On Monday 3rd June from 19:00-21:00, there will be a Welcome Reception which is open to all our conference delegates. The venue selected for this pre-conference, informal evening is the San Mamés Football Stadium.
San Mames stadium is located in Bilbao and is where Athletic Club plays its matches. It is a team with a unique philosophy and over 110 years of history.
The San Mames football ground is a benchmark worldwide, both for its architecture (considered the best sports building in the world) and the facilities available. Listed by UEFA as Category 4, the San Mames stadium is a major milestone in the construction of large sporting facilities in the world, one of the benchmarks nationally and internationally.
It is one of the most modern architectural spaces in Bilbao, along with the Guggenheim Museum and the Iberdrola Tower, among others. The stadium is the home of Athletic Bilbao, known as Los Leones de San Mamés-Bilboko lehoiak. They are known as Los Leones because their stadium was built near a church called San Mamés
We invite our delegates to join us at for drinks and a buffet with an opportunity to catch-up with old and new friends in this high profile venue.