Why Madrid? The Spanish capital is the perfect place to suit all your meeting requirements. Consider this: • Modern infrastructure. Over 200 direct flights connect Madrid to more than
70 countries and 174 destinations.
• Extraordinary cultural wealth and green spaces. Six UNESCO World Heritage Sites near
the city and second in the world with most green spaces.
• Properous lifestyle. Second-safest European capital and 34% higher GDP than
• A rich entertainment and cultural offering. There are 743 hotels and more than 17,000
restaurants, bars and cafes; more than 46,000 shops.
Madrid hosted seven major international
congresses in 2017
In 2017, seven large-scale international congresses took place in the capital, as the city
of Madrid continues to consolidate its position as a leading destination for these types of
events. It’s important to highlight that several of these major congresses are repeating in
the Spanish capital, and that some — like the World ATM Congress, now in its fifth year
in the city — have confirmed that they will be staying in Madrid for the next few years.
Congress organizers opt for Madrid
Together with London, the Spanish capital has earned fifth place in the ranking
produced by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which
compiles data on international congresses held in 1,600 cities across the world.
In addition to occupying one of the top positions as an international congress
destination, Madrid attracts excellent feedback and satisfaction ratings from
delegates and organizers alike.
Five Madrid hotels take home an “Oscar”
Five hotels from the Hotel Business Association of Madrid (AEHM) received the hotel
industry’s “Oscar” for the excellence and quality of their services at the 15th edition
of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2017. Representatives from Hotel Orfila,
Barceló Emperatriz, Artiem Madrid, Artistic B&B and Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid
collected the awards in a ceremony held on 1 March in the Royal Hall at the historical
building of Casa de la Panadería in Plaza Mayor. The event, which was attended by
Miguel Sanz, the Director of Tourism of Madrid, among others, highlighted the hotel
sector’s firm commitment to its customers, whom it caters to with unmatchable
value for money, a range of exclusive services and a long list of experiences that
encompasses everything from gastronomy to culture and leisure.
The medical and air transport industries
Madrid was the setting for some of the most important international congresses in
the medical and air transport sectors in 2017. They are the Annual European Congress
of Rheumatology ( 14,000 delegates); the European Congress of Medical Oncology
( 20,000 delegates); the World ATM Congress ( 7,000 delegates); the European Congress
of Osseointegration ( 3,000 delegates); the 54th European Renal Association and
European Dialysis and Transplant Association (10,000 delegates); the 22nd Congress
of the European Haematology Association ( 15,000 delegates); and the Annual World
Dental Congress ( 12,000 delegates).
MADRID CONVENTION BUREAU
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Discover how we can help you
make your event a success
Madrid Convention Bureau’s main goals are the promotion of Madrid as an ideal destination for holding all types of meetings,
from conferences and congresses to incentive trips. MCB is at the service of incentive trip, meeting and event organizers to
guarantee that any event held here runs smoothly, and to promote the Spanish capital as a city for business gatherings. It
represents the interests of over 200 associates from the public and private sector that are supplying professional services.
MCB carries out some 35 national and international promotional actions every year, aimed at cementing Madrid’s image as the
ideal destination for meetings tourism.
With the aim of continuing to strengthen the positive image of Destination Madrid and the work of promoting meetings tourism,
Madrid Convention Bureau has joined the Best Cities Global Alliance, a prestigious alliance of international congress bureaus
that pursues excellence in the organization of large-scale congresses.