Congress Venue

Built in 1926 and designed for storing goods, the “Magazzini del Cotone” building is Porto Antico’s main structure. Renovated in 1992 by architect Renzo Piano, these spaces are confirmed as one of the most popular locations for conventions, conferences and all types of events. A mix of innovation and tradition.

Inside the Porto Antico (Old Harbour) is the “Magazzini del Cotone” Conference Centre at the sea level with ample spaces and all possible solutions for big international events.

An Auditorium of 1,480 seats, divisible into two mirror like rooms seating 740 each and a central stage designed as a theatre structure, adjustable to different heights perfect also for musical performances.

Thrteen modular rooms (2780 seats) and 8,500 square meters of exhibition space: charming rooms with views of the sea that adapt themselves to diverse fittings. The Conference Centre, fitted with the most advanced audio and video equipment, combines the charm of old architecture and modern and cutting-edge functionality.