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Institución Ferial de Madrid and Fiera Rome are joining forces to organize the first Salone del Veicolo D'occasione

On 15 December in Rome, IFEMA and Fiera Roma presented their first joint project as organisers of the Salone del Veicolo D'occasione, the Italian version of one of Spain’s most successful shows (the VO Show), which will be held from 8 to 11 March in Rome, sponsored by ACI, Automobile Club d'Italia.
IFEMA is internationalising one of the most successful events its portfolio, taking its trade fair model to Rome for an event which aspires to become, like its counterpart in Madrid, a leading business platform in the Italian quality and guaranteed semi-new vehicle market, offering new sales channels and a professional environment that serves as a guarantee and encourages sales. The new show was presented by representatives of the three entities involved: Angelo Sticchi-Damiani, President of the Automobile Club d'Italia; Pietro Piccinetti, sole administrator of Fiera of Rome; Santiago Quiroga, International Development Director at IFEMA, and Ana Sánchez-Terán, Head of International Projects of IFEMA.

This collaboration between IFEMA and FIERA ROMA to co-organise the Salone del Veicolo D'Occasione shows that IFEMA-Feria de Madrid is a great ally to launch of this venture. With 21 editions under its belt, VO Madrid is the leading fair on the national and European circuit of this segment both by exhibition area, and the number of vehicles on show, as well as sales made per visitor. This guarantees the success for this new project based on the experience and the IFEMA exhibition centre and the strength of a brand like ACI, that certifies the validity of the vehicle and its origin.

IFEMA is Spain’s leading trade fair operator, with a long history organising fairs in the automotive sector, with five exhibitions for different segments of this industry: new vehicles, used vehicles, buses and coaches, automotive components, road safety, and two-wheeled vehicles. One of its leading brands is the Second-Hand Vehicle Show, which is now gone international with this new project in Italy.

This collaboration with FIRA ROMA is part of IFEMA's international strategy to become a global operator, with projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

IFEMA will host the world’s biggest fair entirely devoted to the olive oil sector

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A collaboration agreement was signed today between IFEMA and the World Olive Oil Exhibition for the celebration of its next edition, to be held at Feria de Madrid on 21 and 22 March

The WOOE will once again become a forum for debate and analysis within the industry, offering a programme of conferences and master tasting sessions led by speakers of international prestige.

The collaboration agreement between IFEMA and the World Olive Oil Exhibition was renewed today, paving the way for the next edition of this trade fair, which will be held at Feria de Madrid on 21 and 22 March.  Eduardo López-Puertas, General Manager of IFEMA, Otilia Romero de Condés, CEO of the WOOE, and José Luis Murcia, Executive Director of the WOOE, have signed an agreement so that IFEMA will once again host the world’s biggest fair entirely devoted to the olive oil sector.

The World Olive Oil Exhibition expects to bring together 200 oil mills and olive oil producers, along with more than 3,000 professionals, buyers, catering entrepreneurs, distributors, and business owners of more than 30 different nationalities, hailing from the United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, the United Kingdom, Italy and the US, amongst other countries.

 WOOE will be the international olive oil industry's leading hub for reinvigorating their businesses, opening up new markets, and closing some the most important deals of the year.  Participants will become privy to the latest trends and key aspects of this dynamic market, as well as the developments that can be expected in its immediate future.

 This is possible thanks to one of the olive oil industry’s most ambitious programmes of conferences and tasting sessions. The 2018 programme will feature internationally renowned speakers such as:  Abdellatif Ghedira, General Manager of the International Olive Council (Tunisia); María Reyes, Director of KeHe Distribución (USA); David Neuman, CEO of GAEA North America (USA); Luigi Caricato, CEO of the media outlet OlioOfficcina (Italy); Javier Perona, researcher at CSIC (Spain); Luis Jesús García Lomas, General Manager of Fundación Caja Rural (Spain); José Luis González González, Head of the Department of Quality, Development, and Promotion of the Canary Islands Food Quality Institute (Spain), and Chokri Bayoudh, Director of the National Olive Oil Office (Tunisia).


Further information:

Marta Cacho Dalda, Head of Media Relations at IFEMA |mcacho@ifema.es

Cristina Villar Miranda | Communications Manager WOOE | press@oliveoilexhibition.com



The future of the airline sector gathers at the World ATM Congress

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Now in its sixth year, the World ATM Congress, which will be held from 6 to 8 March at IFEMA, is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference, attracting over 7,500 participants each year.

