Fira de Barcelona will manage the Barcelona International Convention Center (CCIB) from November 1, 2021. To ensure the continuity of the activity of the CCIB, Fira de Barcelona and GL Events, current CCIB operator, have agreed on a management transition and a smooth transfer of facilities, equipment and employees. The agreement between Fira de Barcelona and GL events, which will last beyond 2021 with the commercial collaboration and provision of services by the French operator, thus reinforces this important congress space in Barcelona and the synergies between both organizations. In this sense, from now until November 1, 2021, the two organizations will jointly market the spaces of the venue for events that are held from that date.
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.