The institution

A major trade show organization

Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair organisations in Europe in terms of the volume and quality of its events, the high level of its venues and its organisational experience and professionalism.

It leads the Spanish trade fair market, especially in terms of industrial and professional fairs, and its positioning as a global operator is closely linked to the brand of Barcelona, one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, with more than a century of trade fair tradition.

Fira is an economic and social driver and one of the best platforms for business, commercial promotion, the industrial fabric, the international reach of companies, knowledge exchange and talent attraction. Its annual contribution to the economy of the city and the surrounding area is estimated to be worth more than 2.6 billion euros and over 40,000 jobs and its activity also generates social and public value.

Each year it organises and attracts events that are international leaders in their specialities (food, technology, health, fashion, the car industry, industrial production, etc.). It also innovates in order to expand its fairs and create events to meet the new social and business demands and it helps companies to enter new markets by co-organising fairs in different countries.

One of Fira’s chief hallmarks is its support for the productive sectors, professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as its commitment to innovation, technological development, and excellence in its service.

It has two large venues that provide 400,000 sqm of exhibition area, among the largest in Europe, and it offers exhibitors, organisers and visitors all the resources of a modern and efficient institution.

Similarly, from 2021 onwards Fira will also manage the CCIB (Barcelona International Convention Centre), enabling it to comprehensively manage the city´s three main fairgrounds and enhance its international positioning.

Within the framework of its corporate responsibility, it conducts activity based on sustainability, respect for the environment and support for different social initiatives with the strong comitment to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to its strategy.

Fira de Barcelona, officially founded in 1932, is a consortium made up of Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Government, and the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, combining public ownership with autonomous business management.

An international flagship,
in three dimensions

Fira de Barcelona occupies a prominent place in the international trade fair market as a business and knowledge platform, operating on the basis of a three-fold perspective:

It organises fairs that attract exhibitors and professional visitors from all over the world, including Alimentaria, Smart City Expo World Congress, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, IoT Solutions World Congress and Piscina & Wellness, among many others.

It operates in several countries by co-organising fairs and the provision of consultancy services to other fairgrounds and trade fair operators.

Fira has a network of offices around the world and it is a member of the major international trade fair associations.

An international flagship,
in three dimensions

Fira de Barcelona occupies a prominent place in the international trade fair market as a business and knowledge platform, operating on the basis of a three-fold perspective:

It organises fairs that attract exhibitors and professional visitors from all over the world, including Alimentaria, Smart City Expo World Congress, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, IoT Solutions World Congress and Piscina & Wellness, among many others.

It operates in several countries by co-organising fairs and the provision of consultancy services to other fairgrounds and trade fair operators.

Fira has a network of offices around the world and it is a member of the major international trade fair associations.

Each year Fira hosts more than 150 events and about a thousand ceremonies organised within the framework of the fairs, attracting 30,000 direct and represented companies and around 2.5 million visitors from 200 countries and regions.

It manages about 400,000 sqm of gross exhibition area, among the largest in Europe, divided between the Montjuïc and Gran Via venues.

It provides the best logistical services, technology, and personalised assistance to ensure that the fairs, congresses and events are a success.

More about Fira

For further information about Fira de Barcelona and its activities, please download the following publications and reports.

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