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Barcelona business tourism beat the record in 2017

In 2017 Barcelona has made history in business tourism, the Catalan capital hosted a total of 2134 business meetings that represented an increase of 8.1% compared to the previous year. A record driven by the technology companies, which represent the conventions, and the medical and pharmaceutical events, which represent more than half of the congresses held last year in the city. It’s estimated that the local economic impact was 1,851 million euros, 21,1% more than the previous year, and the highest number since 2001.

The meetings that take place in Barcelona are mainly from large companies such as Cisco, HP or Microsoft that is following in the footsteps of the Mobile World Congress.

Of the 2134 meetings that were registered in 2017, a total of 561 were congresses and 1573 conventions. Within the first group are the Mobile or the Smart City Expo, although the medical, sanitary and pharmaceutical congresses accounted for more than 50% of what was calculated.

Barcelona has already outdone itself, in fact, in the fall of 2019, the Gran Via site will host the ultimate medical congress: the European Oncology. Until last year, it was held in Madrid and which provides for the assistance of more than 25,000 professionals.

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Sailing and winery visit

 

This is a possible activity that you can choose to be included in your Incentive program.

A sea route with endless possibilities opens up before you! Sail to Masnou, leaving Barcelona’s incredible skyline behind, and discover the beaches at Maresme. Let us take you to the wineries, where a sommelier will accompany us on a journey into the vineyards, their wines and aromas. Finally, enjoy delicious Mediterranean gastronomy in an experience sure to delight all your senses.

We set out from Barcelona aboard a Golet, which is a Turkish wooden boat with two masts, formerly of pine, that were used to transport cargo and fishing along the southern coast of Turkey. Afterwards we will  sail to the port town of Masnou. During the journey, we’ll be able to enjoy the city’s skyline, which we gradually leave behind to discover the endless Maresme beaches.

 

Boat     Live Music

Appetizers     Boat

 

On the boat the group can enjoy various activities, such as:

  • Tasting delicious dishes from the catering
  • Private golf lessons: this involves using golf balls that are composed of ecological substances, as soon as they end up in the water they dissolve.
  • Playing Poker or Black Jack: we provide the tables and the necessary equipment.
  • Listening to beautiful live music: artists that will blow your mind with a private concert using a saxophone and/or guitar.

 

Catering        Black Jack

Golf        Live Music

 

 

On arrival to Masnou Port, we’ll head straight for a local, family-run winery. A sommelier will show us around this organic vineyard, which looks out onto the Mediterranean, and reveal the secrets of this unique wine-making location.

 

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We’ll taste and learn about their wines, and we can even enrich the experience with a light meal, pairing Mediterranean tapas with the vineyard’s finest organic offerings.

Contact us if you have a group interested in this unique activity, or for a full Incentive program.

 

 

Alimentaria Barcelona 2018

Alimentaria 2018 – International Food, Drinks & Food service Exhibition

Alimentaria is the leading fair for food, drinks and gastronomy in Spain and the Mediterranean Arc and an international benchmark for the sector.

In various sectors the Spanish food and beverage industry is one of the favorites. Spain has Alimentaria as its reference room.  Based on the net sales data, the Spanish food and beverage industry has positioned itself as the fourth in Europe and the eighth worldwide.

This unique fair attracts thousands of international buyers each year, that are in search for high quality food and variety. It is the landmark international event for all professionals in the food, drinks and food service industry and represents an unmissable date with innovation, the latest trends and the internationalization of the sector.

Some of the various activities that you can experience at the fair are for example:

Vinorum Think: This includes a dozen master tasting sessions to unveil the wines that are setting the trends, and a space featuring the most outstanding classic ‘pairings’ in Spain between wine and cuisine.

Barcelona Cocktail Art: This exhibition and demo area teaches you everything you have to know about the art of cocktail making and will be the venue for presentations, workshops, master classes and tasting sessions by leading national and international experts.

The unique values of this fair are internationalization, innovation, gastronomy and sector specialization. So do not hesitate and come admire a highly attractive offering based on the key markets for the food industry and their consumer trends. This unique event will take place on 16-19 of April at Gran Via Venue in Barcelona.

 

 

Catamaran Barcelona

There is a new catamaran in town

“There is a new catamaran in town”… and it will be soon available moored at Sitges port suitable for any kind of event.

This is a new, luxurious and futurist catamaran never seen before in the Mediterranean Sea.