IFEMA will be the permanent venue for this important world air navigation congress until the year 2022, establishing Madrid as a world-class city in the global aeronautical industry.

World ATM Congress, the World Air Traffic Management Congress, will hold its sixth consecutive edition at IFEMA from 6 to 8 March, where over 80 air navigation service providers (ANSP), product developers, leaders and experts from the aeronautical industry, government representatives, manufacturers, and suppliers from all over the world are preparing to congregate.

Operated by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) - of which AEMA is a founding member, and which groups together the world’s air management service providers - in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) an association that brings together the entire US air traffic control sector  the World ATM Congress combines a broad exhibition area with product demonstrations and launches, contract closures, and networking opportunities, along with an intense schedule of conferences and top-level meetings involving 260 speakers from all over the world.

A total of 225 exhibiting companies and 7,500 participants from 130 countries are participating in the Congress to discover the latest innovations and analyse the aeronautical industry's key issues, thanks to renowned industry leaders such as Dr. Olumuyiwae Aliu (ICAO), Eamonn Brennan (Eurocontrol), Nancy Graham (Graham Aerospace International) and David McMillan (ATM Policy Institute and Gatwick Airport), who will give talks and conferences on the latest developments in international air traffic management.   The novelty this year is the FABEC OPS Theatre, a forum dedicated to ATM operations and the challenges faced by airspace users.

IFEMA and World Air Traffic Management reached an agreement, within the framework of the fourth edition of the World ATM Congress, to hold the World Air Traffic Management Congress a further five years at the FERIA DE MADRID installations, retaining Madrid as its venue from 2018 until 2022.  This implied the renewal of the agreement signed in 2014, coinciding with its first edition, which confirms IFEMA's capability of hosting international events, while at the same time signalling strong support for the city of Madrid, and by extension Spain as a whole, from the global aviation industry.

Conference Programme:

Further information:
Marta Cacho Dalda, Head of Media Relations at IFEMA | mcacho@ifema.es





Jointly organised by IFEMA and KANDO and backed by ANESDOR, it will be held from 5 to 8 April at IFEMA
The motorbike sector will be back in Madrid in full force in 2018 with one of its most emblematic events: Vive la Moto, Madrid's Big Motorbike Trade Show, which will take place from 5 to 8 April at IFEMA. This event, jointly organised by IFEMA and KANDO, is backed by ANESDOR, the Spanish National Association of Motorbike Sector Businesses, which represents over 96% of the Spanish motorbike market.

This new project will be one of the big new events in the IFEMA calendar for next year, and undoubtedly the most anticipated by motorbike fans. The Motorbike Trade Show has not been held in Madrid since 2007. It returns to the capital in the context of a market recovery, with excellent expectations in terms of success and participation. This annual event will be held in Madrid in even years and in Barcelona in odd years.
For this new edition, IFEMA has already reserved more than 16,000 square metres of exhibition space in hall 12 and in the area connecting to hall 14 at Feria de Madrid. Both spaces are capable of hosting a major commercial exhibition full of the latest from brands, as well as a space for activities, demonstrations and trials for the public.
This announcement kicks off the marketing of the event, which is backed by ANESDOR, enabling it to meet its goal of maximum industry representation. The main brands that make up ANESDOR have already confirmed their presence at Vive la Moto. In this regard, the activities, product presentations and the presence of major brands will be the event's main attraction. Vive la Moto will be the go-to event for the sector and expects to welcome a large number of visitors from all over Spain.
A growing sector
Vive la Moto, Madrid's Big Motorbike Trade Show, comes at a key time in the motorcycle industry, which grew by 16.1% and saw 171,304 units registered in 2016.
José María Riaño, the general secretary of ANESDOR, said that "the consolidation of growth in the sector has allowed big trade fairs to come back to Spain, along with the support of brands and motorcycle manufacturers for these types of events". In this regard, Riaño explained that "this trade show is emerging as the go-to event for motorbike fans and industry brands and professionals in Spain".
It has been ten years since IFEMA held its last Motorcycle Trade Show, which had a special following since its inception, with spectacular attendance numbers and a high degree of visitor loyalty. The news of its return to Madrid, one of the main markets in Spain and the most active in terms of promoting sustainable mobility, has aroused major interest in the motorbike industry, which has always seen the event as a key element for positioning and stimulating trade.
About IFEMA-Feria de Madrid
The leading trade fair organiser in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, with over three and a half decades of experience and a portfolio of 80 annual specialist trade fairs in the main economic sectors, as well as events for the general public. Its facilities at Feria de Madrid, the epicentre of the Iberian Peninsula, with one-of-a-kind international connections, boasts 200,000 square metres of exhibition space and receives over 2.9 million visitors from around the world each year.

