With one year to go before the celebrations, this agreement represents a major commitment between the two organisations, boosting their joint objective of improving the national and international outreach of Valencian design and creativity, which are key assets and defining features of a prosperous, innovative, inclusive, creative and sustainable city.
The venue is one of Valencia’s most emblematic facilities
In turn, the Conference Centre’s Managing Director, Sylvia Andrés, detailed some of the activities that will be rolled out thanks to the signing of the agreement. “The Conference Centre is fully aligned with World Design Capital Valencia, as we both promote initiatives to help position the city of Valencia on the international stage. Any bid submitted by the Conference Centre is always synonymous with quality in terms of the design of its services, and now we can also count on the support of the World Design Capital Valencia 2022 team. Furthermore, we intend to be a partner for World Design Capital Valencia 2022, making our building available for any congresses scheduled as well as for any other type of meeting that needs to be held in a venue of these characteristics,” she explained.
“The Valencia Conference Centre has always been one of the best examples of design applied to space. The venue, designed and built by Norman Foster, is one of our most emblematic facilities. Moreover, the in-house team’s management led to this venue winning the World’s Best Convention Centre award in 2010 and 2018 from the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). This accolade is a direct result of the Centre’s excellent internal organisation and the team’s understanding of how to design services for third parties. For us, and with a view to the international events we are planning for 2022, it is an honour to be a part of this agreement to work together on the image of the city,” explained Xavi Calvo.