IFEMA hosts the International Congress of the Transplant Society, TTS

The 27th International Congress of the Transplant Society (TTS) will host from June 30th to July 5th the most important meeting in the world in the field of transplants. The main theme of the congress is “Outcome Driven”, in which the Spanish Transplant Society, the Madrid Transplant Society and the Transplant Society  participate. More than 3,000 professionals from 80 countries will participate in a program designed to highlight the opportunities for active work that cover the latest developments in transplant science, clinical practices, ethics and public policies. In addition, the program will feature expert sessions that will address issues such as organ donation, the transformation of big data in medicine and transplantation, or future developments in transplants: from immunotherapy to tissue engineering.

The election of Madrid for the Congress is especially relevant due to the relevance of Spain that had held for 26 years the world leadership in the field of transplants. According to the data presented by the National Transplant Organization (ONT): in 2017 there were 5,259 transplants (a rate of 113 per million population), with a forecast of over 5,000 by 2020.

The largest meeting in the world in the field of transplants will bring together more than 3,000 specialist professionals from 80 countries

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

Researchers and laboratories from all around the world meet at SCIENCE WORLD

For the first time, the SCIENCE WORLD congress will be held in Spain: the most important meeting specialized in the field of scientific laboratories in Europe will be held on May 24th at IFEMA. Around 700 professionals and researchers will get in touch with the main suppliers of the sector, attend presentations by leading European researchers, and have the opportunity to network and participate in leading technical seminars.

More than 700 European researchers and scientists will meet at SCIENCE WORLD

Microbiology experts gather in the ECCMID congress

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) will hold its 28th edition in IFEMA, in the North Convention Center and in halls 8, 9 and 10, from 21st to 24th of April 2018. The meeting will gather 12,000 professionals from 130 countries, and aims to promote research in the different disciplines of infectology, generate knowledge exchange, and encourage opinión sharing among government authorities, scientific societies, universities and the community. All this will take place in a networking-friendly environment, complementing the scientific program with a large exhibition of diagnostic and therapeutic products, in which the world’s leading experts will meet to present, share and analyse the latest in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology.

The congress will offer an extensive training program with more than 200 sessions covering all the field of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, including 12 lectures, more than 100 symposiums and oral sessions, approximately 20 educational workshops and 20 expert sessions. Highlights include lectures that will include presentations by the Nobel Prize on immunology and a conference on the Spanish influenza pandemic on its 100th anniversary.


The congress will gather 12,000 professionals from 130 countries to discuss advances in the different disciplines of infectology

The future of the air sector will meet at the World ATM Congress

The World ATM Congress, the World Air Navigation Congress, will hold its sixth edition at IFEMA from March 6 – 8, where air navigation service providers (ANSP), leaders of the aeronautical industry, government representatives, manufacturers and suppliers will meet. The Congress will gather more than 7,500 attendees from 130 countries. This edition will welcome more than 80 ANSPs, governmental organizations and partners of the aviation industry and will have 220 exhibitors. Renowned industry names such as Dr. Olumuyiwae Aliu (ICAO), Eamonn Brennan (Eurocontrol), Nancy Graham (Graham Aerospace International) and David McMillan (ATM Policy Institute and Gatwick Airport) will give talks and conferences where the latest developments will be discussed. The novelty this year is the FABEC OPS Theater, a forum dedicated to ATM operations and the challenges facing airspace users.

In its sixth edition, the congress will gather 7,500 attendees (from 130 countries) and 220 exhibitors, in the largest international platform of the air traffic management industry.

The prestigious SEMI CONGRESS will celebrate its XV edition

IFEMA will host the XXXVIII National Congress of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine, a conference of high scientific level that will come to Madrid from November 22nd to 24th at the North convention center of Feria de Madrid. This large congress, which will offer a scientific program based on a variety of formats, represents a unique opportunity to bring together professionals and scientists who will share opinions, knowledge and experiences on new developments and concepts related to the specialty. As a novelty, this edition will deal with issues related to climate change, the influence of genetics and genetic counseling in current medicine, knowledge of the microbiota in various situations, and the application of new technologies such as the exploitation of big data in healthcare. 

