place in Barcelona (Spain) at Gran Via Venue.
  2. That frequencies are requested by exhibitors for their demos.
  3. That the Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio has issued a delegation for spectrum management inside the exhibition village to Cellnex Telecom.
  4. That local frequency management and code planning for demos and spectrum usage is carried out by Cellnex Telecom and approved by the Spanish Ministry.
  5. That due to the limited number of UMTS frequencies, usage of preferential code groups will be implemented.
  6. That commercially assigned GSM frequencies are not available for allocation by this group and special requests must be requested directly to the relevant Spanish operator(s) by those wishing to request the use of such.
  7. That for all specific requirement in any spectrum, exhibitors must contact Fira de Barcelona (mwcbarcelona.frequency@firabarcelona.com) for pre validation.
  8. That a strict power limitation policy applies and will be enforced on site.
  9. That each spectrum allocation is for only demo usage and the coverage has to be restricted to the booth.
  10. That spectrum allocations will result in a 1075 € (+TAX) charge per spectrum/per request/per location.
  11. Multiple requests can be made on separate request forms.
  12. That spectrum allocation charge will cover expenses incurred in achieving such tasks as frequencies coordination, spectrum planning, frequency surveys before and during the show, to monitor spectrum occupancy on site and enforcement of Frequency Management Rules.



  1. That each vendor must fill in the Frequency Application form that can be found in Forms & Deadlines.
  2. That a separate request must be filled in for each spectrum required and for each location.
  3. That all applications should come with corresponding settlement based on a 1075 € + Tax per spectrum/per request/per location.
  4. That separate requests must be filled in for requests needing more than 20MHz bandwidth.
  5. That each exhibitor must be in condition to control the emission power of their radio equipment during any time that the spectrum is in use (including build up and validation testing, etc.).
  6. That the maximum e.i.r.p limits stipulated in Appendix 1 will be applied.
  7. That available frequency bands are listed in Appendix 2.
  8. That all the emissions must finish at the end of the congress.
  9. That the demonstrations cannot interfere with other licensed telecommunication services.
  10. That the deadline to ask for frequencies will be Friday 18 January 2019.
  11. That the assigned frequencies will be confirmed around Wednesday 30 January 2019 and the official confirmation from the Spanish Frequency regulator will be around Friday 15 February 2019.
  12. That time scheduling policy would be applied if there are not enough frequency bands.
  13. That assigned frequencies can be used from Monday 25 February 2019 to Thursday 28 February 2019.

Appendix 1

 Channel width  Maximum mean e.i.r.p. density  Maximum peak e.i.r.p. 
 Below 1,5MHz - 80 dBm/MHz or -146 dBm/Hz / channel - 70 dBm
1.5 to 5MHz - 80 dBm/MHz or -143 dBm/Hz / channel - 70 dBm
5 to 10 MHz - 80 dBm/MHz or -140 dBm/Hz / channel - 70 dBm

These figures represent maximum power levels allowed around each booth (3m). Further power restrictions may apply on site in case of interferences. Specifications subject to change. 

Appendix 2

List of frequencies available for Mobile World Congress 2019 that can be ordered directly through the Frequency Application form

 Band  Bandwidth available MWCB19 Slot available MHz (UL) Slot available MHz (DL) FDD/TDD EIRP
Band 1 5 MHz 1930.1-1935.1 2120.1-2125.1 FDD -70 dBm
Band 5 5 MHz 826-831 871-876 FDD -70 dBm
Band 13 10 MHz 777-787 746-756 FDD -70 dBm
Band 17 12 MHz 704-716 734-746 FDD -70 dBm
Band 34 15 MHz 2010-2025 2010-2025 TDD -70 dBm
Band 40 20 MHz 2305-2315 2350-2360 FDD 8 dBm
Band 40 20 MHz 2320-2340 2320-2340 TDD 17 dBm

Band 40  

20 MHz

2378.5-2398.5 2378.5-2398.5 TDD -70 dBm
2350-2370 2350-2370 TDD -70 dBm
2400.5-2480.5 2400.5-2480.5 TDD -70 dBm

