Conference venue


The ESCCA 2018 Conference will be held at the Valencia Congress Centre (VCC), ideally located on the major access route into the city from the north east, only 5 km. from the international airport Valencia-Manises. A taxi will take you there in 7-10 minutes. Also, the city centre is only some 10 minutes away and can be easily accessed by metro or bus. 

Address: Valencia Congress Centre (VCC), Av. Cortes Valencianas, 60, 46015 Valencia


The Pre-conference Training Courses on Wednesday 12 September will be held in the CIPF - Centro de Investigación Principe Felipe.

Address: C/ Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 3, 46012 Valencia. Registered participants will receive practical details in the week of 27 August 2018.


The Conference headquarter's hotel, the 4-star Sorolla, is located next door to the Valencia Conference Centre. Hotel rooms can be booked against special, reduced rates for ESCCA via the Housing page

Address: Valencia Congress Centre (VCC), Av. Cortes Valencianas, 60, 46015 Valencia




Spain’s third largest city is vibrant and cosmopolitan and without a doubt a place full of contrasts where the remains of a distant past harmoniously coexist with avant-garde buildings and long sandy beaches.

The compact historic centre is packed with historic sites, squares, gardens, museums and charming little streets. The city's focus is the Plaza de la Virgen with its 13th-15th-century cathedral; the octagonal bell tower offers vertiginous views across the rooftops. The 15th century Serrano and Quart towers are part of what was once the wall surrounding the city. La Lonja, the old silk exchange and a UNESCO world heritage site, has a vaulted hall with exquisitely carved columns. The late 19th-century Modernista movement, popularised by Anton Gaudí, flourishes here too – the bustling Mercado Central, Europe’s largest covered market, and the restored Mercado de Colón, now a meeting point for coffee and drinks, are some wonderful examples.

The river Turia originally ran around the old city, but it kept breaching its banks so it was diverted in the 1960s into a verdant 9 km string of trees, trails, lawns and playgrounds - a green haven for cyclists, walkers, sports enthusiasts, music lovers and botanists. At the far eastern end of the Turia riverbed lays Valencia’s landmark, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, designed by the world-renowned and city-born architect Calatrava. Walking about the 350,000 square metre complex is like strolling on the set of a science-fiction film, or visiting the spectacular capital of another planet.

For those wishing to experience the true Mediterranean essence, we suggest a relaxing stroll northbound along the Seafront Promenade from the Royal Marina. The 7 km promenade links northern coast beaches. The fine sand and warm waters have received the highest environmental awards.