Barcelona is a well known centre of international trade fairs and events for good reason. The city enjoys a privileged location on the Mediterranean sea just south of the French border with excellent transport links, making it an ideal location to hold international events. But the cities allure is not exclusively of a practical nature of course. Barcelona is a wonderful cosmopolitan city that offers sun shine all year round, beaches, architecture, world class restaurants, football, museums, art, culture, shopping, Gaudi, the list makes you almost dizzy.
A business trip to Barcelona can be easily combined with a bit of rest and relaxation (indeed it would be a crying shame not to). A rental apartment is a great accommodation option giving you many of the home comforts you might miss if staying in a hotel.
To help you plan your business trip to the city, here is a list of the most important business events and conferences taking place in Barcelona throughout the year.
Barcelona is one of Europe’s and the world’s fashion capitals. The Brandery brings the latest tendencies in fashion, trends, music and design from across the globe to the city.
The Brandery offers an area for trade professionals and one for the general public, where fashion enthusiasts can get a up-close look at the latest brands, view catwalk shows, view fashion exhibitions and much more.
The Brandery takes place in late January or early February – the perfect time to escape those winter blues and top up on sunshine.
Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress is possibly the biggest annual business event to take place in Barcelona. This is a huge telecoms event, an event that is truly global. It usually takes place in February at the Fira de Montjuïc. Take advantage of the low season accommodation rates to get some lovely Catalan winter sunshine.
Barcelona Bridal Week
Barcelona Bridal Week is where wedding industry professionals present their latest lines for dresses and compliments, and latest products for wedding ceremonies and wedding parties. This is the main international wedding event of its kind. There are many events for the public as well as industry professionals, and while you are in Barcelona you may well decide you want to come back for your honeymoon. This is a spring or early summer event, taking place in mid May in time for the bridal season.
Bizbarcelona is very important to the city’s economy as it encourages entrepreneurship and new business initiatives. Not only is it a highly important networking event, but focus is also given to the creation, growth and internationalisation of new business ideas.
The event usually takes place in June at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc Exhibition Centre. So once your business is done you can hit the beach.
Barcelona Meeting Point
Barcelona Meeting Point is all the more important for being the only international real estate fair in Spain. Spain is a highly popular country for foreign property investment, and this is the most important event in the Spanish property calendar and an essential event for professionals working in the sector.