March 6, 2013
With another record-breaking year of attendance, GSMA’s Mobile World Congress managed to ring in more than 72,000 people from over 200 countries this year. Might have been the appealing new venue, or just the fact that MWC is the world’s largest exhibition for the global mobile industry–whatever it was, we were thankful to be present yet another year at MWC!
Velti was one of the 1,700 exhibitors present during the week, posted right at the southern entrance of Hall 8.1 in the mPowered Brands Zone. Serving smoothies and mobile marketing & advertising bites to keep people powered throughout the day, we also hosted one of the most exclusive MWC parties at the top of the W Barcelona. But enough writing–check out the pics from our amazing week in Barcelona!
Velti set up shop with an impressive 181 m² double-decker booth, which included 4 meeting rooms, 3 demo stations, one reception area, one info booth, one bar, and 13 screens to showcase our products and services throughout the week. We also kept people focused and energized throughout the day, serving over 2,000 healthy smoothies–seemed like many were itching for a break from the standard alcohol!
Velti CMO, Krishna Subramanian, participated in MWC’s first-ever App Planet Open Forum, presented by APPNATION. A half-day thought-leadership conference, this developer-focused forum explored the state of the global app economy, hearing from many leading global platforms including Amazon, AT&T, Twitter, Windows Phone, and of course, Velti!
Krishna kicked-off the forum on the Executive Roundtable, speaking alongside executives from Flurry, APPNATION, Telefonica and more, about the current state of the global app economy. It was a great discussion that led to many more conversations throughout the day, and week, about where the upcoming opportunities are for app developers all over the world this year.
VELTI AND RADIUMONE PARTY @ ECLIPSE BAR
The view of Barcelona at night is a sight to be seen–and our party with RadiumOne definitely had that checked on the list. At the top of the W Barcelona, we rented out one of hottest bars in town, Eclipse Bar, for a night of drinks, good music, and even better company. With over 400 people RSVP’d, we hit capacity within the first 30 minutes! For those who weren’t able to get in, we’ll be sure to make room for more next year . For those who were able to spend the night with us, tweet us your pictures @VeltiMobile!
Ok, enough from us–we want to hear from you. Share your greatest #MWC13 moments with us below, or tweet and/or Facebook us! We’re excited to see what comes of another great year at Mobile World Congress–in the meantime, keep up with all the events we’ll be at this year on www.velti.com.