Motivational and Inspirational Keynote Speaker in Barcelona, Carla Rieger is an internationally-known entrepreneur, coach and author, who travels all around the globe, to places like London UK, Madrid, India, Dubai, Singapore, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Vancouver. She offers advice to companies and individuals on how to increase their resiliency and creativity so they can speed up their pace of innovation therefore staying more competitive and relevant in the marketplace.
All Carla Rieger's keynotes are highly entertaining, interactive and practical:
Barcelona has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
The Penthouse Barcelona, on Passeig de Gràcia
Fira de Barcelona, on Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina
Teatre Nacional De Catalunya, on Placa De Les Arts
Can Magi, on Avinguda Can Magi
Teatre Victoria, on Avinguda Parallel
The Olympic and Sports Museum Juan Antonio Samaranch, on Avinguda de l’Estadi
General Information about Barcelona for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula and facing the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the capital and largest city of the Catalonia region from Spain. With a population of approximately 1.6 million within the city limits and 4.8 million if the neighboring municipalities of the Province of Barcelona are included, Barcelona is the sixth most populated urban area from the European Union after London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, and the Ruhr Area. It is one of the world’s leading economic, financial, cultural, and touristic centers and has an important influence on southwestern Europe’s commerce, science, entertainment, education, fashion, media and arts. Barcelona is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, having a large number of recreational areas, some of the best beaches in the world, a warm and mild climate, and a great variety of historical monuments, including eights UNESCO World Heritage Sites (such as the Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia church, two of the famous Spanish architect’s Antoni Gaudi’s most beautiful works). It has a highly developed touristic infrastructure with 519 hotels which include 35 five stars hotels, and is a renowned international venue for a large number of conferences and conventions.
The City as a Conference Destination
Barcelona hosts a great variety of conferences and conventions, having several internationally renowned congress halls, including the famous Fira de Barcelona, the second largest exhibition and trade fair center from Europe, where more than 50 events take place each year. Barcelona hosted the 1888 Exposición Universal de Barcelona, the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition (Expo 1929), the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, and the 2004 World Urban Forum. In 2018-2019 a large number of important conferences will be held in Barcelona, including the International Conference on Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities (BESSH), the Global E-commerce Summit, and the Annual Risk Management Forum.
Barcelona Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Barcelona, Spain, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Lokal Bar, famous for its lasagna (+34 931 16 76 55), the Teoric Taverna Gastronomica, where you can eat traditional Catalan food (+34 930 00 25 52), the Viana (+34 934 63 82 95), Uma (+34 656 99 09 30), and Blavis (+34 640 50 36 11), all famous for their Mediterranean cuisine, as well as Cheese and Cake (+34 935 30 95 74), one of the best places for having breakfast, with a great selection of healthy vegetarian food.
Barcelona Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are various highly rated tourist attractions which you can visit after your business conference in Barcelona. The famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudi are some of the most impressive sights in Barcelona. Among them, the unfinished church La Sagrada Familia is a breathtaking construction and the Parc Guell is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. In Barcelona you can also visit the Picasso Museum, where you will find a collection of more than 4,000 of the famous painter’s works. Another impressive attraction is La Rambla street, about which the poet Federico Garcia Lorca wrote that ‘it is the only street in the world which I wish would never end.’