ANESDOR is the organisation that represents motorcycle industry businesses in Spain. Founded in 1954, it is the country's oldest automotive industry association.

ANESDOR represents over 96% of the motorbike market: 43 companies (manufacturers and importers of motorbikes, mopeds, trikes, quad bikes, the auxiliary and aftermarket industry), which market 91 different brands.

The organisation looks out for the interests of the motorbike sector's industrial and commercial fabric before public and private administrations and institutions, both nationally and internationally, and before the general public.

In this regard, ANESDOR participates in drawing up national and European guidelines and mobility plans which affect the sector in areas like standardisation of category L vehicles, environmental legislation, and road safety.

ANESDOR is a member of ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, and IMMA, the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association.

More information
Marta Cacho, Head of media relations at IFEMA
Tamara Raposo, ANDESDOR press manager


ExpoÓptica 2018: a renewed fair for a sector in growth

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The trade show, organized by Ifema, presents a fair model fully adapted to the demands of the optical sector and audiology, from 13 to 15 of April in IFEMA-Feria de Madrid

In its next edition the contest will show off more digital, modern environment, with new national and international brands, focused on fashion - including a new competition of Awards- and with contents also aimed at driving the projection of new companies

More than 120 direct exhibitors and more than 300 brands have already confirmed their participation in this edition

ExpoÓptica, International Optics, Optometry and Audiology Exhibition, the professional benchmark fair for the sector in the Iberian Peninsula and business point of contact for all its agents in Spain and Portugal, is preparing its thirty second edition, which will be held from 13 to 15 April in Feria de Madrid. The trade show, organized by IFEMA, presents excellent business prospects, an important increase in its number of participants, as well as innovative and attractive contents, proving itself to be the best space to find everything from the latest in fashion to the most recent advances and innovations in the world of optics, optometry and audiology.

At the same time, the trade show offers an interesting evolution of its fair concept thanks to new technologies, which will make this fair more digital, in which social media will be protagonists, with active networking that will drive conversation and will project the image and products of the participating companies.

 More focused on fashion

ExpoÓptica2018 will also be a more modern, fashion-focused fair. At the moment optometry is a combination of visual health and personal image, and so ExpoÓptica includes the area Optical Fashion, aimed at the exhibition of frames and designer glasses, key for increasing sales in the sector. In this sense, this edition will for the first time celebrate the first Optics Gala, designed as an encounter in which recognition will be given to brands which stand out for their design and the presence of fashion in their products.

The Audiology sector will also be relevant in this edition, which will have its own area with special importance on the offerings of the fair, as well as the contents of the trade show aimed at driving the projection of new brands and participating companies.

A variety of offerings

The variety at ExpoÓptica includes everything from ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses, frames, sunglasses and optical instruments, to raw materials, optical equipment, furniture, machinery, cases, accessories, spare parts, maintenance products, computer science solutions for opticians, franchises, training… All in all, a complete panorama of this industry and the sectors of Optics, Optometry, Contactology, Ophtalmology, Vision Loss (Health), and Preparation for Points of Sale. Added to all of this at our 32nd edition is a wide range of products and services in the sector of Audiology, another of the key segments in the world of optics. 

ExpoÓptica with the sector

With the renovation of contents and the new fair concept that ExpoÓptica presents in this edition, the trade show wants to demonstrate its high sectoral representation by reuniting in Spain all the innovations and trends necessary to update professionals in optics and audiology.  “IFEMA wishes to showcase this fair in the national Iberian market, and to show it as its best point of contact to generate alliances and create businesses at a time when the Optics and Optometry sector are growing steadily”, said Lola González, EXPOOPTICA director.

This renovation of Expoóptica has been valued by the companies, who have shown their commitment to this edition, as the increase in contracting demonstrates. Today, more than two months before the celebration, the trade show surpasses 120 exhibitors and 300 brands. These are participation data which tend significantly to surpass the results of the preceding edition of 2016.

In addition, great companies that hadn't participated in this event for years will return to IFEMA. “With help from the sector we have defined an event that reinforces the projection of new features and advances in technology and expertise so that professionals can find during their visit the very best, the most recent, all in a dynamic space that is completed with scientific training and business management. In addition, we offer each present company different participation formats adapted to their objectives”, adds Lola González.