Band 42

20 MHz

3480-3485/3495-3500 3480-3485/3495-3500 FDD/TDD -70 dBm
3580-3585/3595-3600 3580-3585/3595-3600 FDD/TDD -70 dBm
3300-3400 MHz 100 MHz 3300-3400 3300-3400 TDD 30 dBm
3800-4200 MHz 400 MHz 3800-4200 3800-4200 FDD/TDD 30 dBm
5755-5775 MHz 20 MHz 5755-5775 5755-5775 TDD 0 dBm
5880-5890 MHz 10 MHz 5880-5890 5880-5890 TDD 20 dBm
Band 6 GHz 6 MHz 5972-5978 5972-5978 TDD 23 dBm
Band 14 GHz    850 MHz 14501-15350 14501-15350 TDD 23 dBm
Band 19 GHz 50 MHz 19700-19750 19700-19750 TDD 32 dBm
Band 28 GHz    28 MHz 28000-28028 28000-28028 TDD 40 dBm
Band 28 GHz 459 MHz 27066-27525 27066-27525 TDD 40 dBm
Band 28 GHz    750 MHz 27525-28275 27525-28275 TDD 40 dBm
Band 29 GHz 10 MHz 28995-29005 28995-29005 TDD 15 dBm
Band 39 GHz 100 MHz 38194.95 - 38294.95 38194.95 - 38294.95 TDD 23 dBm

Band 57-66GHz

2160 MHz

57240 - 59400 57240 - 59400 TDD -70 dBm
59400 - 61560 59400 - 61560 TDD -70 dBm
61560 - 63720 61560 - 63720 TDD -70 dBm

Please find below the list of frequencies that can also be ordered, but only by contacting with the Frequency Team directly using the contact details shown at the top of the form:

  • Band 598-622 MHz
  • Band 638-646 MHz
  • Band 7 GHz
  • Band 3.8-4.2 GHz


GSMA is working on the allocation of other channels for temporary use at Mobile World Congress 2019. Information will be updated as new bands are made available. Please check back again in the next months.



The frequency service is for the exhibitors that need to use radio frequency spectrum in controlled bands.

It is not necessary to apply for a frequency when using commercial SIM card from an operator or for WiFi devices.

If you need WiFi or use WiFi bands, please refer to the Wireless Policy.

For any spectrum requirement, exhibitors must contact mwcbarcelona.frequency@firabarcelona.com, the frequency coordination team of the event, complete the Frequency Application form in Forms & Deadlines page and pay before Friday 18 January 2019. It is completely forbidden to do any demonstration using RF spectrum without authorization from the Frequency Coordination Team.

Exhibitors must report both wired and wireless demonstrations even if demonstrations use licensed/unlicensed spectrum. Although it is not necessary to pay for reserving unlicensed bands it is still mandatory to fill the Frequency Application form in Forms & Deadlines page, specify the Antenna Type and whether the exhibition will be wired/wireless, licensed/unlicensed band.

Wireless microphones and Walkie-talkies can be used in unlicensed bands available in Spain without requesting a frequency band. For other bands, if the band can be used, frequency coordination will be performed to avoid interference between exhibitors with no warranty no interferences.

Please contact mwcbarcelona.frequency@firabarcelona.com if you have requests of bands for Wireless Microphones and Walkie-talkies.

If you are not sure if you need to apply for a frequency, please contact mwcbarcelona.frequency@firabarcelona.com

There are only a few frequencies available to be shared by the exhibitors. The frequency coordination team will coordinate the different slots to reduce interference between exhibitors and power restrictions may apply. 


For any spectrum requirement, exhibitors must contact mwcbarcelona.frequency@firabarcelona.com, the Frequency Coordination Team of the event, and complete the Frequency Application form in the Forms & Deadlines page.

