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COUNTRY PROFILEIssue 8 | 2011 www.52exhibition-world.netINFORMATION FOR VISITORSMADRIDFeria de Madrid: +34 (0) 917 223 000Madrid Barajas Airport: 13km northeast of MadridPhone: +34 (0) 913 936 000Taxi telephone numbers:Radio Taxi Associated Gremial: 91 447 51 80Radio Taxi Independent: 91 405 12 13Euro Taxi: 91 547 82 00BARCELONAFira de Barcelona: +34 (0) 902 233 200Barcelona Airport: 12km southwest of BarcelonaPhone: +34 (0) 932 983 838Taxi telephone numbers:Taxi Jove: 935 184 628Taxis Barcelona: 644 244 204Taxi-Barcelona-Airport: 931 140 561VALENCIAFeria Valencia: +34 (0) 902 747 330Valencia airport: 8km west of ValenciaPhone: +34 (0) 961 598 500Taxi telephone numbers:Radio Taxi: 96 370 33 33Valencia Taxi: 96 374 02 02BILBAOBilbao Exhibition Centre:+34 (0) 94 40 40 000Bilbao Airport: 12km north of BilbaoPhone: +34 (0) 902 404 704Taxi telephone numbers:Radio taxi Bilbao: 944 448 888Taxi Bilbao: 610 231 313The Spanish like to be ackowledged personally. A warm greeting and eye contact goes a long way, regardless of whether you are greeting a CEO for the fi rst time, or the guy you're about to order a drink from. 'Hola, buenos días', 'Cómo estás?' or 'Qué hay?' will instantly land you on a stranger's right side. Give them time to ask you what you want.Tipping, already common in bars and restaurants, is an increasingly frequent practice among hotel porters, ushers and taxi drivers; though not obligatory.With such as high number of tourists visiting Spain, pickpockets are common. Keep an eye on your stuff on subways, stores, bars and cafes. If you're watching a performer on Las Ramblas in Barcelona for example, keep your bag in plain sight.Finally, dress modestly for cathedrals.The personal touchSPAIN DO'S AND DON'TS17% The percentage of jobs in Spain occupied by people working in the F&B industry. The sector contributes 15% to Spain's GDP, according to IESE business schoolKEY FACTS CAPITAL Madrid is the capital and at 3.3 million inhabitants the third largest city in the European Union after London and Berlin CURRENCY As a member of the Eurozone, Spain uses the Euro. Unfortunately this means there is very little wiggle room for it to straighten out its own fi nances POLITICS The reigning monarch Juan Carlos 1 is the head of state. President of the government in a multi-party system is José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party ECONOMICS Bit of a sore point today, but prior to its current fi nancial hardship Spain's economy was noted for its dynamism. The fi fth largest in Europe and the 12th largest in the world. Watch carefully LANGUAGEOffi cially Spanish. Regional languages include Catalan Galician and Basque  RELIGION With just shy of three quarters of the Spanish proclaiming themselves to be Roman Catholic, that is by far the most popular form of Christianity in Spain. According to Eurobarometer, the majority of Spanish citizens believe in God NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION VENUESThere are more than 80 trade show venues in Spain of varying quality. The best known are in Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Valencia and Seville AVERAGE PRICE OF A BURGERA Big Mac in Barcelona will set you back around ?3.40 AVERAGE PRICE OF A BEERExpect to pay around ?2.50-?3.00 for a beer in the city BUSINESS HOURS Don't be caught out by the siesta. Most of Spain takes time out when the sun is highest in the sky, which means both offi ces and evenings run late