The institution

Organisation and management

Fira de Barcelona is a public consortium with private and autonomous business management, whose partners are the Catalan Government, Barcelona City Council and the Official Chamber of Commerce and Navigation of Barcelona.

These institutions appoint the members of the General Council presided over by the mayoress of Barcelona and approve the entity’s general strategy, the budgets and the economic results. The Catalan Government and the Chamber of Commerce hold the two vice-presidencies.

The members of the Board of Directors are elected on the motion of the Chamber of Commerce in agreement with the other institutions and comprises seven or nine businesspeople, one of whom is chosen as the chairperson. It guides the strategy and supervises the management of the institution.

The Executive Committee, lead by the general manager, develops and implements Fira’s strategies and institutional and business policies, designs the commercial initiatives, coordinates the different services and makes proposals geared towards innovation and the institution’s expansion, promotion and growth.

Experience


Fira de Barcelona’s professional teams have broad experience in the holding of events, enabling them to meet the needs of exhibitors, visitors and operators and anticipate the demands of the new productive and social reality, based on innovation, talent, information and communication technology, digitisation and Industry 4.0.

The commitment to quality, excellence in service, initiative and the generation of business and networking opportunities are Fira’s defining elements, which have a significant impact on the positioning of Barcelona as an innovative and creative city in many fields of activity, including technology, sustainability, advanced industry, health sciences and so forth.

In this regard, Fira plays an active role on the board of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, which contributes to the digital transformation and leadership of the city in the area of mobile communications.

Fira’s activity generates a particularly significant economic and social impact on the region as a whole.

Experience


Fira de Barcelona’s professional teams have broad experience in the holding of events, enabling them to meet the needs of exhibitors, visitors and operators and anticipate the demands of the new productive and social reality, based on innovation, talent, information and communication technology, digitisation and Industry 4.0.

The commitment to quality, excellence in service, initiative and the generation of business and networking opportunities are Fira’s defining elements, which have a significant impact on the positioning of Barcelona as an innovative and creative city in many fields of activity, including technology, sustainability, advanced industry, health sciences and so forth.

In this regard, Fira plays an active role on the board of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, which contributes to the digital transformation and leadership of the city in the area of mobile communications.

Fira’s activity generates a particularly significant economic and social impact on the region as a whole.

Fira de Barcelona divides its activity
into three large business divisions:

Events directly organised by Fira de Barcelona via the different business units: Packaging, Printing and Retail | Architecture and Construction | Food and Hospitality | Life Sciences and Chemistry | Technological Business and Entrepreneurship | Cities & Society | Public Fairs and Festivals.

There are events that cover practically all the industrial, commercial and service sectors. The following are some of the most important:

Attracting and managing fairs and congresses organised by other operators, particularly in the technology, health, culture and leisure sectors, and several itinerant events. The following are some of the most important:

Co-organising trade fairs in other countries, chiefly in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and the provision of trade fair services to other venues and operators. The goal is to promote the presence of Catalan and Spanish companies abroad and to monetise the experience of the institution. The following are some of the most important fairs:

Fira de Barcelona divides its activity
into three large business divisions:

Events directly organised by Fira de Barcelona via the different business units: Packaging, Printing and Retail | Architecture and Construction | Food and Hospitality | Life Sciences and Chemistry | Technological Business and Entrepreneurship | Cities & Society | Public Fairs and Festivals.

There are events that cover practically all the industrial, commercial and service sectors. The following are some of the most important:

Attracting and managing fairs and congresses organised by other operators, particularly in the technology, health, culture and leisure sectors, and several itinerant events. The following are some of the most important:

Co-organising trade fairs in other countries, chiefly in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and the provision of trade fair services to other venues and operators. The goal is to promote the presence of Catalan and Spanish companies abroad and to monetise the experience of the institution. The following are some of the most important fairs:

7 corporate divisions serve the entire organisation:

Administration
and Finances

The institution’s economic and financial management

Legal Aid and Compliance Officer

Legal assistance and good governance policies

Communication

Media relations -offline, online and social-, corporate and brand identity and institutional marketing 

Internal Governance

Human Resorces, management control, studies, knowledge and information

Institutional Relations, Protocol and Office of the Chairman/Chairwoman

Support for institutional representation, events, openings

Fairground
services

Management of the Gran Via and Montjuïc facilities

ICT (Information and Communications Technology)

Corporate and venue technology solutions, support applications for exhibitors and visitors