The fields to fill in at the Frequency Application form are:

  • Technology: LTE, UMTS, WCDMA, Cable, etc.
  • Frequency demand Type: FDD, TDD, Broadcasting, etc.
  • Frequency range covered by the equipment (MHz): Specify the Uplink and Downlink. For example: Band 5. 824-849 MHz/869-894 MHz. We use this information to try to allocate the exhibition to don’t interfere other demonstrations
  • Occupied Upload Bandwidth (MHz)
  • Occupied Download Bandwidth (MHz)
  • Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (e.i.r.p.) in dBm (RF power delivered by the antenna): It should not exceed 50 mW (17 dBm). Further power restrictions may apply. This is the radiated power (RF power transmission – Attenuators + Antenna Gain)
  • Preferred upload frequency: The slot you would like to use within the frequency range covered by the equipment. We will confirm if finally, is possible to use the preferred slot or it is necessary to use another one
  • Preferred download frequency: The slot you would like to use within the frequency range covered by the equipment. We will confirm if finally, it is possible to use the preferred slot or if it is necessary to use another one
  • Antenna Type: For example, omnidirectional, dipole, directional. If your exhibition is wired and doesn’t need to radiate or is using an unlicensed spectrum, please specify “Wired/Unlicensed” here
  • Antenna Gain: The gain of the antenna in dBi
  • Horizontal Beam angle: For example, 60º, 360º for an omnidirectional antenna
  • Vertical Beam angle
  • Preferred code group: Only apply for UMTS/WCDMA demonstrations

If you need further information, please contact mwcbarcelona.frequency@firabarcelona.com


  • Frequencies payment must be done through the ServiFira website, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.
  • The product is under: Internet, IT & AV Equipment > Internet Services > Advanced Services > Frequency Management Fee
  • For each frequency band request one unit of Frequency Management Fee product must be ordered
  • Deadline for payment is Friday 18 January 2019
  • If you need help during the payment process, please contact +34 93 233 2000

Audio Visual Frequency Interference
Please note that there is specific advice section on how to coordinate and set up your audio-visual equipment for avoiding interference with other systems. Exhibitors can find this information in the Exhibitor Code of Conduct.


Venue Exclusive Supplier: ServiFira


Basic Cleaning (sweep and empty bins, no vacuuming) - will be provided for all Common Areas, Exhibition Stands and Hospitality Suites once set-up is finished on Sunday 24 February and every evening during event days. Please note, Hospitality Suites will only be cleaned overnight if the door is left unlocked and carpet vacuum cleaning is not included. 

If you need any specific cleaning on Sunday 24 February, you can order "Preliminary Cleaning" through the ServiFira website, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Tel: +34 932332000
Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com 

Our professional and friendly cleaning staff is at your full disposal to provide any service you might need before, during and after the show so that you can just concentrate on what really matters! Some of our services include:

  • Cleaning and waste removal during the assembly and dismantling period.
  • Cleaning on the last day of the assembly period to make sure your booth is spotless before the opening of the show.
  • Daily cleaning.
  • Daily or one-time waste removal.
  • Customer-tailored cleaning to suit all kind of needs.


Venue Exclusive Supplier: ServiFira


If you need additional power during build-up or event days, you need to order an additional electrical switchboard through the .

Should you need power during dismantling please contact ServiFira (mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com) to check if this is feasible.

Please carefully read the Electrical Safety Rules before ordering additional electrical switchboards.  If you are building a Double Deck Stand and require electricity on the upper level please contact ServiFira in order to make sure that the cables reach up to the required location.

A limited number of UPS’s (Uninterruptible power supply) are available from ServiFira to protect your equipment in the event of a temporary power cut, please contact mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com for more information and prices.

Please note: orders of additional power will be installed with a separate switchboard. Hence, if you need a 24-hour power supply you will have two different switchboards. Each switchboard will be clearly labelled to distinguish between daytime and 24h supplies.  If the Switchboard & Socket Location form is not submitted and accepted within the deadline, any switchboard included in your package will be placed in a corner of the stand. You can submit the Switchboard & Socket Location form through the Forms & Deadlines page of this Manual. 

It is compulsory for any additional switchboards ordered to show a location in the online plan provided during the ordering process.

