Win a ticket to MWC with our friends at Trustonic!

**Our winners have all received their MWC passes! Well done to Alistair, Albert, Helene, Janelle and Carlos. See you all in Barcelona!**

Our lovely friends at Trustonic have FIVE free tickets to give away to this year’s Mobile World Congress. Each ticket allows access to the exhibition and special seminars only for the full four days of MWC. This ticket does not give access to any of the conference sessions but it can be upgraded for an additional cost when you register.

You can enter the competition here.

About Trustonic

Trustonic is a leading player in mobile device and application security. Almost a billion devices have Trustonic security embedded at the manufacturing stage, providing smart devices with an embedded root of trust and a hardware-protected environment for secure storage and processing. Trustonic also offer application-level security across multiple platforms, including smartphone (iOS and Android) and IoT. Trustonic is exhibiting at this year’s MWC. Find them in Hall 6 – 6140.

Contest rules and instructions
Contestants enter by simply leaving their name and contact details on this entry form and answering a simple question about Trustonic. There is no charge to enter the competition.

At the end of the contest period five (5) random winners will be selected to each receive one (1) ticket to attend Mobile World Congress Exhibition on Monday February 27 to Thursday 2 March 2017.

The contest will run from Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:00 GMT until Thursday 23 February 2017, 15:00 GMT. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

This contest is open only to entrants who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, consultants, officers and directors of the Sponsor, their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and Contest agencies and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each) are ineligible.

Good luck!

Registration now open for Swedish Beers London!

swedish beers london may14Hurrah! Your favourite mobile networking party is back in London to bring you more beer and more chat! You’ll find the party at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel from 6.30pm onwards on Monday 19th May.

The first sponsor is confirmed – that’s our friends at Open Mobile Summit. You may have met them at the Barcelona party in February as they had a lot of beer tokens! They enjoyed meeting you so much that they’re sponsoring the party again and that means we have a new, bigger location. We’re going to be at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel and the delegates at the Open Mobile Summit will be joining us too so there’ll be a good mix of familiar faces and new friends. Don’t worry, the party is still free to attend, it just means we have more room, and with a bit of luck, more beer too.

You can sponsor too!

I’m looking for more sponsors so talk to your FD, your CEO or whoever holds the budget and see if you can’t join in the fun too on 19th May. Just like Barcelona, I’m offering some Start-Up specials as well and if you really fancy splashing the cash, there are combined Open Mobile Summit & Swedish Beers sponsorship packages. Get in touch with me to find out more.

Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you and the lovely people at Open Mobile Summit and the Victoria Park Plaza have promised to look after us well.
No need to RSVP unless you want to. There’s no guest list, no tickets and there’s no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please.

I’ve checked the Wi-Fi and it works and even though we’re one floor down, the mobile signal seems to be good too so you’ll be able to demo your latest mobile thing whilst enjoying your beer and a chat. We’ll have the usual beer tokens and if they run out, we’ll revert to a pay bar. There is a smoking area to the left of the main entrance of the hotel and is well signposted.

So let me introduce our first sponsors….

Open Mobile Media

I’m  delighted to welcome Open Mobile Media again to sponsor the London edition of Swedish Beers. As part of their sponsorship, they’re giving away 10 Gold Passes to their upcoming Open Mobile Summit. It’s free to enter the competition and the closing date is 23:59 on Thursday 1 May 2014. More information over on the Swedish Beers blog and click here to fill in the entry form.

You don’t have to register, but if you do, you’ll get a handy email reminder of the time, date and location. And it will also give me an idea of how many are coming and keep our sponsors happy.

Looking forward to catching up with you all

Skål

Helen

Like Swedish Beers on Facebook http://facebook.com/swedishbeers or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/swedishbeers

Please note, your registration details will be shared with all sponsors.

Win a Gold Pass (worth £1895) to Open Mobile Summit London!

win a gold passYes, that’s right. Heroes of Mobile, Swedish Beers and Open Mobile Summit have teamed up to offer you the chance to win one of ten Gold passes to this year’s Open Mobile Summit London which is happening on 19-20 May 2014 at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London.

The Open Mobile Summit London puts the consumer experience of mobile first. This event brings the entire mobile ecosystem together to discuss how to fuse content, context and user behaviour to create ultimate user experiences and maximise engagement.

Take a look at the topics and speakers who will bring their vision and leadership to this year’s Summit. Some of the biggest consumer brands and their partners will share how they are integrating a consumer friendly mobile experience as ‘mobile first’ dominates strategies across the globe! There will be a mix of keynotes and panel discussions, plenty of time for networking and an exhibition as well, there will be plenty for you to get stuck into. There are also four tracks running simultaneously covering Mobile Advertising & Commerce, The Mobile Mindshift, Wireless Tech & Lifestyle Services, and It’s a World of Apps and Games.

