MWC 2016: Mark Zuckerberg Might Get Stuck In Traffic Because Of Barcelona Transport Strike

Posted: Feb 19 2016, 1:55pm CST | by , Updated: Feb 20 2016, 10:33pm CST, in News | MWC


MWC 2016: Mark Zuckerberg Might Get Stuck in Traffic because of Barcelona Transport Strike

The metro and bus workers in Barcelona announced a strike during the MWC 2016.

The Mobile World Congress 2016 kicks off on Monday, Feb. 22. Lot's of US technology celebrities will be at the show including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who is holding one of the MWC 2016 keynotes. There might be some trouble getting to the Mobile World Congress as metro and bus workers from TMB, the main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, have announced plans to strike during the MWC 2016.

While Zuckerberg can command a helicopter, most of the over 90,000 attendees do not have that luxury.

GSMA, the organizers of the MWC, have though a plan. The contingency plan outlines alternate transport options for getting to and from the venue, and also describes the additional security measures the police are putting in place to ensure the safe passage of our attendees. 

The GSMA encourages attendees to register and pick up their badges on the weekend where possible to minimize potential congestion. Registration at Fira Gran Via is open on Saturday, 20 February and Sunday, 21 February. 

The metro strike is currently expected on Monday, 22 and Wednesday, 24 February, and the bus strike on Tuesday, 23 and Thursday, 25 February; during this time, service would be operated at minimum required levels. Negotiations are ongoing in an effort to resolve the issues.

The Mobile World Congress 2016 will kick off Feb. 22 in Barcelona. Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia and other are hosted MWC 2016 media events to reveal new devices including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. Find out when the events take place in the  MWC 2016 Media Event Schedule. Most events will be streamed live online. The Samsung Unpacked 2016 event will be streamed in 360 virtual reality video.

The GSMA organizes the MWC. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. In 2015, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 93,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries. 


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