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Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st May 2013, sees the start of  IMEX 2013 in the city of Frankfurt and PortAventura Business & Events will be there. In this event, Franck Bárbaras – Director of Business & Events, PortAventura Convention Centre – together with Jordi Yera – Sales Executive Business & Events, PortAventura Convention Centre – will be attending one of the most important international trade fairs for the MICE sector. As exhibitors (you can find us at the trade fair in Pavilion 8 Spanien, Stand E300), PortAventura B&E will demonstrate to potential clients, companies and agencies, its main selling points: ability to adapt, versatility of available spaces, exclusive opening of areas, location, etc. In this way, it is positioned, yet again, as an ideal location for incentive trips, meetings and events.

Three intense days, with an elaborate programme filled with innovative ideas, aimed at creating a unique environment to favour better business opportunities. In addition to a complete and free educational programme, another unique concept offered by IMEX 2013 is its continuous capacity for innovation, ability to adapt to the needs of the different sector representatives and use of the latest technological tools such as the creation of an IMEX 2013 application for mobile telephones and tablets and its presence on the main social networks.

The building where will take place IMEX 2013.

The building where will take place IMEX 2013.



On 27, 28 and 29 January 2013, the “European Meetings & Events Conference” was held in the Swiss town of Montreux.  Over 350 professionals from the sector gathered together to participate in a variety of interesting presentations that included, for example, how to organise large scale events, the future of the MICE sector, the importance of integrating new technologies, etc. From “The Mark of a Leader”” they shared their experiences, successes and objectives, placing special emphasis on the need to believe in your objectives, detailing five key aspects of leadership (spirit, intellect, imagination, courage and diplomacy).

In addition to organising small meetings of 5 or 6 individuals or buffets to promote networking between professionals, the environment was very conducive to creating synergies and exchanging ideas.  There were discussions on the importance of topics such as: visiting sites before choosing a location; initial contact with important suppliers; the quality of “networking”; and Time-Technology-Talent.

The three days were filled with discussions and talks which enabled participants to learn from each other’s knowledge and experiences. For example, the use of the “Six Hats Method”, to enable alternative ways of thinking, was discussed. The speaker Jeffer London wanted to foster effective conversations between the participants at an event and talked about the “The World Café” method. Another inspirational presentation was that given by Bertrand Piccard, who talked about his experience as a doctor, explorer and aeronaut, highlighting the importance of taking risks, solving challenges and global responsibility to offer a more sustainable world.

Franck Bárbaras, Director of PortAventura Business & Events and PortAventura Convention Centre, was one of the participants at this important and interesting event organised by MPI (Meeting Professionals International). An association founded in 1972, MPI currently comprises more than 21,000 professionals from 80 countries associated with the events organisation sector.

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Presentation of PortAventura Business & Events.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our new Blog: PortAventura Business & Events; an online tool that we hope will be of great use to all professionals in need of a perfect event.

We wish to nourish you, and at the same time allow you to nourish us with your experiences, recommendations and trends in the world of business-related events.

From Shareholders’ Meetings for 10 people to conferences and conventions with an attendance of 3000, there is a range of needs to be met and at PortAventura Business & Events we pride ourselves on having found a suitable solution for every case, by allocating one single events coordinator to handle everything.

We have a spacious convention centre that is internationally renowned, versatile and equipped to perfection. It features cutting-edge technology and design. There are 4 hotels with 2000 rooms, onsite catering at over 30 restaurants able to provide any type of menus and dishes required, golfing, team building activities, live performances. And all of this drenched in the charm of the Mediterranean surroundings; this alone is really quite appealing.

With excellent links to the main international airports and less than an hour from Barcelona, I invite you to come and visit us in person and experience the precision, professionalism, variety of surroundings and proposals that we have to offer, and at the same time the excitement and sensations stirred up by our unique convention centre.

We would like to share with you our successes and experiences through those who know us best: our clients.

We are living in a time when the word “synergy” is more magical than ever before. Where we are all simultaneously customers and suppliers and where the only road to consolidation is excellence. I would like to use the launch of this blog to invite you to become part of our network. And the best way of doing this is to contact us at the e-mail address created for this purpose: Our experts are waiting to deal with you personally on a one-to-one basis. We would be delighted to receive proposals, suggestions, views… and if you wish to share an opinion piece, we will publish it on our Blog. This must become an information exchange for everyone, an accessible document and useful bibliography for all who wish to continue their development within this fascinating profession.

In our line of business we need up-to-date information, originating from experience rather than theory. We know the importance of details at an event of any size and nature in order to build differentiated and successful brand identity.

Thank you to everyone for being here, for following us, and welcome to this new area for sharing communications and forming relationships.

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