Conference location

All the Summit will be at halls of Universidad de La Laguna. Precise location will be announced once the assitants number will be fixed.

Venues and travel


Of all the reasons why Tenerife is such a popular holiday destination, it is possibly the prevailing Spring-like climate that tops the list. With an average annual temperature of 22 degrees, the local population and those who visit the island appreciate this true gift of nature. The mild climate has created particularly striking and original surroundings, and thanks to a manageable area (2,034 square kilometres) it is easily possible to discover the island during a stay of a few days. Tenerife is a collection of beautiful natural spaces, from cliffs several hundred metres high, to small villages lost in valleys, to colourful marine depths. Such beauty means half of the territory is protected by strict environmental regulations, which ensure its conservation.

Tenerife allows you to mentally distance yourself from the everyday work setting without having to travel long-distance. It is only a two hour plane journey from Mainland Spain and four main European cities. Two international airports equate to around 150 flight connections operated by close to a hundred different airline companies.

Tenerife North airport is 15 minutes from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife South is one of the busiest aerodromes in Spain and is 10 minutes from the municipalities of Arona and Adeje, the two largest tourist centres in this part of Tenerife.

In addition Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the most important ports for cruise ships in both Spain and Europe. More than half a million cruise passengers pass through the port each year. Two modern motorways, an extensive road network, an integral bus service and a tramway between Santa Cruz and La Laguna – the two largest cities on the island -, complete the land communications hub, making it possible to travel around the island with ease.

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The municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna lies in north-east Tenerife, in-between the Anaga mountain range and the slopes of La Esperanza. Most of the city stands at an altitude of roughly 600 m (1,970 ft), with the highest point being Cruz de Taborno, 1,020 m (3,350 ft) above sea level. The coastal part of the municipality in the north covers the farmland regions of Tejina and Valle de Guerra, as well as the tourist destinations of Bajamar and Punta del Hidalgo. By contrast, in Anaga you will find little hamlets such as El Batán and Las Carboneras. Covering a vast open area in the middle of the municipality is San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. La Laguna was the first unwalled colonial city and still preserves its original 15th century layout almost intact. In fact, this layout was used as a model for building many other colonial cities in America. Its streets, with their fantastic shopping atmosphere, gastronomy and leisure, are also full of monuments and historic buildings.

The Guanche name for the area on which La Laguna stands was Aguere, and that term is sometimes still used to refer to the municipality. It is also known as the City of the Adelantados, as this is where the Adelantado Alonso Fernández de Lugo and his family settled. After the conquest of Tenerife, La Laguna became the Island’s first capital city, turning it into the heart of political, financial and cultural power on the archipelago. The first plan of the city on record was drawn by the Italian engineer Leonardo Torriani in 1588. San Cristóbal de La Laguna currently bears the honorary titles of Noble, Loyal and Faithful city, and is also known as the Illustrious Historic City of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

The University of La Laguna is one of the most emblematic institutions in the municipality and is, of course, a sign of the city’s cultural relevance. Tenerife’s first airport – Tenerife North – is also here, in the area known as Los Rodeos on the outskirts. The airport is well connected to the rest of the archipelago, and also links up to various destinations in Spain and abroad. Its location near to the capital and to the tourist area of Puerto de la Cruz is a great advantage.

The coast of San Cristóbal de La Laguna has a series of lovely natural swimming pools and rock pools in Punta del Hidalgo, with a modern lighthouse nearby. The nearby town of Bajamar also has large bathing areas, making it a popular place among the locals and tourists for a leisurely day by the sea.

Download the street map of La Laguna HERE

How to arrive

Tenerife North airport is 15 minutes from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife South is one of the busiest aerodromes in Spain and is 10 minutes from the municipalities of Arona and Adeje, the two largest tourist centres in this part of Tenerife.

Accomodation options

We propose several lodging options both in La Laguna, the city closest to the congress and in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 10 minutes away, with transportation alternatives.

As you enter the La Laguna Gran Hotel from the Calle del Agua (Nava y Grimón), you will be met by the scent of resin and cedar. The heartwood from ancient Canarian pine trees still distils its resin throughout this old building that has seen four centuries of history.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a World Heritage city, writes a new page on this ancient building, re-imagined in a modern-day concept.

The new hotel has 123 rooms, convention and banqueting rooms with capacity for up to 600 people, and a car park for 80 vehicles. The “Gran Laguna” restaurant and terrace and the “Del Agua” pool, spa and gym complex will be open to the public.

From the roof of the building and its sports area, you can enjoy an extensive and spectacular view over the rooftops of the city and the mountains of the Anaga Nature Reserve. ​


Situated in a charming 16th century mansion, our complex boasts elegant suits and rooms and an à la carte restaurant to surprise you. You’ll find us in the historical centre of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

All the rooms at Laguna Nivaria are no smoking and come fully equipped in order to make your stay a perfect one. We have five types of room available – Comfort, Noble, Family, Junior Suite and Nivaria Suite – to cover all your needs. We’ve taken care of all of the details so that you have a comfortable stay in the splendid city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

Canarian Flavours

Both the Laguna and Plaza restaurants and Café Nivaria are located in the interior courtyard of the historical building. Come and sample the local cuisine and pick the restaurant of your choice depending on whether you would like to try some delicious tapas and sandwiches or enjoy more elaborate and avant-garde dishes.



