Fira de Barcelona goes in to the autumn season with an extensive calendar of bookings that includes, until the end of the year, more than 100 events including fairs, congresses and various events at the Montjuïc and Gran Via venues and at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB). Management reports the healthcare and technology events to be held over the coming months are particularly remarkable.
Trade fair activity will continue to be busy in the last four months of the year, with leading professional, international and medical and technological events taking centre stage. Highlights include CPHI, the world's leading trade fair for the pharmaceutical industry, in October; Smart City Expo World Congress, the largest global summit on cities and smart urban solutions, in November; Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, an international benchmark in its industry, and IBTM World, the trade show for the business travel and congress industry, in November.
In the field of medical and pharmaceutical congresses, Fira de Barcelona’s venues will host more than ten events in addition to the CPHI, including the National Oncology Congress, the European Veterinary Congress ECVIM-CA and the European Congress of Neurosurgery. In the technological field, apart from Smart City Expo, there will be events of global scope such as the Gartner It Symposium XPO Emea and VMware Explore, the corporate meeting of one of the world's leading cloud service providers, among others.
General manager of Fira de Barcelona, Constantí Serrallonga, says: “The calendar for the last four-month period reinforces the outstanding trade fair activity that the institution is carrying out this year holding major national and international benchmark events in strategic areas such as health, technology and food, among others.”
September's trade fair activity began with IFSCC 2023, the international congress on cosmetic science, and at the end of the month Alimentaria FoodTech, the machinery and technology trade fair for the food and beverage industry, will take place. In October the institution will host Bizbarcelona and Saló de l'Ocupació, and the emblematic Boat Show and Caravaning Show.
Other major autumn events scheduled include Gastronomic Forum Barcelona other more recreational events such as Ubeat Live, an e-Sports and Freestyle festival; Manga Barcelona and the Children's Festival, in the last week of December.