For this fifth edition of the awards eventoplus, will have the support of the main associations and entities of the sector. Recently Edelman PR sought to clarify these questions. It is expected an attendance of 1,000 people at a gala that will feature a jury of high-level. The public will also participate: via the awards website eventoplus, the public can vote their favorite event among the finalists. The 2009 Edition was a success: the awards eventoplus beat a record, a total of 175 nominations received. Main economic data: Spain, a power worldwide sector events Hall reflects the rise of a market that grows despite the new economic situation. According to the estimates of group eventoplus (specialized company in the sector and organizer of event Days), events market moves in Spain a figure in lathe to 5,000 6,000 million euros annually. Spain and Barcelona positions privileged as a country and city that more international events received during 2008.
According to the ranking of ICCA (International Congress & Convention) no other target appears among the three leaders as a country and as a city. According to the Union International of associations of the International Meeting Statistics for the year 2008, Spain reached the third position between the ranking of international countries that more events are held, with 467 organized events. While Barcelona won fifth place with 193 events in the ranking of the cities in the world that more events are held every year. In this ranking, Spain was the only country in the world that managed to also put a city in the top 10. Also, for The Country Brand Index, Spain achieved 10th position among the 10 best countries with potential of becoming one of the most powerful brands (FutureBrands study). A market with a strong female presence highlights the Datum of the high percentage of female presence in the Spanish industry of the events. Against an economy in which women occupy 41% of jobs, in the events sector female occupation is 64%, although they only occupy 35 per cent of managerial posts.