Conditions for hiring electricity via ServiFira:

  • Exhibitors who require additional electrical panels must place their order through the 
  • Electrical switchboard rental prices include legal clearance
  • Stands with more than 50 kW power must be legalized through an electrical project conducted by a local engineer. This electrical project has a fee. For more information please contact with ServiFira at mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com
  • The price of electrical switchboards includes the consumption and taxes
  • Electricity consumption tariffs are open to any possible official variations that may occur
  • In all cases, only the supply of products and services ordered within the indicated deadline is guaranteed
  • Payment methods: according to the ServiFira online ordering system’s General Conditions all services must be paid before build-up. When ordering electricity through the ServiFira online ordering system you will be prompted to mark electricity points on a map of your stand area
  • All reports of material tests issued by an authorised laboratory and/or fireproofing certificates drawn up by a duly approved company
  • For spaces requiring a large amount of kW, the stand builder or exhibitor must contact ServiFira in order to receive a specific quote before the indicated deadline
  • For those exhibitors or stand builders that require 3 phase electrical panels or large amounts of kW during the build-up and dismantling, ServiFira must be contacted in order to receive a quote for this service

IMPORTANT: Please note that in Fira Gran Via power is provided to stand spaces via floor traps which house service supplies. It is possible that power cables may be fed via your booth/suite area to other stands/suites. In such a case you may be required to build a platform in your stand. 

Creative Spirit, our Official Partner for Venues and Hotel Meeting rooms in the City for Mobile World Congress 2019. 


Based in Barcelona, Cannes & Paris, Creative Spirit has all the in-house talents to make your brand presence in Barcelona a memorable one

For more than 20 years, Creative Spirit demonstrates a perpetual desire to push the boundaries of design & storytelling in the fields of: 

  • Meetings & Conferences
  • Cocktails & Gala dinners
  • Booth design & Stage design
  • Communication & Strategy
  • Graphic design, Motion design & 3D Mapping
  • Audio visual production

Their motto 'Personal Touch, Global Reach' summarizes the value you will get from their solutions: an event that durably and meaningfully connect your brand to your people.

Get in touch with them to discover more!

Tel: +34 932183960
Email: mwcbarcelona@creativespirit.eu 
MWC Web: www.mwcbarcelona-creativespirit.eu

Recommended Service Provider: GIANT SMARTPHONES


Use GIANT SMARTPHONES to showcase all your Mobile Apps and digital content from one single device.

  • Attract more visitors onto your stand
  • Engage them with your mobile and digital content
  • Inform them about your products and services in an innovative and engaging way.


Giant iTab have been providing their award-winning Event Technology to clients all around the world for the last 10 years.

Their Giant Smartphones are able to showcase all your App & digital content natively on large-format touchscreens to create the same user experience as your own handheld device - but on a Giant scale. This creates the perfect presentation and attracts more visitors to your exhibition stand.

Their clients include O2 Telefonica, Facebook, Google, BBC, PWC, Accenture, Nespresso, RBS, Sky, Unilever, Xerox, Etihad Airways, Harrods, Scientific Gaming, Cvent Apps plus many more.

They have a range of GIANT SMARTPHONES available in Android or iOS. To see one in action please view this Video or visit their website at www.giantitab.com

To order please contact them on:

Email: info@giantitab.com

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3542 1645


Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


Floral can be an effective way of adding colour, substance and depth to your space.

You will find the range of items available from our official supplier ServiFira, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019.

Tel: +34 932332000

Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com


Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


You can order furniture for your stand from our Recommended Service Provider ServiFira.

ServiFira offers a wide choice of event furniture for hire, ranging from high quality office to exhibition furniture to meet your individual needs. By using their strengths to your advantage, by creating added value to events, trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses, you are guaranteed the perfect event solution by using their design-oriented product assortment. The combination of their knowledge and professionalism will guarantee your success. ServiFira will make sure that your event is an unforgettable experience.

You will be able to order furniture through ServiFira, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.
Deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019

Tel: +34 932332000 

Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com 


Recommended Service Provider: Blue Ant


As a recommended supplier for 16 years, you can trust Blue Ant for comprehensive design, production and installation services. From display graphics, shell scheme, hospitality suites to custom stands, we’ll make your show a success! 

