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Plan your trip to Almería, Spain

The IFAMA 2024 World Conference is comprised of three primary components: The Symposium (academics presenting their latest research), the Student Case Competition, and the Forum (featuring hot-topic presentations from high-level speakers, roundtable sessions, and case study workshops). The four-day conference occurs in two locations. Each day is filled with rich educational exchanges, networking opportunities and an unforgettable immersion of culture. 

Below is a map and information you need to know to plan your visit. We are looking forward to hosting you in the South of Spain, in Almería, one of the largest agricultural hubs in the world.

Global Conference Program

El Ejido (Symposium & Student Case Competition)

Monday and Tuesday, June 17–18

Registration, Academic Symposium, Preliminary Student Case Competition Rounds, Welcome Reception

Almería (Business Forum)

Wednesday and Thursday, June 19–20

Global Business Forum, Student Case Competition Final Rounds, Networking Afterparties, Presidential Banquet and Awards

Getting to Almería

Flying to Madrid

The Airport of Madrid is one of the biggest in Spain and it offers direct flights to Almería every day at three different times. Usually these flights cost 80€ ($100 USD). Also, from Madrid, you can take the train or bus to Almería for less than 50€ ($60 USD)

Flying to Málaga

The airport of Malaga has national and international connections and this city is a 2-hour drive to Almería by car. Depending on your departure city, you can find direct connections to Malaga every day. More info here.

Flights from Europe are around 300–500€. Non-European flights vary. Check with your airlines.

Flying to Almería

Several cities in Europe have direct connections to Almería, apart from Madrid and Barcelona. Check the different connections to Almería on the Almería airport website. For example:

 Brussels, Belgium

 UK: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester

 Rotterdam, Netherlands


Also, you can take a 15-minute taxi or bus from the Almería airport to the city center. Taxi fare is 15€ ($17 USD).

Transport from Venue to Venue

From Almería to El Ejido and back   (Day 1 & 2)

A shuttle bus to El Ejido will be provided for free to all attendees. The bus will pick up all attendees at the front entrance of Ohtels Gran Hotel Almería. Normally, the one-way trip will take 30 minutes.

Attendees can also take a taxi to travel from Almería to El Ejido and back. The fares may change depending on the time of the day, but usually a one-way trip is around 50€ ($60 USD).

From Almería’s Center to Auditorium Maestro Padilla (Day 3 & 4)

The walking distance between the Almería's City Center and the venue of IFAMA Spain 2024 (Auditorio Maestro Padilla) is 33 minutes and it has a view of the beach.

Attendees can also take the bus or a taxi to the Auditorium. A ticket for the urban bus is 1.05€ ($1.25 USD). The taxi fare will be 5–10€ ($6–11 USD) depending on the distance and moment of the day.

A shuttle bus service will be provided for free to all attendees from the front entrance of Ohtels Gran Hotel Almereia to Auditorium Maestro Padilla.


Lodging is not included in the conference registration fee. Hotel reservations should be made ahead of time by participants. We recommend that you choose a hotel in Almería for your entire stay. A bus will shuttle you from your hotel in Almería to nearby city El Ejido for the Symposium and Student Case Competition. You may stay at any hotel of your choice. Below are accommodations where you will receive a discount by accrediting you are attending IFAMA 2024. Please reserve your rooms early because each hotel is saving only a limited number of discounted rooms for IFAMA 2024 attendees. Rates range from 29–90€ ($30–120 USD) per night.

Hotel AC Almería by Marriott
Type of accomodation: 4-Star Hotel     
Price range: € 65–75
Meals: Breakfast buffet for 12.10/person (not included in the room rate), Monday–Friday, 7:00 to 10:30 am. Saturday–Sunday, 8:00 to 11:00 am. Cafeteria service for lunch or dinner.
Free Wifi: Yes
Address: Pl. Flores, 5, 04001 Almería
Phone: +34 950 23 49 99 
To receive discount: Send an email to with the subject "IFAMA 2024" or call +34 950 234 999.

The Hotel AC Almería by Marriott is located in the heart of the historical and commercial City Center of Almería, near the Alcazaba fortress, and allows for easy access to the airport, train station, exhibition center, beach, and sea-side promenade.

Nuevo Torreluz
Type of accomodation: 4-Star Hotel     
Price range: € 66–84
Meals: Breakfast buffet for 9/person (not included in the room rate), Monday–Friday, 7:00 to 10:30 am. Saturday–Sunday, 7:30 to 11:00. No room service.
Free Wifi: Yes
Address: Pl. Flores, 10, 04001 Almería
Phone: +34 950 23 43 99 
To receive discountSend an email to or call +34 950234399 with the subject Congreso IFAMA.

Hotel Nuevo Torreluz has a modern design and is located in the heart of Almería, next to the Town Hall, the Cathedral, and the Alcazaba. 

Ohtels Gran Hotel Almería
Type of accommodation:
 4-Star Hotel     
Price range: € 65–79
Breakfast buffet for  12/person (not included in the room rate), Monday–Friday, 7:30 to 10:30 am. Saturday–Sunday, 8:00 to 11.00 am. Room service from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (snacks menu). On-site cafeteria/bar is open until 11 pm.
Free Wifi: Yes
Address: C. Reina Regente, 8, 04001 Almería
Phone: +34 950 96 19 96
To receive discount: Send an email to and include in the subject "Reserva 3200." In the email, include your name and surname, contact telephone number, email, credit card number and expiration date as a guarantee. 

Gran Hotel Almería is one of the most emblematic hotels in the city and has a privileged location facing the sea, with a wonderful viewpoint of the Mediterranean and the city of Almería.

Torreluz Centro
Type of accomodation:
3-Star Hotel    
Price range: € 55–62
Meals: Full board 
Free Wifi: Yes
Address: Pl. Flores, 8, 04001 Almería
Phone: +34 950 28 14 29 
To receive discountSend an email to or call +34 950234399 with the subject Congreso IFAMA

The Hotel Torreluz Centro is located in the Plaza de Las Flores in Almería, close to the best shops, restaurants and cultural centers. 

Budget Friendly Lodging

Albergue Inturjoven Almería - Hostel

Type of accomodation: Student residence, Youth Hostel
Price range: 18–25€
Meals: Albergue Inturjoven Almería has a restaurant which serves buffet meals and can prepare packed lunches. There are also vending machines, and you can find Chinese and Italian restaurants within a 3-minute walk of the hostel. 
Free Wifi: Yes
Address: C. Isla de Fuerteventura, S/N, 04007 Almería
Phone: +34 955 18 11 81 
To receive discount: Discounts available when booking for a group. Email with the subject "IFAMA 2024". Indicate the number of rooms you need, your name, age, day of arrival and departure and if you would like to have food service. Also, those who would like to stay here need to buy a "Hostel Card" that costs 1,50€ for 1 month. People at the hostel can explain how to get it.

Inturjoven Almería Hostel is next to the beach and a step away from the center. It is a three-story building with a large central patio. Located just a 4-minute walk from El Zapillo, the most Almerian beach; and just a kilometer and a half from the city center (very well connected by public transport).

Rooms for Students and Academics only

A Student Residence is available for low rates exclusively for students and academics attending the conference. If you are interested in these accommodations, please email for more information.

Almería at night.


Conference registration includes 4 lunches and 2 dinners. Most hotels offer complimentary breakfasts. Participants may have dinners at local restaurants on alternate evenings.

Tourist Attractions in Almería

The city of Almería is strategically positioned on the Mediterranean coast and it has been home to different civilizations throughout its history. Click on a photo for more information.

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