The “Palau de Congressos de Catalunya” celebrates 15 years

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It has now been 15 years since the construction of the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya and it still proudly keeps its modern outlook thanks to a thoughtful design from the architects Ferrater & Cartañà and the materials such as wood, concrete and stone that were used in the construction of this building. Over the years, the Palau has become the icon of the contemporary Barcelona.

Vast variety of events from conferences to congresses, meetings, awards and celebrations have been held here over the last 15 years. In 2014 the Palau de Congressos held more than 160 events of which 113 were from national markets and 56 of them from international organisations. This venue has count since its opening with the support of a large and important portfolio of clients such as La Caixa, Abertis, Gas Natural, Premios Planeta, Barcelona Footbal Club, ERA and Pepcom between many others.

The key factors for its success have been the flexible configuration of the different areas and its smartly linked buildings that offer functional and versatile space where the natural day light plays the main role. All this has led the Palau to winning National Architecture Award in 2011.

The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya is located in the prestigious Avenida Diagonal, the heart and soul of Barcelona´s financial and business district. This building along with the Fairmont Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I compose this self-contained city resort which is surrounded by the most breath-taking gardens in Barcelona.

This congress centre offers a combination of 39 spaces within halls and rooms in a very wide range of sizes. Its magnificent auditorium can hold over 2,000 delegates while it offers an adjoining exhibition space of more than 4,000 sqm that can host up to 3,000 diners.

Another key factor that has had a massive impact on the development of this city resort has been the strategy of concentrating managed spaces and services under the same corporate umbrella. This innovative approach not only optimizes costs and offers the right combination for a guaranteed success, but also incorporates the main ingredients for a customized solution for each individual client.