Contact: Duncan Fielder 
Tel: +44 1795534433 
E-mail: Duncan@blueantdesign.com 
Web: http://blue-ant-design.co.uk 

Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


Servifira offers a whole range of graphic services so that you can increase your brand awareness while on-site and make a difference by implementing different branding solutions for your stand such as:

  • Indoor and outdoor event branding and signage
  • Modular displays
  • Roller banners
  • Textile printing
  • Signage
  • Seamless shell scheme graphics
  • Brochures and small printing
  • Light boxes

The cost for production, transportation and installation is included in the price. Please let us know about your branding idea and we will gladly advise you on what options will best fit your needs!

Deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019


Should you wish to request additional graphics for your EXHIBITION STAND PLUS or MEETING ROOM PLUS, please contact us using the details below:

Email: graphicboothmwc@sundisa.es

T.: + 34 932630500


Should you wish to request graphics for your SPACE ONLY or any OTHER PACKAGES, please contact us using the details below:

Email: mwcbarcelona@nivellpublicitari.com

T.: +34 934517961

Venue Exclusive Supplier: Resa Expo Logistic


Tel: +34 93 233 4743 


The official lifting company for Mobile World Congress is RESA. Advance booking of any lifting requirements is essential and will be treated with priority. Last minute bookings will only be actioned when there are no further bookings outstanding. 

Please click here to view Shipping & Freight section for further details or fill in a Freight forwarding form through the Forms & Deadlines page of this Manual. 

Please note that RESA is also the venue exclusive supplier for machinery hire. If you require any machinery e.g. cranes, scissor lifts, cherry pickers etc. please contact RESA at the details above. For safety reasons, you are not permitted to use internal or external/third party hired lifting or access machinery such as forklifts, cranes, scissor lifts, cherry pickers etc. All such machinery must be hired from Resa Expo Logistics when working for Mobile World Congress. We also note that the operatives/drivers required to operate such machinery must be provided by Resa; you are not permitted to use internal or external/third party operatives. 

RESA can also provide storage space for your empty freight or other items in a warehouse outside of Fira Gran Via. 


Lead Retrieval by Fira Barcelona allows you to quickly gather relevant details from visitors by scanning their visitor badge as well as expanding the information with the use of practical additional features.

Access this guide for more information


  • The app: gather all the contact info you need in an instant. Make your Leads better using the additional features: tags, surveys, notes, documents and get confirmation of consent on the spot.
  • Use the app on our full serviced rental devices or on your own phone (Android 4.0 or beyond / IOS 10.4 or beyond on iPhone 7 or beyond with NFC enabled)
  • Customize your own surveys, documents, tags and consent pop-up from the web portal.
  • Real time access to all leads and information.
  • Analyse your team’s performance with live reports.
  • GDPR compliance with our new feature. For more information consult our GDPR guidelines.


To place an order:

Find Lead Retrieval in the catalogue of the Exhibitor Area or call +34 93 233 2000. Contact us directly for orders above 10 for a bulk discount.


+34 93 233 2773






Lead Retrieval Solutions available on iOS, Android and Windows

ITN International has been providing industry-leading lead retrieval solutions at MWC for 15 years.

New for 2019! ITN is now the official badge provider for MWC Barcelona.  

This year, ITN was chosen as the official badge provider for MWC Barcelona. By purchasing ITN’s lead retrieval solutions you can capture, qualify and follow-up with valuable leads.

New for 2019! Use BCARD Reader on your iPhone

BCARD Reader now works without an external reader on iPhone 7 or above running iOS 11. To celebrate this big step in the technology world, ITN is offering MWC19 exhibitors a discounted opportunity to equip more of their booth staff with a lead collection solution using their own iPhones.

We also have Android, Windows and PC versions of BCARD Reader.

To see BCARD Reader in action please view this video

To order please visit https://portal.itnint.com and use Show Code: MWCB19

To collect please visit ESD A or ESD D


Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira 


Our Recommended Service Provider provides a range of promotional products, merchandising and company gifts.

