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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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

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 […].

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.

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?

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.

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.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

The top five was reshuffled quite a bit, with Vienna rising two places to second, Berlin dropping to fourth, and Barcelona and London staying at third and fifth, respectively. Barcelona.

Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations

Smart Meetings

London maintained its first place position, with Barcelona following closely in second. Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels , leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations. To create it, Cvent analyzed 5,000 U.S.

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.

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.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Barcelona, Spain. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

This App Will Help You Never Be Late Again

PCMA Convene

Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle — and 30 international cities, including Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Barcelona. Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor and Director of Digital Content, Convene.

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?

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.

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.

Marriott’s Global Luxury Profile to Dramatically Expand in 2017

Smart Meetings

It will open additional properties in Bangkok and Barcelona by the end of 2017. W Tel Aviv rendering.

The Best New Hotels of 2017

Smart Meetings

Soho House Barcelona. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah. From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year.

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How To Boost Productivity With a 23-Minute Ritual, How To Find ANY Email Address, And The Secret For Headache-Free Scheduling [Einsteins’ Favorites]


This year, ibtm World and EventMB chose 10 finalists to “battle” it out in Barcelona for the top spot in event technology. There are two things every event planner needs: fresh ideas and everyday productivity. It’s hard to come up with dozens of new insights at a snap.

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

Smart Meetings

The chain’s other hotels, in Milan and Barcelona, also utilize this technology. Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, Shenzhen, China. Holographic meetings , robot concierges and underwater music systems are no longer items of science fiction—they’re current hotel amenities.

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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.

Is Cannabis Tourism the Next Big Thing

Connect Your Meetings

The business is so successful that it is now synonymous with cannabis tourism, providing digital resources in hundreds of locations including Oregon, California, Alaska , Barcelona and Jamaica. Five or 10 years ago, the term “cannabis tourism” was virtually nonexistent. But today, thanks to the growing trend of legalization across the country, business is booming. Few know that better than Michael Gordon, owner of Seattle-based travel company Kush Tourism.

Engaging the Five Senses in Event Planning


At the EIBTM, the Global Meetings and Event Expo in Barcelona, the meeting participants sat on large red stability balls. Companies are always looking for ways to break away from the pack. Marketing plans often include strategies on how to communicate a company’s message.

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.

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.

Dunk with Dwyane Wade at Marriott’s Master Class Series

Smart Meetings

Culinary experience with Chef Paco Perez at Hotel Arts Barcelona. Are you an old dog eager to learn a new trick? Enroll in a master class at Marriott !

10 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 16, 2016

Smart Meetings

Fernando most recently served as the director of sales and marketing for Catalonia Hotels & Resorts in Barcelona, Spain. Cindy Hart. Cindy Hart joined Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado , as director of sales and marketing. She has been a development leader in the hotel sales industry for more than 20 years, most recently as director of sales for Saratoga Resort and Spa in Wyoming.

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.