IFEMA celebrates Global Exhibitions Day

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Exhibition operators and venues from around the world come together today to give visibility to the activity of the trade fair sector, which convenes 32,000 business meetings annually, attended by 303 million visitors worldwide

 

 IFEMA joins the celebration of Global Exhibitions Day #GED19, promoted by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). A day on which the main representatives of this industry, organisers, trade fair operators, venues, convention centres, associations and service providers from all over the world come together to showcase the exhibitions sector in a coordinated way.

The global trade fair industry, responsible for boosting the economy of all sectors, convenes 32,000 business meetings annually, involving 4.5 million companies and 303 million visitors. In total, 1,210 exhibition venues operate worldwide, with a total area of 34.7 million square meters, whose activity supports 3.2 million jobs and contributes 167 billion euros to the global GDP. In Spain, the activity of the sector is materialised in 600 annual trade shows, with 60,000 exhibitors and 8 million visitors.

An industry that not only contributes to the dynamism of the economy, but also supports the reduction of the impact of business on the environment, for a more sustainable world. Exhibitions can contribute to changing patterns of consumption and behaviour and help to reduce inequalities, thanks to the fact that they are the meeting place for the most inclusive companies and professionals in the world. For this reason, the exhibition sector works to support the achievement of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), included in the 2030 Agenda.

This day represents for IFEMA the opportunity to express its gratitude to the more than 33,200 companies and more than 3.6 million visitors who participate every year in the more than 700 events held in its facilities. These figures position the Institution as the number one exhibition organiser in Spain and one of the most important worldwide. Last year, the institution's activity contributed 4.37 billion euros to Madrid's finances, generating 26,168 jobs. It is worth noting IFEMA's commitment to internationalisation, holding major events every year such as the International Tourism Fair, FITUR; the International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCOmadrid, the International Trade Show for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry, FRUIT ATTRACTION, and the International Automotive Industry Fair, MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID; as well as the numerous world medical congresses and congresses for other sectors that take place in its facilities.

All this is represented in the achievement of ambitious goals, such as its contribution to the positioning of Madrid as the world's number three city for congresses in 2018, in a ranking prepared by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and the Emergency Management certification granted by AENOR to IFEMA, based on Standard UNE-EN ISO 22320, on the Protection and Safety of Citizens. Emergency Management. Requirements for the response to incidents, among other achievements.

 

 

 

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Julián García | Communication and Marketing Department IFEMA | julian@ifema.es

 

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IFEMA’S GROWTH LEADS TO SKYROCKETING ECONOMIC IMPACT ON MADRID AS REVENUE RISES TO €4,374 MILLION PER YEAR, WITH 26,168 JOBS

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· The revenue generated by IFEMA's fair and congress activities grew 25% to represent 3.2% of the city's, and 2.1% of the region's, GDP, consolidating its position as a key driver of Madrid's economy

· 2018 closed with record figures, attracting 3.6 million visitors, 33,203 exhibiting companies and 720 events, 21% more than in the previous year

· IFEMA turnover was 17% higher in 2018, standing at €138.5 million, with an EBITDA of 27.7 million (+ 23%). This doubled net profits taking the total to €10.8 million

With a contribution to the finances of Madrid in 2018 of €4,374 million and 26,168 employees, IFEMA has established itself as one of the city and region's most important economic drivers. The figures, taken from a KPMG report, stem from the remarkable growth experienced by IFEMA last year, in which it expanded its activities to serve 33,203 exhibiting companies – up 7% – and 3.6 million visitors, an increase of 14% over 2017.

The economic impact of IFEMA's fair and congress activities, which have increased by 25% in terms of revenue and 40% in terms of employment has had a significant impact on its importance to the city's GDP, coming to represent 3.2% of it, while in the Madrid region it accounts for 2.1%, in both cases half a percentage point more than the estimate made in KPMG's previous report.

IFEMA's 2018 balance can be summarised through a series of new records: a total of 119 fairs, 12 of them abroad; 8 large congresses with exhibitions, as well as numerous conventions, festivals and other events aimed at professionals and the general public, a total of 720 events, up 21% on 2017. An extensive programme that has allowed IFEMA to increase its turnover to €138.5 million, 17% more growth than in 2017. An EBITDA of €27.7 million (up 23%), doubling its net profit to €10.8 million.

 The significant jump in the economic impact of IFEMA's activity in Madrid in key sectors such as hotels, commerce and transport, has been further strengthened by the greater internationalisation of its business. Foreign exhibitors already account for 29% of the total, while foreign visitors represent 12% of all attending. These correspond to the fact that in 2018, Madrid hosted 51% of international fairs in Spain, well above cities like Barcelona, with 22%, and Valencia, with 7%.

