The IBTM World 2018 is the event dedicated to professionals in business travel sector. Exhibitors from around the world, including agencies, hotel chains, tourist offices and destinations, take part to the event each year.
Previously IBTM World was known as EIBTM and its objective has always been to be the business tourism show where the latest news in destinations, products and services specialized in the organization of events and travel are presented.
IBTM Barcelona attracts more than 15,000 business tourism professionals to Barcelona each year, including suppliers, destinations, technologies, event organizers, planners, and decision makers.
Attending IBTM congress will allow you to gain a competitive advantage in the organization of business trips as you will have the ability to keep up to date with the latest industry trends, technological developments, safety, sustainability, customer satisfaction and recruitment through a training program with conferences and workshops.
If you are an agency, association or corporate department of large companies, IBTM World 2018 is an excellent opportunity to discover innovation in the field of business travel organization.
IBTM Barcelona will be held from 27 to 29 November at Fira Barcelona, one of the largest trade fair complexes in Europe, where more than 120 trade shows, congresses and events are organised every year, bringing together more than 30,000 companies and receiving more than 2 million visitors from both Spain and abroad.
Since 2004, in IBTM World Congress you can find as exhibitors different types of companies, such as:
In addition, among the companies that participated in the 2017 edition, you will find: Accor, Dubai Business Events, etouches, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Global DMC Partners, Royal Caribbean International, Marriott International, Virgin Limited Edition and many others.
In this new edition of IBTM World, it presents a very broad programme of content with national and international experts on the business tourism sector.
You'll be able to find:
IBTM World 2018 is held at the Fira de Barcelona in the Gran Vía venue, whose address is:Joan Carles Ave. I, 64
Due to the importance of the Fira Gran Vía, access is easy from different types of transport. We recommend going by public transport (metro) or taxi, or by private transfer so you don't have to worry about anything.
Barcelona's metro connects a large part of the city. The Fira de Barcelona has its own metro station from which it is very easy to get in and out of the venue.
L9 South of TMB ('Fira' and 'Europa/Fira' stations).
In Barcelona is easy to get a taxi because they are 11,500 approximately. There are very recognizable because they are yellow and black. Also, you will have identified the taxi stops easily. On the other hand, on the street and the Fira Barcelona venues also have fully equipped taxi ranks.
Note that all taxis have a taximeter and offer the possibility of payment by card, which can be an advantage if you don’t have cash money.
You can attend to IBTM World congress by bus. However, the quickest and most recommended way is by subway, EnjoyBCN transfer service or taxi.
TMB H12 and 79 lines.
If you prefer to always travel by yourself (public transport and taxi services are often in high demand during these fairs and are not even available at peak times), with EnjoyBCN you have the possibility to set-up private transfer service in the city.
Whenever you need it and on any journey since your arrival in Barcelona and during your stay: airport transfer, arrival at the apartment, transfers to the fair from any point in Barcelona, etc. Our team is at your disposal.
Barcelona is a contemporary city that offers a large number of hotels, hostels and tourist apartments that adapt to different needs and budgets.
If you are willing to attend the IBTM World Congress, you can stay in the downtown at "Passeig de Gràcia" or "Plaça Catalunya". You will have easy and fast access to public transport and taxis. In this area, you will find the access to the lines: L3 - Green Line/L4 Yellow Line/ L2 Purple Line/ L1 - Red Line). This area offers a lot of entertainment options with restaurants and night clubs.
If you prefer to spend your days at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía area, you will find hotels and apartments specially dedicated to the public who visit Barcelona for work, on any professional event. You will be very close to the fairgrounds and you will be able to walk to the IBTM Congress 2018 without any problem
From EnjoyBCN, we recommend the following accommodation near the Fira de Barcelona area, so that you have all the necessary services close by and at your disposal:
By booking one of our luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona, you can enjoy any of our free services:
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