trade fairs fira de barcelona

The second half of the year will see more important fairs and events held in the facilities of Fira de Barcelona. We shall highlight some of those with the most impact:

⊕ Jewels are the stars. BCNjoya en Expohogar. This salón, a reference for gift, decoration and costume jewelery, presents the latest novelties in commercial, high-end and designer jewelry, watches and silverware.
27-30 de September. Montjuïc site.

⊕ Sailing for everyone. Barcelona’s Saló Nàutic Internacional. This is an essential event for those who love sailing and all activities related with the sea. The Port Vell venue will be displaying over 300 exhibitors and 700 boats, accompanied by an extensive programme of sports and activities. The focus this year is on sustainability and the need to reduce plastic waste in the sea.
9-13 October. Port Vell.

caravaning barcelona

⊕ Open air adventures. Caravaning. There will be over 30,000 m2 of exhibition space showing the latest in motorhomes, campers, caravans, wooden huts, modules, campsites, accessories and new products, with the presence of campsite associations, entities and suppliers. There will be lots of activities aimed at families and younger children.
12-20 October. Gran Via site.

⊕ A world of wellbeing. Piscina & Wellness Barcelona. This fair, one of the largest international shows, offers all new products related with swimming pools for private homes, public pools, wellness and fitness equipment. Business meetings, activities and demonstrations will make the event more valuable, with a large section dedicated to innovation, technology, architecture and new companies.
15-18 October. Gran Via site.

⊕ Additive manufacturing. Industry. The forum of additive and advanced industry, is focused on the possibilities of smart manufacturing, placing special emphasis on machine tools, the transformation of plastic, robotics, automation, new materials, connectivity, design and services.
29-31 October. Gran Via site.

⊕ Internet of Things. IoT Solutions World Congress. This is the benchmark international event for the industrial internet. This edition will be looking at digitalization and answering questions about manufacturing, connected transport, buildings and infrastructure, artificial intelligence, energy, blockchain, medical care and open industry.
29-31 October. Gran Via site.

⊕ Japanese culture. Manga Barcelona. This year, the show, organised by Ficomic will feature Dragon Ball and also celebrate its 25th anniversary, bringing together a number of exhibitions, activities and initiatives revolving around the world of Japanese comics, anime and culture. There will be well-known authors and artists in attendance.
31 October to 3 November Montjuïc site .

⊕ The capital of the senses. Fòrum Gastronòmic. This is an event for professionals of the sector and this year it is doubling its space in order to position good food as one of Barcelona’s attractions. This is as true for the variety and quality of traditional Mediterranean cooking as it is for the creative new ideas of internationally famous chefs.
18-20 November. Montjuïc site.

smart city barcelona fair⊕ Smart cities. Smart City Expo World Congress. This is the international benchmark for urban innovation, offering a meeting point for all actors in the ecosystem of smart cities. It brings together company leaders and public figures, businessmen, experts and academics from all over the world. This event is being held at the same time as the Smart Mobility Congress, which deals with innovative ideas for urban mobility.
19-21 November. Gran Via site.

⊕ Business tourism. Ibtm World. This is the main global event for tourism for business meetings, congresses, occasions, incentive travel, etcetera. It is a broad area where professionals, destinations and innovations from the sector can all meet. Visitors are expected to come from over 140 countries.
19-21 November. Gran Via site.

⊕ The emotions of video gaming. Nice One Barcelona (N1B). As the evolved format of Barcelona Games World, N1B will be a major celebration of video games and digital entertainment, with sections for new releases, competitions, virtual and augmented reality experiences, music, films, anime culture and shared emotions.
28 November to 1 December. Gran Via site.

⊕ The future is here. The City of Dreams. This is the new format of the Festival of Childhood, this fair combines fun and games with the discovery of new professions for boys and girls. It underlines the value of work and the importance of skills and harmonious coexistence in the city.
27-30 December / 2-4 January. Montjuïc site.

Medical and technological congresses

AThe second half of 2019 will see the Fira sites occupied by important medical congresses, such as the World Congress on Lung Cancer (7 to 10 September), the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (16 to 20 September), the congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (27 September to October), the meeting of the Spanish Cardiology Society on cardio-vascular diseases (17 to 19 October) and UEG or Gastroenterology Week (19 to 23 October).

Technology events include SAP TechEd from 8 to 10 October and VMworld from 4 to 7 November.

R.P.