Barcelona's Mobile World Congress has long been a notable event in the mobile calendar, featuring world-class speakers like Mark Zuckerberg and Jimmy Wales, but the gaming presence at the show has sometimes felt like something of an afterthought. This year, that's set to change with the debut of Gamelab Mobile - a dedicated mobile gaming event taking place alongside the main conference.
MWC runs from March 2-5, with Gamelab Mobile taking place on the last day. Run by the organisers of Spain's largest industry and consumer gaming show, the event will focus firmly on the huge opportunities afforded by the future of mobile gaming, looking at topics ranging from wearable tech, though location-based games and mobile e-sports.
Several industry-leading speakers have been confirmed for the day's schedule, including Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka; Amazon's Mike George; Sony's Rob Schoeppe; Etermax CEO Max Cavazzani; Gijs van der Hulst of Google's Niantic Labs and Xavier Carrillo of Digital Legends. As well as access to the speaker line-up attendees will also have the run of the exhibitor hall where 2,000 companies will be on show. Entrance to future gazing seminar'4 Years From Now' and various other partner events, networking sessions and forums is also included.
Tickets to the event, which include access to MWC as a whole, are available now, priced at €600 until February 15 and €800 thereafter. However, as a media partner for the event, we have four full-conference passes to give away to our readers for free.
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