WRLDCTY and The Bay Awards Summit & Gala 2024

The WRLDCTY and The Bay Awards Summit is organized by Bilbao Metropoli 30 in partnership with Resonance, with the common goal of connecting a global urban community and inspiring solutions capable of transforming cities around the world. 

This year, the WRLDCTY global forum takes place in Bilbao, a city renowned worldwide for its capacity to reinvent itself, inspire and connect leading urban innovators with a global virtual community.  

The WRLDCTY & The Bay Awards is for those looking for inspiration to transform cities for their future and we offer a meeting place to formulate bold answers to burning questions, find impactful solutions, learn from each other, and share knowledge on how to convince others, change structures and behaviors and focus on the right issues…

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Bilbao Metropoli 30 seizes this occasion to launch the first edition of The Bay Urban Visioning Awards to recognize and reward international urban projects that have the potential to encourage and inspire all those concerned with city making.  

This initiative is part of a movement called “Urban Revolution Aurrera!” in which practitioners, activists, thinkers, public authorities, businesses, professionals, as well as allied networks from across the world, meet together in a shared quest to change city making with a disruptive and pioneering approach.

Types of attendance

International pass: 500 €

Offers full access to all the events of 8, 9 and 10 October 2024 in Bilbao, according to the official program.

  • Learning Journey (8 October during the morning, in Euskalduna Bilbao): to learn in detail about the revitalization process of Bilbao and its metropolis from its strategic stakeholders.
  • WRLDCTY & The Bay Awards Summit (9-10 October from 9 am to 4:30 pm in Euskalduna Bilbao, including coffee-breaks and Networking lunches of both days).
  • The Bay Awards Gala ceremony (9 October at 7 pm in Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 1-hour event + cocktail reception).

    Summit pass: 230 €

    Offers access to the WRLDCTY & The Bay Awards Summit, on 9-10 October 2024, from 9 am to 4:30 pm in Euskalduna Bilbao, including coffee-breaks and networking lunch both days.

    (Learning Journey and Gala event are not included)

    Gala pass: 70 €

    Offers access to THE BAY AWARDS GALA ceremony, on 9th October at 7 pm at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, including 1-hour event + cocktail reception.

    FREE registration

    • Members of Bilbao Metropoli 30.
    • Partners of The Bay Awards.
    • Students (accreditation will be required). Access only to the Summit (networking lunches are not included).
    • Collaborators of Bilbao Metropoli 30, under confirmation.

    All free registrations need to contact info@thebayawards.com for confirmation and to get tickets.



    October 8, 9 & 10,

    Who can attend?

    Non-conformist, passionate people with a thirst for practical knowledge to drive change in order to make our cities more sustainable, more equitable and more humane.

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    Summit: Euskalduna Conference
    Centre Bilbao
    (Abandoibarra Avenue, 4 – Bilbao)

    The Bay Awards Gala: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
    (Abandoibarra Avenue, 2 – Bilbao)

    What is The Bay Awards?


    The Bay Awards is an opportunity to mobilize the exchange of pioneering and disruptive knowledge on how to best address the urban challenges of our century, guided by the following objectives:

    • Developing an innovative international network that is rooted in the cutting-edge knowledge of renowned experts and institutions that work on the great urban challenges of the future.
    • Promoting world-class urban strategic thinking that bridges the disciplines and boundaries involved in constructing cities.
    • Fostering public-private-civic collaboration ecosystems to create synergies and build bridges that allow for the development of transformational projects of a strategic nature and greater impact.
    • Growing a network of leading innovative nodes to prototype and develop transformational projects that test cutting-edge solutions for global challenges.
    • Celebrating pathbreaking projects from across the world.