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Bologna Convention Bureau

Bologna Convention Bureau is the reference point for those who wish to organize an event in Bologna. It provides technical customer support at each stage of acquisition, planning and organization of the event in question by selecting the best offer in the area.


Event organizers can rely on a unique product and on a solid expertise in the art of hospitality.


The Bologna area is particularly renowned for its excellences and its distinct vocation for hospitality: promoters and event organizers can benefit from the network of offers and services provided by the Convention Bureau system within a unique and promising context.

All support and consultancy services are made available to our customers free of charge:

  • Feasibility study of the event
  • Support in your search for the perfect location and the most appropriate organizational solutions
  • Bid Book drafting and assistance in establishing the applications for national and international conventions
  • Involvement of local institutions
  • Involvement of the most qualified local suppliers and assistance regarding the estimate of costs
  • Involvement of local event planning, communication and incentive agencies
  • Definition of Hotel allotments
  • Support in the organization of special programmes, tourist activities, pre- and post-congress tours
  • All sort of information about the city
  • Assistance regarding the event marketing and communication
  • Site inspection and fam trip organization

Becoming a part of BCB is all about benefiting from all the activities organised by this Business Unit inside Bologna Welcome:


  • Greater visibility: promotion and support are made possible thanks to targeted marketing activities and the Bureau’s means of communication. BCB sets up site inspections and educational activities for potential national and international customers, by means of which associates can promote their locations or their services personally. The Convention Bureau supports its partners through special projects that enable them to present spaces and services while developing hospitality programmes. Every year, BCB attends the main trade fairs and workshops to promote the destination Bologna on the MICE market, as a member of Convention Bureau Italia, Federcongressi&eventi, International Congress and Convention Association and European Cities of Marketing.
  • Stronger business: BCB supports you in requesting event organizations and in developing application drafts, and will help you to establish new relationships while finding new business opportunities with other associates, customers and industry partners.
  • Stronger networking: BCB creates meeting and discussion initiatives to make new contacts through training courses and refreshing workshops.

Bologna Convention Bureau can count on a steadfast network of more than 80 operators, highly qualified local service providers, as well as on multiple convention centres, historical houses, unconventional multipurpose arenas, theatres, cinemas, conference hotels, PCOs, event planning agencies and collateral service providers.

The BCB’s aim is to help all event organizers by providing an in-depth knowledge of the wide range of possibilities made available by the destination and by the Metropolitan City of Bologna.

BCB operates in collaboration with Bologna Welcome with peculiar regard to tourist activities and information, with the full institutional support of the Municipality of Bologna and of Local Institutions.



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