ExpoÓptica 2018 wins back great brands among its exhibitors

This edition of the trade show counts on the participation of great companies in the sector of Optics and Audiology once again. In Optics we can highlight, among others, Prats, Essilor, Indo, Optiwin, Zeiss, Topcon, Visual Global, Bausch & Lomb, Grupo Nos, Optiwell, Servilens, Centrostyle, Visionix, Panoptica, Conoptica, Eurolent, Jaytesa, Quiksilver, Mark' Ennovy, Tiwi, Recoletos, ABS; and in the sector of Audiology, Beltone, Interton, Bernafon, Otometrics, Widex, Audio Service, Inventis, Humangechnik, and Oticon, among others.

To the sizeable business participation at ExpoÓptica we add the renewed endorsement of the main associations and organizations of the sector, like the Spanish Federation of Associations of Optics, FEDAO; the Spanish Association of Manufacture, Commercialization and General Import of Optics and Ophtalmology, AEO; the General Council of Optical School Optometrists, CNOO, and Visión y Vida, a Campaign of Ocular Protection.

On the other hand, the fair will coincide with the International Congress of Optometry, Contactology and Ophthalmic Optics, OPTOM 2018, which is held in the North Convention Centre of IFEMA.


IBERZOO+PROPET 2018 highlights innovation applied to pet care

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IFEMA calls the second edition of IBERZOO+PROPET 2018

From 15 - 17 March 2018, at Feria de Madrid

The Organisers’ Committee has been formed, with numerous sector participants

On 27 September, the first Organisers’ Committee of the coming edition of IBERZOO+PROPET, the International Pet Industry Trade Fair, met at IFEMA. At the meeting, where the committee was formed with numerous sector representatives, there was a discussion of the magnificent results of the first edition, which was held last March. They also discussed the strategies being used for the next call, organised by IFEMA in collaboration with the sector’s two main bodies: AMVAC, Madrid Association of Pet Veterinarians, and AEDPAC - Spanish Association of Pet Product Distributors, that will be held from 15 to 18 March 2018, at Feria de Madrid.

At the meeting, they discussed the success of merging the established annual event PROPET, with a history of nine editions and biennial the IBERZOO (which six events under its belt), creating a benchmark exhibition for the professional pet sector in Spain and on the Iberian Peninsula. The results speak for themselves. A total of 480 companies from 53 companies took part, and were visited by 16,224 trade visitors from all around the world, confirming the international flavour of the exhibition. 

The Organisers’ Committee of IBERZOO+PROPET, has two co-presidents, José Ramón Escribano from AMVAC and Lluc Ferrer from AEDPAC, with some of the most prestigious firms in the pet sector. MSD Animal Health, Henry Schein, Dingonatura, Artero, Hill’s Pet Nutrition España, Progenex, Boehringer Ingelheim, Química Farmacéutica Bayer, Juper, Pisciber, and Royal Canin; as well as the Spanish Association of Veterinarians, AEVET, and institutions like Madrid City Council and the Department of Economy and Tax of the Region of Madrid. 

IBERZOO+PROPET will once again be a meeting place for the pet sector’s offer and demand, and a business platform, which will provide all participants with the best return on their investment. At the trade fair, visitors see the most extensive and innovative displays of pet products and accessories; fashion, and toys; food and nutrition; pharmaceutical products and health; hygiene and beauty; the pet trade; equipment for pet shops and for veterinary clinics; furniture; snacks, harnesses and collars, and services and management.

The offer is targeted at a wide group of professional visitors, consisting of specialised retailers, veterinarians, dog stylists, breeders, trainers and other sector professionals. 

Vets will hold the 35th Annual AMVAC - VETMADRID Congress. It is always held to coincide with PROPET. VETMADRID2018 will focus on medicine and surgery in dermatology and the sensory organs.

As well as the veterinary congress, and with a focus on innovative products and services to improve the health and welfare of pets, there will be activities for professional groups involved in the sector, which will make IBERZOO+PROPET a space for top-level training, analysis and discussion. Based on the results of the previous call, the best received features at last year’s event, such as the Training and Commercial Forum will take place again; like the Escaparate (Showcase) - New Product and Innovation Gallery; Masco Trends; the Pasarela Boutique; masterclasses in dog styling courtesy of Artero; Aquarium activities Pisciber, and the IBERZOO+PROPET awards to recognise people’s worthy careers in the sector, among others.





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