Moll de Barcelona, s/n, 08039 Barcelona   |  +34 935 088 000

The Conference will take place in the “World Trade Center Barcelona”, a space located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the heart of the Port of Barcelona (Edif. Este, Moll de Barcelona, s/n, 08039 Barcelona. +34 935 088 000).

Specifically, the conference will be held in several venues:

-Auditorium (floor -1): most of the event will take place in this space, including one of the two thematic workshops.

-Room A4 (floor 1): the other thematic workshop will be held in this space.

-Room Port Vell (floor 0): this space will host the lunch break on 19 October 2023.

All the spaces described above will have WiFi connection



Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is located between 15 and 20 kilometres from the selected hotels and 15 kilometres from the event venue.


High-speed trains arrive at Barcelona-Sants station, which is located between 5 and 10 kilometres from the hotels and 4 kilometres from the event venue


There are other means of transport to get to the city, such as by car or boat. If arriving by car, Barcelona, in addition to being a city with heavy traffic, has a strict mobility policy that prevents driving and parking in certain areas of the city, so it is recommended to consult the specific areas affected by the limitations.

The organisation is not responsible for parking costs for private vehicles, nor does it have parking spaces available for this purpose.


Three hotels have been arranged for the accommodation of the participants.

They are the following:

– Hotel Ilunion Les Corts and Spa 4* (Carrer del Cardenal Reig, 11, 08028 Barcelona)

– Hotel Ilunion Barcelona (Poble Nou) 4* (C/ de Ramon Turró, 196, 198, 08005 Barcelona)

– Hotel INNSiDE by Meliá Barcelona Apolo 4* (Av. del Paral-lel, 57-59, 08004 Barcelona)

Check-in can take place from 15:00 hours on the day of arrival and check-out before 12:00 hours on the day of departure.

The Organisation will not be responsible for the cost of accommodation in hotels other than those described, nor for rooms that it has not assigned to the participant. Neither transfer service will be available for transfers to the venue of the Event and to the development of the activities of the agenda outside the assigned hotels. Once the hotels have been assigned, if you need more information, please contact

If you would like to extend your stay in the city, which the organising team strongly encourages you to do, you can find tourist information about the city here:


The conference includes the transfer of the following journeys:

– Journeys between each of the 3 hotels chosen by the organisation for accommodation and the venue of the event (World Trade Center Barcelona).

– Journey from the event venue to the places to be visited as part of the social programme (venue for the institutional visit and the institutional dinner).

– Return to each of the 3 hotels chosen by the organisation for accommodation at the end of each day’s programme.

For logistical reasons, upon confirmation of registration, the organisers will assign each participant one of the following buses: blue, red, green, yellow, white and black.

Participants are requested to use the transport provided for the conference.

Participants are kindly requested to respect the bus assigned in their registration confirmation when travelling around the city during the conference.

If you choose another means of transport to travel to the various Conference venues, please notify the organising team in order to avoid unnecessary delays. In this case, you will be responsible for the costs of such transport.


The Conference includes a social programme for Thursday 19 October 2023.

Those participating in the full programme should note that, first thing in the morning, there will be an early departure from the hotel to the Conference venue. At the end of the Conference, there will be a direct transport to the places of the cultural visit and then to the institutional dinner. You will return to the hotel only at the end of the dinner.

Therefore, when leaving the hotel in the morning, participants should note that they will not return to the hotel until after the institutional dinner.

INSTITUTIONAL VISIT. Participants who so wish, will enjoy, during the afternoon of Thursday 19 October 2023, a guided cultural visit in Spanish and English in Barcelona.

The visit will last around 90 minutes.

Transport will be provided from the venue of the event to the cultural visit, and transfer to the venue of the institutional dinner. Participants who do not choose the transport provided by the organising team will have to travel by their own means.

INSTITUTIONAL DINNER AT THE HOTEL ALIMARA. Afterwards, participants who so wish may enjoy Spanish gastronomy at an institutional dinner to be held at the Hotel Alimara (Carrer de Berruguete, 126, 08035 Barcelona). The dinner will be in collaboration with CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, a centre attached to the University of Barcelona where, since 1969, many students have been trained in these disciplines.


During the Conference, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Spanish/English and English/Spanish. Interpreting will also be provided for the institutional visit.


– Emergency number: 112.

– Dialling code: +34 o 0034.

– Currency: EURO.

– Electricity: en España la potencia es de 230V, 50Hz.

– Type of plug: the most common in Spain is Europlug or CEE 7/16.

– Water: tap water is completely safe in Barcelona.

– Time zone: in Barcelona, as in all of Spain except the Canary Islands, the time is Central European Time (CET), which corresponds to GMT+1.

– Weather: The weather in Barcelona in the month of October has, on average, minimum temperatures of 17°C and maximum temperatures of 22°C.

– The average rainfall in October is between 3 and 8 days, so it is a good idea to bring an umbrella.


Should you have any queries in the days prior to the event, please contact

Specific contact details will be provided a few days before the conference.