It’s nearly General Shareholders’ Meeting season, an event held toward the start of the year for the purpose of reviewing the previous year and its results and gaining insights from those past experiences to apply during the year ahead.
As such, the General Shareholders’ Meeting is a company’s most important event, so it behooves us to pay special attention to all aspects down to the last detail, bearing in mind that these may vary in function of your needs.
What is the General Shareholders’ Meeting?
As you will probably imagine upon reading the operative word here, we’re talking about the group of members belonging to a company or institution who are responsible for its direction. Every GSM consists of the president, vice-president, chief executives, treasurer, secretary, large shareholders, and other shareholder representatives.
On the other hand, its main functions can be summed up as fulfilling and assuring fulfillment of the decisions passed by the General Assembly; administrating economic, material, and patrimonial resources of the association; and drawing up the budget and corresponding balance for approval by the General Assembly.
After this brief introduction to the meaning and functions of the General Shareholders’ Meeting, we would like to present a brief selection of the best venues for hosting them in Spain’s two main cities, Madrid and Barcelona.
- Mutua Madrileña Auditorium
Ideal for holding big corporate events like the GSM. This venue located on the emblematic Paseo de la Castellana is spacious and fully equipped: the auditorium, seating up to 564 people, a stage of around 80 square meters, and access for persons with reduced mobility. Furthermore, it offers an inner lobby and adjoining press room. What do you think of that?
- Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center
Fifty-four events rooms fully equipped with audiovisual resources, covering a total of 9,049 sq meters and with another 56 rooms for informal meetings—that’s the Madrid Marriott Auditorium. A mere 6 km from the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, its location is great for attendees arriving from outside the capital. Moreover, there’s a free Business Center, 1,000 parking spaces, and many more features to make your General Shareholders’ Meeting a total success. Everything you need to know is here: https://bit.ly/2MpNqan.
- IFEMA Palacio Municipal, formerly Palacio Municipal de Congresos.
A highly versatile venue located at Campo de las Naciones, outfitted with the technology and services necessary for carrying out all types of events—and especially suited to GSMs. Its public transportation connections are excellent, both metro and bus, and its audiovisual installations and stage will do your GSM proud. All the info at https://bit.ly/2tZQ3rR.
- Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
A symbol of modern Barcelona located on Avenue Diagonal, it’s the city’s foremost financial and business center. Its entire array of 39 variously sized rooms features natural lighting. The garden floor is where most of its meeting rooms are located, with direct access to said gardens to enjoy an appetizer after an intense GSM session, for example. Take a look at the site for further information: https://www.fairmont.mx/barcelona/.
- Fira Barcelona
With 15 pavilions, Fira Barcelona is fully equipped and features top-level services. It consists of two large fairground areas counted among the most important in Europe: Montjüic and Gran Via. Both host around 1,000 events per year, being versatile spaces merging tradition and vanguard. To learn more about these fairgrounds visit https://www.firabarcelona.com/.
- Palau de la Música Catalana
This music auditorium situated in Barcelona’s Ribera neighborhood is also a perfect setting for your General Shareholders’ Meeting. With 6 available spaces, each has its own specific characteristics. For instance, the Petit Palau is a modern and multipurpose hall seating 538; an auditorium suitable for congresses, conferences, conventions, annual meetings… Its dimensions and excellent acoustics make this an accommodating place to hold one of your company’s most important events. Here is a link to the official site: https://www.palaumusica.cat/es.
As you can see, choosing the right venue so all attendees can avail themselves of the necessary conveniences and that also meets the technical requirements called for by an event of this nature is no small task.
That’s why we at EDT Events hope that this article can be of use to you when looking for the best space to hold your General Shareholders’ Meeting as that time of year comes around… We’ll be glad to organize it for you!