  • Broadband Wi-Fi throughout the hotel at no extra cost
  • Pet friendly
  • Room service
  • Private paid parking
  • Car and bicycle rental
  • Guided tours and excursions
  • Transfers

Hotel located in an urban area of the metropolitan area of Tenerife

This hotel’s design is based on an innovative concept of décor, with spacious, comfortable and modern facilities. It is located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes from the Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium, the International Trade Fair and Conference Centre and the football stadium. The Tenerife Norte international airport is just 15 minutes away.

All the rooms (57 doubles, five junior suites, two suites and an imperial suite) come equipped with air conditioning, safe, digital satellite TV, and Internet connection. Some also have a jacuzzi and hydromassage shower.

Some rooms have a hydromassage and a Jacuzzi. Our young and dynamic staff know how to make guests feel comfortable and how to attend to their requirements with the utmost efficiency. El Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz is a great meeting point in Santa Cruz de Tenerife as well as an excellent alternative for business and leisure trips. Close-by you can find the best boutiques and shops, terraces, walking routes, sports centres, cultural attractions and the best night life in the city.​



  • Spacious outside garden areas
  • Terraces offering panoramic views [one with cover]
  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Excellent restaurant offering the finest Canarian and international cuisine
  • Coffee shop
  • Other services
  • Broadband internet access [available in guest rooms]
  • Video conferencing room

Hotel located in an urban area of the metropolitan area of Tenerife

Hotel Occidental Santa Cruz Contemporáneo’s location on the Ramblas de Santa Cruz, next to the García Sanabria Park in one of the city’s most beautiful areas, is testament of the clear commitment to its avant-garde image and services.

The hotel has 150 rooms equipped with all the latest amenities in technology and comfort. Its special feature is its restaurant offering: Alfredo, serving Mediterranean cuisine, and Macusamba–the island’s top café bar and lounge, renowned for its bold concept of good food.

It has four rooms equipped with modern technology and audiovisual equipment that make them ideal for meetings, conferences, cocktails and banquets.



  • Restaurante Alfredo
  • «Macusamba» Café, Bar & Lounge
  • Sun terrace with whirlpool bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service, fax and photocopier
  • Shop and newspaper sales
  • Car hire
  • Baby-sitting (with advance notice)
  • Free garage

Hotel located in an urban area of the metropolitan area of Tenerife

The Hotel Silken Atlántida is a modern building in a privileged location in the new commercial and financial heart of the city of Santa Cruz. It is located 150 metres from the city’s large shopping centres as well as the Conference Centre, the Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium and the César Manrique Maritime Park. It also has excellent connections to the island’s two airports and to the port of Santa Cruz.

It has 144 rooms and a gastrobar where guests can enjoy delicious cuisine along with an exclusive selection of wines and cavas. There are seven multi-purpose meeting rooms with natural lighting and capacity for up to 400 people, all highly versatile and equipped with the latest technology. They are ideal for hosting all kinds of work meetings, presentations, cocktails and company meals, through to the most elegant gala dinners. On the top floor of the hotel there is a chill-out area with a sun deck, jacuzzis, saunas and fitness centre. It has a private car park.



  • 144 bedrooms (96 Confort, 8 Deluxe, 15 Silken Club, 8 Junior Suite and 17 Junior Suite Silken Club)
  • Panoramic lifts
  • Silken Club floor and 2 smoking floors
  • Wifi System
  • Rooms with analogue connection and interactive TV.
  • Restaurant, cafetería, room service and piano bar
  • Free Fitness center, sauna and Jacuzzis with terrace for hotel guests


Hotel located in an uban area of the metropolitan area of Tenerife

Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey has been fully refurbished and is now a magnificent modern 5-star urban complex in the colonial architectural style with the distinctive Canarian identity. You can enjoy all the experiences of the lively and cosmopolitan city of Santa Cruz, open to the ocean and packed with attractions for visitors.

The success of any event or conference is guaranteed in its 11 meeting and banquet rooms, seating between ten and 400 people. Elegant and functional spaces for conferences and banquets with all the latest audiovisual technology and fully equipped for work.

The hotel also has elegant outdoor garden areas and attractive terraces, without doubt the ideal setting for any event or celebration.

2010 will be the year for the renovation of Iberostar Hotel Mencey, which will be closed for six months, with its reopening planned for the end of November of the same year, offering our guests a hotel which will exceed even their most demanding expectations.

The design team will update our 261 rooms, equipping them with modern installations in combination with the glamour of the interior design of the 40s and 50s. Each one of the 261 rooms and suites offers new beds, high speed wireless internet, a latest-generation television, an Ipod or MP3 connection, ensuring the very latest technology. 2010 will also be the year that the new Car Park and a 2000 m² Spa is opened. Located in our subtropical gardens, it will offer gymnasium, massage, swimming pool and treatments in a luminous space. ​



  • 286 Rooms
  • 1 Swimming pool
  • 1 Restaurant
  • 1 Bar
  • Casino

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