Three big congresses leave more than 40 m a in madrid
Tourism sector recorded a very positive behavior in Madrid during 2014, both in the field of leisure and in the Congress area. It reached a record of more than 8.3 million passengers, and also hosted large international conferences, professional meetings and other events, with a great economic impact for the city. Only three of the most important generated more than EUR 40 million.
Madrid hosted the celebration of three big congresses in 2014: World Psiquiatry Congress, ESMO 2014 and the Word ATM Congress, which gathered more than 34,000 delegates and generated an impact of more than EUR 40 million for the city. In addition, had influence between associations and professionals of other social and economic sectors likely to choose this destination as the venue of its meetings.
In this way, the capital of Spain deepens as reference for the Organization of medical Congresses, scientific and technological international. It is already in second place in the ranking of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association. 186 events celebrated 2013, 13% more than in the previous year, allowed him to sit behind Paris and ahead of Vienna. In fourth place was Barcelona.
During the past year, the Madrid Convention Bureau (MCB), dependent of the municipal company Madrid target organism, presented 66 nominations for new international congresses and won 45 of the processes previously open for events that will take place between 2015 and 2020.
The next include again the World ATM Congress, this year and in 2016, with an estimate of 12,000 delegates; the World Transplant Congress (5,000 delegates) in 2018; the European Congress of Sexual Medicine (2,000 delegates) or asthma (2,000 delegates) world, in 2016.