Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: May 25-26, 2020
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
The capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, Barcelona is the second most populous municipality of Spain. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, which is located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range. It is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, sports, media, fashion, science, education, entertainment and the arts all contribute in making it one of the major global cities. For live music and theatre barcelona has many venues, including the world-renowned Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Teatre Lliure and the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall.
With a trade volume of 1.72 million TEU's in 2013, it is Europe's ninth largest container port. Also a modern re-creation by Spanish architects now stands in Barcelona, which was constructed in 1986. It has many historic buildings also, such as the symbol of Barcelona ‘The Minor basilica of Sagrada Família’, ‘Palau de la Música Catalana’.
Adding to the beautiful experience Barcelona has the cuisine culture, for which one can go bankrupt. Spain being a dream destination for foodies, the cuisine varies from region to region. The paella feast is the most popular , which is reserved for celebrations and special occasions.
According to the Köppen climate classification, Barcelona has a maritime Mediterranean climate (Csa), with mild winters and warm to hot summers, while the rainiest seasons are autumn and spring. The rainfall pattern is characterised by a short (3 months) dry season in summer, as well as less winter rainfall than in a typical Mediterranean climate. This subtype, labelled as "Portuguese" by the French geographer George Viers after the climate classification of Emmanuel de Martonne and found in the NW Mediterranean area (e.g. Marseille), can be seen as transitional to the humid subtropical climate (Cfa) found in inland areas such as the Po Valley (e.g. Milan), whose rainfall is greater in summer, a feature of continental climates.
Barcelona is served by Barcelona-El Prat Airport, about 17 km (11 mi) from the centre of Barcelona. It is the second-largest airport in Spain, and the largest on the Mediterranean coast, which handled more than 50.17 million passengers in 2018, showing an annual upward trend. It is a main hub for Vueling Airlines and Ryanair, and also a focus for Iberia and Air Europa. The airport mainly serves domestic and European destinations, although some airlines offer destinations in Latin America, Asia and the United States. The airport is connected to the city by highway, metro (Airport T1 and Airport T2 stations), commuter train (Barcelona Airport railway station) and scheduled bus service. A new terminal (T1) has been built, and entered service on 17 June 2009.