MIPSS 2024 - SAVE THE DATE! September 5 to 7th

Welcome to Marbella!

In the pulsating lifestyle heart of the sun soaked “Costa del Sol”, in walking distance to the famous yacht harbor Puerto Banús, the congress venue sets a great background to explore the surroundings and for our social program.

Marbella, Andalusia and the Costa del Sol

Axis between Europe and Africa and meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this region has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history and prehistory.

The region of Andalusia has a surface area of 87,268 km² and represents 17.3% of Spain. It is, on its own, larger than countries like Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria or Switzerland.

The diversity of landscapes and geographical terrain gives rise to an array of environments that go from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to luxuriant midmountain areas, volcanic landscapes such as the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada.

The Guadalquivir is Andalusia’s most important river and brings life to many areas in its journey across the region. In barely forty kilometres you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean. The coast of Andalusia stretches for almost 900 kilometres and is home to a large number of cities, towns and beaches that are a delight to visit.

Historic cities like Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada can take you back in time and show you the impact of more than 700 years of moorish influence in Andalusia, resulting in a cultural heritage very different from the rest of Spain.

Malaga underwent a positive transformation as a city over the last 10 years, offering a vibrant night life in the heart of the old town, various internationally recognised museums and collections like the Picasso Museum, The Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection or the Centre Pompidou and a lively port home to many cultural events in the summer.

Only within 1 hour of drive from the buzzing atmosphere of the world famous beach resort Puerto Banús, our congress venue, you can wander miles of empty beaches on the Atlantic coast near the laid back Surfer´s town Tarifa or visit Ronda and the world famous white villages of Andalusia tucked away in the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra de Ronda mountain range.

The whole ensemble represents a range of attractions for tourists that goes from impressive monuments in large towns to typical small villages, which have provided a constant source of inspiration for all kinds of artists.

Don’t miss it. Andalusia loves you…