Global civil society activity in Barcelona, Spain

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Barcelona is ranked #10 over a 20 year period,
with 3397 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in Top 25 in 2019

Barcelona is ranked #14 in 2019, with 150 meetings.

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 Barcelona

World Association of the Major Metropolises Est. 1985

International Economic Association Est. 1949

International Association for the Semiotics of Space Est. 1989

Association internationale des mouvements familiaux de formation rurale Est. 1975

International Gas Union Est. 1931

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Est. 1946

International Association for Computational Mechanics Est. 1983

United Regions Organisation/FOGAR Est. 2007

European Large Families Confederation Est. 2004

World Federation for Laser Dentistry Est. 1988

European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Est. 1978

International Association of Educating Cities Est. 1990

Surgery Society of the Latin Mediterranean Est. 1951

International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety Est. 1999

Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen Est. 2002

European Association of the Civil Commerce of Weapons Est. 1992

European Association for Terminology Est. 1996

European Machine Vision Association Est. 2003

European Federation of Biotechnology Est. 1978

European Society for Comparative Endocrinology Est. 1965

Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neurourologia y Uroginecologia Est. 1987

European Society for Haemapheresis and Haemotherapy Est. 2014

Asociación Iberoamericana de Ortodoncistas Est. 1978

European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Est. 1982

Société Internationale de Dialectologie et Géolinguistique Est. 1989

View More profiles (181 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Barcelona

2025 General SessionInternational Association for Dental Research

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Nuclear Medicine

2024 Annual MeetingScoliosis Research Society

2024 Biennial CongressInternational Association for Women's Mental Health

2023 Annual CongressEuropean College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2023 Biennial CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists

2022 EPIZONE Annual MeetingEPIZONE European Research Group

2022 Annual MeetingEuropean Finance Association

2022 CongressWorld Parkinson Coalition

2022 International ConferencePrimary Care Diabetes Europe

2022 Annual ConferenceEuropean Neuroendocrine Tumor Society

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Nuclear Medicine

2022 International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and ManagementInternational Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety

2022 Annual ConferenceEuropean Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools

2022 Biennial World CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons

2021 Annual MeetingEuropean Delirium Association

2021 Annual MeetingEuropean Delirium Association

2021 ConferenceInternational Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

2021 CongressEuropean Association for Supervision and Coaching

2021 Global Currency ForumInternational Currency Association

2021 Annual Joint MeetingEuropean Molecular Liquids GroupJapanese Molecular Liquid Group

2021 Annual CongressEURETINA - European Society of Retina Specialists

2021 COMPLAS : International Conference on Computational PlasticityEuropean Committee on Computational Methods in Applied SciencesInternational Association for Computational MechanicsInternational Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering

2021 Annual MeetingEuropean Meteorological Society

View More Future Events (55 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Barcelona

2020 Annual Conference – Conference on Quantum Thermodynamics
2020 Annual Meeting – European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
2020 Annual General Assembly – TIME Association
2020 Forum – Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums
2020 European Breast Cancer Conference – Europa Donna - The European Breast Cancer Coalition
2020 Global Currency Forum – International Currency Association
2020 Conference – International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
2020 Annual Joint Meeting – European Molecular Liquids GroupJapanese Molecular Liquid Group
2020 Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research – International Network for Health Workforce Education
2020 Triennial European Symposium on Group Analysis – Group-Analytic Society
2020 Symposium – Group-Analytic Society
2020 World Congress in Fetal Medicine – Fetal Medicine Foundation
2020 International Symposium – International Society for Immunonutrition
2020 Biennial Conference – European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art
2020 Workshop – International Workshop on the Sharing Economy
2020 IAPT Meeting – International Association for the Philosophy of Time
2020 Congress – Syndicat international du décolletage
2020 EuroBrake Annual Forum – International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies
2020 Heart failure - from alpha to omega – European Society of CardiologyHeart Failure Association of the ESC
2020 Heart failure - from alpha to omega – European Society of CardiologyHeart Failure Association of the ESC
2020 Scientific meeting – European Association for the Study of Diabetes
2020 Annual General Assembly – European Union of Electrical Wholesalers
2020 ICASSP : International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2020 International Conference – International Artist Managers' Association
2020 International Conference – Primary Care Diabetes Europe

View More Past Events (5628 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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