The institution

Fira around the world

Fira de Barcelona promotes international trade fair business in order to contribute to the internationalization of companies and to export its organizational experience around the world.

In addition to the events held at its Gran Via and Montjuïc venues and CCIB, Fira de Barcelona operates in several countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, where it organises events in partnership with local operators, through strategic agreements and subsidiary companies.

With its presence in international markets, it helps to support companies in their expansion abroad and capitalises on its experience in organising fairs in different industrial and technological sectors. In this regard, it also provides consultancy services to other organisations and fair venues.

Fira’s international projection reinforces its positioning as one of the best trade fair platforms in Europe and it also contributes to the promotion of the city of Barcelona.

Fira co-organises successful trade shows and events at foreign venues, suited to the needs of each country, and also promotes the participation of exhibitors. Among these feature those held in Guadalajara and Mérida (Mexico), Lisbon (Portugal), Havana (Cuba), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Kyoto (Japan), Doha (Qatar), Istanbul (Turkey), Casablanca (Morocco), Curitiba (Brazil), Santiago de Chile (Chile) Jaipur (India), Atlanta (EUA) and Shanghai (China). 

As a result of its long-standing experience in the design of strategies to optimise business, it participates in the management of venues in other countries, such as the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre and the Nanchang venue in China, among others.

Fira de Barcelona, with broad experience in the trade fair sector, offers strategic consultancy services to other venues and operators in different countries to optimise their business models, premises and trade fair projects.

Upcoming events abroad

Trade shows abroad

The Smart City Expo World Congress is the world’s leading smart cities event and a benchmark in terms of presenting solutions and initiatives to help to achieve a better future for cities and citizens.
The Alimentaria fairs bring together the finest food, beverages and gastronomy, attract the chief market operators and showcase the latest trends and breakthroughs in the agri-food sector.
A group of professional fairs linked to sectors undergoing development and growth in Cuba, co-organised by local operator Grupo Empresarial Palco, a leading exhibition organiser in the Caribbean country that manages the Pabexpo fairground.
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Exhibitors and visitors to Fira’s international fairs come from more than 200 countries and territories


Fira co-organises 20 trade shows and events abroad and promotes the participation
of companies from our country


Fira’s network of 14 branch offices covers the main global economic centres and it also has a significant grouping of partners around the world

Key sectors

Food and hospitality, smart cities, renewable energies, packaging, the car industry and construction are the main sectors featuring in Fira’s international reach

International benchmark 

Increasing the participation of international organisers, exhibitors and visitors is one of Fira de Barcelona’s strategic objectives.

Its international presence at fairs, congresses and other events held at its venues creates business opportunities in new markets and generates activity and employment benefiting the city and the territory.

It cooperates with the ICEX (Institute of Foreign Trade) and ACC1Ó of the Catalan Government and it is also a member of international associations that group together the main fairgrounds and event organisers: The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the European Major Exhibition Centres Association (EMECA), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Latin American International Trade Fair Association (AFIDA).

Fira conducts ongoing information and promotion activities through its network of offices in 14 countries and a grouping of partners all over the world.

Contact Fira de Barcelona’s

international offices