Recognition of FITUR to the tourism industry

The International Tourism Fair delivered the FITUR 2018 Awards on May 29, as recognition to the efforts of companies, professionals, institutions and researchers to enhance the image of the sector and contribute to its development.

The awards for the ‘Best Stands’ were for the communities (regions) of Aragón, Comunitat Valenciana, and Turismo de Galicia, as well as for the countries of El Salvador, Turkey and Latvia, with a special mention for the stand of the State of Guerrero. In the category of Companies, the winners were Paradores de Turismo; the Hotel Business Association of Madrid, AEHM, and SEGITTUR FITUR KNOW HOW & EXPORT, with a special mention to the H10 HOTELS stand.

Likewise, the awards to the Best Product of Active Tourism, that are organized in collaboration with the magazine Aire Libre, have been for Gastronomic Stations of Asturias; Douro expedition in Kayak de Zamora; Natural Parks of Galicia, Experiences in the middle of nature, and the Model of Astroturismo of La Palma. In the International Category, Indigenous Paraísos (Mexico) and Kayak4conservation (Papua Indonesia) were awarded.

For its part, the award ‘Tribune FITUR-Jorge Vila Fradera’, organized in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Tourism Experts, AECIT, distinguished the work “Measurement and Analysis of Sustainability: Synthetic Indicators through Multicriteria Methods and their Relation with Tourism in the Litoral de Andalucía “, by Dr. Daniela Fernanda Thiel Ellul and Dr. Enrique Navarro Jurado.

The International Tourism Fair distinguishes one year more the effort of companies, institutions, countries and professionals with their FITUR 2018 Awards

EXPOTURISMO will coincide with the X National Congress of Business Travel

Under the slogan “Where business travel people grow”, the first edition of EXPOTURISMO de Negocios reaches IFEMA, on May 21st and 22nd at the North Convention Center. More than 5,000 professional visitors will gather at the first fair dedicated in Spain to Business Travel and MICE. The Fair will also host the X National Congress of Business Travel, where prominent international professionals will give interesting talks and conferences addressing issues of special importance for the sector and its future, such as risk management, the new travel policies of companies, the impact of innovation, financial solutions, the implications of the globalization of travel and negotiation techniques.

More than 5,000 professionals will meet at the first fair dedicated in Spain to Business Travel and MICE

IFEMA sponsors the Expedition of Carlos Soria to the summit of Dhaulagiri

IFEMA’s sponsorship was officially presented to one of the most important sporting events of the year: the Dhaulagiri summit, the climbing of the seventh highest mountain in the world located in Nepal, which Carlos Soria, Spain’s most international mountaineer, will carry out starting March 26th. This project acquires special relevance due to IFEMA’s commitment to the promotion and international projection of the image of Madrid, as well as to the values ​​entailed by this climber – effort, improvement, commitment, ambition to achieve new goals, teamwork- representing the same that IFEMA promotes and offers to the more than 33,000 companies that participate in its fairs share thoughout the year. This falls within the framework of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of IFEMA.

The sponsorship was born within the framework of the EXPOTURAL Fair, Fair of Mountains, Climate and Sustainable Tourism, which will be held from November 1st to 4th, with the presence of Nepal as the guest country, and of Carlos Soria, who has been appointed ambassador of EXPOTURAL for the ideals that move him, base don a profound respect for nature.

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Carlos Soria represents the values ​​that IFEMA promotes in its CSR activity and that it shares with the 33,000 companies that participate in its fairs

FERIARTE opens its digital store on eBay

Collectors and lovers of art and antiques can now buy online amongst more than 1,000 art pieces selected and exhibited by antique dealers and art galleries participating in the latest edition of FERIARTE. With this, IFEMA takes a decisive step by opening itself to the e-commerce environment, expanding access to artistic pieces for buyers and collectors from all over the world.

Through its new store on eBay, it opens the opportunity to acquire exclusive pieces, some more than 100 years old, as well as a selection of works of art by renowned contemporary artists: pastic arts, graphic work, sculpture, archeology, decorative arts, jewelry, books and maps, architectural elements, ceramics and porcelain, ivory and silver, tribal and primitive art. We are talking about hundreds of exceptional and exclusive pieces whose quality and authenticity is guaranteed by the Expert Committee of FERIARTE, composed of more than 40 specialists from different disciplines.

This project, which is part of the IFEMA digitalization plan and which has been working in recent months with two reference technology partners, eBay and MODDO, facilitates the exhibitors of FERIARTE (and also those of Almoneda Navidad) an online sales channel for all those works and pieces exhibited at the fair, increasing the possibilities of commercialization to 365 days a year.

IFEMA strengthens it commitment to e-commerce, with the creation of a digital art and antique store in collaboration with eBay and MODDO

REHABITAR MADRID: discover the possibilities of reform and rehabilitation of houses

It is a great project launched for the first time by IFEMA together with the Urban Development Government Area of Madrid City Council: from 22th to 24th of September, REHABILITAR MADRID will bring to the citizens the technical possibilities, and ways of financing and helps to undertake reforms and rehabilitation of homes and buildings. For this, it has decided to host the event in an emblematic space of Madrid: Plaza España, an icon of the actions of rehabilitation of the urban space in the city.

The event will connect visitors with companies related to renovation and renovation, windows, ceilings, sun protection, interiors, lighting, home automation, air conditioning, cooling systems, swimming pools, security – so they can know the best solutions to improve comfort, efficiency, health, ener-
gy savings and isolation of their homes and buildings.