You can order promotional products, merchandising or company gifts from our official supplier ServiFira, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website. 
Deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019

Tel: +34 932332000 

Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com 

Please read the rules and regulations about Photography & Filming during Mobile World Congress.

Recommended Service Provider: Photolumiere


For any video or photographic requirements you can contact Photolumiere. 

 +33 492591721
Email: patdenton@free.fr 
Onsite Tel: +33 6 76 49 54 71

Recommended Service Provider: Workcenter


Workcenter is the leading Spanish printing Company.  Since 2007, we have been operating the Business & Printing Centre at GSMA Mobile World Congress for your last minute needs, but we can also work in in advance with exhibitors helping them to save time & money from our network of 21 production centres (5 in Barcelona).  We work 24 hours x 7 days/week to provide you with all your needs for your stand and communication before and during Mobile World Congress 2018. Make Workcenter your destination for the most up to date printing services, saving time and money for all your printing needs  in Barcelona.

For further information please contact your personal advisor or visit our website, and save up to 25% if you order before Friday 16 February 2018.

Please click here to see all Workcenter locations in Barcelona.


Contact: Rodrigo Porres
Operations and Business Development 
Mobile:+34 606 96 32 78
E-mail: rodrigo.porres@workcenter.es 

Web: www.mobileworldcongress.workcenter.es

Venue Exclusive Supplier: EXPO-RIGGING


Tel: +34 931856541 

Before submitting any rigging request please read through Fira Barcelona's rigging regulations, which can be downloaded here, and the Rigging section in the 'Stand building regulations' section.
You can order your Rigging through ServiFira, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Please click here for specific detail about rigging and ceiling joints.



  • New limitations for suspended structures have been introduced in order to fulfil the complex rigging requirements of MWC clients. Click here to find out more. Any complex requests that are beyond the established limitations need to be submitted for review at least 2 months prior to the start of build-up (by 14 December 2018)
  • All complex rigging structures have to be structurally certified by our official structural technicians. Find out more in the Stand Plan Submission section
  • All rigging on stands has to be finished by Saturday 26 February 2019, as machinery is not allowed to enter the hall and no work at height is permitted after that date.

The deadline for submission is Friday 18 January 2019. Please note: Any orders that have not been finalised by the deadline will incur a surcharge (rate 2 or rate 3) as shown below.


Exhibition Freighting GSM Ltd and RESA Expo Logistic (working in partnership) have been appointed as the sole official freight forwarder and on-site handling contractor for Mobile World Congress 2019.




  • International Freight forwarding – Worldwide
  • Offloading and reloading of Vehicles on Site
  • Deliveries and collections to / from stand
  • Intermediate Warehousing
  • Collection, storage & redelivery of empty crates
  • Customs formalities
  • Collections from Port / Airport
  • EF-GSM and RESA on site Management team
  • International transport (sea, road, air, express)
  • Repacking service and manpower supply
  • Courier Receipt and delivery
  • Insurance (upon request)

And any other services related to logistics for trade shows and events


Please see below their contact details or visit the Shipping & Freight page in this Manual for more information.


Official Supplier for Freight and Shipping
Contact: Roger Bowman
Tel: +44 1732885131
Fax: +44 1732886689  
Email: roger@ef-gsm.com
Email: mwcbarcelona@ef-gsm.com


Official Supplier for On Site Handling
Contact: Jorge Reina
Tel: +34 932334743
Fax: +34 932631894
Email: jreina@resaexpo.com
Email: mwcbarcelona@resaexpo.com 

Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


Enclosed rooms require smoke detectors in accordance with Spanish building regulations UNE 23007-14:2009. Please click here to find out more about this rule.

You can order smoke detectors and the entire alarm systems for your stand from our official supplier West Point (ServiFira). Kindly email your stand plans to receive a quotation.

WEST POINT (ServiFira)
Tel: +34 902 027 091 


MWC Social Briefs powered by NewsDriver: Stand out from the crowd and ensure the right audiences engage with your event content. MWC Social Briefs create media-rich app-like experiences from your show content and target attendees on social media in advance of and during the show. 

