Medical specialties congresses, company conventions, large showrooms with international presence…the Avexperience big cities have been offering this type of tourism and are placed as the cities with the most successful rates worldwide.
Beside the congress issue you will find a large sort of exclusive lodging; a unique culinary offer and the comfort of the public transport, among which AVE is the most appropriated for quick journeys.
Albacete is the largest city in Castilla La Mancha which has a important industry and a big economic, academic, social and cultural dynamism, which together with its strategic location, excellent communications, excellent infrastructure of hotels, the comfort of a medium-sized city, its green areas, its cultural offerings and the expertise of its people, make it ideal for congresses, events and meetings.
It is worthy to distinguish the magnificent Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses which is modern, functional, accessible and equipped with the latest technologies, where its different and multipurpose spaces (from the main hall to 1037 people smaller than 500 or 300 people), along with their exhibition areas, make it perfect for both large and small events.
Besides its Congress Hall, Albacete has many spaces for conferences, exhibitions, meetings, congresses and all kinds of events, such as the Auditorium of the University Campus, the Cultural Center “Jose Saramago”, the Assumption Cultural Center, Municipal Auditorium, Theatre Peace, the facilities of the trade fair of Albacete …
The city of Alicante has all the necessary requirements to be the location of all types of meetings, conferences and events. The excellent climate, along with the modern transport, the attractive tourist options and the large number of hotels, as well as very diverse conference venues, make Alicante an ideal place to organise any type of professional meeting.
The University and the OHIM are two very important bodies which promote meetings and conferences in the city. There are also an important number of medicine professionals, from the public and the private sector, who promote the organisation of well renowned national and international prestige meetings in Alicante.
The easy land and air connections between Alicante and numerous national and European destinations keep on consolidating the organisation of events and incentives in the city of national and international companies which mainly appreciate the climate, the culture and the diverse and rich food and leisure offerings.
The location of Antequera, right in the heart of Andalucía, turns it into a privilege place for Congress Tourism, as many associations, companies and different groups choose us to hold their meetings.
Our town has a wide range of buildings, whether public or private, which are fully equipped to organize this kind of events. We also have the necessary infrastructure in regard to hotels, restaurants and customer services to complement to perfection any visitors’ need.
There also are several companies engaged in the organization of this kind of events which, at the same time, offer guided tours to the town.
Finally, we must point out the excellent road and train communication with the main cities of Andalucía: just 45 minutes to Málaga, 1 hour to Granada and a little bit more than 1 hour to Córdoba, Seville and Jaén, besides the High Velocity Train (AVE) linking us to Córdoba, Seville and Málaga, and in a near future, to Granada.
Barcelona is the second city in the world with more international conferences, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the seventh one, according to the Union of International Associations (UIA).
The position of Barcelona in MICE tourism is based on very solid scientific, academic, medical and industrial structures, which make the city a natural meeting point for all sectors.
Barcelona has, therefore, been able to provide the necessary infrastructures to organise in an efficient manner, any type of event and it is, also, a kind, welcoming and dynamic city. There are two large exhibition venues which are amongst the most important ones in Europe: Fira Montjuic and Fira Gran Via. In total, the exhibition area size is approximately 400,000 m2, distributed in 14 pavilions and two centres for conferences. They are equipped with the most state-of-the-art infrastructure and provide full services adapted to the needs of exhibitors, organisers and visitors. Both venues hold around 500 events every year, from important showrooms and national and international congresses, to conferences, meetings and all type of company, social, cultural and leisure events. One of the most important congresses in Barcelona is the Mobile World Congress, with over 90,000 participants.
QUIJOTE CONVENTION BUREAU
Ciudad Real has excellent connections with the rest of Spain. The AVE-Renfe train station and the main roads surrounding the city allow all conference participants to get to their venue in a short period of time and enjoy the small and comfortable city, but with all the necessary services to hold a conference or a company meeting.
The Quijote Convention Bureau, a member of the Spain Convention Bureau and supported by the Council of Ciudad Real, with over 30 associates, allows for the use of all the infrastructures of the city, both public and private, for the organisation of an event.
The modern infrastructure of the new General University Hospital of Ciudad Real, as well as the different faculties of the University of Castilla La Mancha, make the city the perfect health and scientific environment to hold any type of events. The city council allows for the use of historical places of the city to hold meetings and institutional receptions.
