Networking Activities

Join us for informal but impactful onsite networking events during MWC Americas 2018. See what networking event, lounges and garden best fits your #MWCA18 experience.

Themed Networking

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Petree Plaza

Have informal discussions about our key conference industry themes over lunch with fellow Gold and VIP pass holders! Petree Plaza will offer conference lunch seating areas by theme, allowing you to connect with attendees that share your interests.
Themes include: Media & Entertainment, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Connected Vehicles, CMO & Digital Marketing, and The Network.


MWC Americas Welcome Event

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: MWC Americas Networking Garden

Join us for refreshments, networking, and entertainment in the MWC Americas Networking Garden.
Open to all MWC Americas attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

MWC Americas Sunrise 5K Run

Time: 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) (South Hall Entrance)
Start your day with a spring in your step and join the official MWC Americas 5K Run in the heart of the vibrant L.A. Live entertainment district in Los Angeles. Invite your colleagues and industry peers to a morning mobility challenge.
Open to all MWC Americas attendees.
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Themed Networking

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Petree Plaza

Have informal discussions about our key conference industry themes over lunch with fellow Gold and VIP pass holders! Petree Plaza will offer conference lunch seating areas by theme, allowing you to connect with attendees that share your interests.
Themes include: Media & Entertainment, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Connected Vehicles, CMO & Digital Marketing, and The Network.


MWC Shanghai Networking Cocktail

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: West Hall Networking Lounge
The Asia Pacific region will be a global leader in 5G deployments, competing with the US and Europe to be the first to launch commercial services. Furthermore, the region has become the world’s largest retail-ecommerce market, it will continue to be the largest regional IoT market by number of connections in 2025, and the tech startup ecosystem is growing rapidly.* Join us to learn more about how you can advance your business in the Asia Pacific region.

Complimentary food and beverages available from 4:00 p.m.

*Source: GSMAi, Mobile Economy 2018


Networking Events & Curated Experience

MWC Americas will be hosting free-to-attend Networking Events throughout the venue to do business and enjoy some drinks and entertainment in a relaxed environment. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Networking Event hosted by McAfee
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: IoT Networking Lounge, South Hall
Sponsored By


Networking Event hosted by Mastercard
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Networking Garden, sponsored by Mastercard
Sponsored by

Networking Event hosted by American Express
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Concourse Hall
Sponsored by

Themed Networking

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Petree Plaza

Have informal discussions about our key conference industry themes over lunch with fellow Gold and VIP pass holders! Petree Plaza will offer conference lunch seating areas by theme, allowing you to connect with attendees that share your interests.
Themes include: Media & Entertainment, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Connected Vehicles, CMO & Digital Marketing, and The Network.

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