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 Is Calling: A Unique Setting for Extraordinary Events


Over 25 years ago, the song “Barcelona” rang out at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, and the world was amazed by the city’s stunning backdrop for the Games. The post Barcelona Is Calling: A Unique Setting for Extraordinary Events appeared first on Blog.

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

The post GAME OF THRONES®: THE TOURING EXHIBITION will kick off its worldwide tour in Barcelona, Spain appeared first on 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.

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July 31, 2017: Disastrous Pokémon Go Fest Results in Class-Action Lawsuit, MTV to Make V.M.A. Moonman Gender Neutral, Thousands Evacuated at Barcelona Music Festival During Massive Fire


DISASTROUS POKEMON GO FEST RESULTS IN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT: Niantic, the company that created the massively popular augmented-reality Pokémon Go

IBTM World 2018 Puts New Tech Center Stage

Smart Meetings

27–29 in Barcelona, Spain. News Trends 3d printing Amondo app barcelona conference Events facial recognition hologram ibtm Mach 3 Management meetings projection mapping robots Skullmapping team-building Tech technology Virtual Reality vr World 2018

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3 Global Lessons from PCMACL’s Music City Convergence

Smart Meetings

PCMA’s knowledge exchanges in London and Barcelona were offered as examples of delivering programming where it is needed, and in the format people are demanding. More than 4,500 event professionals converged on Nashville the second week of January with a unified vision.

Terrorist Attack Impacting Travel Plans? You May be Insured

Smart Meetings

In the days after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 17 people and injuring more than 100 others, many already traveling in the area—and many more planning trips—were left wondering what to do in the face of an incident that was labeled a terrorist attack.

IBTM World 2018: What to Know Before You Go


Next month, the event industry will be gathering at IBTM World 2018 in Barcelona, Nov. 27-29.

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We’re Bringing 20 Back


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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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.

The Top 10 Sessions From #ibtmworld


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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Meet the Finalists of TechWatch


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 […].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Event Industry News

Barcelona, Spain (5/2). Meanwhile, Paris, Barcelona, and Berlin remain popular. While safety and security are always a priority when planning any meetings and events, it seems the terrorist attacks in the UK, Germany, Spain and France in 2016 and 2017 have not significantly dampened demand in London, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris.

The perfect speaker briefing

Gallus Events

I’ve delivered presentations in Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Madrid. There is a direct correlation between how well a speaker is briefed and how good the conference will be. The better the briefing the better the content.

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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Eventinterface Selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Award Finalist


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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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?

The Edinburgh Festival how large events must consider the locals

Gallus Events

In Barcelona the city struggles to cope with Europe’s largest tech event, Mobile World Congress, but even the socialist mayor was keen to persuade the event to stay.

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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.

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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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.

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DCI Planner Survey Looks at “Trump Effect,” Top Destinations, and Challenges


Many of the top meetings destinations have stayed the same since the first survey in 2012; London, Paris, and Barcelona are still the best-in-class European destinations. Meeting planners face a growing stressor in an otherwise healthy industry.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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