ISO Congress Detailed Program

ISO Congress 2008 - Program as per May 1, 2008
Barcelona 8-11 May

Hotel Novotel Sant Joan Despi
Carrer de la TV3, 2 *
E-08970 Sant Joan Despi, Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 475 5800, Fax: +34 93 373 5213, e-mail:,

*(15 minutes Taxi from the Airport. The street name is : “TV 3” which is also the neighbor - tell the Taxi - or your GPS)


Thursday 08.05.08:

Arrival day, Congress Information Material is handed out at the check-in counter.
Organizers Anna & Preben arrive the night before and can be contacted on mobile +45 4050 4940.MC Members only:
2 - 5:30 p.m. Management Committee Meeting including a light lunch, drinks and coffee.
The MC spouses and other early arrivals are welcome to join Anna for a private visit to Sant Joan Despi or Barcelona sites.

All participants:
6 p.m. Departure by taxis for the Get-together evening downtown: A Spanish Cooking Class!
Learn to cook, and then feast on a 3 course Spanish Meal! A local will guide you through
how to make Paella, Gazpacho, Tapas, enjoying a few glasses of your own made Sangria.
Take a bike-ride to the beach if you like, and watch the sunset. Taxis home by midnight.
Individuals may want to meet at the “Kitchen”: Travel Bar, Colom 11, and/or stay in
town and take a taxi home later.
(Please note, that due to lack of participation the ladies Spa & beauty treatment is cancelled. If you want individual treatment, please call the ISO Secretariat).

Friday 09.05.08:

9 a.m. Bus departure altogether. On the way time for ½ hour walk in the famous Gaudi Parc Güell.

Picture of DISME factory in Spain

11:30 Arrival at dSHOP factory/DISME Group in Sabadell (see photo). One of the (if not the) largest and modern display and shop fixture manufacturers in Spain.

13:00 Lunch at VIENA, the nearby World famous sandwich restaurant in Castellor, recommended as a “must” by a leading New York travel gourmet.
Outlet Center La Roca Village, with over hundred outlet brand stores. Look at the fixtures and interior environments, go shopping for the bargains, or prepare yourself to enjoy the Torres visit in the wine bar.
Going back, there’s, time for a photo-tour round the impressive never-ending construction site of La Sagrada Familia.

……. Drop off in City for the energetic, time for a walk at la Rambla, watch World famous architecture and famous stores on Passeig Gracía, Nespresso, Vincon, Casa Amattler, etc,
……. or stay in the bus for the tired, home by 6 p.m.

8:30 p.m. bus departure from the Hotel and/or:

9:00 p.m. Dinner at the restaurant leXatel on mount Montjüic.
(Fish main course, please call the secretariat for special requirements).
After dinner, if time. Watch the famous Font Màgica, the fountain in front of the Royal National Palace below the mountain, take a walk, and/or Taxis home.

Saturday 10.05.08:

9 a.m. Delegates: ISO Annual General Meeting at the Hotel.
Economic review of the Shopfitting Industry in the member countries, incl. Australia.
Address by Ms. Meritxell Carrera, sales director of dShop, shopfitting and trends in Spain.
Business theme International trends and: Is the market up or down in 2008-9?
Member meeting.

9 a.m. Spouses bus departure:
Barcelona sightseeing bus departure. Guided City walk, Cathedral, La Pedrera, La Rambla (La Boqueria Market), Passeig de Gràcia, Born, St. Maria del Mar, or?
It’s a great City!

1 p.m. Bus pick-up, departure via Hotel.
2 p.m. Lunch "in a typical local restaurant JORDI (St. George) in the famous Penedés wine district. 4 p.m. Guided tour and wine tasting at the Miguel Torres Winery, Spain's largest.
...... Return to the Hotel and/or town."

9 p.m. Gala evening dinner & dance, entertainment etc. at the Congress Hotel to 1 a.m.

Sunday 11.05.08:

Breakfast, check-out and/or individual programmes.
Please call the ISO Secretariat for information, proposals and assistance.


Preben Bailey
ISO Secretary General

TEL: + 46 (0) 46 53 202 FAX: + 46 (0) 46 53 229 E-MAIL: