CCIB debuts high density Wi-Fi network at CIRSE 2013

CCIB debuts high density Wi-Fi network at CIRSE 2013

The Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) premiered its new high density Wi-Fi network at CIRSE 2013, the largest Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology congress in the world. Organised in Barcelona by the European Society of the same name, the congress attracted more than 6,500 delegates from 94 countries.

The CCIB’s general manager, Marc Rodríguez, said that “an event as innovative as CIRSE was the perfect opportunity to debut the new technological equipment that will keep our convention centre among the most advanced in Europe”. The highdensity Wi-Fi network enables high-speed Internet connection for up to 10,000 devices at the same time. Daniel Waigl, executive director of CIRSE, said that “all the congress participants gave an excellent rating to the CCIB with regard to its facilities and service. This edition was highly successful and we’ll be back again in the future”. The congress has already been confirmed to be held in Barcelona in 2016 and the CCIB is working to have the event back for subsequent editions too.

6-webAnother successful aspect of the event was the live streaming of the sessions that took place in four different rooms, which were followed by more than 500 users around the world via the website esir.org. One of the main objectives of CIRSE 2013 was to present the possibilities offered by Interventional Radiology techniques in combination with other treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, among others) or as an alternative in itself. The congress also offered a programme specially dedicated to students of this medical specialty, which was attended by over 300 university students, 200 of whom were from outside Barcelona. During the programme the students had a chance to experience first hand the latest-technology simulators in Interventional Radiology
and had access to the knowledge of distinguished figures in the discipline.

About the CCIB and GL Events
The Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) is one of the largest conference centres in southern Europe, with the capacity to host events of up to 15,000 delegates. The grounds offer more than 100,000 m2 of multi-functional spaces, including the Convention Centre and the Forum Building Auditorium, where the CCIB has hosted more than 700 association and corporate events with over 3,524,438 delegates and visitors since it opened in November 2004 and until 2012. During this time the centre has generated an economic impact of over 2,210 million Euros for the city.