With smartphone sales continuing to grow and applications extending what is achievable using a mobile phone, there is no wonder that there are more mobile-focused events and conferences that look into what makes mobile successful and suggests ways to monetize it.

One such event is Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Barcelona, a two-day conference that will appeal to those interested in the next big things in mobile, whether its coming up with that next big idea or being the person to make that idea happen.

Having debuted in San Francisco in 2006, the Mobile 2.0 Conference comes to Barcelona in 2011 to explore the future of mobile development and innovation of the ever-changing mobile ecosystem, bringing in a diverse panel of presenters to guide attendees through discussions.

Distinguished members of the mobile industry include:

  • Peter Vesterbacka, ‘Mighty Eagle’ from Angry Birds
  • Carlos Domingo, CEO of Telefónica I+D
  • Di-Ann Eisnor, VP Platform and Partnerships Waze
  • Jyri Engeström, Founder Ditto
  • Talmon Marco, CEO Viber

You can view the entire list of speakers here.

Also on hand will be major players in the mobile industry; Intel, BlackBerry, BlueVia, MIT, Fjord, Seesmic, SoundCloud, Gbanga and Vision Mobile will be on hand to show off their latest offerings and chat to developers, media and people interested in their products and services.

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS will also see the latest edition of AppCircus, the competition that travels across 50 cities around the world to promote and reward the best apps, giving entrants the chance to get a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards.

The event is held in the amazing Diagonal 00, head office of Telefónica I+D in Catalunya; the venue not only looks stunning but caters for the breakout sessions that run alongside the main event.

If you want to be amongst some of the brightest minds of the mobile industry, interact with leaders, industry experts, startups and developers, Mobile 2.0 Europe has to be the next event you put in your diary.

Our very own Boris is going will be in attendance also – to celebrate this we have five full conference passes to give away. All you need to do is be one of the first five people to email tips@thenextweb.com and the tickets are yours.