Global civil society activity in Spain

Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country primarily 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

Association Internationale des Skål Clubs - Torremolinos
International Sociological Association - Madrid
International Society for Chronobiology - Vigo
World Alliance for Innovation - Malaga
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
European Large Families Confederation - Barcelona
Ibero-American Social Security Organization - Madrid
Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Psicologia - Madrid
Asociación de Servicios de Geologia y Mineria Iberoamericanos - Madrid
Federación Iberoamericana de Ombudsman - Madrid
Foederatio Europea Orthodontica - Cadiz
International Association of Educating Cities - Barcelona
International Society of Bioethics - Gijón
Technical Image Press Association - Madrid
Asociación Iberoamericana Contra el Cancer de Tiroides - Madrid
European Society for Clinical Virology - Madrid
Ibero-American Youth Organization - Madrid
International Committee on Fundraising Organizations - 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

View More profiles (827) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Spain

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

2027 CongressEuropean Association of Dermato-Oncology - 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 Annual MeetingEuropean Association of Plastic Surgeons - Palma

2025 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives - Barcelona

2025 Triennial SymposiumInternational Plato Society - Madrid

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

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 IFSG CongressInternational Society for Forensic Genetics - Santiago de Compostela

View More Future Events (81) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Spain

2023 International Conference – Global Wordnet Association - San Sebastian
2023 EuroBrake Annual Forum – International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies - Barcelona
2023 EuCornea Congress – European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists - Barcelona
2023 INMARTECH – International Research Ship Operators - Barcelona
2023 CONFIBSIG : Iberoamerican Conference on Geographic Information Systems – Red Iberoamericana de Sistemas de Información Geografica - Caceres
2023 Annual Conference – Association of Human Rights Institutes - Bilbao
2023 Annual EUFASA Conference – European Union Foreign Affairs Spouses' Associations - Madrid
2023 ENCALS Meeting – European Network for the Cure of ALS - Barcelona
2023 European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) – Association of European Cancer Leagues - Madrid
2023 BEACON: Biennial European Astrobiology Conference – European Astrobiology Institute - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2022 International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS) – International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education - Barcelona
2022 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference – Global Sustainable Tourism Council - Seville
2022 Summit – World Summit on Pediatrics - Barcelona
2022 Forum – European Language Council - Seville
2022 Scientific Seminar – PROMETIA - Barcelona

View More Past Events (18963) in The International Congress Calendar

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