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EVS27 -  Barcelona 2013

Electric Vehicle Symposium

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Event date:
17th to 21st November 2013

Event location:
Fira Gran Via

EVS27 in Barcelona 2013. Barcelona becomes the World Capital of Electric Vehicles in 2013 when it hosts the 27th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS) which takes place from 17th to 21st November 2013. For four days industry experts and leaders visit Barcelona to discuss and promote the development and technologies of electrical vehicles in future transport. This important symposium is mainly for trade visitors but there will be an exhibition area and an electric car track called 'Ride, Drive and Charge' which are open to the general public. The dates of EVS27 coincide with the 2013 Smart City Expo & World Congress which also takes place in Barcelona in 2013 so for four days Barcelona becomes the world capital of a clean future for the planet.  
EVS27 is  jointly organized by the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) through the European Association of Electric Vehicle (Avere) with the Spanish Association for the Promotion of Electric and Clean Vehicles (Avele), and Fira de Barcelona.

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Event address & map

Fira Gran Via
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64,
Postal Code:
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Country: es

How to get to Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center Barcelona

Where is the Fira Gran Via trade show exhibition center Barcelona? Scroll to bottom of this page for directions and transport information

Google MAP address link. Guide and map with hotels. The Fira Gran Via exhibition area is located in the Hospitalet de Llobregat suburb of Barcelona and is just outside the Barcelona city center on the south side of Montjuic hill about half-way between Barcelona airport and the Barcelona city centre.

It is 15 minutes by car from Barcelona city centre and 10 minutes from Barcelona airport. See how to get from Barcelona airport to city center.

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Address Fira Gran Via

Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64,

08908, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. The Fira Gran Via trade show area is the lower RED marker on the map below.

Website Fira Gran Via

Map Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

Open FULLSCREEN map Fira de Barcelona exhibition area

Fira Gran Via exhibition area and convention centre is located just outside the Barcelona city centre in the Hospitalet de Llobregat suburb of Barcelona which is about 7 km from Barcelona downtown center Plaza Catalunya square and about 4km from Barcelona's other big exhibition area called Fira Montjuic.

Both the Fira Gran Via and the Fira Montjuic trade show areas are owned by Fira de Barcelona, who organise many of Barcelona biggest trade fairs and exhibitions. The Fira Gran Via area also has a convention and congress centre called the "Centre de Convencions Gran Via."

The Fira Gran Via trade fair buildings were designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito and are one of the most modern exhibition areas in Europe. The Fira Gran Via site has 240,000 square metres of exhibition space in 8 pavilions, a heliport with two helipads and one of the biggest roof photovoltaic plants in the world. Some of the biggest trade shows in Barcelona take place at the Fira Gran Via including the Barcelona International Food and Drinks Exhibition "Alimentaria" and the MWC Mobile World Congress and many more.

Hotels near Fira Gran Via

Hotels near Fira Gran Via
/ Fira Gran Via convention center

The Gran Via exhibition area is just outside the city centre in a suburb of Barcelona. The exhibition centre is excellent, but apart from a shopping mall and an IKEA, there are few attractions in this business area. The Gran Via exhibition center is close to the Barcelona city center by train or taxi and many Fira Gran Via business visitors choose to stay in Barcelona. 

If you plan to go by public transport to the Gran Via exhibition area, but prefer to stay in Barcelona city center, then you might want to consider booking hotels close to the street Gran Via in Barcelona.

If you are in a hotel close to the Gran Via street, then you can take the L1 red metro line to Plaza Espanya - then from the Plaza Espanya metro station you change on the same metro ticket to the FGC train network to get to the FGC station called Europa Fira on L9 , which has a stop directly at the Gran Via exhibition area.

Top 5 hotels near Fira Gran Via trade show area
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel - Marriott 4 star
Hotel Porta Fira 4 star
Hotel SB Plaza Europa 4 star
Hesperia Tower 5 star
AC Hotel SOM by Marriot 4 star
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Getting to Fira Gran Via Barcelona

Distances: From Fira Gran Via to Plaza Catalunya in the city centre: 7 km / 20 minutes by taxi. From Fira Gran Via to Barcelona airport: 9 km / 15 minutes by taxi. From Fira Gran Via to Fira Montjuic exhibition area: 4 km / 8 minutes by taxi.

By Metro
Metro line: L-9 Sud connects to metro station Fira and station Europa/Fira. The metro station Fira is directly underneath the Fira Gran Via trade area. The Orange Metro Line 9 connects Barcelona airport terminals 1 and 2 to outer parts of the Barcelona metro network. Please note that the L9 metro line is a not a conventional high-speed direct line connecting Barcelona airport to the Barcelona city center, but it is very convenient for trade fair visitors to Fira Gran Via to get to and from Barcelona airport quickly

By FGC train (linked to metro system)
Nearest FCG Station: Europa Fira - then 5 minute walk
Europa Fira station is on any of S33, S8, R6, S4, R5 lines on Llobregat - Anoia line which you can take from
Connect via metro on Plaza Espanya the take FGC trains to FGC Europa Fira station.

By bus
Various buses stop near Fira Gran Via.
Main bus lines are: H12, 79, 65, 46, V3 and H16.

Shuttle bus connection Plaza Espanya
For some events there might be free shuttle buses from airport or from Plaza Espanya to Fira Gran Via. Check with the organisers of the event that you are visiting.

How to get to Plaza Espanya by Metro:
Station: Pl. Espanya. Metro lines 1, 3 and FGC trains (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat)

How to get to Plaza Espanya by bus:
Bus lines: 79,13, 27, 38
Barcelona airport Aerobús has a stop at Pl Espanya
By car
The Fira Gran Via is on highway C-31 Gran Via.

The Fira Gran Via site has 5,000 parking places
Disabled access. There are lifts available around the Fira Gran Via

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