The solarium has 19 comfortable and design lounges. Every lounge has mattress, pillow, towel and box with key for guests’ personal belongings. It has a sun visor that offers protection, comfort and intimacy.

The inside of the boat has a capacity up to 38 people sitting in nice Chester sofas. It is equipped with air conditioning, TV screens for presentations and a bar that offers gourmet menu as well as a selection of premium cocktails.

The prow area is a VIP zone for 8 people. Guests will enjoy privacy, VIP service and spectacular views. The poop is equipped with showers and swimming platforms.

This excellent catamaran is perfect for corporate meetings, sunset cocktails or any kind of special event you want to offer to your clients.

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Winery visit – Awaken your senses

We are all aware that Barcelona is the place to be, the place that all tourists and business groups want to visit and discover. However, Barcelona’s surroundings are as beautiful as Catalonia’s capital and definitely more calm and quiet.

That is the reason why sometimes we like to suggest an alternative to Barcelona when clients ask for a leisure activity for their groups while they attend congresses, conventions or incentive trips in the city.

Let us tell you a bit more about one of those alternatives; we call it “Awaken your senses”.

This is a half-day activity in the Bages region, around one hour driving distance from Barcelona. We will visit a winery that has more than 9 centuries of history and a long tradition in wine growing. Once we arrive to the winery we will start with a nice breakfast buffet that includes coffee/tea, juices, cupcakes, cookies and all sorts of cakes made by a local creative bakery.

Half an hour later, a guide from the winery will take us on a tour to visit the facilities, which includes the old cellar of the house (XII). The old cellar is of the gems of the wine culture and history of this area and it has been preserved in its original state. We will also visit the museum of industry and transport: private collection of the family engaged in transportation vehicles, trucks and antique tools that the family used for winemaking.

The next stop will be the modern cellar and the barrels room. In this last room we will take a break for a relaxing yoga session in a unique and charming place. After stretching our body and connect with ourselves, we will take a walk to the vineyards so we can approach history of viticulture in bages and enjoy the landscape.

At the end of the walk, the visit culminates with a wine and olive oil tasting in a lovely setting surrounded by vineyards. We will taste white and red wines as well as high quality olive oil produced by the same winery.

It is now time to have an appetizer back in the winery followed by a tasty lunch in one the winery’s rooms. We will of course enjoy our meal with the local wines.

A bottle of wine as a gift for all our guests will be the end of this experience before we go back to Barcelona with all our senses completely awaken.

This activity will allow your clients to disconnect from city stress and noise, recharge their batteries and be ready for any new business challenge coming.

Contact us for more information.

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IBTM Barcelona – Where the World meets

IBTM is one of the largest events focused on MICE industry; meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, taking place in the award winning city of Barcelona.

More tan 15.000 professional and decision makers of the global meetings industry will meet during three energising days to network, participate in seminars, discuss and interact with each other in this strong and dynamic show.

One of the highlights of this year is the Innovation zone – an area where more than 50 technology suppliers will showcase their latest technology products and services that will change the industry in the near future.

There will be more than 100 networking events for the assistants, not only the nightclubs or the welcome party, but many events taking place around the city and the exhibition area. After all, networking and fun is part of this show.

For all the industry professionals, attending this event means meeting global suppliers, connect with top level global meeting planners and buyers and keep up to date with the latest trends through the ibtm knowledge programme and education sessions.

ibtm world will take place from 17th – 19th November in Barcelona.

A secret cocktail club in the city!

Without doubt, it is one of the most secret and intimate spaces in Barcelona; the luxurious hardwood fittings make for welcoming, cozy surroundings. This unique spot offers live music (one of the only lounges in Barcelona to do so) and is adjacent to the hotel’s ‘Smoking Club’ which provides those clients who become members the increasingly rare possibility of smoking in a public venue. The layout is elliptical; a basement location in the hotel lends a clandestine quality, which only heightens the overall experience. The French décor from 19 century gives guests an impression of wealthy but warm place, which is used to welcome some of famous artist, politicians and celebrities.

This amazing spot offers, in addition to signature cocktails prepared with care and detail of Dany Martin, one of the most famous bartenders in town. Dany knows how to listen, understand and interpret the tastes and preferences of those who come here.

For corporate groups, it is possible to organize cocktail workshops. First of all, participants will be watching the bartender who will be glad to explain and show all the secrets of making cocktails, afterwards, for those who want to test their skills, they have the opportunity to go behind a fully equipped bar and get the feeling of this new exciting experience. Together with the bartender, they will create their own cocktail or an exisiting one.  After various techniques, tricks and tastes, we are sure that guest will enjoy this fun and tasty workshop.

