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Social programme

Welcome Reception – Thursday 9 May

ECU cordially invites all participants to join their fellow delegates at the traditional Welcome Reception. It will be the perfect opportunity to renew old friendships and build new ones, and to meet with the exhibitors, while enjoying some light refreshments.

All Convention delegates and registered accompanying persons are welcome!

Time: 18.00 – 19.30

Location: Valencia Conference Centre – Exhibition area

Dress: Casual

Cost: Complimentary for registered delegates, €25 for accompanying persons

Ateneo - view on the Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Spanish Evening – Friday 10 May

The Spanish Evening will take place in the heart of the city, in one of the city’s most historic buildings, the emblematic Ateneo Mercantil *.

We will have an informal tasting dinner on the rooftop terrace, offering incredible views on the historical Town Hall Square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento) and the rest of Valencia.

Time: 19:30 – 20:00 Arrival on your own – see the information in the congress app! 20:00 – 23:30 Tasting dinner 

Location: Ateneo Mercantil, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 18, Valencia

Dress: Casual. Take a pullover, cardigan or shawl with you, we will be staying  outdoors, it might be a bit chilly later in the evening.

Cost: €85

* The emblematic Ateneo Mercantil building was designed as the headquarters of the Mercantile Athenaeum – a cultural institution founded in 1879 which over more than hundred years of history left strong footprint on the social, cultural and urban landscape of Valencia. The institute established itself as a leader of Valencian society initiating and supporting progressive changes in the area of culture, commerce and leisure. Among successful projects pioneered by the Ateneo Mercantile are School of Languages, School of Commerce, Stock Exchange, Chamber of Commerce, Valencian Radio Station, Regional Expo (1909) and numerous Trade Shows, water conservation and administration, Valencian Tram Society.