The IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 edition arrives to Madrid, for the first time in Spain. Madrid is a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. It is place for business and new trends, and offers a safe, comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable. Its rich artistic and natural heritage, cutting-edge transport network, quality accommodation, fine cuisine and the passion locals show when enjoying their city’s day and night life make it one of the most attractive cities in the world. It is also one of the most unique Spanish cities in terms of its history, architecture, culture, and is the most important hub connecting Europe with Africa and South America.
Madrid is the nerve center of Communications in Spain, a country hosting large Communications events (some of them with more than 100,000 attendees) with research institutions and industry developing major Communications-related research projects (Spain has reached the fourth position in H2020 returns).
The week of December 6-12 is very special since it is a big holiday in Spain. We expect a lot of activities to be happening in Madrid. You may find here the official page of Madrid’s town hall with information for tourists.
If you are a tennis lover, you may consider coming a few days in advance to the Davis Cup finals in Madrid.
IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 will be held in the North Convention Center of the IFEMA MADRID Trade Fair of Madrid. Located in the building at the North Entrance and with an area of 100,000 sq. ft., the North Convention Centre possesses 20 rooms in total. It is reached through a great entrance hall filled with natural light, whose size makes it the ideal space for exhibitions of up to 5,000 sq. ft. net or for providing catering services during the event.
More information about the venue can be found here.
The Organizing Committee of IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 have secured a number of rooms at different hotels in Madrid with special rates for IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 attendees. Hotel reservation is now available here.
More information about the hotels can be found here.
TRAVEL INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19
If you fly to Spain from other countries it is mandatory to fill in the Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip, in order to present it at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain.
All passengers who come from a risk country/area in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE PCR result (COVID-19 RT-PCR), carried out in the 72 hours before arrival in Spain. The list of the risk countries/areas is updated every 15 days.
This certificate or supporting document must be the original, must be written in Spanish, English, French or German and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller's name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR/TMA certificate.