Officially founded in 1932, although its origins date back to the great exhibitions of 1888 and 1929, Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair organisations in Europe in terms of the volume and quality of its events, the high standard of its venues, its organisational experience and its professionalism.
It has two large venues, the emblematic Montjuïc and the avant-garde Gran Via, with a total gross exhibition area of 400,000 m2. Additionally, it will also manage the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB in its Spanish initials) from November 2021.
It is the leader in the Spanish market, especially in industrial and professional trade fairs, and it is considered a renowned location in Europe. Each year it hosts more than 150 events, attracting over 30,000 companies and 2.5 million visitors from 200 different countries and territories. The institution also co-organises trade fairs in various countries, as well as offering trade fair consultancy services.
Fira de Barcelona is also an economic and social driving force. According to a study conducted by the University of Barcelona (UB), its annual contribution to the economy of the city and the surrounding area is estimated to be more than 4.7 billion euros, as well as providing more than 35,000 jobs.
Opened in 2004 for the Universal Forum of Cultures event, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) has since become a leading European location for event organisation.
Enjoying a privileged location in modern, cosmopolitan Barcelona, the CCIB can be found within the city’s new business and technology district, known as 22@.
Per a convertir una bona idea en un gran resultat cal confiança, creativitat, professionalitat, compromís, valentía, emoció i estima per la feina i per les persones que hi participen. Nosaltres som afortunats de poder treballar al costat d’equips professionals, amb el talent per a fer possible tot allò que ens proposem i que sigui un èxit.
“I say a big thank you to you and all the other CCIB team members who helped us to run a very successful meeting. We were all very impressed by the efficiency of the CCIB and the presentation of the rooms/poster boards etc ( a big thanks in particular to the audio-visual team who did not get anything wrong). Likewise, food and social events were excellent. I hope that we are able to work with you again in the future. We wait for authorization”.
“As we are loading the last items of KingfoMarket 2017 onto the trucks, I wanted to take the time to pass my personal thankyou to the whole CCIB team. You have been both incredibly warm and understanding, whilst assisting greatly in the delivery of a very creative, but complicated, event!”
“Our sincere congratulations and thanks to the entire team at the CCIB! You should be proud to have such a professional and motivated group working together. All services, all departments were efficient and pleasant. We hope to be able to work with you again soon on another project!”
“The Congress was an extremely successful event with high satisfaction among participants, exhibitors, our Team and ESSKA (Board Members and Office Team).
We enjoyed an exceptional hospitality and working with the dedicated team at the CCIB, as they contributed to a great congress and happy clients”