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 Organization of United Cities and Local Governments Est. 2004

International Economic Association Est. 1949

Association internationale des mouvements familiaux de formation rurale Est. 1975

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Est. 1946

United Regions Organisation/FOGAR Est. 2007

European Large Families Confederation Est. 2004

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 for Terminology Est. 1996

European Machine Vision Association Est. 2003

Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neurourologia y Uroginecologia Est. 1987

European Society for Haemapheresis and Haemotherapy Est. 2014

Asociación Iberoamericana de Ortodoncistas Est. 1978

Société Internationale de Dialectologie et Géolinguistique Est. 1989

Colloquy of European Parishes Est. 1959

Asociación Latina para el Analisis de los Sistemas de Salud Est. 1989

European Low Gravity Research Association Est. 1979

Association internationale des producteurs indépendants de la méditerranée Est. 1997

Asociación Iberoamericana de Periodistas Especializados y Técnicos Est. 1981

International Federation of Film Societies Est. 1947

Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones Veterinarias de Animales de Compañia

Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana Ulceras y Heridas

View More profiles (177 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Barcelona

2027 Biennial CongressInternational Association for Women's Mental Health

2025 General SessionInternational Association for Dental Research

2025 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Nuclear Medicine

2025 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives

2024 Annual MeetingScoliosis Research Society

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Meteorological Society

2024 World CongressWorld Society of Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons

2023 CongressEuropean College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2023 CongressEuropean Society of Veterinary Internal MedicineEuropean College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals

2023 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists

2023 World Parkinson CongressWorld Parkinson Coalition

2023 Global Public Transport SummitInternational Association of Public Transport

2023 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal DiseasesEuropean Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

2023 EHRA CongressEuropean Heart Rhythm Association

2023 ENCALS MeetingEuropean Network for the Cure of ALS

2023 INMARTECHInternational Research Ship Operators

2023 SEVC: Southern European Veterinary ConferenceSouthern European Veterinary Conference

2022 International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS)International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education

2022 Smart City Expo World CongressSmart City Expo World Congress

2022 Annual European CME ForumEuropean CME Forum

2022 MeetingEuropean Association of Urology

2022 Annual MeetingInternational Skeletal Society

2022 European Congress of AndrologyEuropean Academy of Andrology

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Nuclear Medicine

2022 Global Respiratory SummitGlobal Allergy and Airways Patient Platform

View More Future Events (51 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Barcelona

2022 International Congress on Musical Signification – International Congress on Musical SignificationInternational Semiotics Institute, ImatraAcademy of Cultural HeritagesInternational Association for Semiotic Studies
2022 Annual Meeting – International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics
2022 Annual Meeting – Cervical Spine Research Society – Europe
2022 International Symposium on Electronic Art – ISEA International
2022 Congress – World Parkinson Coalition
2022 Working Group on Integrated Protection of Stored Products Conference – International Organisation for Biological Control
2022 Summit – World Summit on Pediatrics
2022 CHS²: International Conference on “Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel” – International Conference on “Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel”
2022 Forum – Philanthropy Europe Association
2022 Congress – AEA - International Lawyers Network
2022 World Recycling Convention – Bureau of International Recycling
2022 World Congress – International Neuromodulation Society
2022 Workshop – Coalition Theory Network
2022 Annual Meeting – European Academy of Childhood Disability
2022 World Conference on Higher Education – Global University Network for InnovationUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
2022 Annual Conference – European Association of Research and Technology Organizations
2022 World Seed Congress – International Seed Federation
2022 IOT Solutions World Congress – Industry IoT Consortium
2022 Integrated Systems Europe Conference (ISE 2022) – Custom Electronic Design and Installation AssociationAudiovisual and Integrated Experience Association
2022 FACE AHEAD - Young Surgeons CMF Summit – AO FoundationEuropean Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
2022 International Symposium on Food Packaging – International Life Sciences Institute
2022 The MedTech Forum – MedTech Europe
2022 Global Currency Forum – International Currency Association
2022 International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) – International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes
2022 Symposium on Space Educational Activities (SSEA) – European Space Agency

View More Past Events (5882 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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