Hyper-target your news, product, technology and thought leadership content to industry professionals, influencers, buyers and opinion leaders. MWC Social Briefs are just $599. 

Your order includes:

  • Creation of a highly engaging mobile-social story based on your content
  • Distribution with pinpoint precision to your target audience via social media channels
  • Comprehensive analytics reporting via a real-time dashboard providing insights and performance details

For more information, visit the website, email hello@newsdriver.com, or call +1-973-960-1374.

Recommended Service Provider: Fira Barcelona - BuildUP by Fira


Contact: I.Hidalgo, Sales Coordinator 

Tel: +34 932332879 

Email: ihidalgo@firabarcelona.com 

Web: http://www.buildupfira.com 

With the added value of providing in-house services as a department of Fira Barcelona, BuildUP by Fira is an official stand design and production company for GSMA at Mobile World Congress. As such, we offer not only years of experience in the production and build of stands and hospitality suites, but also a thorough knowledge of the tradeshow business and clients´ needs and expectations in this highly-demanding sector. From a double-deck steel structure to a customised turnkey suite, BuildUP by Fira has the capacity to cover every stage of design and production, with the added value of providing in-house services as an integral part of the project, and always with the guarantee of full safety and design approval. Dedicated customer service is part of the package, to ensure a smooth build, punctual delivery, and a successful event. 

Our innovative designs and materials are specifically conceived for Mobile World Congress clients in the halls of the Gran Via venue. Let our experienced team create a bespoke and cost-effective project for you! 

Recommended Service Provider: Freeman


Freeman is the leading global provider of brand experiences. Clients include many of the world’s technology brands for which we provide end-to-end solutions, including agency services through to custom design and build of stands at high profile global events including GSMA’s Mobile World Congress (MWC).

As the official approved partner for all MWC global events – we are well positioned to respond to your enquiry for exhibition stand design, production and delivery. Our expertise spans strategy, creative, digital, event technology, in house fabrication and on site delivery. We will take the time to understand your brand and goals and help you design, plan and deliver your immersive brand experience. We will ensure you stand out on the busy show floor with relevance and impact, increase engagement with your key audiences and drive business results.

Our best-in-class production capabilities in EMEA and North America are second to none, ensuring the seamless delivery of your event vision with consistency, continuity and local relevance from one region to another.

We’d be delighted to hear from brands looking for agency and production services at GSMA events. Please contact:

David Fisher, Sales Director, Custom Build
Tel: +44 2038663050. +44 7816142744
Email: David.Fisher@freemanco.com

Recommended Service Provider: Servis


The team of professionals that make up Servis has a shared vision: we believe that face-to-face interactions are key. Starting from there, for more than 50 years now we’ve worked to make spaces that foster relations among people. We create designs and projects that make sure that, in each space, “what our clients want to happen, happens”.

We help clients define their goals for the space, design and produce it by planning a schedule of milestones together to ensure the event goes according to plan. We guide clients throughout the process, step by step, in each of the activities required.



Contact: Ludovico Rebecca (Business Unit Manager)
Tel: +34 934233107 
Email: lrebecca@servisgroup.es
Web: www.servisgroup.es

Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


You can hire all Telephone and Fax Lines through ServiFira, please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website. The deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019.

Tel: +34 932332000
Fax: +34 932332080
Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com

Recommended Service Provider: ServiFira


You can hire all Temporary Staff through ServiFira. Please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website. The deadline for ordering will be Friday 11 January 2019.


Security Guards

For all security staff orders it will be compulsory to fill in the Stand Security Delivery Note. Please note, Security Guards must have this note with them at all times. They will be asked to show it when accessing as well as when leaving the venue.