The excellent hotel infrastructure also stands out, with over 1,000 beds in 4 star lodgings, most of them also have excellent facilities to hold any type of event.
Cordoba is the perfect destination to hold a meeting. Those who come to the city for business, find excellence in the necessary services and facilities provided for the development of first class meetings. Along with the infinite cultural legacy, the quality of the hotels, the exquisite gastronomic offer and the large number of leisure options, the success of a meeting is guaranteed.
One of the main elements of communication with the centre of the country and with other important cities in Spain is the AVE high-speed train which connects in a very comfortable and fast manner with Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Malaga (in less than an hour), and because of this, with the international airports of these Andalusian cities.
With the aim of making easier the organisation of professional events in Cordoba, the Tourism Consortium in Cordoba offers the Cordoba Convention Bureau programme, with the fundamental objective of promoting MICE tourism in the city of Cordoba.
For more information, please go to: www.turismodecordoba.org
Cuenca, a World Heritage Site, is an ideal destination to hold conferences or other events.
The characteristics of the city, surrounded by a spectacular landscape, with attractive cultural options and an extraordinary strategic location, make Cuenca the ideal place to organise conferences and meetings.
Cuenca is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula and is perfectly connected, thanks to the high-speed train network of the country, with the most important cities in Spain and with the different main roads which link Cuenca with the other surrounding provinces.
The city of Cuenca has excellent hotel options and ideal venues for holding this type of events with all the necessary resources to provide the best services.
The Cuenca Convention Bureau, a member of the Spain Convention Bureau, offers its services to individuals and professionals in the sector who wish to come to Cuenca because of an incentive trip, a conference, a seminar or a meeting.
The main objectives of the Bureau are to provide information and advice about the tourist infrastructures in Cuenca related to MICE tourism, organise familiarisation trips for groups of companies, and give advice on the preparation of social programmes for delegates and companions.
The Cuenca Convention Bureau has the recognition of the Tourism Quality System “Compromiso de Calidad Turistica” (SICTED) (Compromise on Tourism Quality).
LLEIDA BUSINESS & EVENTS
Lleida’s enviable geographic location and lively business tradition have favoured its development as a centre for the flow of trade and exchange throughout history. The arrival of the AVE high-speed train, the airport at Alguaire and La Llotja Business and Congress Centre will combine with the city’s already thriving business culture to confirm its position as an important centre for technology and food and agriculture production.
LLEIDA EVENTS&CONVENTION BUREAU
The city of Lleida regularly hosts congresses and conventions and is one of the preferred destinations for business travel in Catalonia. Lleida Events&Convention Bureau (LE&CB) coordinates companies from all the professional sectors involved in organizing and running conferences. It also promotes innovative incentive programmes designed to optimize results by combining working sessions with other activities outside the business sphere, thus allowing visitors to draw the maximum benefit from all the experiences available. You can download the activities and services of the LE&CB at www.turismedelleida.com or calling on (+34) 973 700 402.
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LA LLOTJA, LLEIDA’S THEATRE & CONGRESS CENTRE
La Llotja, Theatre and Congress Centre of Lleida, is close to the AVE high-speed train station and a capacity of 1600 people, is a reference point in Lleida for all kind of professional meetings.
Conference organisers are choosing Madrid more and more as an event destination. Madrid has an established image at an international level of a modern and cutting-edge city, with competitive infrastructures and an excellent range of local suppliers. These are qualities which make Madrid especially attractive for large scale conferences and which have placed the city in second position in world conference tourism, according to the ICCA Ranking.
The geostrategic location of Malaga, in the south of Europe and in the border with the Maghreb, provides many opportunities related to the international relations in the economic and socio-cultural development of the area. Also, the city has the privilege of being the capital of the Costa del Sol, the number one tourist area in Spain. In other words, Malaga is an entertaining and warm city which combines art, culture and tradition right beside the Mediterranean Sea. A history of three thousand years has provided Malaga with its character of open, international, commercial and welcoming city.
The city has top of the range hotels, conference rooms with state-of-the-art technology, a fantastic natural environment, theatres, museums and exhibition rooms; many additional options which will turn your event into a real success. There is also a very diverse gastronomy and very unique shopping places.
Because of all this, the city will provide you with all the necessary elements to achieve great success for your conference, presentation, convention or any type of event, with the best climate in Europe. The Conference and Exhibition Centre is the most modern one in the whole of Spain and will provide you with new business opportunities in a segment where Malaga is already a top destination.
Ourense is the third city in Galicia in terms of population, with more than 100,000 inhabitants. It is located at the foot of river Minho, in an area of great natural and historical importance, with an interesting historic centre in which stands the monumental St. Martin’s Cathedral and an important cultural, gastronomic and leisure offer.
Thermalism is its great differentiating asset when it comes to running as a venue for professional meetings and incentive trips. The thermal springs of As Burgas have been linked to the history of the city from its origin. In the last times other many thermal pools have been created such as the ones of A Chavasqueira or the Outariz Thermal Station, united by a great green area that forms the Minho Thermal Route.
It has modern infrastructures with capacity for hosting large events, such as the Expourense premises, a versatile and large fair space; the Municipal Auditorium, with rooms of differents sizes; the Marcos Valcárcel Cultural Centre or the facilities at the University Campus. All this has turned Ourense into an advisable option for holding meetings, markets, fairs or conferences. Its welcoming people, an enviable gastronomy or the fact that it is the capital of wine regions known worldwide as O Ribeiro make the city a very interesting alternative when looking for unique places that leave an exceptional memory in the minds of attendees.
Distance to airports:
Peinador Airport (Vigo): 90 km / 60 min.
Lavacolla Airport (Santiago de Compostela): 120 km / 75 min.
Alvedro Airport (A Coruña): 170 km / 105 min.
International Airport Sá Carneiro (Oporto): 212km / 128 min
Puertollano has a unique exhibition space in Castilla-La Mancha, the former Thermal Power Plant built in 1917 and now converted into Palacio de Congresos. It has over 3000 m2 where it can be organized fairs, meetings and events. This emblematic building was used for industrial development of the region and today has become the starting point for the development of the tertiary sector in the province.
Quality accommodation, the best cuisine of the region and excellent communication. In addition to sports facilities, such as high performance centre, leisure centres, the complementary offer of museums, unique auditorium and exhibition spaces, make it a safe bet to celebrate any event irrelevant.
Visit the ancient collieries, taste the unforgettable flavour of sour water, release the first cave paintings discovered in Spain, attend nature shows like deer rutting and make crafts or culinary workshops are activities that guarantee success to your event.
Segovia Convention Bureau pone a tu disposición un departamento especializado en dar respuesta a las necesidades de los organizadores de congresos, asociaciones profesionales y todos aquellos interesados en que Segovia sea sede de su congreso ofreciendo diferentes servicios para garantizar el éxito. También pone a disposición de los futuros novios espacios singulares para celebrar su ceremonia.
The Segovia Convention Bureau has a department which is specialised in providing answers to the needs of conference organisers, professional associations and to everyone interested in Segovia as a conference location, offering services as a guarantee of success. Unique settings for weddings are also available.
Seville has over 20,000 hotel beds, which make it possible to host any kind of event. The city also has the most modern Conference Centre in Spain, FIBES (2012) with the largest auditorium (3,240 seats) which can be sectioned according to different needs, and 71 meeting rooms. In fact, FIBES is two conference centres together.
Given its mild climate, Seville can offer outdoor gala dinners in spectacular places like Plaza de España or Plaza de America (1929). Seville also has large capacity buildings such as the Casino de la Exposicion (1929), or the oldest royal palace in Europe still in use, the Real Alcazar (913-1364-1546), which offers the possibility of enjoying private visits or cocktail events.
An outdoor monument such as Barrio de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Quarter) allows for the organisation of original team building activities, gastronomy or history workshops. Seville is also the most ideal place to enjoy a flamenco show.
For smaller events, Seville has palace houses from the 17th century, now used for events, which have become flamenco venues, hotels, restaurants or cultural places, and also modern buildings like the Setas de Sevilla (Mushrooms of Seville).
The city is also a reference location in “MICE Tourism”. Tarragona is a destination where conferences, conventions or incentive trips with a guarantee of success can be organised. There are modern venues like the Conference and Exhibition Centre, a unique building with large and modern facilities with state-of-the-art technical equipment. Tarragona also offers unique places like the Circus, the Amphitheatre or the Walls. The city provides these spaces and many more, as well as advice and collaboration from the Tarragona Convention Bureau (TCB), the Conference Office of Tarragona working on the organisation of conferences and meetings.
The TCB will provide help regarding the commercial relationship between conference organisers and the associated service companies.
Your event will make history in Tarragona.
Toledo is located in the centre of Spain, just 70 km away from Madrid and 80 km from Barajas airport. 24 AVE train services link Toledo and Madrid every day in just 25 minutes.
Toledo has 27 hotels with 5, 4 and 3 starts with over 3,000 beds, including the main national and international chains. Regarding meetings facilities, the “El Greco” Conference Centre stands out, located in the old part of the city. There are also modern conference rooms in several hotels and a large variety of special venues.
The professionalism of our DMCs and MICE agencies, the attractiveness and the variety of incentive proposals (over 100 activities based on culture, nature, wine and good food), and finally the authenticity of Toledo as a World Heritage Site tourist destination, make Toledo a perfect destination for events.
Valladolid is a city characterised by its economic dynamism, urban growth and good communications thanks to the international airport, the large network of main roads and motorways, and the high-speed train.
The hotels of the city, most of them new, make Valladolid the best destination to hold meetings and conferences. The facilities stand out for being modern and for the charming environment surrounding them: the tourist and commercial historic centre, and also the large green areas to go for a walk or practice sports after a day’s work.
All venues holding exhibitions, meetings or conferences, as well as the companies specialised in the organisation and development of events, are different according to what customers need and the required contents and sizes, to guarantee the success of any event. There are many different types of venues to choose from in order to meet all needs in Valladolid: exhibition areas, conference venues, cultural spaces, monasteries, castles, wineries and theatres, etc., with a large variety of rooms to hold any type of event.
Zamora is an excellent and, surely, a singular and original destination to accommodate the celebration of professional conferences, events and meetings. Together with the quality of its infrastructures and its ample and varied tourist industry prepared to offer a complete service to the organization of every function; the city with its peaceful daily life, its walks along the Duero or the city walls, its admirable Romanesque art and its assorted culinary, cultural and leisure-time opportunities establishes itself as a notable and worthy added value to such events.
Furthermore, the fact that Zamora’s location is excellent and its province shares a frontier with Portugal, a neighbour with whom it maintains a close relationship, is noteworthy. Madrid is only just over an hour and a quarter away by high speed train and a little over two hours by car on the A-6. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the nearest airport in Valladolid on the A-11. Finally, it sits upon the epicentre of the Ruta de la Plata A-66 motorway which divides the country longitudinally from Gijón to Sevilla.
The hotel capacity and that of the conference and convention rooms allow the city to house more than 4,500 participants, to which may be added another 1,240 that the immediate vicinity could accommodate. Zamora is privileged to have a modern exhibition centre: a work of the architects Javier Revillo and María Fraile which won the IberFAD prize in 1997. It is easily accessible, technologically advanced and includes polyvalent spaces and ample exhibition spaces as well as plenty of parking. www.ifezamora.com. Furthermore, the city has other available spaces with the proper and necessary installations for the celebration of any modest-sized professional events like La Alhóndiga, the Teatro Principal, the building of the Consejo Consultivo de la Junta de Castilla y León, The Rei Afonso Enriquez Foundation or the Ramos Carrión Theatre, among others.
Zaragoza is the perfect location for any event. The city can hold conferences, conventions and exhibitions, taking care of all the details, with a wide range of services for the celebration of events, mainly based on highly professional quality and diversity, with a long experience and used to receiving tourism related to events, culture, the business world and the scientific and academic world.
Zaragoza has new and important infrastructures, like for example two Conference Centres for 2,000 and 1,500 delegates, as well as an important number of hotels, 54 in total with 4,921 rooms and 9,294 beds, which make Zaragoza a more competitive destination to hold national or international events.
The privileged location of Zaragoza is a communication bonus with the rest of the world. It is just over an hour away from Madrid or Barcelona in the AVE high-speed train, and the airport is just 10 km from the city centre.
You can contact Zaragoza Congresos (Zaragoza Convention Bureau) at: firstname.lastname@example.org