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ISPOR EUROPE 2018, BARCELONA: What is the conference about?

ISPOR stands for International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and it’s the leading global professional society in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Every year, ISPOR organizes conference all around the world to spread the word about their latests researches and publications, and network with the most influential professionals in the sector.

ISPOR organizes each year four main conferences around the globe: ISPOR Asia Pacific, ISPOR Dubai, ISPOR Summit and ISPOR Europe.

This year, ISPOR Europe 2018 will be held in Barcelona and will be the meeting point for professionals from the HEOR (Health Economics and Outcomes Research) sector, whose main objective is to discover the latest trends in the sector, learn from the latest research by the sector's leading experts and share knowledge on health, pharma and scientific research.


ISPOR Europe 2018 is aimed to health experts and the entire community of leaders, researchers, professors, government members, patients, patient associations and any other experts with decision-making power in companies in the sector. We seek to diversify the profiles of event attendees within the sector, with the aim of making exchanges and networking sessions richer to stimulate conversations and discussions among all participants.

The previous edition, ISPOR 2017 brought together more than 4,900 industry experts, more than 98 exhibiting companies from more than 84 countries to participate in more than 2,400 presentations and talks throughout the event.

When and where ISPOR 2018 will take place?

The next edition of ISPOR Europe 2018 will take place from the 10th to 14th of November in Barcelona, at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB). The Center is located in the new Technological and Business District of Barcelona, one of the most suitable and convenient places to find hotels, restaurants and public transport during the congress.

The Barcelona International Convention Centre is integrated into the new maritime façade of the Barcelona coast, Diagonal Mar, which makes it one of the most attractive places for visitors.

Forums, exhibit and program of ISPOR BARCELONA 2018

Organized for the first time in Barcelona, the ISPOR conference has several activities and presentations organized during the 4 days of the event. In addition to three main plenary sessions, the event will count with the following activities for all the assistants:

  • Workshops
  • Issue panels
  • Educational Forums
  • Educational Symposia
  • Podium presentations
  • Poster presentation on innovative research methods (health policy, patient preferences, real world data, patient-reported outcomes, etc).
  • Breakout sessions
  • Social events
  • Lunch and break dedicated to networking activities

As long as it is a conference for industry professionals, conference registration is required in any case. During ISPOR Barcelona 2018, you will be able to join all of the activities organised during the congress with the aim of making new contacts with clients during your stay.

Among all the activities, Education Symposia are 1 hour sponsored presentations open to at all ISPOR 2018 delegates in which the topic is related to ISPOR's mission, following a scientific discourse, not a promotion of a particular drug, product or service. On the other hand, the Educational Forums are half day (4 hrs) or full day (8 hrs) by invitation only meetings for up to 50 people. This Educational Forums are supported by an educational grant from the host organization and there are not included in the main conference schedule as they are by invitation only.

If you want to check out the program (pending new confirmations), go to the official ISPOR Barcelona 2018 website.

If you are interested in any of the talks or presentations that will take place during the event, do not hesitate to contact your personal assistant to help you organize these meetings.

How to get to ISPOR Barcelona 2018?

During ISPOR conference 2018, the most important professionals of the health and pharma sector will meet in the Catalan city to participate in the meeting. There are different ways to get to the Barcelona International Convention Centre, either by public or private transport.

As an EnjoyBCN guest, booking any of our luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona will help you to manage any formalities or business meeting that you may need before and during your stay in Barcelona (transfer to the airport, reservation of meeting spaces, restaurant reservations for professional meetings, etc.). In that sense, from the moment you make your reservation at EnjoyBCN, your assistant will contact you to arrange all the logistic or management needs in which we can help you.

  • Arriving by plane to Barcelona:

    The Aeropuerto del Prat is the main international airport in the area, located south of Barcelona, less than 30 minutes by car from the Business District where the Convention Centre is located. Barcelona Airport is the second airport in Spain (after Madrid airport) with the highest air traffic: it has flights to more than 215 destinations.

