Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB)
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painterBarcelona is where it all began… this is where I realised where I could get to
Barcelona is a city of much art, beauty, interest and intrigue – plan your trip with our below guidance to make the most of your time here, and the event itself. Guarantee your place by clicking here.
This way you can make the most of your Barcelona trip - “Day 0” will feature 3-4 hour practical workshops in the afternoon before the conference starts the next day. You’ll also get to meet colleagues, peers and new friends at the “Icebreaker Drinks” taking place at 8pm of March 30th.
We recommend booking your travel for after lunch on April 2nd so that you can see the closing keynote (throughout the morning of April 2nd) and stay for the sit-down lunch served straight afterwards.
To make the most of your time at eyeforpharma Barcelona, we recommend staying at one of the following hotels, all within walking distance to the CCIB. eyeforpharma has secured preferential rates at these hotels.
Details about how to book your hotel with this preferential rate will be sent to you when you register.
Do not book your hotel with any 3rd parties - we only work directly with the hotels below. Contact us if you are unsure.
Please note a discounted rate for these hotels will be available once your registration for the event is confirmed.
With 9 tracks, which is the best room for you to be in? Use the app to plan your day and don’t miss a critical session. You’ll have access to the eyeforpharma app a few weeks before the conference, allowing you to save sessions, set up notifications and sign up to workshops, etc.
With the eyeforpharma app, you’ll also be able to schedule meetings with people you know – and find people that match the profile of those who would be useful to you. It’s the best way to ensure you’re making the most of the 2000+ attendees. Note, this service is only available for certain pass types.
If you are driving to the CCIB from the city centre, the best way to cross the city is by driving down Avenida Diagonal to the end of this avenue. The most direct way to reach the CCIB from the airport or from outside the city is by using the Ronda Litoral (the city’s coastal ringroad) and taking Salida (exit) 24.
From and to the Airport
El Prat airport is 13 km southeast of Barcelona and 20 km from the CCIB.
The main road artery C-31 connects the airport directly with Barcelona. To enter the city, take either of the avenues Gran Via or Avenida Diagonal – these offer the most direct road access to the city centre.
Alternatively take either of the two ringroads, the Ronda de Dalt (upper) or Ronda Litoral (coastal), which circle the city.
The trip by taxi takes approximately 20 minutes. Fares change according to the time of day (officially established fare timetable).
Taxis can be reserved via these two websites: BarnaTaxi and Radiotaxibarcelona
Metro station Urquinaona is around 200 m from Plaza Cataluña and is on Metro line L4 (yellow)
This line takes you directly to the Maresme-Fòrum Metro station.
You can also reach the CCIB by bus, using the lines 7 or 41, and by tram, alighting at the Fòrum tram stop.
The bus shuttle service between the airport and Barcelona city centre (Plaza Cataluña) runs from 06.00 a.m. to 01.00 a.m. (airport > Barcelona) and from 05:30 to 00:15 (Barcelona > airport) every day.
Buses leave every 10-12 minutes and the trip takes around 30 minutes.g
Get in touch with the eyeforpharma team
Paul Simms Chairman
James Mackintosh Head of Product
Josh Bramwell Head of Europe
Blair Gottscho Head of Operations
Izzy Gladstone Head of Marketing
Liz Swift Head of Partnerships
Matthew Atkinson Head of Patient Initiatives
Richard Ellis Director of Business Development
Henry Payne Director of Business Development
Alex Norman Business Development Director, Clinical
Joseph Hargreaves Head of Partnerships
Ed Harris Head of Partnerships