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Andalucia

Recent years have seen Andalucía become one of the world’s most complete tourist destinations. The huge diversity of its offer, along with its unique climate, the hospitality of its people and the authenticity of this Spanish region, have made Andalucía one of the most outstanding destinations in Southern Europe and internationally well-known. Spectacular growth has also taken place in its MICE industry over the last few years. Andalucía currently boasts an extensive network of Congress and Exhibition Centres with a total capacity of more than 60,000 delegates as well as a wide hotel offer and unique range of venues. Conceived as a meeting point for culture, business and leisure, their layout, infrastructure and services meet the most demanding requirements.

Manuel Ortega Garcia
Manuel Ortega Garcia

MICE Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: Spain
City: Andalucia

Components

International Airports: 5
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 138
Number of Convention Centres: 18

Country Overview

Recent years have seen Andalucía become one of the world’s most complete tourist destinations. The huge diversity of its offer, along with its unique climate, the hospitality of its people and the authenticity of this Spanish region, have made Andalucía one of the most outstanding destinations in Southern Europe and internationally well-known. Spectacular growth has also taken place in its MICE industry over the last few years. Andalucía currently boasts an extensive network of Congress and Exhibition Centres with a total capacity of more than 60,000 delegates as well as a wide hotel offer and unique range of venues. Conceived as a meeting point for culture, business and leisure, their layout, infrastructure and services meet the most demanding requirements.

CVB Overview

The tourist authority of the regional government of Andalucía, the Junta de Andalucía, has created the Andalucia Tourism Board to promote and enhance the region as an outstanding tourist destination. The main strategy of the government highlights the ongoing and permanent support of the MICE industry. Andalucia Tourism Board is your key contact for this region and is able to put meeting planners in contact with the wide network of the Andalusian Convention Bureaux and Provincial Tourist Boards in order to ensure the success of your next meeting or event and provide delegates with an authentic experience.

Knowledge Hub Overview

The Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory, the Almería Solar Platform, the Macael marble quarries and Almeria’s greenhouses bring together groundbreaking science. Guided tours offer the opportunity to explore the night sky in the Sierra de los Filabres, to admire the craftsmanship of the stonemasons or learn about Spain's produce. Agriculture, environmental tourism, gastronomy and heritage are all specialisms of the region.

Significant Convention Centres

Almería Exhibition & Congress Centre; Aguadulce Congress Centre; Cadiz Congress Centre; Trade Fair Institution of Cadiz; Cortes de La Real Isla de León Congress Centre; Cordoba Congress & Exhibition Centre; Granada Congress Centre; Armilla Trade Fair; Casa de Colón-Huelva Congress Centre; Ibero-American Forum; Jaen Congress Centre; Santiago Hospital-Ubeda Congress Centre; Trade Fair & Congress Centre Malaga; Marbella Trade Fair & Congress Centre; Estepona Conference Centre and Exhibition Hall; Costa del Sol Congress and Exhibition Centre; Ronda Congress Centre; FIBES Seville.

Access

Andalucia is a modern region, equipped with an excellent infrastructure including international airports, high speed trains and road network.

Accommodation

Andalucia boasts an exceptional range of hotels from five-star luxury to beach resorts, spa hotels, boutique properties and cosy budget options. Many boast excellent conference facilities.

Attractions

Home to excellent local produce, the gastronomy of the region is famous. There are local festivals including flamenco, an extraordinary heritage, golf, activities in dramatic national parks and watersports. And all of this in the Mediterranean sunshine.

DMC's/PCO's

Andalucia boasts a wealth of professional local suppliers in the events industry including creative and experienced event management.

Unique venues

From centuries old wineries in Cadiz to medieval castles and a gourmet market in Cordoba, cave houses in Granada, the largest ecological reserve in Huelva, now a World Heritage site, virgin olive oil tasting in Jaen, Picasso in Malaga and all the glittering nightlife of Marbella, event organisers will be spoilt for choice.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Architecture
Arts/Literature
Culture
Ecology & Environment

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Recent/future
international
conventions

IBRO - World Congress of Neuroscience

Venue: Granada Conference & Exhibition Centre

Numbers: 5000
Event Date: 2023

European Meetings & Event Conference - EMEC/MPI

Venue: Seville - Meliá Sevilla Hotel

Numbers: 400
Event Date: 2020

Congress of Spanish Confederation of CEOs - CEDE

Venue: Málaga Conference & Exhibition Centre - FYCMA

Numbers: 1600
Event Date: 2019