We are very enthusiastic to announce that the Closing Banquet of the World Marine Mammal Conference 2019, will be held on Thursday, December 12th in an exceptional place, the Oval Hall at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) within the Palau Nacional de Montjuic – one of the most spectacular landscapes of Barcelona and a very charismatic building.

The Banquet will begin at 19:00 and is set up as a Cocktail Dinner including cold and warm specialties, four different banquet stations and a world of desserts. This is meant to be a celebration for our senses and a demonstration of the Catalan cuisine; a mouthwatering blend of heritage, high quality products, tradition, creativity, innovation… all of it surrounded by real Mediterranean flavor. Dinner will be followed by the live performance of a dance band full of energy, soul, funk, R’N’B and pop from the 70’s to today.

This unforgettable wrap-up to the World Marine Mammal Conference is offered at $55.00 USD for registered conference participants and $65.00 USD for companions not registered to WMMC19.  You can buy your tickets in advance on the conference registration site. To login and purchase tickets, click HERE.

A free shuttle service will be provided to facilitate travel from the CCIB to MNAC and from MNAC back to the city center and CCIB.

Tickets are required to attend this event, and there is no separate after-banquet event.  To enjoy this final celebration, please purchase a banquet ticket. Space is limited for this event, 800-900 people, so make sure you get your tickets well in advance if you do not want to miss this great closing party.

How to Buy Tickets

In order to buy the tickets in advance for the closing banquet, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login into your WWMC’19 profile HERE.
  2. Once you login into your profile, click on the “WMMC’19 Conference and workshop registration” option on the main menu.
  3. Scroll down the page. You will be able to find the option to buy the closing banquet tickets after the workshop’s sections.


Please note that after you have completed and paid for items in the WMMC registration menu that these items will continue to appear as selected in the menu when you return. Please do not unselect these items, as you will not be billed twice.

  • All the food that will be available in the buffet will show the label, which indicates allergens (if it contains gluten, if it contains lactose, if it is pork, if it is fish / seafood, if it is suitable for vegetarians, vegans, etc.).

All the waiters also know it and they can inform assistants in case of doubt. During the closing banquet, there will also be a place/table where information about food and its components will be well specified for consultation.

For more information on the closing banquet or the Barcelona area, please contact our conference team at