I’ve decided to do Mobile World Congress differently this year. I am flying into wonderful Barcelona for just one day. In and out on the same day. I booked a flight a few days ago — £133 in total. I kid ye not. I’m flying in and out of Heathrow Terminal 5 on the Tuesday.
I can’t justify the full four days this year, unfortunately. Or, let me put it another way, no one is paying me. And I have to answer to my wife.
But I really do want to be there and poke my nose about. I will, alas, miss all the brilliant opportunities for connecting and the media hotspots such as MobileFocus and PepCom. Alas.
I am looking forward to seeing the action, though. My plan is to do a whirlwind tour of the stands and then find Rafe Blandford from All About Windows Phone, do some recording for the 361 Podcast and see what he makes of the event. Blandford will (I gather) be there for the whole week. Lucky chap.
I think I might have some giveaways if anyone’s thinking about going to MWC but doesn’t have a ticket. I just have to confirm a few things and then I’ll get a post up.
Are you heading to MWC?