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The event will be held at the Hotel Seminario Bilbao in Derio, Basque Country, Spain.

How to get there:

By car: 5-minute drive from the airport and 10-minute drive from Bilbao. Direct access from/to the highway.

By bus: Bizkaibus(available in English) Buses: A3250A3223A3517

By train: Euskotren. Train Kukullaga-Lezama (Stop: Derio).


Bilbao Airport> official hotels

The Conference Organization will make available a transfer service (collective) that will pick you up at the airport and drop you off at your hotel. This service has been organized according to your travel plan.

When you arrive at Bilbao airport, after collecting your luggage, someone from the organization will be waiting at the airport, carrying a sign with an image of the V Conference and the World Rural Forum. This person will indicate the place of departure of the transfer service.

If for any reason you cannot identify the person waiting for you at the airport or you need any assistance during your stay in Derio, please contact the Technical Secretariat of the Conference:
Alejandra Altamira +34 605 70 52 66.

Internal transfer services

Likewise, the organization of the Conference facilitates the transfer by bus from the official hotels to the Hotel Seminario Derio (during days 25, 26, 27 and 28) as well as to field visits and official dinner (28th).

Conference spaces:


Hotel Reception

Hospitality desk / Accreditations

Vidrieras Room


Dining room


Astintze room

Txorierri room

Lemaza room

Technical Secretariat

Other spaces:

If you want to place informative material of your organization, such as brochures or other elements, you can do so at the tables placed in the entrance hall to the Vidrieras Room.c


During the days of the Conference we will attend you at the Hospital Desk located next to the hotel reception.

At this point we will give you the materials of the Conference, as well as the accreditation that identifies you as a participant.

Please remember that the accreditation is personal and non-transferable and must be kept in a visible place at all times during the conference events (sessions and visits) in which you participate.

Operation hours:

  • • Sunday 24 from 1:30pm to 8:30 pm.

  • • Monday 25 from 07:30am to 8:30pm.

  • • Tuesday 26 from 07:30am to 8:30pm.

  • • Wednesday 27 from 07:30am to 2:30pm.

Technical Secretariat

Alejandra Altamira
+34 605 70 52 66


The plenary sessions, as well as some parallel sessions, will offer simultaneous translation into English, French, and Spanish. In the opening session there will also be simultaneous translation into Basque.

Important: To collect the translation devices it will be essential to provide an identification, which we will be returned at the return of the device.


There will be Wifi available in all the meeting rooms during the conference.

The username and password can be consulted in the posters available in all the meeting rooms.


The organization facilitates the reservation of accommodation for the attendees. Here we detail the recommended hotels. The prices per room are around 60-75 € / night.

Note: People whose accommodation costs are covered by the World Rural Forum will be accommodated in shared rooms.

Hoteles oficiales

Hotel Seminario Bilbao (3*) – Conference Venue

Calle Larrauri, 1

48160 Elexalde Derio (Bizkaia)

Tel: +34 944 65 97 00



Hotel The Park

Parque Tecnológico edificio 806, 48160 Derio, Bizkaia

Tel: +34 946 47 40 73


Hotel Loiu

Lastetxe Kalea, 24, 48180 Zabaloetxe, Bizkaia

Tel: +34 944 53 50 38


Hotel Sondika

Avanzada Errepidea, 2, 4, 48150 Asua-Lauroeta, Bizkaia

Tel: +34 946 40 25 24


There will be a daily shuttle service to the Hotel Seminario from these hotels.


On Sunday, March 24, breakfast, lunch and dinner for conference attendees hosted at the Hotel Seminario Derio, will be served in the Txorierri Room located on the 2nd floor.

The 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, a series of lunches and dinners are planned (included in the conferences’ program), which will also serve as a meeting point between the Organization and Conference participants.

If you have any dietary requirements or other needs, and you have not yet informed, please let us know in advance.

Day 25 Lunch 2nd floor Hotel Seminario 13:30 h
Day 26 Lunch Dining room Hotel Seminario 13:30 h
Day 27 Lunch Hall Torre Hotel Seminario 13:15 h
Day 28 Lunch
Hall Torre Hotel Seminario
Bus departure to the Aspaldiko Restaurant from the Hotel Seminario
13:45 h
19:30 h.
Day 29 Lunch 2nd floor Hotel Seminario 13:30 h.


  • Climate: Although the weather is unpredictable, temperatures between 15 and 25ºC are expected in Bizkaia at this time of year. Bringing a coat or similar warm apparel is recommended, especially for the nights.
  • Electrical voltage: In Spain, this is 220V and the plugs are the type with two round pins.
  • Time-zone: GMT + 1.
  • Return flights: Each participant will be responsible for their transfer back from the Hotel to the airport.
  • Currency: The only currency that can be used in the country is the EURO. Equivalence: 1 euro = 1.1 USD (1 USD = 0.9 euros). Credit and debit cards are commonly accepted.
  • Taxis in Derio and Bilbao:
    • Tel. Taxi Uribe: +34 944 80 09 09
    • Tel. Taxi Bilbao: +34 944 10 21 21
  • Practical dictionary:
    Castellano Euskara English Français
    Hola Kaixo Hello Salut
    Gracias Eskerrik asko Thank you Merci
    Por favor Mesedez Please S’il vous plaît
    Perdón Barkatu Sorry Pardon
    Agua por favor Ura mesedez Water, please De l’eau s’il vous plaît
    ¡Buen provecho! ¡On egin! Enjoy your meal! Bon appétit!
    ¡Delicioso! ¡Oso ona! Delicious! Délicieux!


FRM: Goizargi de las Heras: / +34 637 444 407

RoiKom: +34 652835385 / +34 620614732

vi conferencia

Supported by

govierno vasco agencia vasca de cooperación para el desarrollo ministerio de agricultura, alimentación y medio ambiente agenda ebc 2030
fao FIDA international land coalition idf
diputación foral del Álava diputación foral del Vizcaya diputación foral del Gipuzkoa laboral kutxa emakunde bbk
euskadi coop udapa kaiku_coop kaiku petronor lks basque country