GL Events growing throughout the world

GL Events, the company that manages the International Convention Center of Barcelona (CCIB), has announced the opening of three new venues in Japan, Dubai and Toulouse to join its 40 venues global network. The three destinations, located next to international airports, are renowned hubs for aeronautics and aviation. The presentation of the new venues took place during the IBTM World held from November 27 to 29 in Barcelona with more than 3,000 organizers of events and conventions (including our venue) from 150 countries.

Marc Rodríguez, general manager of the CCIB and representative of GL Events in Spain, said that, “with these new destinations, our portfolio of destinations around the world will be completed and our international perception will be even better”. In addition, “strengthening this international presence will favor the CCIB, one of the venues of our group that hosts more international events,” remarked Rodríguez.


Aichi Sky Expo (Japan) is a 60 000 sqm versatile facility to open in Japan in September 2019. With this significant growth of event capacities, Japan offers new opportunities to exhibition, congress and event organizers. Largest industrial region in Japan, strategically located between Tokyo and Osaka, Aichi is Japan gateway to the world. Situated in bonded area, in 5 minutes walk from Aichi airport (Centrair), Aichi Sky Expo symbolizes the willingness to open Aichi to international trade and relations. New Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Center comprising 40 000 sqm of indoor exhibition, 39 000sqm of outdoor exhibition and 15 000sqm of convention spaces, will open in June 2020. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, famous Dutch architect, as a compact mini-city inspired by the shape of the aeronautics manufacturing plants in the area, the venue will be located in 5 minutes drive from Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport, 1st French business airport. Upon the opening, the venue will host Open Space, major event in space sector, designed by industry partners and GL events.

Finally, E2 Dubaï South Event and Exhibition Center is located in the heart of Aviation District, ecosystem comprising aerospace supply chain, airside facilities, education and R&D, hosting Dubaï Air Show. The 40 000 sqm center is purpose-built for catering large-scale shows and events. World Expo 2020 and Al Maktoum International Airport which will become the largest hub welcoming 200 million passengers per year, are stone throw from the venue.


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