Routes Europe 2018

The route development forum for Europe

Bilbao, Basque Country
22 – 24 April 2018

Networking Events

We want to give you a real flavour of Bilbao while you are at Routes Europe and our comprehensive hospitality programme has been specially designed with this in mind.

Welcome Reception

Azkuna Zentroa

22 April 2018, 18:00–20:00
Dress Code: Smart casual

The Welcome Reception will take place in Azkuna Zentroa. Located in the heart of the city, the Azkuna Zentroa was built in 1909 as a functional and advanced industry building, with a modern architectural style. 

Redesigned by the renowned architect, Philippe Starck, Azkuna Zentroa is a meaningful representation of both old and new faces that characterise Bilbao, a city deeply marked by its industrial past, but firmly committed to improving its social and cultural agenda. Leaving behind its industrial purpose, this space has transformed into a public area, dedicated to citizens with a multicultural and diverse program. 

Delegates will be treated to a wide-range of delicious local delicacies and have the opportunity to network with Europe's most senior decision makers in a relaxed environment during the reception.

Networking Evening 

Networking Evening Routes Europe 2018

23 April 2018, 19:00–23:30
Dress Code: Smart casual

The Networking Evening, which will include the Routes Europe Marketing Awards, will take place in the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, a monumental building that will guide visitors to a retrospective voyage from the ancient industrial city to a modern one.

Designed to resemble a ship under construction, the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall is an award-winning venue and a fine example of the contemporary architecture synonymous with Bilbao. Built on the site formerly occupied by the Euskalduna shipyard, this majestic building will provide a spectacular backdrop for the industry's most coveted awards. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to taste the most exquisite gourmet dishes and enjoy a spectacular display of lights, music and performances.