"Barcelona City Council has decided to hand over the management and sales of the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) to Fira de Barcelona for a period of 25 years from 2021. Fira Barcelona will carry out the comprehensive management of the three main venues in the city (Montjuïc, Gran Via and CCIB), which will reinforce the international positioning of Barcelona and Fira as the main operator of events in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. Likewise, Barcelona's trade fair institution will market the facilities of the CCIB for the events to take place from November 2021 onwards, taking over the current venue manager, GL Events."
Designed by prestigious Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo, the Barcelona International Convention Centre was conceived to maximise the use of natural light. The Centre is a highly versatile and multifunctional space facing the Mediterranean, offering 38 well-lit rooms across 3 floors and 2 mezzanines. Two spaces stand out: the enormous Exhibition Hall, which can be laid out in a modular way into 8 separate spaces, and the Banquet Hall, which gives spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
On the other hand, designed by prestigious Swiss architects Herzog and DeMeuron, the Auditorium contains a total of 3,140 seats, a 740 m2 stage and is directly connected to the Convention Centre by an underground corridor. This auditorium, besides staging plenary sessions for conventions, congresses, management boards of large corporations and members’ meetings of leading sports clubs, has also established itself as the new venue of choice for exceptional artistic events.