Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz

Over the last few years, thousands of companies, organisations, associations and institutions have chosen Santander as the venue for all kinds of events.


Thousands of congress members have taken part in these meetings in our city, and the economic impact of their stay here has been very significant. These figures make us one of the most attractive destinations in spain for the holding of congresses of all types.


However, the fact that almost four hundred events are held in the city every year is not just a coincidence, but rather, it is the fruit of the joint effort and work of institutions and associations which, over the last few years, have been promoting the numerous possibilities our city has to offer throughout the whole year at both domestic and international level. Proof of this institutional support for congress tourism, is the recent opening of the Santander Convention Centre. A building which covers 6,400 square metres , offering the most up-to-date technology, perfectly equipped to satisfy all the requirements of large-scale events. Santander also offers other emblematic buildings as the backdrop for important business encounters, as well as an excellent hotel infrastructure, and unbeatable services.


In short, our city, with its tradition for tourism thanks to the variety of its landscapes, its beautiful beaches and promenades and its important cultural offer, is today a modern city endowed with the necessary infrastructure to respond to the demands of congress tourism.


As Mayor of Santander, and on behalf of all its residents, I invite you to visit our city safe in the knowledge that Santander will not disappoint you, whatever the reason for your trip may be.