Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: July 20-22, 2015
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to
Take Av. Autovia Castelldefels and Ronda Litoral to Passeig de Josep Carner in Barcelona. Take the exit towards 21 Ciutat Vella/Paral.lel/La Rombla/Montjuïc/Port Vell from Ronda Litoral [9 min (12.4 km)]
- Merge onto C-31
- Continue onto Av. Autovia Castelldefels
- Continue onto Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet
- Take exit 196AB towards Barcelona/Rondes/Port/Girona/Lleida
- Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 196B, follow signs for B-10/Port/Mercabarna/Rda. Litoral and merge onto E-90/B-10
- Continue onto Ronda Litoral/B-10
- Take the exit towards 21 Ciutat Vella/Paral.lel/La Rombla/Montjuïc/Port Vell
Drive to Av. del Paraŀlel [2 min (1.0 km)]
- Merge onto Passeig de Josep Carner
- At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Av. del Paraŀlel
Destination will be on the left
Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and the country's 2nd largest city; it has a population of 1.6 million. It is the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, Madrid, London and Milan. About five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range.
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