BARCELONA.- New edition IBTM WORLD – New Gaudí tourist space.
21 Nov 2017

BARCELONA.- New edition IBTM WORLD – New Gaudí tourist space.

“IBTM WORLD – Event in BARCELONA. (28-30 de Noviembre)”

The IBTM WORLD  will be held between November 28 and 30 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue. As in previous years, Avant Grup – Autocares Canals carries out the transport of the attendees and delegates through the operator Pacific World, which leads the organization of the event.

IBTM WORLD is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry. The event gathers meetings industry professionals for three days of focused business opportunities, thought provoking professional education and networking to drive your business into the future.

The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events Industry, often referred to as the MICE industry, is large and diverse by its nature and consists of organisers and suppliers engaging in the development and delivery of meetings.
IBTM WORLD is the flagship event of the ibtm events portfolio and is the leading exhibition for the meetings industry. Held in the lively city of Barcelona, the three day event delivers a focused business environment, innovative and cutting edge education sessions and a range of networking opportunities for Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors.

For its part Ibtm world his announced the full programme of speakers at its 30th anniversary edition. Over 40 renowned meetings industry speakers are lined up to talk at the event.

From the program of conferences and seminars, it is possible to highlight Donald Hyslop, chair of the board of trustees, Borough Market; Robert Loeschke and Dominic Marder, global business development, American Express Meetings & Events; Nadine Vienne, Corporate Events Section Manager at Nissan; Lenny Talarico, Executive Director of Events, MGM Resorts Event Production and Roger Haskett, artistic director, Engagement Unlimited.


Ibtm world’s Knowledge Programme is a key draw for attendees and continues to see increased footfall year-on-year. The full programme of sessions during the three day-long event covers seven topical content themes all aimed at inspiring and educating delegates with sessions that tangibly add value to their business life and personal development.

Ibtm world is the industry’s leading showcase of meetings, incentives, conferences and events and attracts over 15,000 elite international and domestic MICE delegates, 73 countries represented and 3000 global leading brands showcased, ibtm world is the best place to reach a global audience, raise your company profile and establish yourself as a key player in the industry. Exhibitors range from destinations and conference centres to technology companies and suppliers from across the industry, and over 70,000 pre-scheduled meetings are set to take place over the three-day event.

The Vicens House opens its doors

It is already possible to visit the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí.

The Casa Vicens is the first masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, here he showcased his unparalleled talent. Declared Unesco World Heritage in 2005. It is his first masterpiece and one of the first buildings to kick off the Modernisme movement in Catalonia and Europe.


A program of educational, artistic, social and cultural activities takes place at Casa Vicens.

With its new purpose as a museum and cultural space, the renovation project has adapted the spaces in the building from the 1925 extension in order to house the various services needed for the new cultural spaces and the general public.


The venue can accommodate both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

One of the highlights of the permanent collection is a reproduction of the Reus manuscript, in which Gaudí, despite his reticence to writing and putting his thoughts and opinions on architecture into words, jotted down everything from accounts to his reflections on architecture and ornamentation.

An audiovisual projection shows how Barcelona was growing at that time, with the Cerdà plan for the urban planning and construction of the Eixample district and Passeig de Gràcia, integrating the town of Gràcia into the city, the street cars, the Catalan Renaixensa movement, the floral games and gold fever, among others. With information on the new lifestyles of new social classes and new cultural tastes of the bourgeoisie in theatre, music, opera, literature, painting, fashion, the beginning of summer holidays, and how Manuel Vicens, from an archetypal bourgeois family, commissioned the young architect Antoni Gaudí to build a summer house.

Visitors will also learn more about the architect’s background before designing Casa Vicens, his intellectual influences and inspirations during and after his studies, as well as his projects prior to building the house.

The permanent collection also features exhaustive documents on Casa Vicens as a manifesto of Gaudí’s work and anticipation of the Modernisme movement. Beyond just being one of the architect’s earliest works, here he created an innovative, original building that was unlike anything that had been built before in Catalonia. Casa Vicens became one of the earliest examples of the new wave of aesthetics in art and architecture that swept Europe in the late 19th century.

Presence of Avant Grup in the IBTM World

AVANT GRUP Coaches – Sustainable Mobility Solutions
Stand: B60 – Catalunya Convention Bureau

Avant Grup is present, one more year, as an exhibitor at the IBTM World fair. We shared space within STAND B60 of the Catalunya Convention Bureau, in support of the offer of events and congresses both in Catalonia and Barcelona as a MICE tourist destination.

In Avant Grup we put at congresses, conventions and incentives, planning agencies disposal a team of great professionals in transportation logistics planning and management. Our broad experience in the coordination of this kind of events and our fleet of coaches, minibuses, vehicles and luxury vans with drivers quality level makes us the leading company in the congresses field in Barcelona.

Barcelona has become one of the main destinations in Europe and the world to celebrate a wide range of events. The city has hosted an annually growing congress activity given the quality of its services and its cosmopolitan character.
The numerous professional visitors who attend international events such as the Mobile World Congress or specific fairs such as IBTM World have been able to have the transport logistics organization that Avant Grup has put at the service of the respective organizing agencies.

We have a modern and elegant fleet fitted with the most high-end equipment in safety and comfort for ensure the success of this kind of events.