EXPO: QA, everything about software testing and quality engineering

From June 4th to 6th, IFEMA will host QA’18, the International Testing & Quality Software Conference in Spain. A professional meeting whose program consists in lectures, master classes and workshops covering topics such as test automation, interpersonal skills, agile tests, test virtualization, security tests, DevOps and continuous tests, among many other activities. With speakers from around the world, the conference will have a day of hands-on workshops on June 4th and two days of talks with four tracks of professional presentations, plus a master class on June 5th and 6th, all dedicated to software testing and quality engineering.

The program contains lectures, master classes and dedicated workshops, masters classes and tracks with speakers from all over the world

The IFEMA-CARLOS SORIA Expedition returns to Madrid

After 20 days of effort and the attempt to reach the summit of Dhaulagiri, Carlos Soria and his team are already resting in the capital after returning on Saturday May 26 from Kathmandu. Upon his arrival at the Barajas Airport and excited, Carlos Soria commented the moment of the decision to desist in the attempt to climb to the top, but with the spirit and human quality that characterizes him, grateful for having lived such a wonderful experience and receiving the warm support from Spain during all the stages of the Expedition.

Everything went on as planned until arriving at camp III of the mountain, at 7,250 meters altitude, when the weather forecasts became more negative than expected. The team decided to suspend the summit attempt, at the risk of suffering for its own integrity. “We are a little sad for not having reached the top, but happy for having done everything as best as possible and serving as a reference to other expeditions that were also forced to desist,” commented Carlos Soria.

From IFEMA, the President of the Executive Committee, Clemente González Soler, affirms that “With the regret that the effort and dedication with which each one of the different stages of the IFEMA-CARLOS SORIA Expedition has been undertaken, they have not finally had their deserved reward, we want to express our support and recognition to our most international mountaineer, for his courage as an athlete and for his human nobility. It has been a wonderful experience to have been able to promote this adventure and unite the name of IFEMA with that of an extraordinary person “

“We want to express the recognition to our most international mountaineer for his courage as an athlete and for his human nobility. It has been a wonderful experience to have been able to promote this adventure and unite the name of IFEMA with that of an extraordinary person “says Clemente González Soler, president of IFEMA

SPORT WOMAN, a space dedicated to health and sports for women

SPORT WOMAN is the first trade show for women, sports and health organized by the Women’s Race since 2014. On the 4th and 5th of May, it will celebrate a new edition in hall 14 of IFEMA, in which thousands of people will enjoy activities, workshops and master classes related to sports and healthy living. The event will feature exhibitors, workshops, courses, activities aimed at women by the best professionals in the sector. One of the most anticipated activities is “Super Fitness”, three hours non-stop of fitness activities. In addition, the participants in the Women’s Race can pick up their number.

One of the strengths of Sport Woman is the much-awaited “Super Fitness”, three hours non-stop fitness activities

The high-end gastronomy comes on stage with the SALON DE GOURMETS

The 32nd SALON DE GOURMETS, the international fair of qualitiy food and beverages, will open its doors from May 7th to 10th, gathering in halls 2, 4, 6 and 8 of IFEMA more than 40,000 products and 1,300 novelties by 1,600 companies. The meeting, which will receive more than 90,000 professionals from around the world, will generate a turnover (direct and indirect) of more than 205 million euros, making Madrid the world’s capital of high-end gastronomy.

As a great novelty, the Summit of Spain’s Sommeliers Champions will be held, in which the Spanish representative will be selected to participate in the ASI Sommelier World Championship, in addition to the 5th Spain Coffee Festival / Gourmets 2018, and the Gourmets Senses Workshop.

The 32nd Salón de Gourmets expects the participation of approximately 1,600 exhibitors, with 40,000 products and 1,300 novelties.

BIT AUDIOVISUAL, advancing the future of broadcast

The latest trends and technological solutions applied to both broadcast and new media will fill the contents of the Professional Technology Exhibition. The latest trends and technological solutions applied to both broadcast environments and new media will fill the Professional Show of Audiovisual Technology, BIT Audiovisual, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in this year’s edition, from 8th to 10th of May. Precisely, to continue advancing the future of audiovisual communication in any of its media and distribution, BIT Audiovisual 2018 will offer a large exhibition area dedicated to broadcast technology and new media with an increased participation of companies and visitors from the South of Europe and a broad professional program dedicated to broadcasting, and to new AV expression formulas such as digital signage, cinema, and advertising.

