The Enbaxadore programme gives recognition to seven new professionals
- 2018 Nov 21
Programme promoted by San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau and Kursaal
Seven professionals have been designated new ambassadors of San Sebastián as part of the Enbaxadore Programa, promoted by San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau and Kursaal, which seeks to encourage and support convention tourism in our city.
The event was held at the Arima Hotel. In addition to the new “Enbaxadore”, attendees included Eneko Goia, president of San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau and mayor of San Sebastián; Manu Narváez, director of San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau and Iker Goikoetxea, managing director of Kursaal.
The Enbaxadore Programme was created in 2012 with the aim of acknowledging professionals that had organised meetings, events or conventions in the city with more than 450 delegates (in the case of national events) and more than 200 delegates (in the case of international events).
This year, special recognition will be given to the following professionals:
|José Ignacio Asensio Gállego||CONGRESO SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE CIRUGÍA DE LA OBESIDAD MÓRBIDA Y DE LAS ESFERMEDADES METABÓLICA (SECO) 2020|
|Santiago Larburu Etxaniz||CONGRESO SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE CIRUGÍA DE LA OBESIDAD MÓRBIDA Y DE LAS ESFERMEDADES METABÓLICA (SECO) 2020|
|Rosa María Valverde Citoras||CONGRESO SECA (Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial) 2019|
|José Julián Landa Maya||XXV REUNIÓN ANUAL DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE URGENCIAS DE PEDIATRÍA (SEUP) 2020|
|José Luis Fernández Maure||CONGRESS OF THE WORLD FEDERATIÓN OF COLLEGES AND POLYTECHNICS - WFCP 2020|
|Mikel Oiarbide Garmendia||REUNIÓN BIENAL RS ESPAÑOLA DE QUÍMICA 2019|
|Claudio Palomo Nicolau||REUNIÓN BIENAL RS ESPAÑOLA DE QUÍMICA 2019|
The new “Enbaxadore” join a list of 59 professionals making up this prestigious “club”, which was created in 2012.
The impact of conference activities in Donostia/San Sebastián and Gipuzkoa
This programme, promoted by the San Sebastian Turismo & Convention Bureau and Kursaal, aims to recognise the hard work of those who have helped Donostia to become a key location for important national and international events and in doing so have promoted and increased the visibility of our destination.
Presenting a pitch and taking charge of the organisation of a conference involves a significant effort, which Kursaal and San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau would like to acknowledge. This selfless work has important repercussions in terms of both generating an economic impact and promoting the dissemination of knowledge in our area.
Conferences are the market segment with the greatest potential for growth and they bring significant added value in quantitative terms, acting as an economic catalyst for the area. In 2017, 111 events linked to convention tourism were held in the city (conferences, workshops, congresses and so on), of which 54.1% were of an international scope. The estimated economic impact of these activities is €36,956,500 (number of overnight stays multiplied by an average expenditure of €350 per conference attendee).