About the Hosts
The Government of Catalonia with the support of Barcelona city council will host the 23rd World Route Development Forum. The economic, cultural and administrative capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is one of the largest metropolises in Europe.
Enterprising and innovative urban developments contributed to Barcelona being recognised as the ‘world’s top smart city’ by Juniper Research in 2015. Progressive use of technology and communications has allowed the city to implement a number of sustainable social, economic and urban initiatives.
Barcelona has also been selected to host a number of internationally renowned conferences, which have contributed to it’s ranking as 2nd in the world in terms of number of delegates and 5th in the world for number of international congresses held in 2015, making it the perfect host for World Routes 2017.