The issues to be discussed will include production, postproduction and distribution of contents in 4K UHD; new infrastructures based on IP environments; business transformation with the emergence of emerging OTT models; 5G, and the optimization of coding and transmission bands (either terrestrial, satellite or cable / fiber).

The latest technologies for the audiovisual industry will be presented from May 8th to 10th

ARCHITECT @ WORK, a meeting of architects, interior designers and designers

Architecture will be the star on May 9th and 10th: ARCHITECT @ WORK, the international event aimed at architects, interior designers, designers and construction professionals, this year dedicated to Wood & Architecture. The programmed presentations include for instance “MO House” by Pablo Oriol, of FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol Architects; “Con mader” by Loly Prieto, from Studio Gronda, “Los tres cerditos” by Camino Alonso and Ignacio Lechón from ÁBATON, or “Entrepatios Las Carolinas: the first ecological cohousing in Madrid”, by Iñaki Alonso Echeverría, from Satt Arquitectura. Other parts of the program include The FUTURE WOODS Exhibition, EARTH & MARS by MATERFAD, Pop-up Bookshop by Cooperativa d’Arquitectes Jordi Capell and ART by William Sweetlove.

Works by relevant architects will be exhibited during the fair, which will revolve around Wood & Architecture

GYM FACTORY will present the latest developments in the fitness sector


On 11th and 12th of May, IFEMA will host the fifth edition of GYM FACTORY, the Fitness and Sports Facilities Fair which is also the annual meeting place of professionals from this industry sector in Spain and Portugal. More than 60 companies will present their innovations in access control, sports floors, equipment, sports nutrition, changing rooms, training, sports medicine, saunas, technology and a multitude of essential items for sports centers. In addition, around 4,000 professionals will meet to generate new business contacts and business opportunities. As a preamble to the fair, the 2nd International Management Congress GYM Factory will be held on Thursday, May 10th. The event will also feature the Neurodigital Marketing Fitness Seminar by consultant Chano Jiménez, the Street Workout World Championship and the first Open Fitness Gym Factory organized by WABBA Spain.

Around 4,000 professionals will meet at the annual fitness meeting in Spain and Portugal.

IFEMA will participate in IMEX, the great showcase of the meeting industry

IFEMA will be present from May 15th to 17th in Frankfurt, for IMEX, the largest annual meeting of companies in the sector of tourism, incentive trips, professional meetings and corporate events, in which 3,500 exhibitors from 150 countries will participate. This participation will allow international professionals to see the possibilities and opportunities offered by the Feria de Madrid venue for the celebration of any type of event, as well as the work carried out by IFEMA as a global operator of fairs, congresses and events.

IFEMA comes with its offering of spaces, services and infrastructures ready to host any type of congress, convention, event or professional meeting.

AWS SUMMIT MADRID will bring together the Cloud Computing community in Spain

On May 17th, the third edition of AWS SUMMIT MADRID will take place at IFEMA, a free event designed to bring together the Cloud Computing community in Spain, to collaborate and learn about Amazon Web Services, AWS. More than 35 sessions divided into 7 parallel tracks will include such topics as artificial intelligence, loT, Big Data, Serverless, DevOps, among others, as well as meetings with the main Technology and Consulting Partners of AWS, to know the latest technological developments, and conferences by speakers such as Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, responsible for leading the technological vision, focused on the company’s client.

A featured speaker will be Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, responsible for leading the technological vision of the company.

ARCOlisboa, a great encounter with art

In its third edition, IFEMA and the Municipal Chamber of Lisbon come together to celebrate from the 17th to the 20th of May, ARCOlisboa 2018, the great international contemporary art meeting in Portugal. This event will offer a dialogue between Portuguese art and interesting international proposals, in the special context provided by history, architecture and the light of the city.

Discovering new artists will be one of the attractions of the fair that grows in this edition with new galleries and new content. A total of 72 proposals from 14 countries will present their programs, among which you can admire the individual projects of artists who will occupy the Torreão Poente for the first time, and who will present the work of Portuguese and international artists, such as Esther Ferrer with Àngels Barcelona, ​​José Carlos Martinat with Revolver or Mónica de Miranda with Carlos Carvalho.

In only three editions it has become the great artistic and social event of Lisbon.