The exhibition will gather more than a hundred companies that will be spread in a reserved space in Plaza España, one of the icons of the actions in rehabilitation of the urban space that is promoting the City of Madrid.

Among the contents of this event, the exhibition area where citizens, communities of neighbors and administrators will he get to know the available offers, will be completed with a wide program of activities: demonstration areas, training (how to manage the aids of MAD-RE Plan of the Madrid City Council, for financing or contracts), as well as work-shops and activities for families and children, with the aim of educating and raising awareness about the responsibility to care for and improve the spaces in which we live.


Entering the field of music with the Rio Babel Festival

Many identify IFEMA with large fairs and congresses… but the venue holds much more than these business meetings. Its last development takes place in the field of the musical events, hosting the festival Rio Babel from 13th to 15th July. A diversification into the cultural world for which IFEMA has many assets.

The objective is to expand the range of activities with a rich cultural programming, and to be more than a business venue, to become part of the lives of citizens. “We want to get closer to the people of Madrid; we have facilities that make it possible to host concerts with large numbers of attendees. In addition we offer a great accessibility through transport, information, connections, parking “, says Carlos González, commercial director of IFEMA.

IFEMA offers perfect facilities and services for this type of large events: it has 200,000m2 spread over 12 pavilions and many outdoor areas. “The festival took place in the outside area of ​​Hall 2 with a capacity of up to 13,000 people”, being today one of the most prominent spaces in Madrid for large format musical events, Carlos González reminds us.

The festival offered a meeting point for music lovers but also a cultural, gastronomic and social event. A varied repertoire of Spanish and Latin artists took part: Resident, Gora, Estopa, Pegatina, Fabulosos Cadillacs or Aterciopelados are some of the mythical bands that accompanied thousands of fans.

IFEMA begins in the diversification of its activity towards large musical events


The food delivery & take away industry gathers in EAT2GO

Food habits change, a change that IFEMA accompanies with this initiative directed at the food to go industry. The fair, which will be held from October 18th to 20th, is aimed at restaurants and shops with delivery and take-away services, or players interested in this way to develop their business. It will be structured in four blocks:

– An exhibition, including food & drink Products (pre-cooked, processed, etc.), take away & delivery services (platforms, apps, vehicles…), kitchens equipment and vending solutions.

– KNOW HOW, a space for training and advice.

– FOOD TRENDS, an area to meet and present the innovations of the F2G market, including the “INNOVATION EAT2GO AWARDS”.

– STREET FOOD MARKET, with showcooking and demonstrations.

Synergies between food fairs. EAT2GO will coincide with VENDIBÉRICA, International Vending Fair and with FRUIT ATRACTION, the second largest fruit and vegetable fair in the world, which will bring together 1,500 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors. MEAT ATRACTION will complement the show.

The event includes an area with innovations and the “INNOVATION EAT2GO AWARDS”


Meat Attraction takes off and celebrates its first space attribution

The new IFEMA project aimed at the meat industry is taking off: Meat Attraction already has allocated more than 6,000m2 of gross exhibition space. 150 companies are registered to date including big names in the industry (Cárnicas Serrano, Jorge Group, FACCSA, FAMADESA…), groups (ANAFRIC, Asici, Castilla-La Mancha, Mercamadrid…), associations (Cedecarne, Interovic, Interporc or Provacuno) without forgetting the providers (Aqualife, Dibal, 3A Antioxidants, Mayekawa…). On June 12th the fair held its first priority space attribution meeting. Meat Attraction also continues with its promotional road show for areas with strong presence of meat industries.

Organized by IFEMA and ANICE, the show will take place from 18th to 20th of October and will be a source of business opportunities and a meeting of all stakeholders in this industry: slaughterhouses, cutting plants, processing industries, storage and transportation, distribution.

To maximize opportunities, the show includes a program of international buyers and invited buyers selected by the exhibitors, with a €300,000 investment.


The fair has a program of invited buyers with a €300,000 investment

THE SUMMIT, new event to stimulate debate in the construction industry

This congress, which will take place on 22nd and 23rd November, will be “the reference point of debate and reflection of the construction industry in southern Europe”, bringing together construction companies, manufacturers, architects, real estate companies, investors, developers, the administration…

It will stress the value that construction brings to life in cities, and will cover subjects like the green legislation, the keys of the competitiveness in construction, or the challenges of sustainable cities. It will also include workshops on BIMexpo, Passivhaus and technology, virtual building management, as well as an exhibition area.

REHABITAR MADRID aims to facilitate urban renovation and sustainability

This new event is the result of the collaboration between IFEMA and the Urban Sustainable Development Area of the ​​Madrid City Council, as it is an important issue for the city. With the slogan “take care of your home, take care of yourself”, and aimed at the general public with free access, it combines an exhibition space and various awareness-building actions, to make people conscious of the benefits of renovations of homes, buildings, spaces. The event also aims to boost the construction sector and offers an exhibition space with more than 100 companies.

In an icon of urban renovation. REHABITAR MADRID will be held from 22nd to 24th of September in the Plaza de España in Madrid, one of the icons of recent renovation of the city. After that, the 1st European Conference on Construction, Housing, Economy and Leadership, ePower & Building The Summit, will take place on 22nd and 23rd of November 2017 at the IFEMA North Convention Center.