A major trade fair organisation

Fira de Barcelona's activity, venues, experience and leadership make it one of the most important trade fair institutions in Europe.

Constituted in 1932, every year it organises and hosts shows and congresses that cover the economy's main sectors, as well as numerous corporate, social and cultural events. It has two large venues and offers exhibitors, organisers and visitors all the resources of a modern and efficient institution.

Fira is one of the most important European trade fair organisations and its international prestige is closely linked to the Barcelona brand, a city with over a century of trade fair tradition. Its annual economic contribution to the city of Barcelona and its surroundings is estimated at over 2,600 million Euros and also brings added social and public value. 

As an economic driver, it is one of the best platforms for business, international exposure of companies, product marketing, networking and knowledge exchange. 

One of its main features is its support of productive sectors, professionals and entrepreneurs. In order to face the challenges of globalisation and anticipate market demands, it combines organisational experience, innovation, technological development and competitiveness.

Together with the foreign promotion of its companies, Fira works to attract large international events, promote the growth of its shows, create new events related to emerging sectors, ensure excellent service and organise value added activities.

Committed to corporate responsibility, its activity is based on sustainability, respect for the environment and support of various charity initiatives.

Fira is a consortium comprised by the Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Generalitat and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, which combines public ownership with autonomous company management.


International benchmark

Boosting foreign trade, one of the main goals

Fira de Barcelona's strategy is focused on promoting the presence of international exhibitors, organisers and visitors and attracting large European and global events.

It is also committed to helping companies open up to new markets,

especially in Asia and Latin America, through participation in events in other countries. It also offers services, technology and advice to other organisers and exhibition centres.

Fira has a network of delegations worldwide and is member of leading international trade fair associations.


Shows and Congresses

Fira hosts over 120 shows, congresses and corporate events which bring together 30,000 companies (directly and via representation) and receives 2 million visitors. 

Exhibition centres

Fira has over 400,000 m² of exhibition floor space, one of the largest areas in Europe, spread over 2 venues: Montjuïc and Gran Via.

The best services

Fira offers the best logistic services, technology and personalised attention to make trade fairs, congresses and other events a success.

Institutional documents

Should you require further information about Fira de Barcelona's activity, please check out the following publications.

Guide to the Historical Archive

2016 Report
2015 Report
2014 Report
2013 Report

2012 Report

2011 Report

2010 Report
2009 Report