ADMEI 2017 Annual Conference
Pre-Conference FAM Trip to Madrid
The Madrid Convention Bureau will welcome participants of the ADMEI Conference for a special pre-conference FAM Sunday, 15 January – Tuesday, 17 January.  The headquarters will be at the new Novotel Madrid Center Spain Hotel (4 star hotel), located close to the Palacio de Los Deportes, the Parque del Retiro and the shopping areas of Goya and Serrano.  The FAM trip activities will conclude Tuesday evening.  The fee includes three nights at the Novotel Madrid Center Spain Hotel, planned meals, all tours and entrance fees.  

The final program has a good combination of what Madrid has to offer; Accessibility & easy to move around despite being the 3rd  largest capital in Europe (panoramic tour) , very safe city (walking guided tour) , most representative city of Spain (flamenco + gastronomy), great special venues (Bernabeu Stadium + Palacio del Negralejo), World’s richest art collection ( visit to the Thyssen Museum), only city in world that has 6 World Heritage Site Cities, UNESCO within one hour driving (visit to Alcalá de Henares, hometown of Cervantes.)  

Do not forget also that Madrid is a great city for shopping and January is a great sales period. 

Here is the complete FAM trip itinerary.  Please be sure to note your choice of the FAM trip on your conference registration.

FAM Trip Costs:  $225 for two days of activities as outlined on the itinerary.  You will also pay a very reduced rate of 55 Euro for a single / 70 Euro double at the Novotel Madrid Center Hotel - this rate is good for up to two days prior to the FAM trip and one night after.

Please note:  You are responsible for your travel to Madrid and then from Madrid to Barcelona. Because individuals will be arriving at different times, we ask that you take a taxi from the airport to the Novotel, which will cost 30€ and take about 20 minutes.

Novotel Madrid Center
This 4-star hotel is located in the elegant Salamanca district with easy access to the airport and city center.  The Prada Museum is 3 km (less than 2 miles) away.

The  Salamanca neighbourhood was developed in the second half of the nineteenth century as an expansion planned under Queen Isabella II’s rule. The designer was Málaga-born José de Salamanca y Mayol, Marquis of Salamanca. He wanted to have an area for the exclusive residence of Madrid’s aristocracy and bourgeoisie. Barrio de Salamanca follows a regular grid pattern with parallel and perpendicular crossing streets. The carefully designed buildings here feature beautiful frontages that’ll catch your eye.

Historically, Salamanca has been a residential area inhabited mainly by Spain’s financial and political elite. In the past fifty years, it has attracted diplomats, businesspersons and, together with them, sophisticated fashion stores.