A day at Mobile World Congress
Following the first day at Mobile World Congress (where my feet barely touched the ground) I started day two with my usual 6am run, joined by Kris Snyder CEO of Vox Mobile and Chairman of GEMA.
Our annual run has become a bit of a tradition, secured by the fact we manage to get lost every year – including today!
Yesterday, however, was a triumph…
… for the first time in four years we managed to successfully navigate through Barcelona and back to the hotel.
Showered and suited (well jeans and jacket) we then hit the mobile event of the year – which did not disappoint. First stop, was to visit our client Telefonica’s innovative stand, which attracted the crowds.
I then joined my colleagues Mr Weedon and Mr Jacobs for back-to-back meetings with clients and suppliers across the telecoms industry.
After the Mobile World Congress closed for the day, we headed over to the GEMA evening hosted on (cough cough) Frank Sinatra’s old yacht.
With a packed-full day (and embracing the Spanish lifestyle) we didn't sit down for dinner until midnight, where we were joined by clients and friends from across the Globe; USA, Brazil, Germany and the UK.
A midnight feast – literally!
As well as toasting to another successful Mobile World Congress event, we celebrated Kris Snyder’s Birthday.
Guess the age? (Sorry Kris)
It was a great night of sharing thoughts, building relationships and dare I say ‘selling’, coupled with plenty of time to chill, eat, drink and escape the madness of Fira Gran Via (the Mobile World Congress venue).
Let’s just say day three has a lot to live up to!