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Practical Information

What You Need to Know


Gran Via, 9, Carrer del Foc,

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat 08908,

Barcelona (Spain)

Hall 4 and 6

How to Get to the Venue


Good to know: delegates (congress pass) will receive a free Public Transport pass to travel in Barcelona easily during the Summit. The transport pass is valid from June 4 to 10 (both inclusive, 7 days) and allows you to travel throughout the public transport network of Barcelona and the 36 municipalities of the Metropolitan Area. This includes the railway services of FGC, metro and bus of TMB and Renfe Commuter Services and other urban and interurban bus lines.

Opening Hours


Sunday 12:30-18:30
Monday 08:30-18:00
Tuesday 08:30-18:00
Wednesday 08:30-16:00


Monday 09:00-18:00
Tuesday 09:00-18:00
Wednesday 09:00-16:00

How to get to the Summit


Line 9 Sud runs from the airport to Fira Gran Via, and into the city of Barcelona. It connects with three other major Metro lines, so nearly every area of city has a simpler way to get to Fira Gran Via. The main station in the venue is called Fira.

Coming from Barcelona Airport?

  1. From Terminal 1: walk about 700m to the Metro station at Terminal 1 station and take Line 9 Sud to Zona Universitària for 9 stops. Exit at Fira station.
  2. From Terminal 2: enter the Metro station at Terminal 2 station and take Line 9 Sud to Zona Universitària for 8 stops. Exit at Fira station.

Coming from Barcelona-Sants?

  1. Take the Metro line 5 to Cornellà Centre for 3 stops and exit à Collblanc station.
  2. Then take the Metro line 9 Sud for 4 stops and exit at Fira station.

Networking Events

Welcome Reception *

Our local partners were pleased to invite delegates to an exclusive welcome reception held in the beautiful gardens of the Palace of Albéniz.

The Welcome Reception took place on 4th June.

Networking Dinner *

Enjoy delicious food, vibrant music and stunning views of the city at the historic Montjuïc Castle for an exclusive networking dinner.

The Networking Dinner will take place on Wednesday 7th June from 20:00 – 23:30

Bus Transfers

Transfer from Plaza de Espanya to Montjuïc Castle
Departures between 19.30 and 19.45
Meeting point: Av. de la reina Maria Cristina, 08004 Barcelona (view on map)

Return transfer from Montjuïc Castle to Plaza de Espanya
Departures between 23.15 and 23.35
Meeting point at Montjuïc Castle: Carrer del Castell, 08038 Barcelona (view on map)

* Please note that you must have a Full Pass in order to access this event.

Dress Code:

Smart casual. Come elegant but comfortable. We also recommend bringing a piece of clothing for when it gets cold. Please keep in mind that the path from the bus stop to the Montjuïc Castle is made of stones, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.


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The Venue: Gran Via

It is one of the largest and most modern fair venues in Europe. It is characterised by its design, functionality and commitment to sustainability, hosting one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic plants.

It has eight halls, connected by a walkway that channels visitors, with some of the most advanced technical and logistical features.

It is planned to extend it by 2024 with the construction of a new 60,000 sqm two-storey building, in addition to another one for offices and services, to be linked up to the rest of the complex by means of a footbridge, giving continuity to the walkway that connects all the pavilions.

The Gran Via venue contains several spaces for congress activity spread around the different halls. One of them is the Convention Centre, located in Hall 8, a fully modular and versatile space with seating for between 3,000 and 12,000 people.

The venue, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Toyo Ito, is located between Barcelona and L’Hospitalet del Llobregat in a new business development area, very close to the airport and connected to the public transport network.