Congresses and events with an international projection

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Bilbao-Biscay has a long history of organising and hosting international congresses and events thanks to modern infrastructure, professionalism in the sector, a quality hotel service, an internationally renowned gastronomic “carte”, and a packed cultural and leisure schedule.

The city of Bilbao has hosted outstanding international events including ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’, the MTV Music Awards ceremony, and the Challenge Cup and the Rugby Champions Cup.

The city is also the annual venue for one of Spain’s major mustsee music festivals, Bilbao BBK Live.

Events in 2019

1,406

643

organised by businesses

763

organised by associations

729

regional

378

state

299

international

78,02%

In relation to Culture, Economics and Medicine

Source: Convention Bureau