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What is IoT World Congress?

IoT Congress is an event that focuses on innovation and digital transformation. It brings together IoT experts (Internet of Things) to explore how to make the most of the advantages this technology offers in the business world.

The third IoT World Congress Barcelona will be held from 16 to 18 October at Fira Barcelona. An Internet of Things fair that brings together 300 exhibitors at the largest fairgrounds in Barcelona.

The aim of the IoT Congress is to position the Internet of Things as a disruptive technology that helps change the way companies and industries work. Last year, more than 14,000 professionals from the IoT sector attended IoT Congress Barcelona 2017 and there were over 300 exhibitors and sponsors.

Who is IoT Barcelona for?

The IoT Congress is geared towards professionals with ties to IoT technology. The congress aims to bring together top experts in IoT to delve deeper into the most important issues of this technology today.

This year, the theme for the fair in Barcelona is “The Leading IoT Industry Event” and analysts, influencers and technologicalsolutions experts will meet to debate the future of the IoTindustry with more than 300 top-notch speakers.

IoT Congress Barcelona is prepared to welcome all companies that, by implementing disruptive technology, aim to transform how they do business.

Leading companies from a variety of sectors have attended other years, including those from sectors like energy (BP, Repsol, Gas Natural Fenosa), manufacturing (Canon, Bosh), transport and logistics (such as BMW and Volkswagen), healthcare (Philips Healthcare), research and development (Boston University) and software (Nokia, Toshiba, LG), as well as Inditex and Amazon, among others.

When and where will the next IoT Congress Barcelona take place?

IoT Congress Barcelona will be held from 16 to 18 October at Fira Barcelona, one of the largest fairgrounds in Europe where more than 120 fairs, congresses and events are held each year, bringing together over 30,000 companies and 2 million visitors from Spain and abroad. One of the most famous events held each year at Fira Barcelona is the Mobile World Congress, organised by Mobile World Capital®.

What exhibitors will be there?

Among the exhibitors at IoT Congress Barcelona, you’ll find the most important technology companies in the Internet of Things industry at Fira Barcelona with the following profiles:

  • IT companies
  • Software developers
  • Tech security and big data companies
  • Telecommunications operators
  • Industrial automation companies
  • Research and development organisations and incubators specialising in the Internet of Things
  • Associations, consultancy firms, hardware manufacturers and institutions

Conferences and presentations: don’t miss the IoT Congress Barcelona agenda

The 2018 Internet of Things Congress Barcelona has eight main tracks: manufacturing, energy & utilities, connected transport, healthcare, buildings & infrastructure, open industry and enabling IoT. Plus, new this year, the IoT Congress has added two additional tracks: Blockchain Solutions World and AI & Cognitive Systems.

The event features an extensive programme of conferences. However, what you need to know to make the most of it is that they are aligned to delve deeper into the use of disruptive technology to facilitate automation processes; the importance of data for decision-making and improving operations; smart infrastructures; the work methods of the future, based on ultra-connected employees; and, finally, boosting productivity while decreasing IT spending.

Plus, this year the IoT Congress has added two disruptive technology forums: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, where participants will debate data analytics and cognitive computation, among other topics.

How to get to Fira Barcelona with public transport

To attend the IoT Congress Barcelona, held at the Fira Barcelona Gran Vía fairgrounds, the address is:

 

Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona

 

It is easy to get there using various modes of transport, given the importance of the complex in the city and the size of the events held there each year. We recommend taking public transport (metro) or a taxi, or hiring a private transfer so you don’t have to worry about anything.

  • Metro:

    The Barcelona metro system connects most of the city. Fira Barcelona has its own station, from which it is very easy to enter or leave the grounds.

    TMB L9 Sud ("Fira" and "Europa/Fira" stations)

  • Taxi:

    There are more than 10,500 taxis in Barcelona and its metropolitan area, which are black and yellow. Around the city, you will also find various taxi ranks and the Fira Barcelona facilities all have taxi ranks available.

    When a taxi is free, the green light on top of the car is lit up. All taxis are metered and accept payment by card.

  • Bus:

    If you’re attending IoT Congress, you can also make your way there by Barcelona public bus. The fastest option, however, is the metro or a taxi.

    TMB lines H12 and 79

  • EnjoyBCN transfer service

    If you prefer to get around on your own (public transport and taxis tend to be in high demand during this type of event and may not be available at peak hours), EnjoyBCN offers you the option to make the most of the advantages and comforts of our transfer services in Barcelona.

We’re here to take you anywhere you need to go, from the time you arrive in Barcelona throughout your stay: airport transfer to the apartment, to the fairgrounds from anywhere in Barcelona, etc. Count on us, we’re here for you.

Looking for a place to stay in Barcelona for IoT Congress?

Barcelona is an avant-garde city with a wide array of hotels, hostels and tourist apartments to suit all needs and budgets.

If you’re coming to IoT World Congress Barcelona, you can stay in the city centre, in the “Passeig de Gràcia” or “Plaça Catalunya” areas, as they have great public transport and taxi connections to the fairgrounds. In this area, you’ll also have metro lines: L3 (green line), L4 (yellow line), L2 (purple line) and L1 (red line). Plus, this part of the city is known for its selection of restaurants, shops and excellent nightlife.

Near Fira Barcelona Gran Vía, you’ll also find hotels and apartments especially for those visiting Barcelona on business, for any professional event. You’ll be very close to the fairgrounds and can easily walk to IoT Congress Barcelona.

At EnjoyBCN, we recommend the following accommodations near Fira Barcelona, where you will have all the services you need nearby:

Advantages of booking your apartment with EnjoyBCN today

By booking one of our luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona, you’ll be able to take advantage of our free services

  1. A local team in Barcelona to help you with anything you need before you arrive in Barcelona.
  2. You’ll have a personal assistant that speaks your language and can take care of anything you need to make your stay more comfortable: setting up/managing your meetings in Barcelona, booking restaurants, transfers to/from the airport or anywhere else in the city, translating documents or any information you need.
  3. You’ll have an assistant available 24/7 in case you need anything or have to get around the city. 24/7, guaranteed.
  4. The apartments have been designed especially for professionals visiting Barcelona for work: we have high-speed fibre-optic Internet connection and high-speed Wi-Fi in all our rooms, as well as sockets and desks where you can work on your own or with your team. 
  5. Whether you need to set up a meeting in private with a client or supplier or host work sessions with your team, we have workspaces set aside for this purpose. Don’t hesitate to ask your personal assistant.
 

 

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