Visit to Barcelona Bears Advice for Spain Events

We’ve have been waiting so, so long for the photos from the New Orleans event and our poor blog has gone delinquent! While we remain patient (since it is our client’s photographer!), I’d like to keep you entertained by posting some other photos relevant to Barcelona, Spain events.

While some may say this is just a shameless way of sharing my vacation, event planners are often called upon to advise on topics that are related – sometimes vital – to event planning services. We are development specialists, restaurant critics and travel advisors, among other roles. We tell people where to entertain clients and hold conferences, so my experiences in Barcelona could be helpful!

A professor during a study abroad semester in Rome once said that the best way to approach a new city is to find a high point and get a feel for the lay of the land. A great piece of advice.

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We would be sure to contract with a hotel that fits the Spain event’s needs and is in a great location. Balconies help too.

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Next, we figure out where guests will eat. Perhaps one day, we’ll leave them on their own and they can experience the amazing Boqueria Mercato.

Boqueria Mercado Events with Ginger & Co.

A tapas-hopping dinearound in the Born district is absolutely necessary for Spain events, at places like El Born and La Taverna del Born.

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And for a high-quality, yet reasonably-priced dinner, perhaps we can take over a floor at Senyor Parellada.

Senyor Parellada Events with Ginger & Co.

Meetings are so often jam-packed but we do like to provide a list of local or must-see sites for guests. On this trip, we’re staying near La Ramblas, so all one needs is a few moments to walk outside and see the Bruno Quadras Building which used to be an umbrella factory.

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Just a few more blocks away is a statue that Americans, in particular, will enjoy: a monument to Christopher Columbus built on the location where he landed upon his return from America. In case you’re wondering, he’s pointing east towards his home in Genoa.

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There, of course, will be some “must-sees” on any Spain event itinerary, such as La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece:

La Sagrada Familia Events with Ginger & Co.

as well as his lesser-known, yet still remarkable Casa Batllo:

Casa Batllo Events with Ginger & Co.

And in the case that spouse programs are needed, we do like to include fun options for those who may have been to the city already, such as the Museu de la Xocolata:

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Of course, Spain events would not be complete without branching out on your own for some people-watching, so we suggest the Gotico neighborhood’s Harlem Jazz Club or Sincopa.

Sincopa Events with Ginger & Co.

Like most site visits, this vacation was brief so one more stroll through the neighborhood before catching a flight home!

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About Ginger Berman

As President of Events with Ginger & Co., Ginger oversees the planning of 15-20 events each year, including the five simultaneous Light The Night Walks for the NJ chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as conferences and gala dinners for various other nonprofit organizations and corporate and professional services firms.Previously, as Special Projects Manager/Consultant to the co-founders of the organization Autism Speaks, she designed and executed events from concept to completion, ensuring they went off without a hitch and met their awareness-building and fundraising potential. High-profile events included the first chefs’ tasting in NYC to offer table-side cooking to over 370 people, which raised over $1.1 million, and the $1.8 million Concert for Autism Speaks featuring Lionel Richie.Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ginger created the position of Marketing Manager, Conference and Event Planning at the New York headquarters office of White & Case, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She managed client-facing retreats, educational seminars and other special events for the firm. In 2007, she returned to the firm as a consultant, organizing six days of events in three months time, including registration, hotel, airport transfers, two receptions, an all-day meeting and a black tie dinner dance for more than 550 people.Ginger earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications from Towson University and also attended American University of Rome in Italy. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and son.

One thought on “Visit to Barcelona Bears Advice for Spain Events

  1. I trust you’ve seen VickyCristinaBarcelona? In my opinion, the only good thing about the movie is the city it’s set in. I fell in love instantly! Looks like you did too.

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