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Top Ten Reasons

    
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1. BECAUSE GIJÓN IS A "SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CITY".
What better setting to exchange knowledge than a city that has a commitment to science, creativity and innovation?


Gijón commenced its transformation in 1991. Innovation is the crosscutting theme of municipal and business policies. The Science and Technology Park was created, acting as a hub for science, art and creation: the city’s hospital, the University campus, an art centre, the Atlantic Botanic Gardens and the City of Culture, in addition to cutting-edge research centres in new technologies and the largest number of innovation-based companies in the region.




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2. BECAUSE IT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE: GIJÓN'S "MILE OF THE KNOWLEDGE", AN ECOSYSTEM FOR RESEARCH.
20,000 people with real talent devoted to knowledge.

The setting is shared by 14 educational centres, 45 research groups, most of which are linked to the University, 120 companies, 20,000 researchers and creators (3,000 professionals and 13,000 students) and several knowledge transfer and R&D and Innovation centres. Production on the Mile of Knowledge represents 6.95% of regional GDP and 25% of R&D and exports in Asturias.




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3. BECAUSE IT BOASTS A CAMPUS OF EXCELLENCE.
Boasting 400 years of history, the University of Oviedo was one of the first to obtain the Internacional Campus of Excellence seal.

On the Gijón Campus, relations with business are reinforced and joint R&D and Innovation projects are carried out with multinationals located in the region as well as with renowned international research centres, such as CERN.




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4. BECAUSE EFFICIENCY IS MEASURED IN INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNED TO FACILITATE CONTACT.
Can you imagine a Convention Centre among trees (and squirrels)?

They may not have been designed by “big name” architects, but Gijón boasts two exceptional, practical and affordable "congress campuses" which are custom designed for meetings. Not to mention its broad-ranging offering in other kinds of meeting rooms and unique venues.




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5. BECAUSE YOU WILL FIND YOUR VENUE, YOUR INSPIRATION AND THE SOLUTION TO YOUR NEEDS IN GIJÓN.
Would you like your suppliers to be involved in your meeting as if it were their own?

Over 100 companies share this philosophy and provide solutions for all the services you require. You will likewise find flexibility hand-in-hand with experience. You will be able to customize your event without sacrificing efficiency. And you'll be amazed how quality is combined with competitiveness.




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6. BECAUSE IT IS A WELCOMING CITY.
In Gijón, there's time for everything.


And participants in meetings want to see and experience the city close up, as well as be seen. Gijon is a city on a human scale… a city to be experienced. Gijón combines business and pleasure in a natural way. In Gijón, there’s time for everything.




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7. BECAUSE IT IS A CITY THAT LOVES AND PROTECTS ITS ENVIRONMENT.
A city that takes care of and invests in preserving its natural resources, including parks, footpaths, beaches, its glorious surrounding countryside... and more.

Gijón has 4 urban beaches, 6 beaches in the surrounding countryside, an aquarium that allows visitors to journey to all the seas of the world, 2 marinas (with the unique experience of mooring in front of an 18th-century palace), 4 golf courses, 52 parks, 7 public gardens and the first Atlantic Botanical Gardens in Spain. In all, 1,500,000 sq m of greenery within the city and almost 10 km of pathway overlooking the sea.





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8. BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN ACCREDITED AS A DESTINATION WITH A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM.
Proof of its concern to build a more caring city boasting quality of life.

The Biosphere World Urban Destination certification it boasts has been granted by the Instituto de Turismo Responsable, an organization associated with UNESCO and an affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization. This certificate acknowledges that we preserve and share our most authentic traditions (as well as our cultural heritage) and that we work to make them part and parcel of the experiences of our visitors. It ratifies the concern shared by all to build a more caring city in a more caring world.




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9. BECAUSE IT IS QUALITY TOURISM DESTINATION, RECOGNIZED AS SUCH AT A NATIONAL LEVEL.
The recognition of the collective effort of more than 200 companies and tourism professionals.

The work of hotels, restaurants, events and meetings professionals, taxi drivers, shops and others has been recognized for five years running now by TURESPAÑA (Spain’s Institute of Tourism), with Gijón occupying the first or second ranking in the list of the country’s best tourist destinations. This constitutes a guarantee to anyone convening a congress or event that organizers and participants will be taken care of by highly motivated professionals with a firm commitment to customer service.




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10. BECAUSE IT COUNTS ON THE EXPERIENCE AND IMPARTIALITY OF THE GIJÓN CONVENTION BUREAU.
A team of professionals with over 20 years' experience.

A team motivated by passion for their work whose aim is to provide support to the talent, research and enthusiasm of all who convene a congress. Thanks to their knowledge of the city and the solutions it offers, they will provide you with rigorous and impartial advice in addition to accompanying you from the submission of the candidacy right up to the end of your congress.