|The Consorci de la Zona Franca of Barcelona was founded in 1916 to promote the commerce and industry through, first, the Zona Franca of Barcelona and, later, by the development of industrial real estate projects. Apart from its dynamic activity in the real estate and logistics sector, El Consorcio is a public body with a driving force in economic development in Barcelona. It manages, amongst other centres, the Barcelona Zona Franca Industrial Estate, with 250 companies located there, offering more than 45,000 direct job positions. The Presidency of the Executive Committee is hold by Mr. Manuel Royes, appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.
In 1996, the President of the Consorci de la Zona Franca in that moment, Mr. Enrique Lacalle, decided to create a "Fair Division" within the Consorci de la Zona Franca and then Barcelona Meeting Point, Central Europe Meeting Point, Americas Meeting, International Logistics Exhibition and BCN Futur exhibitions were born. Nowadays, Mr. Enrique Lacalle holds the presidency of the Organizing Committees of such exhibitions.
November 4th - 9th
Barcelona Meeting Point is a monographic real estate exhibition that brings together the national and international real estate development industry at the Professional Exhibition and the General Attendance Exhibition, as well as the Symposium.
At the Professional Exhibition, the visitor can become acquainted with the latest projects and services from a wide range of companies related to real estate, from real estate development companies, public institutions, project management companies, real estate intermediaries and representatives, architects, engineers, consultancies and lawyers’ offices, building companies, investment societies, financial bodies, technical magazines, real estate webs, professional associations, insurance companies, etc. This exhibition is 50% occupied by national companies and 50% by international companies and has more than 250 exhibitors.
The General Public exhibition is designed so that the man in the street, not the professional, may find all the services and products which the real estate sector puts at his disposal, to satisfy both his needs and his investments. So, he can find anything from first and second residence housing to commercial premises, offices and garages, industrial warehouses, plots of land, chalets, etc., either for rent or for sale. He can compare mortgage loans, become acquainted with existing insurance and valuations, etc.
The BMP Symposium, addressed to the professionals of the real estate sector, puts at their disposal more than 30 sessions and more than 100 speakers from 16 countries, about sustainability, marketing techniques, emerging markets, Shopping Centers and financing.
July 1st - 3rd
The first edition of Bucharest Meeting Point will take place on 20 – 22 May 2008 in Bucharest. This event will have a similar format to Central Europe Meeting Point which has already taken place in Warsaw since 2006 and will hold its third edition next year on April 22nd – 24th. It will mainly consist of two days of conferences with an exhibition area with 30 stands plus a professionally guided visit to the most relevant real estate developments that currently are taking place in Bucharest. The price of a 9 sq.m. stand will be 3,900 Euros.
The registration period for both events is already open. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Victor Roses (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +34 639 822 598)