Global civil society activity in Spain

Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a transcontinental country predominantly located in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on 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. The country's mainland is bordered to the south by Gibraltar; to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea; to the north by France, Andorra and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the second-largest country in the European Union (EU) and, with a population exceeding 47.4 million, the fourth-most populous EU member state. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, 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

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments - Barcelona
Association Internationale des Skål Clubs - Torremolinos
International Council of Environmental Law - Madrid
International Organization of Securities Commissions - Madrid
International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness - Madrid
International Economic Association - Barcelona
International Sociological Association - Madrid
International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research - Madrid
International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - Madrid
World Tourism Organization - Madrid
International Humic Substances Society - Seville
International Society for Chronobiology - Vigo
Association internationale des mouvements familiaux de formation rurale - Barcelona
International Olive Council - Madrid
International Society of Pediatric Dermatology - Madrid
International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics - Murcia
International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology - Oviedo
AEA - International Lawyers Network - Alicante
World Karate Federation - Madrid
World Alliance for Innovation - Malaga
Euro American Association on Telematics and Information Systems - Valencia
World Council of Civil Engineers - Madrid
WorldCALL - Valencia
International Society for Mark Studies - Rianxo
International Medical Ozone Federation - Madrid

View More profiles (824) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Spain

2027 Biennial CongressInternational Association for Women's Mental Health - Barcelona

2026 Forum of NeuroscienceFederation of European Neuroscience Societies - Madrid

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Cardiology - Madrid

2025 General SessionInternational Association for Dental Research - Barcelona

2025 CongressEuropean Academy of Neurology - Seville

2025 Triennial SymposiumInternational Plato Society - Madrid

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

2025 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives - Barcelona

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Nuclear Medicine - Barcelona

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Continence Society - Madrid

2024 CongressEuropean Sleep Research Society - Seville

2024 Annual MeetingScoliosis Research Society - Barcelona

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Association for the Study of Diabetes - Madrid

2024 IFSG CongressInternational Society for Forensic Genetics - Santiago de Compostela

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Meteorological Society - Barcelona

View More Future Events (97) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Spain

2022 International Congress on Zookeeping – International Congress of Zookeepers - Barcelona
2022 European Big Science Business Forum – European Spallation SourceEuropean Synchrotron Radiation FacilityEuropean X-Ray Free-Electron Laser FacilityEuropean Organization for Nuclear ResearchEuropean Space AgencyEuropean Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern hemisphereInstitut Laue Langevin
2022 World congress – International Police Association - Lloret de Mar
2022 Congress – Société de pharmacie de la Méditerranée latine - Valencia
2022 Annual Conference – International Society of Paediatric Oncology - Barcelona
2022 World News Media Congress – World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers - Saragossa
2022 International Symposium – Federation of European Societies on Trace Elements and Minerals - Madrid
2022 Annual Conference and General Assembly – Conseil européen de l'industrie des peintures, des encres d'imprimerie et des couleurs d'art - Madrid
2022 World Congress on Polyphenols Applications – International Society of Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health - Valencia
2022 World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation – International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation - Seville
2022 Conference – European Primate Veterinarians - Barcelona
2022 Annual Conference – European Society of Criminology - Malaga
2022 Congreso Internacional en Gobierno, Administración y Políticas Públicas – Asociación Grupo de Investigación en Gobierno, Administración y Políticas Públicas - Madrid
2022 International Conference on Government, Administration and Public Policy – Grupo de Investigación en Gobierno, Administración y Políticas Públicas - Madrid
2022 International Conference on Environmental Indicators – International Society of Environmental Indicators - Toledo

View More Past Events (18848) in The International Congress Calendar

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