Fira de Barcelona

Officially founded in 1932, although its origins date back to the great exhibitions of 1888 and 1929, Fira 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 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 several countries, as well as offering trade fair consultancy services.

Fira 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.

Management of the Barcelona International Convention Centre

Inaugurated in 2004 on the occasion of the Universal Cultures Forum, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) has become a European leader as an event venue.

With a superb location in a modern and cosmopolitan city like Barcelona, the Centre is located in the city’s technological and business district, known as 22@.

Since November 2021, Fira Barcelona has managed the CCIB, which has enabled the institution to gain competitiveness, strengthen its international positioning and carry out a comprehensive management of the city’s three main fair venues. The CCIB is managed by its own team, led by Marc Rodriguez as General Manager of the CCIB.


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The CCIB comprises two buildings of great architectural value: the Convention Centre and the Auditorium CCIB Forum, joined by an underground connecting walkway. With a total surface area of approximately 100,000 m2 and a capacity for up to 15,000 attendees, both buildings stand out for their size, natural light and the great versatility of their spaces.

The Convention Centre, designed by the prestigious Spanish architect José Luís Mateo, has been designed in order to give prominence to light and have a minimum visual impact on its surroundings.

The building has 46 open-plan rooms of different sizes distributed over 5 floors, highlighting the Multipurpose Room (P0) of 11,340 m² and the spectacular Banquet Hall (P2) of 1,665 m² with a terrace overlooking the sea.

The Forum building, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & DeMeuron, has become an emblem of the new Barcelona.

Its design, a direct consequence of the urban area where it is located, next to the 25-metre high blue triangle makes a big impression.

Inside is the Auditorium CCIB Forum which, with 3,084 seats and 12 spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility, can host congresses, conventions or be transformed into a concert hall.