21st– 27th August 2022 | BEC | Basque Country | Spain

Accompanying person programme

Take part in an attractive social programme based on both the basque historical and gastronomic culture in order to foster friendly relationships between attendees, completing one of the main features of CIRP 2022.

To benefit from this social programme, we invite you to register as an accompanying person.

Part I & II: Accompanying person registered to Part I & II can benefit from the tours organised from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August.
Part I: Accompanying person registered to Part I can benefit from the tours organised from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th August.
Part II: Accompanying person registered to Part II can benefit from the tours organised on Thursday 25th to Friday 26th August.

Please note that tours and schedules are subject to change and may be modified without prior notice before the congress.

Please find below a brief overview of the tours that have been arranged.

Getxo, Bizkai Bridge, Portugalete and Guggenheim Museum
Getxo, Bizkai Bridge, Portugalete and Guggenheim Museum


Guided tour from Getxo to Portugalete crossing the Bizkai Bridge, which is the paragon of transporter bridges in the world and is also an icon for the city. Lunch in Portugalete and a guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum building which has become the reference for cultural and urban regeneration in the city.

[ Part I ]

Donostia-San Sebastian, Michelin stars city
Donostia-San Sebastian, Michelin stars city


The visit will start with a guided tour through the city's most iconic scuplture and scenery: Peine del Veinto and on the funicular we will go to Igeldo one of the best sightseeing points to have a panoramic view of the whole city.

Afterwards we will visit the Aquarium and have a stroll around the old port.

After lunch we will have a guided visit of San Sebastian's old quarter.

[ Part I ]



Guided visit of Gernika`s world icon of pacifism, the Assembly House (the headquarters of the most important institutional organ of Bizkaia) and the symbolic oak tree as well as the Euskal Herria Museum with the reproduction of The Gernika. Afterwards we will visit Parque de los Pueblos de Europa with sculptures by Henry Moore and Chillida.
[ Part I ]

Getaria, Balenciaga museum
Getaria, Balenciaga museum


Charming fishing village and birthplace of the famous fashion designer Balenciaga and Juan Sebastián Elcano. Guided city tour which will include a visit to the colourful docks, the Elkano monument (first seafarer to travel around the world), the Old Town and its history "Ratón de Getaria". We also will visit the Balenciaga's Museum which is one of the most admired couturiers of the 20th century. To finish the visit we will go to a traditional Txakoli cellar (DOP wine of the area).

[ Part II ]

Vitoria-Gasteiz, medieval sightseeing tour
Vitoria-Gasteiz, medieval sightseeing tour


We will visit The Cathedral of Santa Maria, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2015. We will also visit the Medieval Town, which was declared a Monumental Site since it entirely preserves its medieval layout. Here you will walk through it discovering the history of the city, the old wall, civil buildings, palaces, tower houses and temples that house Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical art.

[ Part II ]


  • Ideko
  • Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Faculty of Engineering
  • Tekniker
  • Universidad de Zaragoza

Public Sponsors

  • Bilbao udala
  • Eusko Jaurlaritza, Ekonomiaren garapen eta azpiegitura saila
  • Eusko Jaurlaritza, Hezkuntza saila

Diamond Sponsors

  • Danobat group
  • Mitutoyo Europe GmbH

Gold Sponsor

  • BRTA
  • Module Works

Silver Sponsors

  • Aldakin
  • Fagor automation
  • Kistler
  • Renishaw
  • Sikulan
  • Zayer


  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives