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The CCIB came into being in 2004 with the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures. Following the Forum, management of the Convention Centre was subsequently awarded to GL events CCIB SL, a company created specifically for this purpose.


The corporate form of the CCIB is therefore that of a Limited Liability Company (LLC), with the following shareholder structure:


  • GL events: 80%

  • Barcelona City Council: 12%

  • Association of Barcelona Hoteliers: 8%


GL events, established in Lyon in 1978, is a world leader in the events sector. In 2011, this group operated a global network of 91 event locations, employed a workforce of 3,700 and generated turnover of 783 million euros.


The CCIB’s client profile is composed of three main types:


  • Agencies specialised in staging events for other organisations

  • Private companies which organise an event directly

  • Associations active in specific fields of the knowledge sector.


At the CCIB we are able to organise events of any type, whether local or international. Given the characteristics of the Convention Centre, however, we offer outstanding capacity for the organisation of large-scale events with a global reach.


These also have a positive impact on the city of Barcelona regarding hotel occupation, catering and other services related to the event. In this regard, 83% of our turnover is generated by international events attended by visitors from all over the world. It is also noteworthy that 42% of our clients are from other countries.


We would like to offer you a selection of the events organised by the CCIB since it opened for business up to 2011, as well as - with the kind permission of the respective organisers - notable events already confirmed for the future.




  • ESMO - GI CANCER - World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, 2005 to 2014

  • ESICM - European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2006, 2010 and 2014

  • WRC - World Retail Congress, 2007 to 2009

  • EULAR - European League Against Rheumatism, 2007

  • UEGW - United European Gastroenterology Week, 2010

  • EBCC - European Breast Cancer Conference, 2010

  • CE-ORL-HNS - Congress of the Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2011




  • Gartner, 2011 and 2012

  • SAP, 2005 and 2008 to 2011

  • HP Software, 2006 to 2008 and 2010

  • Microsoft, 2005 to 2008 and 2010

  • Citrix Barcelona, 2011 and 2012

  • Cisco Live & Networkers Conference, 2008 to 2010


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