Location

The conference will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the island of Gran Canaria, in Spain, is located in the north-eastern part of the island set in magnificent scenery composed of two bays and their beautiful beaches – Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a modern airport with daily flights from Europe and it is only 21 kilometers from the city center of Las Palmas.

Las Palmas enjoys a subtropical climate, with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year.

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The island is also known as a mini continent because of the colourful landscapes, the wild cliffs, the different climate on the island and friendly people. Gran Canaria has a 230 km long cost line and it is only 50 km wide.

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Founded in 1478, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria boasts an important historical and cultural heritage, much of which can be found in the district of Vegueta.

Vegueta is the oldest quarter of the town, which was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, where some of the most important historical buildings have been standing for the past five hundred years: the chapel of San Antonio Abad, the Plaza de Santa Ana bordered by the Casas Consistoriales, the Obispado, the Casa Regental and Santa Ana Cathedral. Vegueta also houses museums such as Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus museum), where you can learn about the most interesting aspects of Columbus´ trips to America and his stopovers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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And there is plenty to keep you busy in Las Palmas. Whether you stay directly in the city or travel to the capital from elsewhere on the island, you are guaranteed a wealth of choices to compliment your holiday. In Las Palmas you will find the best of both worlds, a long stretch of sandy beach and the hustle and bustle of city life.

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