As a novelty, the event will deal with topics that have a reflection on internal medicine such as climate change or the big data in healthcare

IFEMA organizes the first construction congress: ePower & Building THE SUMMIT

In a moment of consolidation and renewed health of the construction industry in Spain, and coinciding with the great IFEMA exhibition dedicated to that industry (ePower & Building THE SHOW), IFEMA will host the 1st European Congress on Construction, Habitability, Economy and Leadership, ePower & Building THE SUMMIT. This meeting with the main leaders of the industry will take place on 22nd and 23rd of November in the southern auditorium. It is the first business forum dealing with innovation, the current situation and the challenges of the construction and renovation sector. The congress will focus on the value of an industry at the service of cities as living spaces, and will bring together the main agents: builders, manufacturers of materials, architectural studies, real estate companies, investors, developers and public administrations, with the horizon set in 2130 and in the novelties of the technical code of the building and the profiles of new professionals. The inaugural conference “Naturalezas muertas vs autorretratos” by Abalos + Sentkiewicz, the prestigious international architecture firm based in Madrid, Cambridge (US) and Shanghai, as well as the closing conference by award-winning Germán Velázquez from AVarquitectos, designers of the first residential building Passive House of 26 houses in Pamplona, ​​also awarded by ASPRIMA, are some of the top-level conferences that will be held during the event. 

The program of this great forum for the construction industry in southern Europe will feature 50 first-rate speakers

EAO Congress, a great platform for scientific innovation

IFEMA will host the 26th edition of the EAO (European Association of Osseointegration) Congress, from October 5th to 7th, an international, interdisciplinary and independent science-based forum for all professionals interested in research and science of osseointegration. This knowledge platform aims to promote and facilitate the clinical applications of osseointegration, to share advances in treatment methods in reconstructive surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation, to promote international exchange of knowledge and the understanding of techniques and research in that field, as well as facilitate the publication of research results and other materials as part of continuing education for the benefit of the members and organizations concerned. 

Scientists from all over the world gather to share advances in the field of osseointegration

ESMO, back in Madrid after its successful 2014 edition

2017, organized by the European Society for Medical Oncology, will be held at IFEMA from 8th to 12th of September. This indispensable meeting point for oncology professionals will gather in Madrid more than 20,000 doctors, scientists and researchers from all over the world.

The latest in cancer treatments, one of the most relevant medical issues today, will be presented during this essential event for the European and global medical community. At a medical level, an especially important challenge in this edition is to break down some barriers and integrate molecular biology into the clinical scene. But beyond being a congress full of knowledge, it is a congress that also seeks to recognize the research work of great professionals on prevention and diagnosis in the treatment and palliative care of cancer, putting into practice the most innovative forms of scientific communication.

ESMO returns to IFEMA after its very successful 2014 edition, which brought together 20,000 delegates – more than 80% of them foreigners – generating revenues of more than 20 million euros and 75,000 overnight stays.

In fact, the attractiveness of IFEMA and Madrid was seen in the fact that the congress then achieved a growth of 23% of attendance compared to the previous edition in Vienna.

The event was an important economic injection for Madrid, a city very well prepared to host major world events as is shown this year in which congresses of large societies (respiratory diseases, nephrology, air transport, palliative care, among others) take place in IFEMA. Besides its good connections, hotel infrastructure, variety of leisure, gastronomic and cultural offerings, and climate, Madrid boasts what is key in the decisions of these large societies: a first-class conference center such as IFEMA.


The European Association of Palliative Care holds its congress in Madrid

Palliative care is a discipline of increasing social relevance, but also a broad discipline in which science is completed with human dimensions. The European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) held its 2017 congress in IFEMA, with nearly 3,000 delegates, doctors, nurses, psychologists and others. The event included the presentation of the Madrid EAPC Charter for volunteering in hospices for Palliative Care, to acknowledge the work of these essential players in the palliative care world.

The event was a great conversation: In addition to six plenary sessions, it included more than 200 parallel sessions and 16 “meetings with experts”. The Researcher 2017 Awards were also presented.