    From the airport, there are several public transport services that connect El Prat with the Business District and its area of influence (metro, bus, intercity lines, train, etc), although there is no direct transport.

  • Take the Aerobus and metro to get to the Barcelona Convention Centre:

    There is an "Aerobus" (express bus service) that you can grab from the airport to the Plaza Catalunya area. Airport Aerobus stops are located right outside each airport terminal. Once in Plaza Catalunya, ride the metro red line to Urquinaona Plaza, and connect on the yellow line to El Maresme Forum.

    The price of an Aerobus ticket at the airport is 5.90€, and a metro ticket is 2.20€. Total of the trip: 8.10€.

    The estimated time to get from the airport to the International Convention Center is 1 hour by Aerobus and metro.

  • Go by bus from El Prat Airport to the Barcelona Convention Centre:

    If you prefer to take a bus from El Prat Airport, you must first take the Aerobus (from the terminal where you are) to get to Plaza de España. From Plaza de España, take the H16 bus to reach “Pl. Levante” and walk the last 150 meters to the Barcelona Convention Centre.

    The estimated time to get from the airport to the International Convention Center by bus is 1h-1h15

  • Go by private transport from Barcelona Airport to the Barcelona Convention Centre:

    The distance from Barcelona Airport to the Barcelona Convention Centre is about 20 km, which is a private car drive of about 25 minutes. We recommend this option to all our clients because of the comfort and calm of traveling in a private transport. And also, because it's 100% free for all our customers.

    This way, if you book any of our apartments through our website, we will take care of all the airport transfer logistics for free.

  • Getting to Barcelona by train to Sants Station

    If you arrive to Barcelona by train, you will probably arrive directly at Sants Station: the main station of the city, with daily connections to many cities in Spain and France.

    From Sants Station, you can take the R1 train to Sant Adrià de Besòs / Estació de Sant Adrià. Then, take a Tram from “Estació de Sant Adrià” to the “Fòrum” station, located at 150m from the Barcelona Convention Centre and the ISPOR 2018 conference.

Choose the best accommodation for ISPOR Europe 2018 before your trip

Barcelona is a very modern city, which has not stopped growing and modernising in recent years. As the capital of Catalonia Region, the city is famous for its art, culture and architecture but also for the large amount of big corporations and new businesses that have emerged in the last years.

“Diagonal Mar” area, where ISPOR Barcelona 2018 will be held, offers you all the comforts, with a global offer integrated in the new business centre of Barcelona. At EnjoyBCN apartments we have a series of central accommodation in emblematic places, with 24/7 service designed to help you with any need or service you may require during your stay. All our apartments are located in the very center of the city, and have direct connections with the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona by subway, bus or taxi, which makes it easy for you to get to ISPOR Barcelona.

As a visitor of ISPOR Barcelona 2018, you will have the opportunity to choose among apartments or private buildings specially designed for large groups or single visitors, with independent rooms and 24/7 concierge service. One of the most emblematic buildings where you can stay with EnjoyBCN is Colon apartments, which is located in Barcelona City Center.

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Benefits of booking your apartment in Barcelona with EnjoyBCN

This type of accommodation has been specially created for large and/or small companies that want to take advantage of Barcelona in a work environment. Located at 10 minutes of the Barcelona Convention Center, we have large spaces and work rooms available for free to organize meetings with your team, clients or suppliers.

Booking any of our accommodations you can enjoy:

  • A personal assistant to help you with any logistical management or organisation during your stay: restaurant reservations, travel in Barcelona, organisation of meetings, etc. Ask for a personal assistant that speaks your language, we speak Spanish, French, English, German and Italian. A service specially available 24/7 for you.
  • We are based in Barcelona and we perfectly know the city. In that sense, we can help you 100% to choose the best restaurants in the area to organize any meeting or important meeting.
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi connection in all our apartments
  • Free spaces and work rooms available for private or team meetings, with a high-speed internet connection and equipped with the tech-tools needed to make your meeting fully comfortable (screens, telephones, etc.).
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