FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre

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FIBES
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Sevilla
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (FIBES) Sevilla.jpg
FIBES I in August 2008.
AddressAvenida Alcalde Luis Uruñuela 1
LocationSeville, Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates37°24′16″N 5°55′57″W / 37.40444°N 5.93250°W / 37.40444; -5.93250Coordinates: 37°24′16″N 5°55′57″W / 37.40444°N 5.93250°W / 37.40444; -5.93250
Capacity3,550 (FIBES II auditorium)
Construction
Opened1989
Expanded2012
ArchitectÁlvaro Navarro Jiménez (1989)
Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra (2012)
Website
www.fibes.es/en/

The Conference and Exhibition Centre of Seville (Spanish: Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Sevilla), usually referred to as FIBES or Fibes, is a conference and exhibition centre in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. The centre consists of two buildings, FIBES I and FIBES II, which are connected by a footbridge.[1]

History[edit]

In the 1980s, FIBES (an acronym that stands for Feria Iberoamericana de Sevilla, Spanish for Ibero-American Exhibition of Seville), an entity that organized congresses and exhibitions in Seville, promoted a permanent venue for their activities, and in 1989, FIBES moved to the building purposely designed by Álvaro Navarro Jiménez.[2] In September 2012, the centre was expanded with FIBES II, a building designed by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra that includes a 3,550-seat auditorium.[3]

In 2015, FIBES was dissolved as a society, and the Seville City Council assumed both buildings.[4]

Description[edit]

FIBES I contains three 7,200-square-meter pavilions without any columns intended for exhibitions and trade fairs.[1] FIBES II contains a 3,550-seat auditorium.[3]

Events[edit]

View of the FIBES II auditorium seating.

Several social, cultural and industrial fairs are regularly held in the FIBES facilities, as well as national and international congresses. In June 2002, the venue hosted the 91st EU Summit, and in 2007 it hosted an informal meeting of NATO.[5]

On 2 February 2019, FIBES II hosted the 33rd Goya Awards ceremony.[6] On 3 November 2019, FIBES will host the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Premises FIBES Seville". FIBES. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ Blancas Peral, Francisco Javier; Buitrago Esquinas, Eva María (January 2005). Estructura y política turística de Sevilla. 84-689-5162-5. p. 172.
  3. ^ a b Barba, Eduardo (12 September 2012). "Fibes, el mayor auditorio de España ya es una realidad". ABC. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  4. ^ "La Diputación aprueba por unanimidad su salida de Fibes y el convenio con el Ayuntamiento". ABC. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Fibes logró 3 millones beneficios en 2007 con facturación récord 15 millones". El Economista. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "El Fibes de Sevilla acogerá la gala de los Goya el 2 de febrero". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  7. ^ "MTV's European Music Awards Head To Seville In Spain For 2019 Event". Deadline. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones, Seville at Wikimedia Commons