Valencia Conference Centre upbeat on 19th anniversary Europe

Valencia Conference Centre is celebrating 19 years, during which is has hosted 2,700 events which have attracted 1.9 million visitors.

The events have led to 1,983,000 overnight stays in the city.

42 events are confirmed up to 2022 and over 60 per cent of its meetings in 2018 will be international.

The €1.6m invested in 2016 and 2017 in refurbishing its facilities has kept it competitive and a leader in its field while also securing its position as a flagship building and venue of choice for large meetings.

The Valencia Conference Centre opened its doors on 2 July 1998 tasked with working for Valencia and Valencians by attracting conferences and conventions to the city.

The meeting tourists the Centre attracts spend three times as much as holiday tourists and it is also a type of tourism that reduces seasonality of demand.

“The choice of the Conference Centre as the setting for the symposium has been crucial. Our attendees are amazed and extremely satisfied with the quality and services they are receiving. The impression is very positive and it is highly likely that this will help us to bring similar conferences to the city,” said Narcís Cardona ITEAM director and co-organiser of the PIRMC.

The Centre has 42 confirmed events, including 31 conferences and conventions, scheduled up to 2022, which will lead to 90,000 overnight stays in the city. In addition, over 60 per cent of its operations planned for 2018 are international.

Tom Hall

Editor, Exhibition World