Fira de Barcelona is a powerful platform of activity and economic promotion at the service of companies and their international projection, which generates wealth in Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain. It carries on a tradition of more than 100 years, which began with the World’s Fair of 1888.
Fira de Barcelona holds 80 trade fairs a year with 30,000 exhibitors and receives 3,5 million visitors. It has 15 trade fairs that are benchmark events in Europe and organises 75 % of Spain’s major industrial and professional trade shows. Fira de Barcelona’s Strategic Plan for the 2006-2015 period, approved in July 2005 by the institutions that constitute it (Barcelona Town Council, Generalitat de Catalunya and Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation) centres on:
- Completion in 2009 of the Gran Via exhibition centre and remodelling of Montjuïc.
- Barcelona will have the second largest European exhibition centre in size and the leading venue in architectural design, technological innovation and client service.
- More growth on the basis of innovation and quality.
- Creating new trade fairs and reinforcing existing ones.
- Capturing major trade fairs and international congresses.
- Boosting international dimension
Fira de Barcelona pays special attention to new emerging, competitive and international sectors. Since 2004, 15 new trade fairs have been created and captured and, in 2006, there will be 14 new events.