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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
First thought, this is the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. I like leaving detailed reviews. I look for the most telling reviews when selecting...
First thought, this is the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. I like leaving detailed reviews. I look for the most telling reviews when selecting an Airbnb, so here you go! The house is literally adjacent (half a block) to the biggest and most famous church in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia de Gaudí, you can see it from the rooftop really well, or your balcony. The church itself is incredible, the interior and tower trips are utterly spectacular. The neighborhood is central to lots of sights and right next to a metro station as well and literally on top of or next door to cafe, bakery, restaurants, small grocers, pharmacies etc. We usually rent a car but you really do not need to in Barcelona, and the metro is the most commonly used transport by all locals and quite frequent and swift. Everything is in its right place and cute and clean. Comfortable, calm and pretty quiet. I am a light sleeper and I did okay. No car or street noise at all, just maybe neighbors moving about, and quiet by 9:30 PM/21:30 or so. The thermostat is easy to control, air and heat work great. Staff speaks good English if you cannot speak Catalunya. It is a small apartment, but it has all you could need. It’s modern and functional and the kitchen is great. Perfect for a couple, perfect for a small family, fine for two couples, only possible downside is sharing a shower. In our personal instance there was a technical issue out of our control and the customer support team took care of our needs and concerns and went incredibly far beyond what we asked, and promptly. They were the best we’ve experienced in any service industry based setting. Very kind, prompt and professional! We couldn’t be any happier. Small side note, Pierre was the gentleman who helped us the most. He was humble, charming, friendly, and very pleasant! In American terms, HE WAS AN AWESOME DUDE!!!!
Thank you very much for this great and complete feedback! It makes me very happy to know that staying in our apartment has been the best Airbnb experience you've ever had. It is true that the neighbourhood is lively but quiet and that you have everything walking distance from the apartment. I hope your friend is feeling better. It has been a real pleasure meeting you and assisting you during your stay. Next time you come to Barcelona I will be very happy to host you again.
We stayed there starting on Xmas 2018. Two families with 4 young children. The location was excellent. Just around the corner from Las Ramblas and the...
We stayed there starting on Xmas 2018. Two families with 4 young children. The location was excellent. Just around the corner from Las Ramblas and the Dessannes subway stop (and a bus which goes up Las Ramblas) (Side note: Public Transit in Barcelona is *excellent* - so convenient. Goes everywhere. Short waits. Clean. Easy access to airport. Why can’t LA have this?) The unit itself was great. Newly remodeled. Comfortable beds. Strong showers. Clean, safe. But I really want to commend the folks at EnjoyBCN. This was our first trip to Barcelona, and I had several questions/concerns (and I read some shady reviews about other operators). They always answered promptly and accurately. They even answered my questions on Xmas morning!!! (We were flying in on Xmas from London, which was basically closed, so I had questions on how to get to the unit and also whether any restaurants would be open) They also remembered my earlier question on a late checkout and had an answer waiting for me at check-in. They stored our luggage on our date of departure at their HQ (which is in a great area and in a cool building - they are on the 19th floor and offer a 360 panoramic view of the city. It’s a great way to get your bearings) I found our unit via VRBO.com, and I went through them to pay, but I would have no problem recommending going directly through EnjoyBCN. They are professional and super helpful.
We are so happy to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and a fantastic vacation in Barcelona.
It is also so great that you felt so well taken care of. We are always ready to help! The truth is that we do a great effort everyday to make you feel at home and this wonderful review encourages us to keep on doing a good job.
It has been a pleasure for us to host you. We hope to see you again soon!
We had a great stay in this unique apartment in Barcelona... our two boys loved the upstairs loft area and changing lights. My wife and I loved the view...
We had a great stay in this unique apartment in Barcelona... our two boys loved the upstairs loft area and changing lights. My wife and I loved the view out the fully opening window. We were fortunate enough to be there over new year's eve and enjoyed eating our grapes, drinking cava and watching fireworks over the city... very memorable.. What's better than the apartment is the EnjoyBCN staff.. They were extremely helpful with everything. They even let us store our bags with them while we were waiting for our airport taxi and enjoy the views of the city from their office windows. Would highly recommend this apartment in particular, but get the feeling you can't go too wrong with EnjoyBCN in general.
We are so glad to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and had a great stay during New Year's Eve. It is also so nice to see that you felt well taken care of by our team and also that you could enjoy our 360º views from our office. They are great, aren't they?
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
Best regards and have a fantastic 2019,
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early...
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early and have to store your luggage until check in at 3PM, unless they didn't rent the apartment the day before. You can store bags free at their office where you can relax and enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona in one of the tallest buildings in the area. Make sure they explain how the electronic key works. It's not hard once you get the hang of it but if you've never used one, it may take a few tries. The WIFI was fast and you will be close to restaurants, public transportation and small groceries to purchase supplies. Be prepared to bring an adapter if you're an American. We did find a store 1 1/2 blocks away which sells them if you don't have one. Placa Cataluna is where the Hop on/Hop off buses are and several nice sightseeing options are close or easy to get to by Metro. There is an elevator. In the kitchen, there is a dishwasher, coffee pod machine, small cleaning supplies, fridge, etc. There are two bathrooms although one shower is a bit smaller than the other. When leaving, you will be asked to take out the trash to the street bins. You leave the keys inside and close the door. This has nothing to do with the apartment, but if you want to visit popular attractions, such as Sagrada Familia, purchase your tickets well in advance or they may be sold out. Everyone was very nice at EnjoyBCN and we appreciated all of their help with questions and arrangements. You can call or text them using Whatsapp using WIFI if need free calling. If this apartment doesn't work for you, they have others which may work out just as well or better!
Dear Mary, Thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed comment!
We are so happy to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. Regarding the adapters, next time do not hesitate to ask us for them, as we have some for our American guests. It is also so nice to see that you enjoyed our new office that much. We are more than welcome to come back next time you visit Barcelona!
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon!
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