Global civil society activity in Spain

Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Southwestern Europe, with parts of its territory in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Mediterranean Sea and in Africa. It is the largest country in Southern Europe and the fourth-most populous European Union member state. Spanning across the majority of the Iberian Peninsula, its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla in Africa. Peninsular Spain is bordered to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; to the east and south by the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar; and to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Seville, Málaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Bilbao.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Spain is ranked #8 over a 20 year period,
with 9083 meetings since 2001.

Top 10 in 2021

Spain is ranked #9 in 2021, with 172 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Madrid Destino Cultura Turismo y Negocio SA


Any idea is possible at Madrid Destino. A conference, a meeting, an event, a trade fair, or a turnkey project. We provide quality and personalised service in all of our spaces: the Municipal Conference Hall, the Caja Mágica and in the pavilions of the Trade Fair and Exhibition Grounds of Casa de Campo.

We have the facilities you are looking for, from 200 sqm to 20.000 sqm.

Madrid Destino, directly or through collaborators, places at the disposal of events organizers a wide range of services, either exclusively or through preferred companies, able to satisfy the needs of their clients.

The professional team at Madrid Destino will provide personalised attention and advice to all organizers of conferences, meetings, trade fairs and shows holding an event in the Municipal Conference Centre, the Caja Mágica (Magic Box) or the Casa de Campo Trade Fair and Exhibition Grounds.

Our Range of Services

  • Support Staff
  • Staging
    • Design and creation of projects
    • Construction of stands
    • Furniture
    • Lighting, sound and video-projection
    • Signage and posters
    • Rigging
    • Terracing/stands
    • Capacity adjustment system in Auditorium
  • Catering
  • Communications
    • Simultaneous translation
    • Hire of translation cabins
    • Public address system
    • Analogue lines, RDSI and ADSL
    • WiFi
  • Other services
    • Medical Service for attendance at events
    • Technical advisory services and project implementation for special events
    • Occupational risk prevention service for event assembly/staging
    • Florist and decoration
  • Security
  • Cleaning

Local UIA Partner

Turisme de Barcelona


Barcelona is a metropolis which is fully equipped to host meetings.

It is one of the cities in Europe and the world which host the greatest number of international congresses. Barcelona gets first position in the ICCA ranking and tenth position in the UIA ranking for the year 2017. Leading multinationals choose Barcelona for their conventions and product presentations. Furthermore, in recent years, Barcelona has proved itself to be one of Europe’s most attractive and dynamic cities, and this has made it one of the preferred incentive trip destinations.

Organizations based in Spain

International Society for Chronobiology - Vigo
World Council of Civil Engineers - Madrid
WorldCALL - Valencia
Global Alliance to Promote Fruits and Vegetable Consumption "5 a day" - Madrid
Organización Iberoamericana de Prestadores Privados de Servicios de Salud - Madrid
Ibero-American Social Security Organization - Madrid
Asociación de Servicios de Geologia y Mineria Iberoamericanos - Madrid
Federación Iberoamericana de Ombudsman - Madrid
Foederatio Europea Orthodontica - Cadiz
International Society of Bioethics - Gijón
Asociación Iberoamericana Contra el Cancer de Tiroides - Madrid
Ibero-American Youth Organization - Madrid
Asociación Iberoamericana de Organismos Gubernamentales de Defensa y Protección Civil - Madrid
Federación Iberoamericana de Mujeres Empresarias - Madrid
Federación Iberoamericana de Sociedades de Fisica - Madrid
European Network for Rare and Congenital Anaemias - Badalona
Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho Sanitario - Madrid
Asociación Latinoamericana de Derecho Médico - Murcia
Confédération européenne des distilleries vinicoles - Alcázar de San Juan
Unión Europea de Asociaciones de Entrenadores de Baloncesto - Madrid
Asociación Latinoamericana de Control de Calidad, Patologia y Recuperación de la Construcción - Madrid
Asociación Iberoamericana de Medicina y Salud Escolar y Universitaria - Madrid
European Association of Acarologists - Valencia
International Europe Class Union - Calonge
European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions - Madrid

View More profiles (798) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Spain

2027 Biennial International ConferenceEuropean Society of Women in Theological Research - Avila

2027 CongressEuropean Association of Dermato-Oncology - Barcelona

2026 Forum of NeuroscienceFederation of European Neuroscience Societies - Madrid

2025 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives - Barcelona

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Cardiology - Madrid

2025 General SessionInternational Association for Dental Research - Barcelona

2025 CongressEuropean Academy of Neurology - Seville

2025 Annual MeetingEuropean Association of Plastic Surgeons - Palma

2025 European Congress on Intrapartum CareEuropean Association of Perinatal Medicine - Madrid

2025 Triennial SymposiumInternational Plato Society - Madrid

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Nuclear Medicine - Barcelona

2025 ICoMST : International Congress of Meat Science and TechnologyInternational Congress of Meat Science and Technology - Barcelona

2025 Conference on Supported EmploymentEuropean Union of Supported Employment - Barcelona

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Continence Society - Madrid

2024 ConferenceEuropean Ramblers' Association - Catalunya

View More Future Events (106) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Spain

2023 Global Geodetic Observing System Days – International Association of Geodesy - Alcala de Henares
2023 Conference – International Legume Society - Granada
2023 Working Towards a Sustainable Past – ICOM International Committee for Conservation - Valencia
2023 Annual Meeting – Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization - Vigo
2023 Workshop – Astrobiology Graduates in Europe - Madrid
2023 Annual Meeting – European Teratology Society - Madrid
2023 ESWI Influenza Conference – European Scientific Working Group on Influenza - Valencia
2023 Conference – European Forum for Primary Care - Barcelona
2023 European Emergency Medicine Congress – European Society for Emergency Medicine - Barcelona
2023 Conference – Fédération européenne des industries de colles et adhésifs - Tarragona
2023 General Assembly – Movement for a Better World - Madrid
2023 EuroBrake Annual Forum – International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies - Barcelona
2023 Annual Congress – Fédération européenne du commerce chimique - Sitges
2023 World Congress – International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society - Sitges
2023 IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience – International Brain Research Organization - Granada

View More Past Events (19514) in The International Congress Calendar

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