The Palau de Congressos de Palma hosted in November the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), where attendees from more than 50 countries have come together to discuss the future of bluefin.
With this large event, the Congress Center had the opportunity to demonstrate, once again, its versatility, having transformed the EXPO room into a wide U-shaped setup, with natural light and stunning views of the bay, the best backdrop for an event where the sea is the protagonist.
In addition, the safety and quality of the destination, together with the excellent accommodation offer of the city, have been essential for the event organizer to have chosen the city of Palma for such an important meeting.
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Spanish Government, Luis Planas, and the president of the Balearic Government, Francina Armengol, opened the congress highlighting the Spanish leadership in the fishing industry and the need to bet on sustainable and responsible fishing .
This meeting aims to set the quotas for bluefin tuna fishing by 2020, as well as regulate overfishing of tunas and other species.
TaPalma is the tapas & cocktails route in Palma, and this year it will be held from November 25 to 29. In addition, on November 23, two days before the gastronomic route, TaPalma will celebrate the tapas contest at the Palau de Congressos de Palma, for the third year.
Bureau Veritas, a market leader in inspection, certification and testing, has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International “Stay Safe with Meliá” programme of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100% in company hotels.
The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce the pressure on the public health system in the Balearic Islands led to the Meliá Palma Bay Hotel and Palma Convention Centre being converted into hospitals in late March under the management of the Son Llàtzer University Hospital.