You will be surprised of wide menu of more conventional cocktails, gin and tonics, liqueurs and wines and a variety of champagne and beer. Furthermore, you can enjoy non-alcoholic cocktails, and a new menu of tapas gourmet sweets and desserts that will delight everyone.

T-made events & Luxury Trips Spain invite you to come and sip on a cocktail while you enjoy a jazz concert .

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Summer Special Incentive Program

Day  1

Sightseeing

Delegates will be welcomed in the airport and accompanied to the Nouveau Art Deco hotel  4* which is very central, only 10min walking from Passeig de Gracia.  Short relaxation and breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon spent in Gothic district – walking guided tour of the main historical and cultural points located in Barcelona’s old town such as Boqueria market, Ramblas, Barcelona Cathedral or Born district.

Dinner at clandestine warehouse – a discreet, intimate and pleasant place where every dish is made from the very best products in order to please the customers’ refined taste.

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Day 2

Sailing Regatta

Breakfast at the hotel. Going to the port  for a sailing regatta. It combines amusement, competition and for the sea lovers, the chance to get in touch with the beautiful Mediterranean sea. In order to achieve a positive team building result, participants shall be encouraged to take part in all activities involved in sailing the boat under the guidance of qualified instructor.

Dinner at Montjuic mountain restaurant with spectacular view of the whole city of Barcelona.

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Day 3

Team building beach activities

These activities take place on the beach (Castelldefells). Participants will be divided into several groups. Each group will do different activities to develop team spirit and improve team work. Activities include beach volleyball, SUP (Paddle Surf) and boat constructions.

Summer Special barbeque and closing party at the beach with music and entertainment.

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Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel and transport to the airport.

 

If you want to try out our Summer Special Incentive Programme contact us for any further information.

 

 

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The International Tourism in Catalonia Show

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From 4 – 6 April 2014 there will be The International Tourism in Catalonia Show. The venue for this event is Montjuic Exhibition Centre – Pavilion 8.

The Show is all about tourism and it will cover areas like Tourism in Spain and close to home,  International Mediterranean, Travel Agencies, Cruises, Campsites and rural tourism, „Porta del Dessert“ and Culinary tourism where the guests can try the best tasting dining from 1€!

Besides dining, you can enjoy variety of cultural and entertaining activities in this, 23rd edition of The International Tourism Show. Some interesting activities to mention: Croatia – film set where the Croatian Tourist Information Office will explain through media presentation what has made this country a filming location; or Japanese culture where you can enjoy Origami demonstrations or exhibition of their traditional clothing.

The International Tourism show will host travel agencies and travel specialists from all over the world which makes The Show an ideal place to find partners or clients.  In addition to this, there will be a lot of seminars held in order to promote discussion and contact between experts and to raise awareness of the latest industry trends. Some of the seminars are:  Synergys, Conference on Innovation and Tourism Promotion, Generating Markets Workshops, Delice-cities professional Meeting, mTourism, etc.

The T-made Events team

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Alimentaria 2014 – International Food and Drinks Exhibition

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From March 31st till April the 3rd Barcelona will be hosting one of the biggest international  food fairs – Alimentaria 2014! It will take place in Gran Via Exhibition Centre.  This will be the twentieth exhibition held and it takes place every two years.

There will be over 2800 exhibitors from Spain and 1000 more from worldwide from different sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, importing and exporting companies of varied food, drinks, hospitality products and services.  They will have their stands exhibiting their products which you will be able to taste. This is an absolut must-visit these days in Barcelona especially if you are working in this sector because there are many opportunities for your businesses  like finding new suppliers, getting new deals, finding new customers and selling your products.

There are  140 000 visitors expected from over 40 countries worldwide. There will be a lot of different and interesting activities such as The Alimentaria Experience – Show cooking – 50 chefs with 50 Michelin stars presenting their best.  Another interesting activities: The Alimentaria Hub where you can expect 50 speakers of innovation and trends; Innoval – product exhibition representing the industry’s innovative capabilities; Spain – the country of 100 Cheeses, Gourmet Olive Oil Bar, Vinorum and many more.

If you are coming to Alimentaria 2014, let T-Made events arrange your accommodation, airport transfers, private events, restaurant bookings, private transportation and any other service you might need!

The T-Made team

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