Bologna Congress Center is the largest congress center in the city at your disposal. A flexible and contemporary location, able to adapt the offer according to the customer's needs. Three unique architectural structures, completely redeveloped and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and facilities: the Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi, the Ex-Gam, historic seat of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna and the brand new Exhibition Hall are able to offer the most suitable services and features to accommodate any type of event.
Furthermore, thanks to our strategic position, we offer the possibility of expanding the spaces using the facilities within the Bologna Exhibition Center. For large events, we can take advantage of the adjacent pavilions (19 and 20) by adding to our offer an area of approximately 20,000 square meters of exhibition area and a plenary room capable of accommodating up to 6,000 people.
Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi: The Europauditorium, the plenary room of the building, is an elegant multifunctional container which, with its 300 square meters of stage, perfect acoustics and the latest generation of technical equipment, can also host quality musical events. The hall seats 1,700 people in the theater; thanks to mobile sound-absorbing walls the capacity can be reduced and 1,200 or 830 seats. Another 300 seats at school desks are available in the Sala Italia, in addition to five modular rooms for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 120 students. Large foyers complete the offer, welcoming over 1,000 attendees for exhibitions, cocktails and large gala dinners.
Ex- Gam Characterized by a modern architecture, it can accommodate over 1,300 people for the conduct of congress activities or offer an area of 3,000 square meters for the realization of exhibitions, and high-profile catering services
Exhibition Hall The Exhibition Hall is a large multifunctional structure, equipped with spaces for any type of event: fairs, conventions, shows. Directly connected with the Palazzo dei Congressi and with the EX-GAM, its areas are complemented by two large outdoor gardens. A large exhibition space of 3000 square meters that can be used exclusively or in combination with the other structures of the Bologna Congress Center, thus allowing the hosting of large events. Fully wired, it is equipped with a powerful air conditioning system that makes it ideal for use in any season. Also equipped with home automation systems, it is the perfect hybrid between architecture and digital functionality.
Hall 19-20: It extends over a total area of over 16,000 square meters which is divided into 2 levels; on the first floor, an area completely free from architectural and structural barriers houses the plenary hall for 6,000 people.