Almost a quarter of a century dynamizing the economy
Thanks to your trust and that of our team and strategic allies, we have achieved it
The meetings industry is one of the main drivers of local economies, with the conference tourist leading the way, spending three times more than the traditional tourist and generating more wealth for the city.
The Valencia Conference Centre was founded with the aim to be an economic driver, an important meeting point of knowledge due to the national and international congresses and events held there.
24 years have passed from the start until now. Almost quarter of a century of events. More than 3,100 in fact, in which 2.3 million people have participated, generating 2.3 million overnight stays. A track record which has been awarded prizes on two occasions, in 2010 and 2018, as the Best Conference Centre in the World by the International Association of Convention Centres (IAAC) and in Valencia it is the venue which attracts the most international guests.
Moreover, the 24 years have come at a time of transformation in the sector, where new trends are marked by tourists who demand a personalised experience. Conference tourists are increasingly committed to the environment and their surroundings.
For this reason, in our firm commitment to advance in the fulfilment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have introduced a new way of doing events: sustainable events.
In the Good Practice Guide for Holding Sustainable Events, (more information here), we offer all the tools to minimise the environmental impact of the event.
Recovery of international activity
It is international conference organisers themselves who consider sustainability as one of the main factors when it comes to choosing a venue for their events. Our 24th birthday comes at a key moment for the Conference Centre.
In just one month, important international conferences have placed Valencia in the world spotlight. The EMDR Europe Workshop Conference, 18th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, EAS 2022- European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting and the International Zeolite Conference are international events which on the whole last for more than four days, and which have once again made Valencia one of the leading venues for international meeting tourism.