Looking back on 2018
In 2018, the Valencia Conference Centre experienced, enjoyed and stored in its memory the milestones and moments that now rank among the most important in its history.
This year will always be remembered for two key events: the celebration of our 20th Anniversary and being given the award for the World’s Best Convention Centre by the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), for the second time.
These great moments were celebrated in a year that also saw milestones achieved within the Centre.
The Centre achieved several milestones in terms of activity with a 32% increase on 2017, generating a total of 90,729 overnight stays, which represents 36% more than in 2017. In addition, conference events increased by 27% in 2018, with this type of event having the greatest economic impact at local level. This intense activity attracted 12% more delegates than in 2017. It also had a significant international impact, with the Conference Centre welcoming double the number of international delegates in this area.
The 2018 report had to be special, a living reflection of the Centre’s activity, and include not only the stories from the year itself, but also from its 20-year history. Therefore, we decided to make this annual report more interactive, to take you on a journey along the company’s timeline, with comments from the main players from the last couple of decades. The report also includes a link to the video recording of the recognition ceremony for the professionals who have helped attract some fantastic events to Valencia; they are the Centre’s ambassadors.
If you haven’t heard about all the events of 2018, or if you’d like to revisit them, you can take a look at our Activity Report 2018 (hipervínculo web).