Barcelo Sevilla Renacimiento contributes once again to business tourism growth in Seville with 15th Sevilla Refractive Congress

Published
28/06/2017

Practitioners from all over the world will present the most advanced techniques in the field of ophthalmology.

The Barcelo Renacimiento’s convention centre will host the 15th edition of Sevilla Refractive from 29 June-1 July, with the participation of the best experts in the world as keynote speakers and both national and international surgeons.

With the attendance of more than 400 specialists from Spain, Europe and America and the collaboration of 15 leading companies in the sector, Sevilla Refractive is the perfect place to showcase the latest technological-scientific advances available to ophthalmological patients in Spain, a pioneering country in this regard.

The Spanish Society of Ophthalmology regards the congress, which has been held in Seville for the last 15 years, as ‘an essential event on the national agenda and one of the best courses in Europe,’ being the only one specializing in refractive surgery whose scientific-health content is recognized by the Health Department of the Andalusian Regional Government.

These types of events are the driving force behind the growth of business tourism, with many advantages, both economic and as regards international promotion, for a city like Seville. The MICE industry is central to the strategies implemented by destinations, since its impact also has a multiplying effect, attracting an increasingly greater number of events. According to the last country ranking of the International Congresses and Conventions Association (ICCA), Spain is one of the main international players in the business tourism industry, occupying 5th place with 533 meetings and a total of 217,724 participants. On the basis of this study, hotel meeting rooms are the most popular venue (41.3%), with the medical industry generating the largest number of events (16.7%), followed by technology, science, industry, and education.

With the largest convention centre in Seville with a surface area of 5000sqm, divided into 30 function rooms capable of accommodating 1200 people and equipped with cutting-edge technology, in addition to 10,000sqm of gardens, the Barcelo Renacimiento is the perfect venue for these types of events.