Many multinational sector leaders choose Barcelona as the venue for their conferences and for presentations of their products. They value, above all, its charm, quality of life and tremendous energy. The conference sector is of the city's most important areas of activity and it stands out for its increasingly international focus: 90% of the business conventions organised in Barcelona are for European or North American companies, particularly in the medical/pharmaceutical, technological and industrial sectors. In terms of international conferences, the main economic sectors are those focused around medicine, science and technology.
Barcelona is a benchmark for trade-fair activities and it has two large venues: the historical one at Montjuïc and the more recent one on Gran Via. These two facilities come under the umbrella of Fira de Barcelona, a public-private institution that is nearly 100 years old. It organises and plays host to around 80 trade fairs and conferences covering a wide range of economic and business sectors, as well as social and corporate events, contributing over 2.5 billion euros a year to the city's economy. There is also the Palau de Congressos in the centre of Barcelona and two very modern facilities for holding international conferences have been added in the last few years: the International Convention Centre and the World Trade Center.
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