Your event, an unforgettable experience

GL Events

Founded in 1978, GL Events is one of the leading companies within the global event management sector, expanding at a constant rate through its three different divisions:

  • GL Events Exhibitions: 300 fairs and exhibition rooms across 12 different business sectors.
  • GL Events Venues: 40 managed centres with over 1 million sqm of working space, 4,200 organised events, 30 amphitheatres and auditoriums, and 246 meeting rooms with more than 8 million visitors.
  • GL Events Live: 4,700 well equipped events, 36 different types of services and over 4 million sqm of fitted carpets.

GL Events is active in 5 different continents and is currently working in over 20 countries. 2017 can be summarised using the following statistics: 90 different headquarters, a team of 3,934 employees and a turnover of around €953 million.

GL Events's mission statement is to:

  • Manage our network of different centres in order to hold all types of events.
  • Manage the centres to their maximum economic potential.
  • Generate economic and demographic change within large cities.
  • Ensure security and perfect management in all of our buildings.
  • Achieve our shareholders’ objectives.
  • Work on sustainable development (social, economic and cultural) within our environment.

Barcelona International Convention Centre

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@.

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“Com els anys anteriors ha estat plaer treballar amb tots vosaltres, sis plau feu arribar el nostre reconeixement a totes les persones que han intervingut tant en la preparació com en la realització de la Gala, sou uns grans profesionals.
Gràcies per la vostra infinita paciència amb nosaltres.”

Carlos Valero X Premis Gaudí 2018

“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”

Katrin Volkland & Silke Melzer 17th ESSKA Congress 2016