The Venue

The Firenze Fiera exhibition district, located in the heart of the city, is the leading congress and exhibition centres of all Tuscany. It covers over 100,000 square meters of surface (65,000 of which indoor), an area that encompasses the Fortezza da Basso (55,000 square meters of indoors area), the Palazzo dei Congressi (seating about 1,500 people and featuring also an auditorium seating 1,000 people) and the Palazzo degli Affari, a modern multifunctional structure of over 4,000 square meters seating about 1,300 people. The amazing location and the allure of its venues, in which ancient and contemporary architecture interact perfectly, are the factors that make it unique in the world of exhibition and fair facilities. Firenze Fiera offers every year a portfolio of important trade fairs (some of which are the most important events in men’s fashion, top level craftsmanship and teaching/training) as well as prestigious national and international conferences and congresses, especially in the medical-scientific and IT-technological sectors. Firenze Fiera has an internal Press & Communication office devoted to supporting organizers in promoting trade fairs and congresses.

To gain a good insight into the layout of the venue, you can take a virtual tour of the Florenze Fiaza

The Firenze Fiera in Summary

In the heart of Italy, at the centre of the world – Easy to reach and to explore, Florence is an open-air museum featuring an unparalleled heritage of masterpieces. A city on a human scale, the cradle of art, and home of great food.

Culture Is at Home

After a fair, a convention, or a congress, Florence is still yours to enjoy, bustling with exhibitions, shows and other cultural events.

Many Hotels Are Available for Your Stay

Almost 400 partner hotels available throughout the city in co-operation with Destination Florence CVB. Selected facilities where you can experience the essence of Tuscan hospitality.

Easy to Reach

Arriving in Florence is easy, reaching Firenze Fiera is even easier – located just a few steps from the main railway station and 4km from the airport, it is directly connected to the motorway by tramway.

A Green City for Green Events

Firenze Fiera’s #werecycle program helps make Florence an eco-sustainable city, by reducing the environmental impact of congresses and exhibitions.


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South East Asian Conference of the World Alliance of Airway Management in Vietnam 13th & 14th April 2024

The first South East Asian Conference of the World Alliance of Airway Management (WAAM) will take place in Vietnam on the 13th and 14th April 2024, in partnership with Vietnam Airlines and Facing the World Charitable Foundation.

Bringing international airway experts from across the world together in Vietnam, the conference has been organised and facilitated by Facing The World CEO Katrin Kandel in conjunction with hospital anaesthetists from the 108 Central Hospital, Viet Duc Hospital and Hong Ngoc Hospital in Hanoi, and with support from Vietnam Airlines and Hong Ngoc group.

With over a thousand global participants expected to attend, the conference will facilitate links between airway societies, special interest groups, airway fellowship providers, training centers and airway related charities as well as a repository for local, national, and international airway societies, guidelines, statements, airway related education, research projects, research opportunities and grants.

As well as the World Alliance of Airway Management Satellite Conference, Facing the world and its partners create opportunities to share medical knowledge and skills through professional exchange and training programs around the world.