Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Málaga. Spain conferences will be providing an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in Emerging Technological Innovations in Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Management. In 2018 Meetings International will be hosting 6 conferences in Spain.
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Global Summit on Toxicology | July 16-17, 2018 | Madrid, Spain
International Conference on Biofuels & Bioenergy | July 16-17, 2018 | Madrid, Spain
International Conference on Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy | July 16-17, 2018 | Madrid, Spain
Annual Orthotics & Prosthetics Summit | November 05-06, 2018 | Madrid, Spain
International Conference on Chemical Engineering & Technology | November 05-06, 2018 | Madrid, Spain
Annual Telecoms World Congress | November 05-06, 2018 | Madrid, Spain
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The Spanish economy is the 5th largest in Europe behind Italy, United Kingdom, France and Germany & the 4th largest in the Euro-zone, based on nominal GDP statistic. Spain was the 12th largest exporter and the 16th largest importer in the world in 2012. Spain is listed 28th in GDP per capita by the World Bank and 27th in UN Human Development Index and thus it is classified that Spain has high income economy and among countries of high human development. In 2016, Strong Gross Domestic Product growth was also registered with the country growing twice as fast as Euro zone average. According to The economic expert, Spain has the world's tenth highest quality of life. In this regard, In 2017 the Span economy is forecast to stay the best performing major economy in the euro zone also. From 2013 Spain's unemployment rate heavily decreased although the real unemployment rate is way lower.
Spain is a nation with a rich history. In the 15th century when the nation began to flourish under the rule of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile. Around then, Spain was one of the world’s major powers with significant overseas activities, including sponsoring the successful voyage of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the new world. International business in Spain will deal with some salient aspects of Spanish culture, traditions and lifestyle that have a tangible impact on the way that business is conducted in the country. The knowledge of traditional values and attitudes of general population will help you to understand them to better and adjust the way you work together likewise, which is valuable to the both sides.
In Spain it is the Law of Education that makes the rules. As per this law, education in Spain is compulsory & should be free from “6 years to 16 years of age”. This is supported by government of the Spain, schooling in Spain is state funded and is compulsory between the ages of 6 years and 16, given that no courses are repeated. Although non-college instruction in state-financed schools is free in Spain, guardians must pay for materials, books, and sometimes uniforms for their children. Once the required schooling is finished, a student can then option to continue on to high school or move on to a vocational school. Only those who complete secondary school can be admitted to a college. There are three categories of Spanish schools in the Spanish education system: public schools, state-funded private schools and private schools.
Research and Development in Spain has a superb reputation all over the world. Research and development expenditure in Spain was reported at 1.26 % in 2015, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. The economic crisis which began in 2008 has had a far-reaching impact, including effects on the innovation behavior of firms. Many companies have reduced their innovation-related activities, although some firms have been more resilient than others. Using a representative micro data panel of Spanish firms, we study the probability of companies abandoning in-house R&D during the crisis and its relationship to regional and policy factors. We find significant regional heterogeneity related to regional economic size and the type of the regional innovation system; regional government R&D support only reduces R&D abandonment rates in regions where a strong system of knowledge exploitation is in place.
Most of the major cities have excellent local transport. Madrid and Barcelona have extensive bus and metro systems, and other major cities also benefit from generally efficient public transport. By European standards, prices are relatively cheap. Cities and provincial capitals all have reasonable bus networks. You can buy single tickets on the buses or at estancos but in cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, you are better off buying combined 10-trip tickets that allow the use of a combination of bus and metro, and which work out cheaper per ride. These can be purchased in any metro station and from some tobacconists and newspaper kiosks. Regular buses run from about 6am to shortly before midnight and even as late as 2AM. In the big cities, a night bus service generally kicks in on a limited number of lines in the wee hours. In Madrid they are known as búhos and in Barcelona more prosaically as nitbusos. Madrid has the country’s most extensive metro network. Barcelona has a reasonable system. Valencia, Zaragoza, Bilbao and Seville have limited but nonetheless useful metro systems.
Spain have been among the most frequent recipients of global recognitions. Some of these stalwarts include Jorge Cervós Navarro for pathologist, histologist and neuroscientist; José Mira Mira for Artificial Intelligence; Christina Ochoa for science communicator and writer; Mateo Valero Cortés for computer architect; Jose Francisco Duato Marín is a Spanish professor and researcher awarded the National Prize for New Research; Antonio Luque López for photovoltaic solar energy.
Spain is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery, fairytale castles, important historic sites and lively party scenes. Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites. Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry. Mallorca is one of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. It's known for beach resorts, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. Capital Palma has nightlife, the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral. Stone-built villages include Pollença, with its art galleries and music festival, and hillside Fornalutx, surrounded by citrus plantations. Attend Meetings International conferences in Spain and get an opportunity to explore its attractions.