Fairs, Expos and Congresses in Fira Barcelona
Fira Barcelona hosts hundreds of events each year covering a varied array of subjects. Within its halls you may find anything from business congresses or institutional conventions to cultural expos or massive concerts and festivals. It is visited by millions and the number of organizations choosing to hold their events in this expo center keeps growing strong.
MWC Barcelona Mobile World Congress
The MWC Barcelona Mobile World Congress: Feria GSMA stands out for its international status: it is the world’s most important event covering mobile technology. This congress brings together service providers, device developers and content distributors, allowing them all to share their innovations and future endeavors within the dynamic world of mobile phones. In addition, it also encourages international cooperation and offers a unique opportunity for scientists, engineers and investors to find the latest smartphone innovations and apps. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important events in the mobile business world and a mandatory destination for companies and professionals working in mobile communications.
International Autoshow (“Salón internacional del Automóvil”)
Another of the main events taking place at Fira Barcelona is the International Autoshow, bringing all the important automobile news every two years. This auto show has consolidated itself as the main meeting place for automobile manufactures in Spain and Europe, featuring every major brand and car manufacturer in the world.
The International Food and Drinks Exhibition, also known as Alimentaria, is held biannually at Fira Barcelona’s halls too. This expo has become one of most important international events for professionals working in the industry, commerce and distribution of food stuffs. Expositors, businesses and visitors from the five continents arrive loyally to every Alimentaria edition in order to promote their products and find the latest news in drinks, meats, wines, oils, and eco diet.
Inside Fira Barcelona you will also find Sónar. Held every year, it is currently one of the most important Advanced Music and New Media Art International Festivals. This festival started in 1994 and has become a world model thanks to its unique combination of fun and avant-garde and experimental art. Both well-established artists and the newest talents in music, painting, visual art and technology come together to this global meet-up of creative arts annually.
Salón del Manga de Barcelona
Lastly, Salón del Manga de Barcelona stands out as another event of high importance taking place at Fira Barcelona. In fact, it has become Spain’s most important anime and manga convention. Celebrated annually in Barcelona since 1995, this meeting point for fans of anime, manga and general Japanese culture, keeps attracting an increasing number of people to its conferences and activities, such as the now traditional cosplay contest.
Events calendar at Fira Barcelona in 2014
But these are not the only activities of note taking place at Fira Barcelona, here follow the events calendar for 2014: