Last week the Spain Convention Bureau hosted its annual meeting, where it was disclosed that Spain now ranks #4 worldwide in Congress organisation [SP], after the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Almost 5,000 conferences took place in Spain in 2017, with an estimated 1.3 million participants. The Conference Centres were the preferred meeting venue, followed closely by hotel meeting and events spaces.
The main professional sectors that chose Spain to celebrate their congresses and conferences were the medical and health sector, followed by banking and sales. With regards to the most demanded dates, the study quotes that the months of May, September, October and November are the most popular ones, extending the business season to seven months throughout the year.
Andalusia has made a dramatic change from being a sun and beach destination to a cultural and congress hub. It is home of 19 state-of-the-art Conference Centres and a modern and well-prepared hotel network, with over 100 4* and 5* hotels with a solid event space, should you wish to host your event and have accommodation at the same venue. In 2017, more than 600,000 visitors came to Andalusia to attend a congress or conference, attracted by its leading infrastructure and excellent connexions with Europe, mainly via Malaga and Seville airports.
If you are planning a MICE or Corporate Event, remember Andalusia has everything you are looking for. It is the best region in Europe for all your events, and thanks to a wide variety of reasons, including our privileged weather, our delicious gastronomy, our culture and traditions, its impressive outdoors and many more!
Do not hesitate to contact Meridional Events, your DMC for all MICE enquiries in the South of Spain. We are experts in organising incentive trips, business meetings, golf breaks, team building activities and special interest groups, amongst other corporate events. We look forward to welcoming you and organising an event that will exceed everyone’s expectations.