Spain is a significant player in the MICE industry on a global scale. Its climate, infrastructure, and landscapes attract thousands of visitors year after year. In recent years, Spain’s cosmopolitan capital of Madrid has been emerging as a favourite for hosting meetings and conferences of any size.
Reasons to Host your Meeting in Madrid
With over 200 direct flights connecting Madrid to countries all over the world, reaching the city has never been easier! In addition, an efficient high-speed train system connects the capital with many other major Spanish cities including, Barcelona, Seville, and Málaga.
Culture & Heritage
The Spanish passion and culture are alive in the streets of Madrid. Paseo de la Luz, the city’s recently named UNESCO Heritage Site, is home to several monuments, gardens, and one of the largest art galleries in the world.
There is a reason why Madrid has been consistently named as Spain’s number one MICE tourism destination. Multi-space convention centres such as IFEMA, and spacious congress centres and auditoriums are capable of hosting up to thousands of visitors. New five-star hotel offerings like the Four Seasons, Edition, and Mandarin Ritz provide high-end and state-of-the-art accommodation and event spaces.
Green spaces and Sustainability
The Spanish capital has recently made a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint in the MICE sector. Limiting the use of polluting vehicles, and prioritizing natural light and digital content are just some of the city’s eco-friendly efforts to help preserve our planet. Not to mention Madrid has a handful of parks and green spaces perfect for outdoor activities.
Trendy restaurants and world-renowned chefs are some of the selling points of Madrid, and Spain as a whole. The city boasts an impressive list of gastronomic offers, from small local tapas bars to high-scale Michelin star restaurants. Catch the sunset from one of the many rooftop terraces, dine at one of the oldest restaurants in the world or watch a traditional flamenco show in a Cueva.
With an average of 330 days of sun year-round, Madrid is a bucket list destination any time of the year.
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