Private Security Staff

If you would like to use your own security staff to guard your stand you must provide the security staff with a valid MWC badge. If the security staff need to access the venue outside the general exhibitor access hours, please contact Fira Logistics at customerservice@firabarcelona.com providing the information below:

  • Name of security company
  • Registered address of the security company
  • Name, e-mail address, business telephone and mobile telephone numbers of the supervisor
  • Names of guards working outside of the official opening times 

 All Temporary Staff, including Stand Security Guards must hold a valid MWC badge. Temporary Staff hired from ServiFira will go directly to the stand on the contracted day. You do not need to provide them with badge, they will get one from ServiFira directly. 

Tel: +34 932332000 

Email:  mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com 

Recommended Service Provider: RC Language Services


RC Language Services is your local partner for language requirements: Simultaneous, consecutive and liaison interpreters.

For further information of services offered, please contact:

RC Language Services
Contact: Raul Corominas
Tel: +34 933017181
Email: info@rcrepcon.com
Web: www.rcrepcon.com

Recommended Service Provider: b network

Private bus hire

b network will provide you a high quality bus services from/ to the airport and transport in town.

They can offer different capacities of high standard buses and staff to guarantee the best service.

There is also the option to personalise buses with vinyl branding.

For further information please contact: Tel:+34 935500387
Email:  transportmwcb@b-network.com
Web:  www.mwcbarcelona.b-network.com

Recommended Service Provider

b network

b network and their partner Etoile Limousines, is our Recommended Service Provider for Cars with drivers. 

They offer: 

  • Experience in managing high volume of services
  • A wide range of luxury cars and minivans
  • High quality standards: bilingual, experienced drivers who are used to VIPs
  • Flexibility and quick response


For any inquiry about VIP Cars with drivers, please contact:
Etoile Limousine
Tel: +33 422460506
Email: etoilelimo@b-network.com
Web: www.mwcbarcelona.b-network.com

Please note, during the event a specific zone for VIP car access has been planned in order to organise the drop off and pick up of VIPs. Make sure to request your access stickers through the Exhibitor Manual.

Venue Exclusive Supplier: ServiFira


Water and waste connections may be available for your stand or hospitality suite depending on where it is located.

If your stand is located on the exterior you must contact ServiFira, on the details below, in order to check that this service is available given that there are limitations in these areas.

  • There are water and drainage outlets in the Halls, but if additional conduits need to be installed, these will be charged to the exhibitor. The screw thread 1/2" and the drainage channel is 40mm and therefore we highly recommend to install a platform
  • Pressure piping with double sided threads should be used for piping 
  • Water pressure in the Fira piping system is 2 bars. At night this can reach 5 atmospheres
  • For apparatus that require a constant water pressure, it is recommended that regulators are used and, where necessary, devices that increase the pressure 
  • The Organizer takes no responsibility for interruptions or irregularities in the water supply
  • Without exception the basic regulations governing internal installations to supply water must be complied with
  • The installation of plumbed water toilets is not permitted as part of stands or meeting rooms
Should you wish to order this service, you will be able to do it through ServiFira. Please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Deadline for ordering is Friday 11 January 2019

Tel: +34 932332000
Email: mwcbarcelona@firabarcelona.com

Official Supplier: ServiFira


All available Internet Services will be detailed in ServiFira online ordering website. Please click here to access the ServiFira online ordering website.

Please be sure you read the Wireless policy and submit the Wireless Policy Acceptance form for the stands you are ordering Internet services for. Only one Wireless Policy Acceptance form must be submitted for all the stands you order Internet Services for. The Wireless Policy Acceptance form can be submitted through the Forms & Deadlines page in this Manual.

ATTENTION! The WiFi service provided by Fira Barcelona operates in the 5GHz spectrum only. Please refer to the technical specifications of your device and make sure it is compatible. If your device is not compatible, you will not be able to use the service. For instructions on how to find out if your devices are compatible with the 5GHz Wi-Fi service Click here.

Remember it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to order sufficient amount of bandwidth for their needs and use on stand.

Early bird order deadline (10% discount): Wednesday 19 December 2018

Final order deadline: Tuesday 12 February 2019

Please click here to check Fira’s IT Services Terms & Conditions.

If you have any further questions, please check the FAQ´s or drop us an email at mwcbarcelona.internet@firabarcelona.com