The Gold Pass includes:

* 2 day conference pass
* Access to presentation slides (excluding panel discussions)
* Access to the Online Networking Centre pre and post conference
* Full audio recordings of all 40+ conference sessions (including panel discussions)
* Official Open Mobile Summit 2014 Briefing (incl. concise event overview, summary and analysis of key themes and trends, plus results of live industry survey)

NORMAL PASS PRICES:
Gold Pass:          £1895 + VAT 
Silver Pass:         £1895 + VAT
One-day Pass:    £795 + VAT

More information about the event here: http://www.openmobilemedia.com/london/ 

The competition runs from 15:30 BST on Tuesday 22 April 2014 to 23:59 BST on Thursday 1 May 2014. The competition is open to entrants over the 18 who are able to attend the conference in London. All competition winners will have to arrange their own transport and accommodation if needed. The prize is for 1 (one) of 10 (ten) Gold passes and will be chosen at random from all the entries. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

To enter, please fill in this simple form.

Good luck!

Newsletter update

Need to keep up to date with what’s happening? The first newsletter for this year’s festival went out last night so if you missed it, here it is.

Quicklinks to events listed by day. Check ’em out  Saturday  |  Sunday  |  Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  | Friday

Win tickets!
Still need an exhibition pass for Mobile World Congress? Our friends at MobiADNews have a couple to give away. Just click here to add your details. Or perhaps WIPJam is more your thing? If so, we have TEN free passes up for grabs for their 4-day hackathon cum unconference extravaganza. Closing date for both of these is Wednesday 12 February at 23:59 GMT (that’s tomorrow!).

Event listings are still free
You can still add your event listing here for free. I’d love it if even more people and companies can get involved. Events of all shapes and size are welcome. I don’t list anything without permission from the event organiser. If you need some help with your event or want to run an  event idea past me, then just get in touch by replying to this email. And if you need somewhere to hold your event, then I highly recommend the lovely Clara at Le Rouge BCN which is our festival hangout for the week. Wifi and cava… what more do you need?!

Start-Up specials
Innovation on the Fringe is back for the third time and there are a few spaces left to demo. We’ve teamed up this year with SSN+, Changify and D4SC and you’ll be hearing about one of their current projects at the event. You’ll also get to see the three winning hacks from Hack The Ride and much more. So if you’d like a slot, then click here for more info and to apply. And if you just want to hang out and see the demos, you can get your ticket here.

If you’re an investor (VC, Corporate or Angel), then you won’t want to miss the Best of British Mobile Start-Ups Showcase brought to you by UKTI (UK Trade & Investment). It’s free to attend.

Ladies only
It’s the eighth, or maybe it’s the ninth (I can’t remember!) Annual Ladies of Mobile Lunch in Barcelona. We have specially selected wines for you from V&N Cellars and an exclusive pop-up dining experience from Jezebel’s Clandestine Dining with Chef Kathleen that you just can’t get anywhere else. You won’t want to miss this. Tickets available now.

Motorbiking
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast and arriving early for your week in Barcelona, then why not join Hack The Ride, a 24-hour hackathon to explore apps for motorbikes and their riders. Free to attend, there are some decent prizes up for grabs too. And the winners also get to present at Innovation on the Fringe.

Get hashing
No, I don’t mean hashtagging on twitter, or anywhere else for that matter. I’m talking about the Barcelona Hash House Harriers who are doing their monthly run on Sunday 23 February and are happy to welcome mobilists to join their session. Sounds like a great way to start the week to me. You don’t have to be a runner to join in. All levels welcome.

Skål!
 Swedish Beers is back on Wednesday night. Our sponsors include AQL and Adeven, once more. We’re also being supported by DS4C, Changify and SSN+. It’s going to be a busy one so there’s still room for a few more sponsors to ensure that there’s free beer for everyone. The format is the same as previous years so no ties, no formalities, no pitches. We’re at our usual haunt of Dostrece and will be open from 7pm until late. Get in touch with Helen to discuss sponsorship, including special deals for start-ups.

Well, that’s a wrap for this newsletter. See you all soon.

Helen Keegan | Founder | Heroes of Mobile

MobiADNews MWC Pass giveaway!

Our lovely friends at MobiADNews have two passes for Mobile World Congress to giveaway. Each ticket is worth 750 Euro and allows access to the exhibits and special seminars only. This ticket also gives access to WIPJam@MWC14 but that requires additional registration. Please note, this ticket does not give access to any of the conference sessions but it can be upgraded for an additional cost. MobiADNews is a media partner to Mobile World Congress. More about them here http://www.mobiadnews.com/

Contestants enter by simply completing this entry form. Closing date is 12 February 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

At the end of the contest period two (2) random winners will be selected to each receive one (1) ticket to attend Mobile World Congress Exhibition on February 24-27 2014.

The contest will run from Wednesday 5 February 2013, 13:00 GMT until Wednesday 12 February 2013, 23:59 GMT. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

Win a FREE ticket to WIPJam@MWC14!

Good news lovely people. Our friends at WIPJam have 10 passes to give away to attend this year’s bigger and even better WIPJam in Barcelona on 24-27 February. That’s right, not just one day, but four days! Simply complete this form for your chance to win.

