The Internal Auditing sector meets in Madrid


This key European meeting on Internal Auditing will be held at IFEMA, from 3 to 5 October, organized by the Institute of Internal Auditors of Spain and positioned among the top 10 in the world.

Under the title of Madrid European Conference for Super Internal Auditors, the meeting will bring together about a thousand Internal Auditors from 53 countries, addressing issues such as Cybersecurity, the European Data Protection Regulation, Blockchain or Data Analytics, among others, over the course of more than 40 plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and workshops.

Companies such as Heineken, Novartis, Mapfre or Ferrovial will be present at the meeting, which will also be attended by speakers as relevant as the researcher and financier Taleb, the former Spanish minister Josep Piqué, or José Antonio Álvarez, CEO of Banco Santander.

The Internal Audit sector meets in Madrid

European Microwave Week to be held in Spain for the first time

European Microwave Week (EuMW), promoted by the European Microwave Association, has been held in other key European cities in the past. On September 23rd to 28th it will be held for the first time ever in Spain and Madrid, concretely. More than 1,600 scientific, technological and professional delegates from the microwave technology industry will take part in this congress at IFEMA. Their aim is to analyse and present research on new developments in land-based and aerospace communication systems.

The prestigious European Microwave Week (EuMW) comprises three conferences: the European Microwave Conference (EuMC), the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) and the European Radar Conference (EuRAD). The week’s activities also include educational workshops, short courses and seminars and the Defence, Security and Space Forum. It also includes the world’s second largest trade show in this field, with more than 300 companies from around the world taking part alongside approximately 4,000 participants.

More than 4,000 visitors and 1,600 delegates will meet at IFEMA to take part in the largest microwave technology congress

The leading clinical nutrition congress returns to Madrid on its 40th anniversary

IFEMA will kick off its activity after the summer break with the foremost congress dedicated to clinical nutrition and metabolism, the ESPEN Congress. This international event will bring together professionals from around the world from September 1st to 4th.

With the slogan, “Nutrition without Borders”, this congress will celebrate its 40th anniversary, declaring its interest in exploring new areas of clinical nutrition and learning about and debating on this vanguard area of science. Its aims are to create new synergies and reinforce existing ones amongst the 4,000 delegates participating from nearly 100 countries, including doctors, researchers, nurses, students and industry representatives.

Organised by Europe’s largest clinical nutrition association, ESPEN, the congress includes a scientific and educational programme designed to improve nutritional care and training. Worth noting are the Cuthbertson and Wretlind lectures and the ESPEN Fellowships Symposium, in addition to 7 sessions dedicated to public speaking and 18 scientific symposia.

Spain has hosted this congress on three previous occasions, twice in Barcelona (1987 and 2012) and once in Madrid (2000). The congress’ 2018 edition at IFEMA will represent the fourth time, with Madrid hosting this key nutritional event once more.

This congress will serve to explore new areas in the nutrition field and expand existing knowledge thanks to its scientific and educational programme.

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