Emiliano García, the Centre’s Chairman, explained that “over the past 12 months, the safety protocols and technological projects that have been implemented have helped conference organisers regain their confidence in face-to-face meetings. The venue has hosted around fifty events attended by over 20,000 people, maintaining 66% of the activities planned prior to the pandemic.”
In 2021, the positive evolution of the pandemic and the vaccination programme have also led to progress at the commercial level. García pointed out that the Conference Centre “has won seven new bids worth over €250,000.”
This positive trend has also manifested itself in the scale of the events included in the latest congress schedule, which has been punctuated in recent months by major national and international events. These included the 43rd UGT Confederal Congress, which brought together 1,200 people over a four-day period, and the EANS Training Course – Vascular, organised by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies’ Training Committee, with the participation of some 300 delegates from across Europe.
Sustainability is at the core of the Centre’s anniversary initiatives
The Valencia Conference Centre‘s strategic and operational planning has always embraced sustainability, ever since the venue was built. This has facilitated the interaction between the building and the events held in it, safeguarding nature and the wellbeing of society. Coinciding with its 23rd anniversary, the building has launched an initiative to create a time capsule that contains the wishes and commitments of its stakeholders in contributing to #goal2030 and making Valencia a better, more sustainable destination.