The CCIB, a venue for hosting tradeshows of all kinds
The CCIB hosts some of the most important events of the moment, but it is not always identified as a place for exhibitions or tradeshows. However, the 11.340sqm of its Multi-Purpose Room, as well as the other multifunctional spaces make it a suitable location for this type of events (it is possible to setup 615 modular stands of 9sqm in the Multi-Purpose Room). Since its opening, many exhibitions have passed through the facilities, repeating the experience on many of the cases. Without going too far in time, in 2015, STS Beauty Barcelona, a show dedicated to personal image, beauty and quality of life, gathered 63,000 visitors in just three days!
The truth is that tradeshows are a world full of surprises from which often little is known. For example, did you know that the first ones were celebrated 1.000 years ago in Western Europe? And they were dedicated to almost any sector? There are even boat shows in places where there are no sea or lakes or navigable rivers! Other curiosities? At the CCIB, the most requested carpet colors are gray and dark blue and once the event is finished, this carpet is recycled and converted into beads that serve as fuel for the cement industry.
Upcoming events: from hoteliers to astrologers
From 23 to 25 November, the CCIB will host Interihotel, the largest showcase in Spain specialized in hotel interior design. Designed as a context to generate business with contacts of quality, the show combines specialized presentations, networking spaces, awards for innovation and a showroom of rooms, common areas and other products for interior design in hotels. In 2016, there will be special areas dedicated to design, materials and experiences. As for its professional nature, the public is composed of directors of projects and engineering, owners and directors of hotel companies, architects and interior designers specialized in hotel contract.
Also Magic Internacional, is coming back to the CCIB from 2 to 4 December. In this case, it is the largest alternative show in Europe in new spirituality, para-sciencies and complementary therapies and it will be open to the public. It offers the latest news from the para-scientific, alternative therapies, astrological and esoteric sectors, through the presence of prestigious professionals and a program of conferences and workshops, taught by the best specialists, forming and informing the public of the reality of this alternative world.
The upcoming year will bring to the CCIB different events in the world of tradeshows. Among them, it will stand out Architecture @ Work, an innovative concept for professionals of building design that will take place next March for the first time in Spain. Later, Advanced Factories by BIEMH will combine an exhibition and a congress about the so-called 4.0 industry and it will be the first event that the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) celebrates outside its facilities in Biscay.