Hotel accommodation is not included in the event ticket price for HP Discover 2013, Barcelona. HP has secured accommodation in over 30 hotels in Barcelona, ranging from two-star to five-star properties. Accommodation is available to book during registration, after a ticket has been purchased. A minimum two-night stay applies for Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11. A credit card is required to book a hotel accommodation. No charge will be processed at the time of booking, and payment will be due upon arrival at the hotel.

The regular check-in time at the hotels is 15:00. Subject to availability, the hotels may be able to give you your room earlier. Please direct such inquiries to your hotel.

The regular check-out time is 12:00 at all delegate hotels, and we kindly ask you to settle your incidental charges (such as phone calls, bar, etc.) before leaving the hotel. If you wish to have a late check-out, please ask at your hotel reception.

To learn more about hotel options visit the Hotel Accommodations page. For support with hotel bookings, please contact the HP Discover hotel team.


Barcelona – El Prat airport (BCN) is located 12km from the Fira Barcelona.



Delegate name badges should be worn at all times. Your access to the conference area and other events will be restricted if you do not wear your delegate badge.

Billing information

By credit card
Credit card payment is processed instantly upon registration submission. The charge will appear on your statement from ‘HP Discover 2013 Barcelona.’ A tax invoice will be attached to your confirmation email.

By wire transfer– available until Friday, November 1
A pro-forma invoice is raised at time of booking and will be attached to your confirmation email. Full payment is due immediately upon booking and must be received no later than Friday, November 29, 2013. Once payment has been received, a tax invoice will be emailed to you.

A tax invoice will not be sent by post. If you require a hard copy invoice, please contact the HP Discover registration team.

In the event of non-payment, upon arrival at the Fira Barcelona, credit card payment will be required for entry.


Breakfast is included in all HP Discover hotel room rates. Breakfast will not be served at the Fira Barcelona.



A cloakroom is located at the North entrance of the Fira Barcelona, adjacent to attendee registration. This area can be used to store luggage as well.


Network, share, collaborate, and learn from a variety of independent and HP led communities including Connect Worldwide, Vivit, HP ExpertOne and more. Learn more about how to engage with the communities that will be at Discover by visiting our communities page.

Event location

The Fira Barcelona is located approximately 20 minutes from Barcelona – El Prat airport.

Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat,
Barcelona 08908

Attendee registration is located in North entrance of the Fira Barcelona. For more information about the venue, please visit http://www.firabarcelona.com/en/gran-via.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are widely accepted throughout Spain, though not by most taxis. Currency

The currency in Spain is the Euro. Foreign currency can be exchanged at all banks and bureaux de change. Exchange rates can fluctuate from one bank to another. Many banks offer differing exchange rates depending on the denominations of currency being bought or sold. Check with banks for details and current rates.



This year‘s venue for HP Discover is the Fira Gran Via Barcelona. Visit our destination page to learn more about things to do and see in Barcelona.

Disabled facilities

Disabled facilities are available at the Fira Barcelona. Should you require assistance prior to the event, please contact the HP Discover registration team.

For assistance during the event, please visit one of the HP Information Desks.

Discover on demand

See what you'll experience at Discover Barcelona by watching highlights and sessions from our previous events. Watch our most popular sessions, download collateral from the event and more.

Discover Zone

This area is the technological heart of the event. You get a unique opportunity to see, touch, and experience HP’s very latest solutions and products and engage with us and our important partners. It is an exclusive exhibition that is only open to those attending HP Discover 2013, Barcelona. Learn more about what will be featured in the Discover Zone.

Dress code

During HP Discover, the dress code is business casual during the day and casual for the evening events. Please note that some establishments in Barcelona insist on correct dress code and do not accept clients in jeans, trainers, or without a tie.


Electrical current

Electrical appliances in Spain operate on 220 volts, with two- pin continental-style sockets (European schuko). You may require an international adapter in order to use your own electrical equipment. Please bring your own, as your hotel will only have a limited stock.

Emergency telephone number

In case of an emergency at the Fira Barcelona, please dial 112.


See “Discover Zone” for more information.



See “Accommodation.”



You will be responsible for arranging your own travel insurance. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place prior to traveling.


Complimentary WiFi will be available at the Fira Barcelona.

In addition, normally all available hotels feature WiFi or cable internet access. Please refer to the detailed hotel information or your hotel web site to check if and how internet is available. Please note that internet access in some hotels is not free of charge.


See “Billing information.”



Spanish is the official language of Barcelona, although English is widely spoken. Event proceedings will be conducted in English.

Local time

Barcelona is in the Central European Time zone (CET), one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).



Any messages received for you at the conference center will be passed to the information desks.


Online session scheduling

The online session scheduling tool will be available ahead of the event for registered attendees.

Registered attendees will receive an email invitation to access the online session booking tool to register for preferred breakout, workshop, and demo theater sessions and to create a personal agenda.


Passport and visas

Please visit the visa information page for more information.



Registration for HP Discover 2013, Barcelona is mandatory.

On-site registration for HP Discover will take place at the North entrance at Fira Barcelona. Please ensure you bring photo identification (i.e. passport or national identity card) with you as identification is required to pick up your badge upon arrival.

Visit our registration and pricing page for more information on how to register.



While Barcelona hotels are generally secure facilities, we recommend that all valuables be kept in the safe in your room. We do not recommend carrying large sums of cash with you when out in the city. Please do not leave bags unattended at any time. HP cannot accept any responsibility for lost or stolen items.


Please note that smoking is not allowed by law in any public building in Spain. Smoking is only allowed outside of the Fira Barcelona.

Social Media

Get the latest from leading bloggers and twitterati about what's going on with Discover. Our featured blog, HP Discover Insider, is a great source for updates about the resources available at Discover online year-round. Follow us on Twitter #HPDiscover. See it all here.


Check out the spectacular line-up of HP executives and experts, along with industry leaders and special guests all speaking at Discover Barcelona. See speakers.


Visit our sponsors web pages for access to information on partner sessions, demos, collateral and more.



For your convenience, taxis will be available outside the Fira Barcelona throughout the event.


To ensure that the event runs smoothly, we ask all attendees to respect event and session timings.


Virtual event

See “Discover on demand


See “Passports and visas



See “Discover zone