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Social Programme

Wednesday 20 September 2023

19.00 - 22.00
Welcome Cocktail & Dinner in the gardens of the Barceló Renacimiento Hotel

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Thursday 21 September 2023

09.00 - 15.00
Departure from the hotel and t
he tour starts with a horse carriage tour in Sevilla. 

In order to fully appreciate the beauty of this city, you should  experience it from the privileged back seat of a horse drawn carriage. This panoramic tour will take you past the most important landmarks of the city, such as the historical centre, the Cathedral and Giralda tower, the banks of the Guadalquivir river, the Golden Tower, the site of the 1929 Ibero-American exhibition and last but not least the impressive Plaza de España in the heart of the Maria Luisa Gardens. 

The next stop on this tour is for an olive oil tasting and sangria making experience. A variety of olive oils can be savoured and compared until you find the one that suits your pallet best, whilst at the time learning about the different quality characteristics.

For lunch you will be taken to a carefully selected bar, where you will get the chance to taste a wide variety of the most delicious and typical Spanish tapas accompanied with wine, beer or soft drinks. Spanish culture and informal dining at its best! 
Departure by bus from the lobby of the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento to the Hacienda San Miguel de Montelirio  for the Carton Excellence Award Dinner.

During dinner the winners of the European Carton Excellence Award, the Pro Carton Young Designers Award and the Student Video Award will be announced.

Dress Code: Smart Business (Suit and Tie)

Friday 22 September 2023

09.00 - 15.00
Today you will discover the stunning Andalusian capital on foot. You will visit the cathedral, the Giralda tower and the royal palace “Reales Alcázares“, which is composed of various different palaces built by the kings of Seville on the ruins of the Arabic Al-Mutamid palaces-the city‘s most important  landmarks. 

After this you will stroll through the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, the former Jewish quarter, which will guide you through its narrow alleys, its secret corners and past its quaint white houses with wrought-iron grates beautifully decorated with flowers in the typical Andalusian manner.

Seville’s Santa Maria Cathedral is a jewel of Gothic Art. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and third largest church in the world. Here you will even encounter a popular historical character: Christopher Columbus is buried here.

The Alcázar is a royal palace located in Seville which was originally a Moorish fort. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Seville Cathedral.
Departure by bus from the lobby of the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento for the Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Abades Triana.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Saturday 23 September 2023

10.00 - 16.00
Departure by bike from the lobby of the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento for the optional tour including:

Bike tour
On two wheels you can explore Seville by reaching all of its many hidden corners and magical back streets. Hop on and get started!

Private boat trip on Guadalquivir river
Discover the breath-taking city of Seville from the water! Today you will get the chance to take a relaxing boat trip along the glistening river Guadalquivir. You will pass some of the most emblematic sights of the city from a privileged angle on the Hybrid VIP boat. Take in the different elements of the new and old town and immerse yourself in the beautiful capital of Andalusia. Sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent views.

Located just a few metres from the Cathedral, Robles Placentines is inspired by an authentic Sevillian bodega. With traditional décor and cuisine, this centrally located corner represents a unique cultural and gastronomic experience.
Please note that all details mentioned on this page may be subject to change.
Many thanks to our sponsors for making the ECMA Congress happen:

Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento

Av. Álvaro Alonso Barba, s/n, 41092 Sevilla



+31 70 312 39 11



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