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

Event Industry News

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Trending Sources

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.

Fiesta time for Neptunus as Ford launches its latest model in Spain

Event Industry News

Neptunus has partnered with leading events and communications agency Mansfields Design for the European media launch of the all-new Ford Fiesta, held in Spain throughout July through a series of events staged within a bespoke temporary exhibition space.

The Planner’s Fire and Ice Travel Guide

Smart Meetings

Seville, Spain—Dorne. After a riveting midseason episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones on Sunday, the show’s omnipresent buzz is stronger than ever. One major appeal is the transcendent scenery. It turns out, these places aren’t all that other-worldly.

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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.

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.

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. Incredible convention centers aren’t limited to the United States — here are a few of our favorites across the globe.

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Professional event organisers posted missing at many events

Gallus Events

Over the last couple of months I’ve snapped a few flyers for events that I’ve seen in both the UK and Spain. Everyone seems to be an event organiser these days.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

In the rest of the top 10, France and Spain have swapped spots—France is now fourth, while Spain has come in fifth. Spain.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Barcelona, Spain. Seville, 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.

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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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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Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience


As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning.

Event Technology Awards 2017 Judge’s Spotlight: Alex Barbero

Event Industry News

Full Name: Alex Barbero Company: Grupo Eventoplus Job Title: Senior Sales Executive Alex is Senior Sales Executive at Grupo Eventoplus, the leading online and offline media group dedicated to the event industry in Spain, Argentina and Mexico, […]. Returning as a judge for this year’s Event Technology Awards is Alex Barbero, Senior Sales Executive at Eventoplus.

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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How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services


BBVA cleared a real money transfer between Spain and Mexico in minutes. This table below highlights how blockchain can disrupt various aspects of the financial services industry. Function Current Process Future Process Impacted. Security and Digital Identity – Compliance (KYC) The Know Your Customer (KYC) regulation is an integral part of global anti-money laundering (AML) efforts.

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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10 Top Places to Host Your Next Event

Smart Meetings

Seville, Spain. As the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville is famous for flamenco, bullfighting, Alcazar castle and Seville Chapel, which contains Christopher Columbus’ tomb. Venues play a key role in hosting an event, and sometimes it can tricky to find a place that is attractive, fun, and accommodates large meetings. Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Must-See Cities for 2018 helps to pinpoint great places for your next event.

Meeting Destinations as Seen on The Bachelorette

Smart Meetings

Rioja, Spain. The last men standing each enjoyed a night in the Fantasy Suite with Lindsay at Hotel Viura in Rioja, Spain. ABC’s The Bachelorette is about so much more than Rachel Lindsay’s journey to a proposal on the program’s most dramatic finale ever.

7 Changes Coming to Disney’s Epcot

Smart Meetings

The cuisine from India will be returning for the first time since 2009 and Spain will make its first appearance since 2010. Photo Credit: Gene Duncan Meeting professionals, take note.

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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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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.

Hospitality Industry Bridges Communication Gap Between Hearing and Deaf

Smart Meetings

Room Mate intends to roll out this accommodation across all its hotels in Spain by year’s end, and to expand to the brand’s international properties in 2018, including New York, Miami and Mexico City.

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).

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.

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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 !

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.

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Harry Potter™: The Exhibition is coming to Madrid starting November 18 at IFEMA

Event Industry News

This autumn, Harry Potter™ fans in Spain will have the chance to experience more from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World when Harry Potter: The Exhibition comes to Madrid for the first time.

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.

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.

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.

The World’s Most Instagrammed Places in 2017

Smart Meetings

Barcelona, Spain. The latest survey by photo-sharing app Instagram revealed that New York City has been the most-posted city in the world in 2017, followed by Moscow, London, Sao Paulo and Paris. Jakarta, the Indonesia capital, was in eighth place and the only Asian city to make the top 10, while St. Petersburg was the second Russian inclusion, coming in as the seventh-most Instagrammed city.

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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.