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The CCIB came into being in 2004 with the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures. Following the Forum, management of the Convention Centre was subsequently awarded to GL events CCIB SL, a company created specifically for this purpose.


The corporate form of the CCIB is therefore that of a Limited Liability Company (LLC), with the following shareholder structure:


  • GL events: 80%

  • Barcelona City Council: 12%

  • Association of Barcelona Hoteliers: 8%


GL events, established in Lyon in 1978, is a world leader in the events sector. In 2017, this group operated a global network of 90 event locations, employed a workforce of 3,934 and generated turnover of 953,8 million euros.


The CCIB’s client profile is composed of three main types:


  • Agencies specialised in staging events for other organisations

  • Private companies which organise an event directly

  • Associations active in specific fields of the knowledge sector.


At the CCIB we are able to organise events of any type, whether local or international. Given the characteristics of the Convention Centre, however, we offer outstanding capacity for the organisation of large-scale events with a global reach.


These also have a positive impact on the city of Barcelona regarding hotel occupation, catering and other services related to the event. In this regard, 87,7% of our turnover is generated by international events attended by visitors from all over the world.


We would like to offer you a selection of the events organised by the CCIB since it opened for business up to 2017, as well as - with the kind permission of the respective organisers - notable events already confirmed for the future.





  • ESMO - GI CANCER - World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, 2005 to 2018
  • ESICM - European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2006, 2010 and 2014
  • WRC - World Retail Congress, 2007 to 2009
  • EBCC - European Breast Cancer Conference, 2010 and  2018
  • EANM - European Association on Nuclear Medicine, 2009 and 2016
  • ESHRE - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embriology, 2008 and 2018
  • ENETS - European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, 2007, 2013 to 2018





  • Gartner, 2011 to 2018
  • SAP, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 to 2015
  • HP Software, 2006 à 2008 and 2010
  • Microsoft, 2005 to 2008 and 2010
  • Citrix Barcelona, 2011 and 2012
  • Cisco Live & Networkers Conference, 2008 to 2010
  • CineEurope, 2012 to 2018
  • Global ABS, 2014 to 2018




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