by Firenze Convention Bureau

Florence Convention Bureau is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. In the last five years, it has come from strength to strength, registering a remarkable increase in the number of associate partners (which currently amounts to 170) and winning pivotal events and international congresses. Thanks to its institutional relationships and the cooperation with Firenze Fiera, Fcb offers many services for delegates and congress organizers.

Firenze Fiera manages the 3 Florentine congress and fair venues: Palazzo dei Congressi, Palazzo degli Affari and Fortezza da Basso located in the heart of the city’s historical centre. The three venues can be seen as a “congress citadel” accommodating MICE events from 10 up to 10,000 participants. The Palazzo dei Congressi boasts a 1000-seats auditorium connected to an area of 920 sqm. Its other meeting rooms can host 50, 80 or 200 people. Palazzo degli Affari, a modern, multi-purpose building of 4,000 sqm, can host any kind of event and a total of 1,800 people. The 16th-century, monumental Fortezza da Basso is the ideal location for large conferences, with 100,000 sqm, more than a half of which covered.

©Firenze Convention Bureau
©Firenze Convention Bureau

The new Firenze Fiera wireless WI-FI system covers the whole congress area with 200 access points. Delegates have the possibility to download two official apps, one created by Firenze Fiera, and the other by Florence Convention Bureau, both providing extensive information about events or the hosting of events in Florence. FCB also offers a congress card helping the delegates during their stay with specific offers and discounted rates at restaurants, boutiques, museums, etc.

Listed as a UNESCO heritage site, Florence is the cradle of Renaissance. Not only it capitalizes on its past history but also thinks about and invests on its future. Florence is a smart city: its “green” transport network includes electric buses, trams and cycle tracks which makes the city easy to get around. Thanks to an extensive municipal wireless

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for media:
Federica Prayer
Web Marketing & Communication
+39 055 49 733 41

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for event planners:
Eleonora Odorino
Corporate Events Developer & Sales Office
+39 055 49 733 43

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manger Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114