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Why Hold Your Conference, Meeting or Corporate Event in Spain?
Did you know that Spain ranks second in the world for meetings tourism? In 2005 Spain staged approximately 20 million conferences and incentives. The availability of technologically advanced facilities, the development of rapid and efficient communications and the mature and competitive leisure industry augur well for successful events.

Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Marbella, Seville and Malaga are examples of the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity in each and every Spanish city. Six destinations to discover Spain through its greatest capitals. Read more below about good reasons to hold your group or corporate events and conferences in Spain.

Cutting Edge Meeting Facilities

With more than 750 conference halls and over 40 conference centres, a number that is constantly growing, Spain spearheads Europe in meetings tourism. Famous architects such as Rafael Moneo and Norman Foster have designed meeting venues and conference centres that combine unique buildings and cutting edge technologies. These venues host meetings, incentives, exhibitions and festivals from the small company or group event to large scale corporate events in Spain.

Efficient Communications and Transport Links

Almost any place in Spain is easily accessible due to the continually improving transport system that absorbs a high volume of transfers. 47 national airports record more than 10 million travelers. Their train system is also good with the authorities also backing the high speed (AVE) links. The network of roads and motorways is also one of the most modern systems in Europe.

Great Climate

Clear skies and mild temperatures. Spain is famous throughout Europe for its good weather. The south of Spain receive more than 300 days of sunshine a year with an average temperature of18 degrees Celsius. This ideal climate helps towards successful corporate events, incentives and conferences or congresses all year round.

Tradition, Culture and Heritage

Spain has the most extensive list of areas that have been named under the World heritage approval, a privileged list with 37 qualifiers from here in Spain. Also there are literally thousands of festive dates throughout Spain which provide an ideal bonus to incentive trips and Group or company events. Ongoing displays of architecture, museums and art. The Prado gallery in Madrid, the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona, Valencia's City of Arts and Science, Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, the list goes on...

Fantastic Settings

A vast network of parks and natural eco systems make up one of the most interesting and diverse countries in Europe. More than a dozen national parks and over 700 natural reserves not to mention almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline on which you will find the best beaches in Europe and over 250 marinas.

From Tapas to Haute Cuisine

Here in Spain, good food is indicative of good living. From the Catalan area in the north to the Andalusian culture in the south, the Mediterranean diet mixes a revolution of tastes and ingredients. Humble Tapas restaurants in Madrid and Seville to exclusive luxury restaurants in Barcelona or Marbella, Spain has it all.

Prestigious City Hotels

The accommodation in Spain has undergone spectacular improvements to its infrastructure and facilities in recent times. With over 1000 rated hotels in Spain. The city establishments in particular, like Marbella, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville have adapted services catering for the needs of industry players and business executives. You can also stay in Parador castles in Spain, or choose among a range of quality rural and charming hotels.

Add to this the obvious financial advantages, choosing Spain as the location for your conference, meeting or group event is an astute business decision.
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