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Who we are

Bologna Convention Bureau was born as a business unit of Bologna Welcome Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is in charge of the management and the development of the incoming services as well as the promotion of the destination Bologna, both nationally and internationally.

Synergy and support to enhance the destination

With a selection of more than 50 operators (including congress center, hotels and conference venues, historic and unconventional venues, theaters, museums, PCOs and service suppliers), BCB operates with the full support of local institutions, first of all the Municipality of Bologna, working together with the existing features of Bologna Welcome. BCB sets itself up as single point of contact and ideal partner, enhancing the variety of proposals of the destination to shape successful conferences, business meeting, sports and cultural festivals, celebrations or any kind of event, through communication, promotional and welcoming activities.

Our aim

Bologna Convention Bureau aim is to promote and to enhance Bologna as a destination in the MICE industry, both nationally and internationally, supporting event organizers and promoters, planning and realizing bids to facilitate the organization of their events in Bologna, selecting the best local offer and providing assistance in every step.

Identify new opportunities to reach quality results

The territory of Bologna is full of excellences and the city has a strong vocation to welcome tourists and business travellers: promoters and organizers can take advantage of the wide variety of services available collected by the Convention Bureau for congress tourism, to organize successful events in a context full of opportunities.

Our Services

Through all the channels and tools Bologna Welcome is already using in its strategy towards leisure tourists, Bologna Convention Bureau is working to attract new events and business tourists.

A consolidated experience in the art of hospitality serving planners and organizers

Bologna Convention Bureau ensures the following services:

  • Professional support and free advice to find the best suitable solutions, starting from the venue finding service
  • Feasibility study
  • Bid book production and bid creation assistance
  • Most qualified local suppliers contacts and estimate request assistance
  • Local agencies and incentive house contacts
  • Support for hotel and incoming services management
  • Support for social programs, pre and post-congress tours
  • Site inspection and fam trip organization
  • Local institutions contacts and relationship
  • Event information service
  • Information on the destination (events, tourist itineraries, shopping and leisure, wine & food, etc.) 
  • Comprehensive planning toolkit, promotional materials

Our Activities

The Convention Bureau develops all the activities dedicated to the promotion of Bologna, ensuring the participation in thematic fairs and workshops, the organization of educational tours for national and international markets and the creation of customized proposals and bids.

Promotion and visibility to place Bologna as a Top Destination

BCB develops and promotes the City Ambassadors project involving prominent figures of the best local organizations as evidence of the potentiality and attractiveness of the destination.

Bologna Convention Bureau works closely with the most important national trade associations: Convention Bureau Italia, Federcongressi & events, APT Servizi, Unione Prodotto Città d’Arte, ENIT; and international as well: ICCA.

Our Partners

BCB associated partners are selected for their proved expertise and they are in possession of the high quality standards required. Below a list of our partners divided into categories, according to the offered services.

Discover all our partners