We look forward to seeing the 10,300 + registrants this week at INTA’s Annual Meeting. Here’s what you need to know before arriving in Barcelona!
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER
When first arriving at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, please pick up your Annual Meeting badge in the Registration Area in Hall 8.0 (north entrance). By using the unique bar code at the top of this email, you may pick up your badge at any counter marked Express Check-In.
Your name, organization, and location are listed above as they will appear on your badge. If you have changes to the information listed above, please contact INTA Member Operations (email@example.com) before the meeting, or visit the New Registrations counter to make changes onsite.
Badges are required to participate in any meeting event, as well as client meetings at the Fira Gran Via. If you are picking up a badge on behalf of a co-worker, you must present a letter of authorization signed by the attendee on your organization's letterhead.
All attendees must pick up their badges onsite at the registration area in Hall 8.0 (north entrance) during registration hours. Registration is open during the following times:
Event Tickets, Tickets for Guests, and Public Transportation Passes
- Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
- Sunday, May 21, 7:30 am–7:00 pm
- Monday, May 22, 7:30 am–5:00 pm
- Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 am–5:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 am–2:00 pm
Listed below are the additional paid events that you signed up for during registration. Access will be granted to these events by way of scanning your INTA badge; the tickets are embedded within your barcode.
You will receive a free public transportation pass for the duration of the meeting when you pick up your badge. Learn more about the public transportation system.
If you purchased a guest ticket to the Opening Ceremonies, the Welcome Reception, and the Grand Finale, you must pick up separate event wristbands when you collect your badge. You can also purchase wristbands for your guest(s) at the New Registrations counter. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the entrance to the specific event.
Badge Reprint Policy
Please note that USD $100 will be charged for the reprinting of a lost badge. A charge of USD $300 will be applied for a second reprinting. Badges will not be reprinted a third time.
NEW This Year
The mobile app and the INTA Daily News will be your main sources of information this year and will include the daily schedule and room locations. INTA will not print a Final Program.
Annual Meeting App
Download the INTA Annual Meeting mobile app, available through the APPLE Store and GOOGLE Play Store. Search for INTA 2017 and download today to access the most up-to-date meeting schedule and room names, exhibit and sponsor information, and floor plans. You can also make your own schedule for the meeting and access it on multiple devices. To use app as a mobile webpage instead, type http://www.tripbuilder.net/html5/inta2017/register.php into your phone or computer browser and then bookmark it.
INTA Daily News
The INTA Daily News, published by World IP Review (WIPR), is the only official daily newspaper of the INTA Annual Meeting and is distributed each morning to attendees in and around the Fira Gran Via. The Daily will be one of your main sources of information about the Annual Meeting, including any last-minute program or room changes as well as key interviews and highlights of different events you may have missed during the week.
Access the Registrant Portal to find the online Attendee Directory, shuttle schedule, course materials, speaker bios and more.
Wi-Fi at the Convention Center
There will be free wireless Internet access in the public lobby areas of the Fira Gran Via, the Hospitality Area, the session rooms, and the committee meeting rooms.
Get regular updates by following us on Twitter with hashtag #INTA17. Share your photos from the Annual Meeting on Twitter, Instagram, or INTA’s Facebook page, respectively, at:
PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP TO BARCELONA
Visit About Barcelona to learn more about the host city.
Arriving in Barcelona
Find your way around Barcelona with the online hotel map or printed mini-map given out onsite and sponsored by AGIP.
Barcelona—El Prat Airport is the main airport and is located less than 11.4 KM away from the Fira Gran Via (about a 15-minute drive) and 15 KM away from city center (about a 23-minute drive). Taxis are recommended for travel to and from the airport, as is public transportation.
INTA will provide a limited shuttle that will run only in the morning and afternoon; it will begin running Sunday and end running Wednesday mid-morning. This shuttle will make stops by the Hotel Fira Congress Barcelona, Hotel Porta Fira, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, AC Hotel Som, and Hotel SB Plaza Europa, and will bring registrants with a meeting badge to and from the Fira Gran Via. Registrants staying at other hotels are encouraged to use their free public transportation pass to travel to and from the Fira Gran Via.
A shuttle will also be provided after the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and after the Grand Finale on Wednesday evening, with drop-off points at key locations throughout the city. Registrants should make their own way to the Seaside Promenade at Barceloneta Beach for the Grand Finale. A full shuttle schedule will be provided on the mobile app and Registrant Portal.
Floor Plan of the Fira Gran Via Convention Center & Exhibition Hall—the Hub of all INTA Activities
Fira Gran Via Convention Center and Exhibition Hall floor plans are available to help you navigate the convention center easily and can also be found on the mobile app.
Schedule Time for Important INTA Events
Make sure to attend the Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception on Sunday, May 21, from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm, in Hall 6 and Hall 7. This year’s keynote address will be provided by Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo, Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sport.
VAT Reclaim for Meeting Expenses
INTA has selected Meridian Global Services as the official VAT recovery supplier for this meeting. A representative will be available throughout the meeting at the VAT Reclaim counter in the entrance area to Hall 8.0 to assist with business-related VAT recovery and compliance questions.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR INTA MEMBERS
Plan now to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, May 19–23, 2018. Members who register onsite for the 2018 Annual Meeting will receive 10% off the registration fee, as well as early access to the hotel booking system in January. This offer ends on May 24, 2017, at 2:00 pm.
Visit www.inta.org/2017AM for more information. Please contact INTA Member Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the Annual Meeting with any questions, or visit us during the Meeting onsite at the entrance area of Hall 8.0 (north entrance).