Venue / Hall properties / Facilities


The venue of the ERS 2022 is the Fira Barcelona – Gran Via.

For detailed instructions how to get there, please click here.

Address (postal address not delivery address)

Fira Barcelona – Gran Via North Access
c/ Foc, 37
08038 Barcelona

Attention! Please note that the staff from Fira Barcelona – Gran Via is not allowed to accept any packages or anything that arrives prior to the event and all will be returned to the sender.
We strongly recommend to deliver via the warehouse of the logistic partner Schenker and have Schenker deliver from there directly to your booth (entails extra costs). See further details here.

Deliveries need to be sent to:

Schenker Deutschland AG
C/Ciencias, Entrada Nr. 1
Recinto Ferial Gran Via
08909 L’Hospitalet

See also the Schenker Shipping instructions and delivery addresses here.

Photo Impressions / Virtual tour

Click on the image below to access the ServiFira 360 degree tour through the exhibition hall and the venue!

Hall Floor

Max. load 1.5t/m2.

The floor in Hall 8.1 is cement asphalt. Therefore it is advisable to equip the booth with either carpet or other floor material e.g. parquet.

When laying carpets and other floor coverings, measures must be taken to prevent accidents. These carpets and floor coverings may not extend beyond the boundaries of the stand.

Only adhesive tape may be used to attach the floor coverings and when this is removed, no residues should be left behind. In general, all materials used must be removed without leaving residues. Substances such as oil, grease, paint and similar items must be removed from the floor immediately. The hall floor may not be painted nor may anything be stuck to it. Anchor points and attachments in the hall floor are not possible. Repairs to the floor will be carried out by Fira Barcelona or its contractors on the cost of the exhibitor that caused the damage.

Forklifts and car services can be arranged by the forwarding agent Schenker (Contact:

Technical supply

All services can be ordered via the links in the Exhibition Services section.
Electricity, water, telecommunication, gas and compressed air are supplied to the stands in the halls via floor ducts that are positioned every 6m in the hall floor.
Each connection to the halls supply is to be carried out by the official contractor. Exhibitors are not allowed to interfere with any supply in any way. The ducts can be covered but have to remain accessible also during the show on request.

Technical outlets in the floor on the booked exhibition space

Exhibitors should be aware that the construction of stands at certain venues may be affected by the positioning of service outlets. In the event that a service outlet has to be shared by a neighboring stand, exhibitors are advised to build raised floors. Exhibitors will be advised of such a situation prior to entering a contract, there is no discount offered in such instances.


Please read the following information carefully to avoid additional costs on-site and transfer this to your set-up company if needed :

  • Stands that will have their own switchboard must provide a document that certifies that this switchboard has been approved by an authorized Catalan electrician. The German TÜV or other authorities are not accepted. Please note that this approval has to be repeated every single time the switchboard comes into use in Catalunya.
    ServiFira does not offer a certification service on-site!
    Experience of previous congresses in Barcelona have shown that it is very difficult and time-consuming to order the switchboard on-site in case the own switchboard should not be accepted. The power on the stand will only be switched on once the mentioned certificate has been shown to the hall master.
  • We therefore strongly recommend ordering the switchboards from ServiFira.
  • Exhibitors that order switchboards via the Fira will not have to provide any certificate.
  • There is differentiation for day-time and 24h switchboards. Please bear this in mind in case you are planning to use e. g. a refrigerator.
  • If an exhibition stand requires more than 50kw (in total, either with one or more switchboards) it is compulsory to submit an electrical plan either to the Fira or Interplan in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Industry of the Generalitat of Catalunya. The approval of this electrical project will cost a fee.
  • The Exhibition hall has NO service channels. In the hall, service points are evenly distributed approx. every 6m. Interplan recommends building the stand with a raised floor to cover the electric mains.

Please check the following information from ServiFira:

Electrical Power Flow Chart_Certification
FAQs Electricity

Power is connected 30 min before and disconnected 30 min after the event. 24h power switchboards need to be hired to avoid power cuts after the show closes. Also, at the end of the show, those exhibitors needing power after the official final power cut off, need to go to our customer service desk to request power extension.

It is possible that neighboring stands are supplied with technical connections from the floor opening that is not on their booked space but on other exhibitors’ space. To prevent this is not always possible. If that should be the case no price reduction can be claimed.

Please read also the Fira information regarding electrical switchboard legalization which is downloadable at the service manual webpage.

When ordering switchboards via the Fira, please bear in mind that not all switchboards come with plugs. Some of them only come with circuit breakers. In the online shop you find PDFs illustrating the variously available switchboards. Make sure you order the correct one since exchanges of switchboards during set-up usually take a long time and will entail significant extra costs.

Internet / WiFi

The comprehensive ERS Wifi regulations will follow soon.

These rules are relevant to every kind of radio transmission as WiFi networks, Microphones, cameras, light, video, and intercom. Please read the policies thoroughly and return a signed confirmation to

For now, we can inform you that it is important to understand that perfect service is impossible to guarantee at all times, there will be times when the level of service will drop as usage increases at certain times such as lunchtime. By using a central point to manage all networks, we can ensure each exhibitor has the best the congress center can provide at all times and the system does not become overloaded.

In the interest of protecting the investment of every exhibitor and ensuring a successful event for all, the venue will be authorized to shut down any network that has not been set up according to these guidelines.

Suspension points / Riggings / Lightings

Max load: 150 kg

Please check the specific suspension point situation regarding availability, position, and max. load at your stand location with Interplan/the service provider before you start your design work, since not every rigging request can always be realized.
The provision of any fixing points for suspending items etc. from the hall ceiling upon request and not commonly allowed.
Please bear in mind the rules indicating the height restrictions when ordering suspensions.

ERS / Interplan cannot guarantee the feasibility of your hanging rigging structure. Please check this directly with

Fira specific information regarding rigging/suspensions

Basic regulations for hanging structures
All materials used must be certified as compliant with European Union regulations. The number of points depends on each type of structure and the loads specific to each pavilion.
When a hoisting system (block-and-tackle or powered hoists) is used, an additional safety cable is mandatory and must be used.
Points anchoring powered or block-and-tackle hoists to the structure must always be vertical and must be used with slings attached to the structure and a shackle attached to the engine.

The maximum heights for unbranded suspended elements indicated by the management of the venue (6m at ERS) must be respected.

Rigging services
In some cases, the location of the booth may determine:

– the need to use structures to adapt the space for anchor point installation, incurring an additional cost
– the impossibility of installing anchor points

We recommend the use of fabric ceilings with C1 fireproof certification and 40% to 60% mesh, so as not to interfere with the smoke detection and fire suppression systems. These ceilings must also be attached to a European Union-approved framework structure. All suspended wooden elements must be securely attached to a European Union-approved structure in such a way that the loads are evenly distributed. The anchor points or hoists will be attached to this approved structure.

As well as the structure type and load-bearing capacity of each center, the distribution of weight throughout the structure must be considered when deciding the number and location of anchor points for suspending it.

– Anchor points must be at least 1 meter apart.

– The maximum permitted suspended weight of rigging elements is 15 kg/m2, calculated as a proportion of the total suspended elements and the contracted floor area of the booth.

– No truss grid may have more than 10 manual hoists (block-and tackle/ pulleys).

– The maximum load of a rigging point is 1.50 kN (150 kg), including the weight of the hoist itself (engines, block-and-tackle, etc.)

Exhihitor service counter

There will be an exhibitor service counter in the exhibition hall with a contact person from Interplan, venue services, Lion Leads, and Schenker during set-up, dismantling, and throughout the opening hours of the exhibition. The exact position will be determined at a later point.

Oliver Heinke,
Mobile: +49 174 82 61 394

Facilities for the disabled

The fairground of the venue is fully equipped with facilities for the disabled. If you have any special needs, please inform the organizers. Wheelchairs are available at the first aid room on request.

First aid

Fira Barcelona assists their guests with a First Aid station located in Hall 8.0 (next to door 8.01). In case of any accidents please call the Fira Emergency number +34 93 233 41 00 or inform any uniformed security guard.

Business center

There is no business center at the Fira. Several stores such as Ikea and Bauhaus are close by in case you require material for your stand construction.

If there is a low quantity of copies or faxes required, please refer to the Exhibitor Registration Desk in the entrance foyer.

Prayer room

A prayer room will be available. The exact location will be provided at a later date.

Cash machine / ATM

You can find an ATM at the entrance hall of Entrance North.


There are several restaurants/food points in the venue. Alcohol is strictly prohibited.


The organizers will arrange signage directing the participants and visitors to the exhibition. Exhibitors will not be permitted to place their own signs anywhere within the exhibition hall and the congress center other than on their own stands or if booked as a sponsorship item.

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