5 of Spain’s best Festivals in 2017

Event Industry News

Spain is definitely the land of spectacular and interesting festivals. All over Spain all year round there are numerous festivals and celebrations in many villages, towns and cities, marking everything from religious dates to solstices, food and traditions.

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NBA targets new audiences with new experience in Spain

Event Industry News

The post NBA targets new audiences with new experience in Spain appeared first on Event Industry News. NBA has launched its latest iteration of its European fan experiences ‘NBA Zone’, in partnership with leading Spanish bank BBVA.

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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

Smart Meetings

Italy, Spain and Japan follow next in the rankings. Cities with the most international association meetings last year were Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona, Spain, followed by Copenhagen, London and Amsterdam.

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Paul Somogyi

Connect Your Meetings

If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Spain. If you’ve been to any Connect events, chances are you’ve met Paul Somogyi. The guy tends to stick out, you know, being a whole head taller than most.

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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 Best New Hotels of 2017

Smart Meetings

Spain. Spain. Spain. 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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6 reasons for eventprofs to buzz over to beBee

Plan Your Meetings

The platform was launched in Spain in February 2015. LinkedIn, Twitter, and, to a lesser extent, Facebook, have had thriving communities for meeting and event industry professionals.

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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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Tourism in Barcelona the impact of events

Gallus Events

For Spain, Catalonia, and Barcelona in particular, tourism is a super successful, money making enterprise. Within Spain, it is not just Barcelona that sees this side to tourism, Madrid is also having concerns.

Event Catering: Flavour Trends for 2017

Canadian Special Events

Commonly used to prepare food in Spain, Mexico, and France’s Basque region, plancha cooking is quickly becoming popular in other areas around the world. by Gino Spano.

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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

Smart Meetings

Spain. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3 trillion in 2016 according a global economic study released this week by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation.

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Marriott’s Global Luxury Profile to Dramatically Expand in 2017

Smart Meetings

An ensemble of 102 hotels in more than 30 countries around the world, The Luxury Collection includes unique properties in former palaces in Venice and Vienna to contemporary masterpieces such as the Frank Gehry-designed Marques de Riscal in Spain’s Rioja wine region. W Tel Aviv rendering.

The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

Smart Meetings

Influenced by a long history of culinary tradition and the flavors of India, Japan, Malay, China and Spain, Filipino cuisine is bold, fresh, and borderline addictive.

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

Smart Meetings

Madrid, Spain. 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. These are 10 of the most high-tech hotels in the world right now.

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Delivering Excellent Guest Experiences

Smart Meetings

Accommodations from the top 10 most awarded countries account for 56 percent of that total: Italy (53,005), the United States (24,761), France (23,003), Germany (18,221), Spain (18,037), the UK (16,514), Austria (12,659), Greece (12,439), Croatia (12,219) and Poland (10,399).

EventsCase Event Management Software opens London office and doubles up staff

Event Industry News

EventsCase, with every bit of kit you need to manage your conferences, has seen a rapid growth in 2016 that led to the hiring of 10 new staff members for its technical office in Spain and its new headquarters in London.

Most Instagrammed Luxury Hotels of 2016

Smart Meetings

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel – Located in Islas Baleares, Spain, this hotel boasts beautiful, uber-modern guests rooms and function spaces—but that’s not what’s getting all the attention on social media. Instagram recently shared its list of most Instagrammed luxury hotels with Bloomberg.

The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!

Smart Meetings

Asturias, Spain: Networking sessions and educational programs took place throughout the region’s four main cities (Oviedo, Gijón, Avilés). Happy Global Meetings Industry Day ( GMID )! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID , led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business.

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.

Dresden for Events and EventProfs

Gallus Events

We are a mixed bunch, including event planners from Mexico, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. A day and a half in Dresden, surely more than enough time to see everything the city has to offer #eventprofs? Well, not by a long shot.

Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

Smart Meetings

To illustrate this point, he shares a story about how a planner orchestrating a meeting in Spain requested a “typical American breakfast.” When planning international events overseas , event professionals must take into account a host of important legal and cultural considerations.

8 tips for designing great guerrilla marketing events

Plan Your Meetings

Watch how a bank in Spain grabbed attention and engaged the crowd. In 1983, Jay Conrad Levinson was the first to coin the term “guerrilla marketing” in his ground-breaking book Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business.

Spanish music fans launch online petition in fightback against ticket touts #stopticketabuse

Event Industry News

The President of the Bruce Springsteen fan club in Spain, Joan Colet, yesterday (13 June) launched a petition on change.org calling on the Spanish Congress and Government to take on for-profit secondary ticketing websites.

Essential conferences for event planners in 2017

Plan Your Meetings

June 8-11, Marbella, Spain. November 28-30, Barcelona, Spain. There remains a litany of conferences for meeting and event professionals to receive education and valuable networking throughout the duration of 2017.

5 Forecasts for the Future

PCMA Convene

Visiting Spain for Christmas? Expect to have “contextual ephemeral social networks” (sorry) that enable you to navigate, connect and plan activities with other friends in Spain during the week you are there. Every now and then, it’s a fun and healthy challenge to think distantly.

Interviews with Planners – Amy Orr


In her role at the Chamber, Amy was involved in special events for various foreign and national dignitaries including President Bush, José Maria Aznar Lopez - President of Spain, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; and President Vicente Fox of Mexico.

School of Event Planning & Management – #EventIcons Episode 37


I sold the company in 2008 to the global events group out of Spain. Welcome, students, to the School of Event Planning & Management! Class is now in session and we hope you are taking notes!

Baja Convention Managers Named

Smart Meetings

IFEMA has more than 30 years’ experience as an event organizer of trade shows, conventions, large congresses and sporting events, making it one of Spain’s biggest players in that arena.

Dunk with Dwyane Wade at Marriott’s Master Class Series

Smart Meetings

Golf clinic with Thomas Bjorn at The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella, Spain. Are you an old dog eager to learn a new trick? Enroll in a master class at Marriott !

Top Four Out of the Way European Places to Meet This Summer

Smart Meetings

Spain: For an equestrian vibe, your group of up to 1,000 people can mosey over to Rancho El Rocio in in Seville, Andalusia for local cuisine in the outdoor bullring.

The World of Halal

PCMA Convene

The first International Halal Tourism Conference (HTC), held in Granada, Spain, in 2014, sought to educate the travel and hospitality industries about the unique requirements of Muslim travelers. “We Illustration by Carmen Segovia.

Lessons from Romanias Famous Theatrical Street Festival

Canadian Special Events

Austria, Spain, UK, Germany and Italy were among the countries participating in B-FIT in the Street!

Meeting Destinations Make Best of the World List

Smart Meetings

We’d like to send out special congratulations to the following: Hawaiian Island of Kauai; the state of Georgia; Anchorage, Alaska; Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada; Cartagena, Colombia; Hamburg, Germany; and Madrid, Spain. “We

Wine Tasting 2.0; Discovering Hidden Gems

Canadian Special Events

Spain. Think of wine tastings and you probably think of stuffy middle aged men and women, standing around in collared shirts and silk neck scarves having sophisticated conversations much ado about nothing… Think again.