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@.

Since November 2021, Fira de Barcelona manages the CCIB, which has allowed the institution to strengthen its competitivity and international position and conduct an integral management of the three leading tradeshow venues in the city. The CCIB is managed by its own team, headed by Marc Rodríguez as General Manager of the CCIB.

The CCIB is made up of two architecturally stunning buildings that are linked together by an underground walkway. With a total floor area of around 100,000 sqm and a maximum capacity of 15,000 representatives, both buildings stand out in terms of their size and the great versatility that their spaces can offer.

The Convention Centre was built by the famous Spanish architect Jośe Luis Mateo and has been designed so as to allow light to play a central role within the space whilst minimising its visual impact on its environment.

The building is made up of 46 well-lit rooms. The rooms are of varying sizes and are spread out across 5 different floors. The stand-out rooms are the main Multipurpose Room (MP) with a total of 11,340 sqm, and the spectacular Banqueting Hall (P2), with its 1,665 sqm of floor space and terrace with sea views.

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The Forum building, designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & DeMeuron, has become a world-famous emblem of modern Barcelona.

Its design, inspired by the area of the city in which it lies, along with its 25m high blue triangle, leaves a lasting impact on everyone that sets eyes on it.

Within the building lies the Forum Auditorium, a space that, thanks to its 3,084 seats, is able to host congresses, conventions and even act as a concert hall.

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The CCIB is equipped with the very latest technology and offers a wide range of different, first class services that can fulfill the requirements of any kind of event.

The different CCIB client profiles can be grouped together as such:

Event organisers for other businesses.

Private companies who want to organise their own event.

Businesses that specialise in different areas of knowledge.

Social and public organisations.

Some of the congresses that we’ve hosted:

  • European Week of Gastroenterology (UEGW) / 14,000 attendees
  • European Congresson Clinical Microbiologys and Infectious Disease (ECCMID) / 11.000 attendees
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embirology (ESHRE) / 11.000 attendees
  • European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) / 9.300 attendees
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) / 6.300 attendees

Some of the conventions that we’ve hosted:

  • Gartner ITxpo Symposium / 9.500 attendees
  • Microsoft Tech Ed- IT forum / 9.000 attendees
  • Openstack / 5.200 attendees
  • Samsung Unpacked / 5.000 attendees
  • IBM with 4.500 guests

Since 2004, the CCIB has hosted more than 1.540 events and has catered for more than 6.600.000 different delegations.

With its easy access, excellent links to public transport and the airport, and more than 4,500 hotel rooms in its immediate vicinity, the CCIB is a first class reference point within the business tourism sector.

Our Team

A successful event – supported by high quality complimentary services and installations – leads to a successful brand.

This would not be possible without a highly professional, dynamic and flexible team with vast experience within the events industry.

The CCIB currently has a team of 110 people with one common goal: customer satisfaction.

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