The Valencia Conference Centre generates an economic impact of €64 million to the city

The Valencia Conference Centre generates an  economic impact of €64 million to the city

Despite the difficult economic situation, the Valencia Conference Centre saw significant growth in the number of congresses hosted in 2014, rising to a total of 36, i.e. an 80% increase over the previous year. Another of the key factors in the positive evolution of the year was the sharp increase in the numbers of international events and visitors, which rose by 127% and 46%, respectively, whilst national events and visitors also went up by 20% and 47% The major congresses held over the year included the 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics, the 21st International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques and the 56th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Neurology Society (SEN)

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In terms of business events, the venue has hold 9 conventions of leading companies, attended by 8,600 delegates, such us Carrefour Group, Banco Santander, Santa Lucía and Janssen, and 30 other interesting professional events with more than 25,700 assistants. These figures enabled the venue to increase its daily occupancy rate by 20%, and directly generate a greater economic impact for the city, which stood at €64 million

Besides, in response to demands from the event tourism industry at home and abroad, the venue has presented a range of new services based on technological innovation: a new installation of a fixed wi-fi network throughout the building, which ensures simultaneous internet access for 3,000 users, inclusion of beacon technology for events held on the premises, and the option to create an App for iOS and Android that can be customised for each event.