The competition is free to enter and is open for one week and will close at 23:59 GMT on 12 February. 10 winners will be drawn at random and will be selected to each receive one ticket to attend this year’s WIPJam@MWC14. The winners will be notified by email or phone.

WIPJam is bigger and better this year at MWC with four days of Devcon and hackathon goodness. Centrally located in Hall M5 at Fira Montjuic, hang out with fellow developers for more coding, more swag, more hackathon goodness, unpanels and more. Caroline, Carlo and the gang will be there to welcome you.

The All Access WIPJam Pass includes:

THREE (3) days of Devcon & Hackathon from Monday to Wednesday in Fira Monjuic (Hall M5)

ONE (1) day of WIPJam Awards and Wrap-up AND Swagathon at Fira Gran Via on Thursday

PLUS for Non MWC Passholders a One (1) day MWC EVP pass to see anything you want to see at the main exhibition on Thursday.

NORMAL PASS PRICES:

Non MWC Pass Holder: €99 (VAT already included) for Early Bird; €199 On-Site All MWC Pass holders: Free Access to WIPJam, Note: Registration to WIPJam is still required even if you have a MWC pass!

More info about this year’s WIPJam and what to expect is here http://wip.org/wip-event/wipjam-mwc14/

The contest will run from Wednesday 5 February 2013, 13:00 GMT until Wednesday 12 February 2013, 23:59 GMT. Winners will be notified by email or telephone. This contest is open only to entrants who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, consultants, officers and directors of the Sponsor, their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and Contest agencies and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each) are ineligible.

Don’t delay, get your entry in now! Here’s the link to the form to fill in again.

Good luck!

It’s competition time!

This has to be one of the hottest tickets all week when it comes to mobile networking parties at Congress. With a new, bigger venue, the MEF Connects annual MWC party is on Monday 25 February 2013 from 8.30pm at MACBA – Musee D’Art Contemporani.

And we have TWENTY tickets up for grabs. Yes, you read that right. Our lovely friends at MEF have given us an exclusive! This is your chance to win one of ten PAIRS of tickets for the party. How fantastic is that? It means all the winners can bring a friend. A HUGE thank you to MEF’s Rimma and her trusty team for these!

Do you want to hang out with mobile executives from the worlds of entertainment, retail, brands and more? Fancy enjoying a drink or two, nibbling on tasty tapas and all the while taking in the modern art ambience of MACBA? Then enter our simple competition. It’s really easy.

Step 1. Fill in this simple form.

And err, that’s it.

The competition is open from Tuesday 05 February 2013, 12:00 GMT to Sunday 17 February 2013, 23.59 GMT. Full terms and conditions are available here

Who wants to go to the MEF Connects MWC 2012 10th Anniversary Party?

Update: This competition is now closed and our winners have been notified. The winners are F Terry, A Gudmundson, N Alexander-Reindorf, A Richard-Laurent and E Kay.

This has to be one of the hottest tickets all week for Mobile World Congress on Monday 27 February 2012 from 8pm at the wonderful, sumptuous Picasso Museum. And we have FIVE tickets up for grabs. Oh yes we do! A big thank you to Rimma and her team for these!

Do you want to hang out with mobile executives from the worlds of entertainment, retail, brands and more? Fancy enjoying a drink or two, nibbling on tasty tapas and all the while taking in the fantastic Picasso Museum with a private view of one of the largest Picasso collections in the world? Then enter our simple competition. It’s really easy.

Step 1. Complete this poll on LinkedIn and tell us what has been the most significant advancement for mobile content and commerce in the last 10 years.

Step 2. Fill in this form with your contact details.

And err, that’s it.

The competition is open from Friday 10 February 2012, 23:00 GMT to Thursday 16 February 2012, 11:00 GMT. Full terms and conditions are available here.

Who wants to win an exhibition ticket to Mobile World Congress 2012?

*Update 10 Feb. We’ve drawn the winners and they have been notified. They are E Oates, M Winters, S Gantchev, C Cremet and P Mulder. Many thanks to those of you who entered.

It seems to us that exhibition tickets are like gold dust for this year’s Mobile World Congress. So many people are still after one. Well, we’re lucky enough to have a handful to give away from our lovely friends at Poynt.

It’s dead easy. All you have to do is share this post on facebook or twitter (hey and why not follow @PoyntEurope while you’re at it?) and add your name and contact details to this handy entry form. And that’s it. Ah, hang on, you have to be over 18 and resident in the UK or the European Union. Apologies to our friends in Canada, USA and Puerto Rico. We can’t accommodate you this time.

Anyway, we’ll pick five lucky winners on Friday evening after 6pm GMT (that’s 10 February 2012). Please note that accommodation and travel are not included. Full terms and conditions are available here.

And while you’re at it, you might want to check out their party which is one of our featured events or go visit them at Hall 2.1 Booth C58.

Best of luck!