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, the Mediterranean Sea and 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, and 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
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
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 Sociedades de Fisica - Madrid
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
International Association of Catholic Medical Schools - Valencia
World Association of Early Childhood Educators - Madrid
International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety - Barcelona
European and Mediterranean League Against Thrombotic Diseases - Valencia

View More profiles (784) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Spain

2027 CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration - Madrid

2027 CongressEuropean Paediatric Neurology Society - Barcelona

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

2027 CongressInternational Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies - Saragossa

2027 CongressEuropean Association of Dermato-Oncology - Barcelona

2026 Forum of NeuroscienceFederation of European Neuroscience Societies - Madrid

2026 World Congress of ArchitectsUnion internationale des architectes - Barcelona

2026 Biennial CongressRei Cretariae Romanae Fautores - Madrid

2026 ECOC : European Conference on Optical CommunicationEuropean Conference on Optical Communication - Madrid

2026 International Congress of Educating CitiesInternational Association of Educating Cities - Granollers

2025 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives - Barcelona

2025 European Veterinary Dermatology CongressEuropean Society of Veterinary DermatologyEuropean College of Veterinary Dermatology

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Cardiology - Madrid

2025 ESEB CongressEuropean Society for Evolutionary Biology - Barcelona

2025 MagnonicsMagnonics - Cala Millor

View More Future Events (139) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Spain

2024 International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society – Religion in Society Research Network - Madrid
2024 General Assembly and Conference – European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations - Madrid
2024 World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education – International Association for Continuing Engineering Education - Comillas
2024 AT-RASC 2024 - Triennial Atlantic Radio Science Conference – Union radio-scientifique internationale - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2024 Meeting – International Skeletal Dysplasia Society - Madrid
2024 World Research Congress – European Association for Palliative Care - Barcelona
2024 Congress – European Operating Room Nurses Association - Valencia
2024 International Conference – International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning - Madrid
2024 BP Translation Conference (BP) – BP Translation Conference - Seville
2024 World Congress – International Society of Bioethics - Gijón
2024 Global Entrepreneurship Conference – International Bar Association - Madrid
2024 EMEA Annual Meeting – Medical Affairs Professional Society - Madrid
2024 Convention – European Chiropractors' Union - Valencia
2024 Annual Meeting – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe - Seville
2024 ESC Congress – European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health - Bilbao

View More Past Events (20041) in The International Congress Calendar

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