Madrid: conventions don’t have to be conventional

30th Apr, 2015

You can read this article in Spanish here.

Sunny weather, conveniently located conference venues, famous museums and elegant stores… Few cities can boast such suitable conditions as Madrid for hosting professional meetings, conferences, conventions and incentive trips. A business trip to Madrid seems less like hard work than most.

With a million business tourists each year, Madrid is the undisputed international hub between Europe and South America. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport operates direct flights to 200 destinations around the world. It also boasts an extensive modern urban and intercity public transport network, having more high-speed links to other national cities than any other European capital.

The city offers 242 hotels in the three, four and five-star categories and is able to accommodate more than 42,000 guests, and what’s more, Madrid’s hotels offer a highly competitive quality/price ratio.

However, if Madrid has a distinguishing feature it is its ability to make work meetings a pleasurable time. In Madrid the line separating business and pleasure blurs, making it possible to hold meetings and close business deals while enjoying the city's unbeatable entertainment, food and cultural agenda.

The kilometre-long Art Walk is home to three of the world’s finest art galleries -the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museums- receiving more than seven million visitors each year.

In 2013, Madrid was chosen as the second best city in Europe for shopping (Globe Shopper Index). Visitors will find products for every taste and every pocket, at shops ranging from the most avant-garde establishments to traditional shops in the old part of the town.

With almost 3,000 hours of sunlight per year, Madrid is a bright and warm city. Its Mediterranean continental climate is the best invitation for a walk. A great number of parks embellish the city, making it the greenest city in Europe.

Cutting-edge facilities, devoted professionals and modern infrastructures allow you to comply with the most demanding quality levels. And the region’s excellent climate, its safety, the quality of life, culture and history and the multicultural ambience which permeates the city all combine to create a perfect fusion between the business world and leisure attractions.

Thanks to all this, in Madrid your event is sure to be a unique experience.

Madrid Convention Bureau
T. +34 91 701 22 10

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