ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management / 1-2 December 2016 / Barcelona, Spain

Venue & Travel


World Trade Center Barcelona
1ª planta, Edifici Est
Moll de Barcelona S/N
08039 Barcelona


Venue website

The World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB) is set right on the seafront in Barcelona’s Port Vell or ‘Old Harbor’. Designed by the US architect Henry N. Cobb, it was inspired by the lines of the ocean-going vessels and yachts that regularly cruise the Port of Barcelona and dock at the World Trade Center pier.
Barcelona is the traditional location to launch new Elia events, and we are proud to hold the first edition of ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management in this lively and vibrant city.


Andante Hotel
Drassanes, 23-25
08001 Barcelona
Phone +34 (0)902 222 103
Phone +34 (0)93 441 2545
Fax +34 (0)933 248 963


Hotel website

    Elia has blocked rooms with special rates for event attendees at the Andante Hotel, a 14-minute walk from the World Trade Center Barcelona. These are available on a first come, first served basis.
    Set in Barcelona’s Raval district in the old city centre, this modern hotel is only a few minutes walk from Las Ramblas, the lively boulevard that runs through the centre of Barcelona.


    From 27/11 to 02/12: €69.30 per night

    From 02/12 to 05/12: €78.30 per night

    All rates are for a double room, single or double occupancy, and include 10% VAT but do not include the City Tax (€0.72 per person per night). Breakfast rates are €9 per person.

    There is an additional supplement for single or triple rooms and rooms with terraces.

    All rates are subject to availability.


    To make a reservation, download the reservation form, fill out and either:

    A credit card will be required to guarantee the reservation. The terms and payment policy will be confirmed by Andante Hotel.


    There are many options for travelling to the World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB) using public transport.

    From Barcelona Airport (El Prat)

    For more information about transportation to/from Barcelona Airport, please click here.

    Metro and train

    The L9 Sud line has stations at both airport terminals: Terminal 1 (inside the building) and Terminal 2 (outside the building, next to the train station) and will connect you to the metro network. The metro costs €4.10 for a single journey from the airport.

    The metro stops that serve the WTCB are Drassanes (L3 line) and Paral·lel (L3 and L2 lines).

    Or you can take the R2 train, which departs every 30 minutes from the station outside Terminal 2, and change to the metro L3 line at Passeig de Gràcia and get off at either stop (Drassanes or Paral·lel). This will take about 25 minutes and will cost approx. €5-€7.


    The A2 Aerobus departs Terminal 2 every five minutes. You will need to change at Villarroel-Gran Via and get the bus (20 or V11), which will bring you to Moll de Barcelona in front of the WTCB. This will take about 45 minutes and will cost approx. €8-€10.


    The airport is about 16km from WTCB and will cost approx. €25-€30 for a single (one way) journey and will take about 20 minutes. Taxi stops are in front of both airport terminals.


    From Barcelona Sants train station

    There is no train station that stops close to the WTCB. The options are:
    1. Walk from Barcelona Sants to Sants Estació station (3 minutes), change to the L3 metro line and get off at Paral·lel or Drassanes. A bus is available at Paral·lel (20 or V11), which will take you to Moll de Barcelona in front of the WTCB. This will take about 20 minutes (plus 15 minutes if walking) and cost approx. €3.
    2. Take a taxi. This will cost approx. €10 for a single (one way) journey and will take about 20 minutes. Taxis can be found directly outside the station.
    For information about the rail network in Spain, go to the Renfe website.

    Bus and metro to WTCB

    A number of buses stop in front of the WTCB including V11, 91, D20, H14, V13, N0, N6.
    The WTCB is also served by the metro:
    • The L3 line stops at Drassanes, approximately 15 minutes’ walk
    • The L3 and L2 lines stop at Paral·lel, approximately 15 minutes’ walk
    A bus is available at Paral·lel (20 or V11), which will take you to Moll de Barcelona in front of the WTCB.
    A single metro ticket for Zone 1 costs €2.15 and can be used on both bus and metro within one hour and 15 minutes from the start of your journey. Please note that you can switch from metro to bus within the time limit, but cannot switch back to the metro.
    For more information about the Metro and Bus networks, go to the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona website.

    City info

    Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and is the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia.
    With medieval roots and a modernist personality, Barcelona has plenty to offer for all tastes: quirky art and architecture, culture, history, a thriving restaurant scene and lively street life.
    Here are some useful websites for you to discover more about this vibrant city: