IHF World Hospital Congress | The Venue
The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery.
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The Venue

Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

A symbol of contemporary Barcelona, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya is a world class conference venue hosting many prestigious international events since opening in 2000. Located on the prestigious Avenida Diagonal of Barcelona, in the heart of the financial and business area of the city, and just 15 minutes from Barcelona El Prat airport. Designed by the architects Ferrater and Cartañá, the convention centre received the National Architecture Prize in 2001 and continues to astound with its striking features and incredible use of natural daylight.


Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 – Barcelona- Spain

Tel: +34 696 516 030

Website: www.pcongresos.com


Palau de Congressos de Catalunya has an underground car park incorporated into the venue with 250 spaces available as well as access for buses and coaches. Chargers for electric cars are also available at the neighboring Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel. Loading docks for lorries and vans up to 10 metres

Pre booking is available please contact Palau de Congressos de Catalunya here.




Barcelona El Prat Airport is just 15 minutes from the convention centre and serves over 165 national and international destinations with direct flights to North America, Middle East and Asia.

  • 10 km / 6 Miles from Barcelona International Airport El Prat
  • 92 km/ 57 Miles from Girona Airport



The convention centre is just ten minutes away from the mainline railway station Sants Estació which serves international and national destinations.

Madrid is just 2 hours 40 minutes by high speed AVE service and also connects to European destinations such as Paris and Lyon.


Public transport

The convention centre connects easily with Barcelona and beyond by public transport.


METRO – “Zona Universitària’’ stop – Green line  L3


 BUS – 67, H4, H6, L97


For more information on getting around the city and transportation to and from the airport go to: https://worldhospitalcongress.org/about-barcelona