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10 Press Releases
17 March, 2014
Spanish conference centres generated an economic impact of €1,200 million in 2013
In 2013, the member venues of the Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE) held a total of 4,682 events and welcomed 3,880,987 visitors. These activities generated an economic impact of around €1,200 million.
24 July, 2013
The 11th APCE Congress highlights the keys to Spain’s leading international position
The 11th Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE) Congress, held on 17th and 18th July at the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Bilbao, and entitled “A time of challenges and opportunities”, marked the end of a cycle of almost 15 years in which the APCE has promoted meetings between the managers of the major Spanish conference centres to create a forum for innovation, internationalisation and the development of new trends in the meeting tourism industry.
7 February, 2013
The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the APCE join forces to advocate international promotion
The Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism met up with the Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE) in an encounter that highlights the importance of congress venues in local economies.
17 December, 2012
TURESPAÑA and the APCE join forces to promote Spain abroad
Turespaña and the Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE) have signed an agreement to improve Spain's position in the international event tourism market
17 July, 2012
Spanish conference centres sound out the event tourism market at their 10th Congress
On 12th-13th July, the heads of 27 Spanish conference centres met up at the Castile and Leon Conference Centre in Salamanca to celebrate their 10th Annual APCE Congress. This event rounded off a decade of meetings which have brought together almost 500 delegates since 2003.
20 February, 2012
Spanish conference centres welcomed more international visitors in 2011 and generated an impact of €1,200 million
The activity report published by the Spanish Association of Conference Centres’ (APCE) members reveals that in 2011 its venues held a total of 4,981 events and welcomed 3,918,629 visitors. This generated an economic impact for their cities of around €1,200 million.
24 January, 2012
Spanish Conference Centres elect their new board of directors
The Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE), which currently has 37 members and represents Spain’s main congress venues, has unanimously elected its new Board of Directors during its annual general assembly in Madrid.
21 July, 2011
Fifteen years promoting conference centres as a key element of local economic development
The Valencia Conference Centre is the driving force behind the 15th anniversary celebrations for the Spanish Association of Conference Centres which are taking place today and tomorrow at the emblematic Valencian venue as part of the 9th APCE Congress, an event which features an impressive scientific and social programme.
1 June, 2011
The APCE promotes Spanish conference centres across the world
The Spanish Association of Conference Centres will be present at the world’s major tourism fairs, thanks to the cooperation agreement signed with Turespaña.
23 February, 2011
In 2010 Spanish conference centres held over 5,000 events which were attended by 4,000,000 visitors
A report compiled by the Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE) reveals that in 2010 the member venues held a total of 5,108 events which were attended by 4,214,377 visitors and generated an economic impact of €1,600 million.