CCIB wins gold in the 2019 “Prevue Visionary Awards”
The International Convention Center of Barcelona (CCIB) has just added a new prize and, for the first time, arrives from the American continent. Our center, managed by GL events, has won gold in the category of “Best International Convention Center” in the 8th edition of the Prevue Visionary Awards. The award is given by the magazine “Prevue Meetings & Incentives”, one of the most influential of the industry in the United States (USA). The Visionary Awards are given annually to acknowledge the forward-thinking destinations, hotels & resorts, cruise lines, CVBs/DMOs, convention centers and airlines of the industry.
Prevue’s meeting and incentive planner audience and the Advisory Board voted in 37 categories and the publication announced the winners in the edition of this November / December. On the winners, they emphasize that “their forward-thinking approaches to meetings, incentives and conventions are transforming the industry as we know it”. Last year, Prevue included for the first time the category of convention centers and, in 2019, CCIB obtained gold in the category of “Best International Convention Center” while silver was for the Toronto Convention Center subway.
As we said, this is the first award that the CCIB obtains in the American continent and joins other prestigious awards obtained by our center. For example, the M&IT Awards in the United Kingdom where CCIB has been awarded seven times as “Best Overseas Conference Centre”, getting gold in 2017, two silvers (2008, 2016) and four bronzes (2007, 2012, 2015 and 2018).
The sector recognizes in all the awards the facilities of our venue -one of the most important in southern Europe to host congresses and conventions- and its offer to offer sustainable events. Environmental management is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies, one of the pillars of the CCIB to improve the environment and the city with a high social component.