Barcelona is the southern gateway to the European market, the centre of an emerging economic Euro region, the capital of the Mediterranean Euro region (with a market of 461 million consumers), and bridge to North Africa and Latin America.
It is also the only city in Southern Europe which has, within 5 km, one of the main multi-mode harbours in the Mediterranean, a high-speed train station, a large intercontinental airport, a full network of motorways connected to Europe, the second largest trade fair venue in Europe, and one of the largest logistics areas in Southern Europe.
Barcelona leads a large economic area with a 175-year tradition in the textile, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries, as well as in a significant part of Spanish media, telecommunications, finances, and business. The city is clearly committed to knowledge-focused activities, particularly to the links between advanced services and economic activities and the IT industry.
The high level of activity in such leading sectors as manufacturing, trade, and finance have made Barcelona one of the drivers of Spanish and European economy. For this reason, the city has highly qualified, internationally renowned professionals. Thus, Barcelona becomes every year a natural meeting point for all industries, from science to manufacturing, through the medical and academic sectors.
Thanks to its modern infrastructures and leisure and cultural points of various types and sizes, it is currently an excellent destination for product launches, corporate presentations, and incentive trips for companies. The city has a long tradition as a conference and meeting destination, offering a first-rank conference infrastructure.
The city makes three large conference halls available to event planners, as well as many auditoriums equipped with the latest technology. In addition, its historic monuments and beautiful natural landscapes are excellent backdrops to any reception, gala dinner, or party.
Barcelona has been able to create excellent infrastructures to hold trade fairs and exhibitions. In this regard, Fira de Barcelona plays a key role in the city’s economic activity. In addition to the Montjuïc trade fair facilities, with their long history, there is the nearby Gran Vía M2 venue on the way to the airport. Every year, such trade fairs as Alimentaria, the Salón del Automóvil, Construmat Barcelona, and IBTM World, as well as congresses such as the Mobile World Congress, among many others, bring thousands of people from all over the world to the city.
The Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB) is the Turisme de Barcelona programme specialising in promoting business travel to the city and providing support to meeting planners in the design and organisation of their events. We will be delighted to help you.
|Total Number of Hotels:||321|
|Total Number of Rooms:||32767|
|Total Number of Beds:||32767|
|Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater):||1500|
|Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail):||1450|