Fira de Barcelona’s activity, venues, experience and leadership make it one of the most important trade fair institutions in Europe
Established in 1932, Fira organises and hosts trade shows and conferences for the major economic sectors, along with corporate, social and cultural events. It has two large venues, Montjuïc and Gran Via, covering 400,000 square metresof exhibition floor space, and offers exhibitors, organisers and visitors all the services of a modern, efficient organisation.
Its international prestige is closely linked to the Barcelona brand, a city with more than a century of trade fair tradition.
As an economic driver, it is one of the best international platforms for business, international exposure of companies, product marketing, networking and knowledge exchange.
It boasts a portfolio of 70 trade shows of varying frequency, 30,000 direct exhibitors and represented companies and over 2 million visitors from 200 countries. It contributes more than 2.5 billion euros to the economy of Barcelona and its environs.
One of its hallmarks is the support it provides for productive sectors professionals and entrepreneurs. Fira is a global event organiser that combines in-depth knowledge of the market with organisational experience, innovation, technological development and competitiveness.
Fira works to attract major international events, promote the growth of its shows, create new events featuring emerging sectors, ensure excellence of service and organise value-added activities. Of the trade shows held at its venues, 15 are benchmark events at European or world level (Mobile World Congress, Alimentaria, Piscina, EIBTM, Smart City Expo, Hostelco, Denim, etc.).
It has offices and representation in 43 countries and develops an international strategy that, in addition to attracting major events to its venues, hosts trade fairs and shows abroad and provides consultancy and exhibition management services for other operators.
Fira is a consortium that combines public ownership with autonomous company management.