Fira de Barcelona is boosting its on-site activity this September with benchmark events

After the summer break, Fira de Barcelona resumes its on-site activity this September with all the security measures in place and with the aim of contributing to economic and social reactivation. The calendar for the last four months of the year includes the return of important professional and general public events, benchmarks in their sector, such as Expoquimia, Automobile Barcelona, Boat Show, Caravaning, Fòrum Gastronòmic Barcelona, Bizbarcelona, and Saló de l’Ocupació, Smart City Expo World Congress, BBConstrumat, Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, and IBTM World, among others.

In total, more than 40 shows, congresses, and various events are planned to take place at the Montjuic and Gran Via venues, adapted to the current context. The agenda starts on 14th September with the Expoquimia, Equiplast, and Eurosurfas trade shows, the main events for the chemical, plastics and surface treatment industries, followed by IAAPA Expo Europe, the leading event for the leisure and attractions sector, which will be held in the last week of this month.

One of the big events this autumn will be Automobile Barcelona, which will be held from 30th September to 10th October with the presence of major brands from the sector. The new editions of the Boat Show, the most important in Spain for sports and recreational boating, and Caravaning, with the latest innovations in caravans and motor homes, will also be held in October. Other highlights this month include Fòrum Gastronòmic Barcelona, which will bring together top chefs, companies, and food professionals; Swab, and Manga Barcelona. In November, Bizbarcelona and the Saló de l’Ocupació, focused on economic reactivation and entrepreneurship, Handmade Festival, Expo Sports, and the Ocasión show, among others.

In the professional sphere, it is worth highlighting the Smart City Expo World Congress, an international summit on smart cities, and Barcelona Building Construmat, which will be held in conjunction with Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the World Hospital Congress (IHF Barcelona), Cosmetorium, Efintec and IBTM World, among other events.

The calendar for the second half of 2021 also incorporates new developments such as Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, a new event dedicated to urban mobility; and PUZZLE.X, the first global forum on Frontier Materials focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, which will be held in conjunction with Smart City Expo.

Economic and social engine
According to Constantí Serrallonga, general manager of Fira Barcelona, “we must highlight the importance of promoting on-site activity in the current context to help reactivate and internationalise the businesses of large and small companies, and professionals from all sectors, with the aim of being, now more than ever, the engine of economic and social recovery”. He underlined “the importance of the trade fair calendar in the last four months of the year, which contributes to the progressive normalisation of activities with a view to 2022, when major events are planned”.

Fira de Barcelona complements its activity with digital platforms, adopting all the security and prevention measures set out in the protocol drawn up with the advice of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The institution has the Safe Travels label, the world’s first global travel and tourism health safety seal, awarded by the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC).

Barcelona, 6 September 2021

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