Choosing the right location for your MICE event is paramount. It can be the difference between a phenomenal, memorable event, and one that is either subpar or leaves a negative impression on your delegates and with such a simple choice holding so much power, you want to get it right.
Spain is a marvellous option for any MICE event, and it has so much to offer. Here are some of our favourite things about setting meetings in Spain:
In general terms, Spain has a mild climate with hot, dry summers and moderate, wet winters – your typical Mediterranean climate. The three bands of climate zones that make up do mean that the weather to be expected at certain times, does differ, but that’s what makes it so exciting.
In winter, for example, you can choose to have your meetings in Spain in the mountains with snow-covered fairytale lands, or you can head towards the Costa Blanca which sees over 300 days of sunshine a year. The diverse landscapes and climate give you the option to host whatever type of meetings in Spain your heart desires.
Another key aspect of incredible events is delicious food. Think about it: when people leave an event one of the main things they remember is the food – and you want these memories to be positive ones! Setting meetings in Spain makes ensuring you have great food at any event a cinch.
Typical Spanish dishes include fresh seafood paellas (especially along the coast), various tapas, sinfully tasty churros served with chocolate, patatas bravas (fried potatoes), croquettes and tortillas – to name but a few of the favourites and if you need more convincing, just take a look at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and see how many times Spain is represented.
Another fantastic perk about setting meetings in Spain, as we touched on earlier, is the incredible number of options when it comes to places to set your meetings. You have the option of seaside, charming fishing towns, or bustling and modern cities, or beautiful, rich farmlands – Spain has everything you could want. From the beautiful architecture of Barcelona to the gorgeous coast of Alicante and the culture of Madrid, there is something for every type of MICE event.
The post-meeting activities
While making sure you set the best possible meetings in Spain, it’s also important to pick a location that offers a lot in the way of post-meeting activities. Find a place that has a little bit of everything to please an often multi-generational and diverse group of delegates. Here are some things to look out for: incredible museums, beautifully natural and historical sites, fantastic restaurants and beaches. The best part about Spain is you really can find one place that has all of the above.
If setting meetings in Spain is starting to sound like a good idea then there is another key pro about doing so: the Spanish people. Friendly, passionate and energetic – your local Spanish partners are bound to help you every step of the way for you to create the most incredible meetings in Spain possible.
If you would like more information on the best places to set your meetings in Spain, then have a look at our amazing guide: Top Destinations for MICE Events in Spain. Alternatively, you can contact us directly to book at one of our exceptional hotels in Costa Blanca, where our staff will help you to create memorable events.