Tourism in Barcelona the impact of events

Gallus Events

Barcelona is anything but happy with the continued rise in tourism and I wondered, what role do event planners play? Ever popular Barcelona. Barcelona is Europe’s third most popular destination city, with tourism, in part driven by congresses and other business events.

Barcelona International Convention Centre’s Phil Cross on Being Adaptive

PCMA Convene

Phil Cross , head of sales, Barcelona International Convention Centre. WHAT I DO NOW My current role is head of sales at an international venue in Barcelona — the CCIB. Phil Cross. EDUCATION I studied business, leisure, and tourism at the [U.K.’s]

GAME OF THRONES®: THE TOURING EXHIBITION will kick off its worldwide tour in Barcelona, Spain

Event Industry News

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How the ESC Supported Barcelona After the Attacks

PCMA Convene

Guell Park in Barcelona. 17, Isabel Bardinet, chief executive officer of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), was in Las Ramblas, one of Barcelona’s busiest neighborhoods. Barcelona attacks will not deter #ESCcongress : big trials in the line-up, but more security likely.

9 of the World’s Coolest Convention Centers

Smart Meetings

Photo credit: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center Fira Barcelona Gran Via Location: Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: Fira Barcelona Milano Congressi Location: Milano, Italy.

We’re Bringing 20 Back

EventMB

See us in Barcelona to experience EventMB offline. EventMB is delighted to announce an explosive line up for the ibtm world Innovation zone. And yes, we’re bringing 20 back. Pecha Kucha – a perfect example of embracing a fashion and ditching it without reason.

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The Top 10 Sessions From #ibtmworld

EventMB

This year in Barcelona, we partnered with ibtm world to bring EventMB to the Innovation Zone. The Innovation Zone at ibtm world brought together some top speakers and content. In case you didn’t make it, here are the most popular live streamed sessions.

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EventsCase exhibits at IBTM World and sets up freedom wall

Event Industry News

EventsCase was one of the exhibitors at the recently concluded IBTM World in Barcelona, Spain. The event, which ran from November 29 to December 1 at the Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue is the biggest trade exhibition in Europe for the business tourism, congress and incentives industry.

Meet the Finalists of TechWatch

EventMB

Learn more about them and how to apply to be hosted in Barcelona to experience them live. ibtm world and EventMB are partnering to bring you the most innovative tech companies solving challenges for the event industry.

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Professional event organisers posted missing at many events

Gallus Events

My third example is from Barcelona. Demonstration against new hotels in Barcelona. Barcelona is undergoing a tourist explosion and hotels of course, have to go somewhere. And that demonstration in Poblenou in Barcelona will make an impact way beyond the barrio of Poblenou.

Growth predicted for global MICE industry in 2017

Event Industry News

The 12th edition of the report, authored by Dr Rob Davidson, Managing Director of MICE Knowledge, and released at the company’s flagship show, ibtm world in Barcelona, makes forecasts for […].

Event planners to spend more on technology in 2018

Event Industry News

A survey of senior event planners attending ibtm world in Barcelona has said that they will be investing more in technology in 2018.

Engage Works creates experimental event stand for Dugout

Event Industry News

Dugout, which launched last Monday, delivers behind-the-scenes content from 27 clubs, including AC Milan, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC and has more than 150 players as ambassadors, including Gareth Bale and Harry […].

Homeless Hackathon Glasgow

Gallus Events

As an event organiser, who currently lives in Barcelona, there isn’t much I can do to address the homeless situation in Glasgow. This is sure to be an interesting journey for all at Gallus Towers in Barcelona, so expect some regular updates.

DB Systems appointed recommended supplier at Mobile World Congress

Event Industry News

DB Systems are delighted to announce their continued involvement with Mobile World Congress having been appointed a recommended supplier for both AV & IT hire, and digital content services for the prestigious event to be held in the Barcelona Fira Gran Via 26th February-1st March 2018.

Thousands evacuated after huge fire breaks out at festival

Event Industry News

Around 22,000 people have been evacuated from the Tomorrowland Unite festival in Barcelona after a fire broke out on the main stage. No injuries have been reported, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. The blaze apparently broke out after a pyrotechnic element malfunctioned went wrong.

My session at EVENTIT

Gallus Events

When I was approach to do a session I decided to do a version of the creative events session that I presented in Barcelona last year. Below you will see the slideshare from my presentation at EVENTIT from earlier this month. You can also see my review of EVENTIT here.

Eventinterface selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Awards Finalist

Eventinterface

The winner will be announced at ibtm world 2017, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, November 28 to 30. From the nine finalists, judges will now vote for a winner in each category, one of which will be named Tech Watch Award 2017 winner on 29 November at ibtm world in Barcelona.

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AI to help speaker presentations

Gallus Events

William is presenting a session at IBTM in Barcelona on “ How to support speakers to make their sessions brilliant ” on the 1st December. As an event organiser, it’s not every day that you receive an email talking about Artificial Intelligence.

YR Live for SEAT at the 2017 Motor Show in Geneva

Event Industry News

The solution we developed for end client SEAT built on the ‘Created in Barcelona’ theme allows guests […]. It’s the 87th international motor show in Geneva, running from 9th-19th March 2017.

Brand-New Luxury for Groups the World Over

Smart Meetings

OD Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain The newest hotel from Balearic boutique hotel group OD Hotels has opened in heart of Barcelona’s L'Eixample District.

EventIT 2017 Review

Gallus Events

When I consulted for Reed Exhibitions on their international meetings portfolio (which includes the massive IBTM show in Barcelona) it took a full three years for them to implement all of my ‘creative’ recommendations.

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Supporting conference speakers

Gallus Events

I took to the stage as part of the content, curated by Julius Solaris and his team at Event Manager Blog at IBTM in Barcelona, in December. Julius had spoken for me before, so it was great to be able to return the favour. I actually spoke twice! So I think it’s back to Julius to do me a turn?

Eventinterface Selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Award Finalist

Eventinterface

The winner will be announced at ibtm world 2017, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, November 28 to 30. From the nine finalists, judges will now vote for a winner in each category, one of which will be named Tech Watch Award 2017 winner on 29 November at ibtm world in Barcelona. I’m very much looking forward to revealing our winner live at ibtm world in Barcelona.”

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Exhibitions and how to stand out

Gallus Events

I attended IBTM in Barcelona last year (as I always do as it’s my local show) and it looked very much like it always does. Excite don’t just exhibit.

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6 Good Reasons for Creating a Multi-Hub Digital Event

PCMA Convene

To learn how Vanneste and Rosa Garriga Mora, DES, a meeting architect for the Kenes Group in Barcelona, held an 18-hub event for 400 physicians in Spain read “ How a Multi-Hub Digital Hub Kept the Human Touch.”

Four Points Searches for the World’s Best Beer

Smart Meetings

The expedition will continue across the globe before winding up at the Four Points Barcelona Diagonal in October. From Manhattan to Barcelona and Melbourne to Nairobi, we are taking our love of beer on the road.

Skills needed for organising an event

Gallus Events

I have covered the impact of tourism / events in Barcelona in previous posts. Being an event planner / event organiser is one of the most dynamic jobs in the world, as well as one of the toughest.

Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

Smart Meetings

Cities with the most international association meetings last year were Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona, Spain, followed by Copenhagen, London and Amsterdam.

How to chair a conference

Gallus Events

I always try to get out and about in November and this year I am speaking at Association Congress in London on the 17th November and I have two appearances during IBTM World in Barcelona at the end of November. Making sure you get the most from your conference chair.

Events to attend as a hosted buyer (in the next 6 months)

Plan Your Meetings

28-30 – Barcelona, Spain. If you’re growing your professional education while on a budget, hosted-buyer programs may be just the kind of initiative you need. Hosted buyer program at WEC.

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Going Vegetarian at Events

Gallus Events

I was given some confidence to go vegetarian after attending IBTM in Barcelona. One of my favourite columnists is the environmentalist George Monibot.

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Destinations Double as Obscure Capitals

Connect Your Meetings

Barcelona. Every city is known for something, a fact that travel website Atlas Obscura has—ahem—capitalized on by creating a map of the world’s most unusual capitals. Some of the oddest titles may be enough to convince you to bring an event to these cities. Anthony, Texas.

Finding a creative venue and what to look for

Gallus Events

To prove that, I have looked at a venue in one of Europe’s most popular cities for events: Barcelona. Clients often ask me, what should they look for in a venue that will support a creative conference?

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How venues can support meeting design

Gallus Events

I was recently referred to a hotel in Barcelona as a “meeting design expert” I popped along and had a look at a good (if rather too traditional) meetig space.

Freeman named an official provider for Mobile World Congress events globally

Event Industry News

The agreement will see Freeman act as a recommended agency for the flagship MWC event in Barcelona beginning in 2019. Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has been named an official approved partner for all Mobile World Congress (MWC) events worldwide, in a new three-year deal with leading event producer, the GSMA.

Does Your Meeting Have a Mascot?

PCMA Convene

Partly that was a nod to ESOT 2017’s location in Barcelona — home of architect Antoni Gaudí’s famous mosaic lizards. Free registration for the 2017 Congress, which would be held at the Barcelona International Convention Centre on Sept.

Event Technology Awards Judges’ Spotlight: Alex Barbero

Event Industry News

This party became, during the following 8 years, a must in Barcelona, a NYE Party for four thousand people… Crazy times! Returning as a judge for the 2018 Event Technology Awards is Alex Barbero, Senior Sales Executive for Grupo Eventoplus. Full Name: Alex Barbero .

7 Coolest Wine Bars for Your Next Event

Smart Meetings

Barcelona Wine Bar image by Tom McGovern. Barcelona Wine Bar (Atlanta). May 25 marks National Wine Day! It’s time to take those red, white and pinks out of storage, pour a sizable glass and clank to the ultimate vino holiday.

Valencia submits €170m bid to host Web Summit

Event Industry News

Barcelona has previously also been linked as a host city for Web Summit but it is not believed to have submitted a bid as of yet. Web Summit’s co-founder Paddy Cosgrave: The city of Valencia has submitted a €170 million open bid to host the Web Summit over a 10-year period.