From February 14th to 16th, IFEMA will host the 16th edition of the Continuing Education Conference in Paediatrics (Congreso de Actualización en Pediatría), promoted by the AEPap, the Spanish Association of Primary Care Paediatrics. As indicated by the event Coordinator, María Jesús Esparza, AEPap chose IFEMA to hold this event “to grow and welcome more paediatricians”. This year’s edition is expected to attract more than 700 professionals.

For the first time ever, this event is now referred to as a conference.

Changes in this year’s edition include its name, now referred to as a conference after fifteen years being referred to as a workshop. Like in every other previous edition, the conference comprises two parts, one in situ and another online via the Moodle platform, allowing participants to obtain two different diplomas.

Psychiatric disorders and ADHD, dermatological practices and the selection of the best scientific literature to improve primary care are, amongst others, the topics to be addressed in the roundtable discussions. There will also be specific workshops dedicated to exploring pathologies associated to the musculoskeletal system. The closing lecture will address mathematics and their relation with health and illnesses, vaccines and epidemics.



European pilgrimage of trust on earth meeting

On December 25th, IFEMA will host the 41st European “Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth” Meeting. Thousands of young adults between the ages of 17 and 35 from around Europe will come to Madrid on a pilgrimage to dedicate a week to reflection and life in common.

Searching for a common way to build trust and solidarity between peoples

Participating young adults belong to the ecumenical Christian community located in the Burgundy region in France and will stay in Madrid until early January. Their aim is to find a common way to build trust and solidarity between peoples. Throughout their week-long stay in the capital, there will be time for prayer, reflection and commitment to life in Christian communities.

ONCE celebrates its 80th anniversary

IFEMA is set to celebrate the 80th anniversary of ONCE, the National Organisation of the Blind in Spain (ONCE). Coinciding with the feast day of Saint Lucy, the patron saint of the blind, the celebration will be held on December 13th in IFEMA Hall 3.

Celebrating eight decades overcoming significant social challenges

The theme of the celebration is “You’re the star”, welcoming more than 5,000 people who make up the ONCE family and its foundation. Everyone will toast for all the accomplishments achieved over the last eighty years and the future successes yet to come.

IFEMA participates in the IBTM World

IFEMA will participate the next 27, 28 and 29 November in the Convention Bureau (MCB), in IBTM World, the main global event for the organization industry meetings, conferences and events.

The main global event for the industry organizing meetings, conferences and events.

This convention, which this year is being held in Barcelona, will welcome more than 15,000 professionals from 150 countries, internalize different ways to inspire their clients through exceptional experiences. that will show in IBTM World. In this context, IFEMA will show the opportunities offered by the Feria de Madrid campus for the celebration of any type of event.

CPOnet to hold its 6th convention

The year’s most important annual procurement event in Spain will be held at IFEMA on November 6th and 7th, bringing together hundreds of procurement officers from around the world. The event will serve to debate on the key issues in the industry and, in particular, the role that innovation will play in future.

Its vast programme of events and activities will turn CPOnet into the year’s biggest and most important procurement convention.

Included amongst the new features of this year’s edition of CPOnet are the PFT-Lab stage, the first procurement think tank in Spain created this past May, and the results of the study, “The Procurement Function in the Future”. In addition, the event features keynote speakers, case studies, workshops and networking spaces as well as the Energy Purchase and BestVendo Contest.

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