05 Mai 2015
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe38th International Conference of the Water, Engineering and Development Centre, 27-31/07/15, Loughborough +++ 23rd Velo-City Conference of the European Cyclists Federation, 02-05/06/15, Nantes +++ 8th World Environment Education Congress of the WEEC International Environmental Education Network, 29/06-02/07/15, Goteborg
AsiaBiennial Congress of the International Hydropower Association, 19-21/05/15, Beijing +++ 12th Congress of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, 07-11/06/15, Yokohama +++ 11th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Society of Hypertension, 04-07/06/15, Bali
America19th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 14-18/06/15, San Diego CA +++ Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication, 12-16/07/15, Montreal +++ 18th Congress of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, 27/07-01/08/15, Santiago de Chile
Africa18th Biennial Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa, 24-26/06/15, Cape Town +++ 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, 24-28/08/15, Accra +++ 4th Africa Regional Conference on the International Association for Volunteer Effort, 08-11/06/15, Kigali
Pacific11th Biennial World Congress of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 07-12/06/15, Sydney +++19th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Municipal Engineering, 08-10/06/15, Rotorua +++ 3rd Conference of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law, 25-28/06/15, Wellington
Why Valencia? 
José Salinas, CEO, Valencia Tourism & Convention Bureau (TVCB)
Did you know that...?
+ Both University of Valencia and Polytechnic University are among the top 200 universities worldwide in fields such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Business. This assures associations of first class research to be discussed at conferences, and excellent speakers.
+ The Medical Research Institute Hospital La Fe, located in Valencia, is one of the largest and best qualified Hospitals in Europe with cutting-edge clinical technologies. It consists of 20 accredited research groups and more than 400 researchers.
+ Valencia's most known festival, Las Fallas, is the second biggest festival in the world.
+ Valencia is the birthplace of the famous Paella dish.
Where to meet?
There are three major tailor-made congress and exhibition centres within the city that provide a wide range of budgets and requirements as well as being within close proximity to a wide choice of accommodation options.
The Valencia Conference Centre is currently one of the few conference centres to hold three quality awards. The Centre works to a Global Sustainability Plan which includes a photovoltaic roof. This makes this building designed by Norman Foster absolutely unique. It can host up to 2.250 attendees at the same time and has 2.827sqm for exhibitions.
The Events Centre of Feria Valencia, with an avant-garde architecture, large open spaces and versatility as the main characteristics of this unique enclosure has a capacity to accommodate 7,000 people in a variety of rooms.
The City of Arts and Sciences is striking for its architecture and immense capacity for cultural dissemination. It offers numerous settings for all types of productions and outdoor and indoor locations. The important role of its architecture is thanks to two internationally renowned Spanish architects producing the best of their work here: Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.
Where to stay?
Valencia has a range of excellent hotel facilities, in terms of both quality and quantity. All the hotels offer a high level of comfort, exquisite decoration and a wide range of services. Organisers and delegates can be confident that all their requirements will be fully met by their highly qualified staff.
There are 69 hotels in the city offering 9.000 rooms with a total capacity of 17.800 beds. The 4 star hotels concentrate almost 50% of the total capacity, which is ideal for hosting congresses. Other types of accommodation are available such as hostels, youth hostels and vacation rentals. Examples of international chains in Valencia: Melia, AC by Marriott, Starwood, NH, Accor.
How to get there?
Valencia has historically been a cultural crossroads and continues to be a meeting point between northern Europe and the Mediterranean countries. The city is easily accessible via its international airport which is located just 8 km from the city centre. The airport is connected to 55 destinations around the globe through the 38 international airlines and low cost carriers. There are several options to get to Valencia from the airport. There is the underground that takes only 20 minutes to the city and taxis are abundant and low-priced.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
Yes, due to its strong collaboration with over 300 members in business tourism, the Valencia Convention Bureau can provide the associations with impartial and neutral advice, identification of a local member if needed, assistance in bidding, recommendation of relevant suppliers (hotels, caterers, transportation, services, PCO…), organization of site inspections and contact with the Valencia City Council.
Whom to contact?
Manuel Ferrís, International Association Meetings Manager: promocion-mf@turisvalencia.es
Angeles Redondo, International Association Meetings Manager: mangeles-redondo@turisvalencia.es
Turismo Valencia is a non-profit private Foundation with the participation of the Valencia City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, Feria Valencia and the Valencia Business Confederation (Confederación Empresarial Valenciano, CEV). The Turismo Valencia Convention Bureau (TVCB) offers among others the following services: advice on choosing the most appropriate setting for any event, and information on the city’s infrastructure, assistance with inspection visits to the city, advice on the preparation of social programmes for delegates and their associates, networking with professionals from the tourism sector who are members of the Convention Bureau and assistance with access to museums and cultural events and on the use of historic buildings. w w w. turisvalencia. es/vlcmeetings-events
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