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San Sebastián Gastronomika commemorates the 500th anniversary of Elcano’s expedition

San Sebastián Gastronomika - Euskadi Basque Country, a congress attracting the gastronomic elite from Spain and abroad and commemorating this year’s 500th anniversary of the first global circumnavigation, is set to take place from October 6-9.

Passion for Knowledge (P4K) returns, the festival that brings prestigious international researchers together

From 30 September until 5 October, Donostia / San Sebastian will host the fourth Passion for Knowledge, a huge public event with Nobel Prize winners and international experts.
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Donostia/San Sebastián, World Tourism Organization award for "Innovation and Sustainability"

Donostia won the award for "Innovation and Sustainability in Public Policies and Governance" at the 15th UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) Awards, which recognise inspiring projects that contribute to the promotion of sustainable tourism.

Outstanding conferences in San Sebastián during the month of July, mostly based on scientific matters

8 conferences were held in San Sebastián during the month of July, of which half were based on scientific matters. 7 of the conferences, meanwhile, were international. Here is a list of some of the biggest conferences:

San Sebastian strengthens its position as a meetings destination and welcomes leading international researchers

The IV Sol-SKY Mag Conference

The IV Sol-SKY Mag Conference 2019 is being held from 24-28 June and will be attended by over 40 researchers and around a hundred participants, true experts from the best universities, institutes and laboratories around the world. Most notably, it will be attended by Professor Anthony Arrott and Professor Albert Fert, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007.

Donostia / San Sebastian hosts the annual Opinionated about Dining gala dinner

The Opinionated about Dining (OAD) 2019 award ceremony was held in Donostia / San Sebastian on the 19th and 20th of May. At this large gala dinner, during which the María Cristina Hotel was turned into a huge grill house, awards were presented to the Top 100 restaurants in Europe. The winner was the restaurant Schloss Schauenstein (Switzerland) and Arguinzoniz’s Etxebarri (Vizcaya) was third on the list, which also included Azurmendi (#17), Martín Berasategui (#41), Arzak (#45) and Mugaritz (#56).

San Sebastian ranked at an all-time high for international events by the ICCA

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the most prestigious in the sector, has ranked San Sebastian at 180 out of 1835 cities worldwide, on a par with considerably larger cities, such as Johannesburg, Las Vegas, Liverpool, and Malmo.