Barcelona

GL events to give up management of Barcelona International Convention Centre

Fira de Barcelona and GL events have signed an agreement, which will see the former group taking charge of managing the Barcelona International Convention Centre (BICC).

IBTM World breaks records ahead of opening

IBTM World has broken its record for pre-arranged meetings, with numbers up 6% on last year’s total at this stage.

Chinese exhibitor footprint grows at IBTM World

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is reporting a big jump in Chinese representation at its IBTM World show in Barcelona, 19-21 November, with 450% more net space sold compared to last year.

Giant iTab recharged as event technology supplier for MWC Barcelona

Mobile network operator association GSMA, organiser of MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), has re-appointed Giant iTab as a recommended ‘event technology’ supplier for its 2020 and 2021 events. MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, and gathers some of the leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 companies at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona and attracts over 109,000...

International Convention Centre of Barcelona increases turnover by 11.5%

The International Convention Centre of Barcelona (CCIB), managed by GL Events, has broken its previous turnover record, with €37.2m in 2018. The figure represents an increase of 11.5% over 2017, and a 3.1% increase compared to the 2007 record, improving on pre-crisis levels. The CCIB claims loyalty and internationalisation are the reason for the exceptional results. More than 50% of clients return...