The stimulus created by this contribution of economic value and the positioning of Madrid as one of the international leaders in the MICE market helps make progress on IFEMA's roadmap. In 2019 this will once again be evident with a growth target that will see it invoicing €145 million, and with a business portfolio that will exceed 100 fair activities and 700 events of various kinds, in addition to an estimated 35,000 companies and 4 million visitors participating.

The approved budget for 2019 likewise confirms the fulfilment of IFEMA's strategic plan, with a focus on a wide range of actions to enhance the growth of its asset portfolio (through fairs, conferences, external fairs, major events, leisure activities, services and projects abroad), and consequently of its revenue, bringing it to €202 million by 2022. To achieve this goal, IFEMA has also proposed the management of new spaces and the expansion of its current venues. Of special interest here is the Municipal Conference Centre, which since January of this year has come under IFEMA's responsibility, as well as the IFEMA Valdebebas expansion project. Planning and designs are at a very advanced stage and awaiting the administrative green light.

Diversification

IFEMA's growth in 2019 will be based, as indicated, on the strength of its trade fair programme, which will be enriched by the launch of new events that it will either organise itself or with blue-chip partners, such as MORNING, DIGICOM EXPO and ORGANIC FOOD IBERIA + ECOLIVING IBERIA. Moving on to events of another kind, this year will see the July launch of CAMPUS IFEMA THINKINDS, which seeks to stimulate the entrepreneurial potential of children aged 9 to 16 by tapping into multiple intelligences. Activity levels will also increase through the holding of major world congresses. Of special importance here for another year will be the medical sector, which will hold three of its largest events worldwide in Madrid: EULAR (the European League against Rheumatism) with 15,000 attendees; EADV, the Congress of the European Association of Dermatology and Venerology, with 10,000 attendees expected; and ERS, the International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, with 18,000 expected to attend. In other sectors, the World Congress of Air Traffic Management (9,000 attendees) will once again be held at IFEMA.

Also deserving a special mention is the contribution by new lines of activity, which had great success over the previous year. If we only take concerts and music festivals into account, IFEMA has already confirmed events for 2019 that will bring more than half a million people to its facilities, which has led the company to launch its own ticketing platform for public events (www.entradas.ifema.es).

 IFEMA also continues to expand its portfolio of franchise fairs in other countries. This year events will be held in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Portugal, including two newcomers: TRAFIC LATINOAMÉRICA and FORO DE LAS CIUDADES in Medellín and MULAFEST Acapulco, which will be joining ARCO Lisboa and SALÓN LOOK Santiago de Chile.

 Excellence in service

With its customer-centred activities and the pursuit of excellence in service, IFEMA continues to make a significant investment, enabling not only a spectacular modernisation and improvement of its facilities, but also an acceleration of its digital transformation and of management model , and adapting, as it has done recently, its organisational structure to favour internal talent as well as fostering a change in business culture. Investment in 2018 totalled €18.8 million, a sum that will increase to €25 million in 2019, including major projects such as the modernisation of all LED lighting on its premises and the digitisation of information and advertising media, as well as new investments in the area of security. In addition to this, over €5 million will be allocated to Palacio Municipal over the current year, premises that passed into IFEMA's hands in January 2019.

 

 

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MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID 2019 breaks the 40,000 m² barrier

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Increases the space for the previous edition by 7%

MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID has increased its exhibition space by 7% above its last edition in 2017 to over 40 thousand m² and has already beaten the levels of participation for 2009. This will be the 15th leading international Trade Fair Leader for the Automotive Industry in Spain aimed at trade visitors from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and North Africa. The expectation aroused by it is cause for optimism, and IFEMA, the event’s organiser, forecasts over 60 thousand trade visitors, including more than 30 thousand representatives of workshops in Spain and Portugal, keen to find out about the latest developments in the future of the workshop.
MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID will host more than 700 exhibitor companies –as well as 1300 brands– from 27 countries, among which are companies such as Meyle, Pemebla, Osram, Hella, Grupo Soledad, Tiresur, Safame, Bosch, Delphi, Schaeffler, Valeo, Continental, Gruppo Andel, ASER, Cecauto, Dipart, PSA Distrigo, Recalvi, Grupo Serca, Comercial, Impormovil, VW Pro Service, VW, among others.

MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID will once again offer exhibiting companies a set of tools including communication campaigns, guest buyer programmes, B2B meetings, workshops for presentations, to offer a productive and profitable experience. Trade visitors will have access to the most current offering from the industry as well as services to enable them to make their attendance at the Fair an efficient one.

To complement the commercial exhibition there will be a busy agenda of professional meetings, and the main one will be for Workshop Networks. These will deal with today’s reality of these Networks and the challenges faced by their managers, repairers, members and suppliers in the face of the disruptive phenomena that make up the ecosystem of the new mobility trends. In this same context, an unpublished survey will be presented on the “Brand Knowledge and Perception of Workshop Networks Operating in Spain,” the result of in-depth research carried out among workshops and motorists.

The first Congress on Industrial Vehicle Workshops will also be especially relevant. It will analyse trends in industrial vehicle maintenance and repair from the perspective and challenges posed by the new mobility trends for passengers and goods. An unpublished industry-wide survey will be presented on “Workshops and the Commercial Vehicle Maintenance Market in Spain,” and will analyse key aspects for efficiency and profitability of workshops and their suppliers in the short, medium and long term.

Other equally relevant meetings are the Fleet Day, organised by Cojali/Jaltest, on the 13th (MOTORTRUCK Forum - Truck Challenge, Stand 7E13); “The Major Challenges Facing the Service Station Sector,” organised by Lafon, also on the 13th (MOTORTEC Forum - DISTRIGO, Stand 5D20), or the day on “The Circular Economy in the Automotive Sector,” in collaboration with SERNAUTO, on Friday 15th March (MOTORTRUCK Forum - Truck Challenge, Stand 7E13).

One of the main competitions organised at the fair will be the Second Year of the Best Motortec Technician Competition, the final of which will take place on the 15th at the Motortec-Brembo Workshop Forum with more than 300 mechanics taking part under the guidance of Carsmarobe. There will also be the Trucks Challenge competition for IV mechanics coordinated by Cojali, S.L.

Finally, on the intense agenda of activities, the dealerships association, FACONAUTO, will hold the Second Official After-sales Observatory on 15 March 2019, as part of the MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID conference programme. The conference, which will bring together leading experts and more than 200 industry professionals, will address new challenges faced by dealers and try to foresee what they can expect in the medium term. The intention of this Observatory is to present essential after-sales data about Spain to help dealers make strategic decisions in this vital area of their business.

Further information: Jesús González, Press Officer, MOTORTEC Automechanika Madrid | +34 91 722 50 95 | jesusg@ifema.es

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Enter the ATMosphere for Business at World ATM Congress 2019

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There is still time to register for World ATM Congress 2019, the world's largest air traffic management (ATM) conference and exhibition that runs from 12-14 March 2019 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid! The event will bring together aviation leaders from more than more than 136 countries and territories, including high-ranking officials and representatives from more than 80 air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports, airlines, governments, armed forces, NGOs, manufacturers, and suppliers. World ATM Congress 2019 is on track to exceed last year's 8,542 registrants.

World ATM Congress, now in its seventh year, is produced by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). The Conference Programme provides a unique platform for discussing the future of ATM by bringing together the world’s foremost aviation leaders to share their insights, views, and expertise on the major issues and challenges facing the ATM industry. The theme of the Conference is “Tackling the Big Issues in ATM – Capacity, UTM Integration, People”, will focus on industry’s biggest issues, such as unmanned aviation systems (UAS) integration, UAS traffic management (UTM), U-Space and urban air mobility (UAM), diversity in a changing aviation workforce, and the best path forward in expanding ATM capacity.

World ATM Congress also features an Exhibition Hall with a record-breaking 247 exhibiting companies and organisations across various sectors of aviation. The three-day event will once again offer complementary educational programming in six presentation theatres showcasing research findings, new product launches and demonstrations, new air traffic control (ATC) technology, and perspectives on ATM policy presented by EUROCONTROL, SESAR Joint Undertaking, FABEC, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Global UTM Association, and many more.

World ATM Congress 2019 will also play host to several events, including the IHS Jane’s ATC Awards and the European Commission Awards, both on 12 March, as well as several press events throughout the three days.

For more information about World ATM Congress 2019, please visit www.worldatmcongress.org. Online registration runs through the event. On-site registration is available at no additional cost. Complementary full-access press registration is also available.

 

More information:

Abigail Glenn-Chase, Director of Communications, World ATM Congress

+1 202 213 2506 | abigail.glennchase@worldatmcongress.org

 

Glenn Cudaback-Cox, Digital Media and Marketing Manager, World ATM Congress

+1 717 495 4600 | glenn.cudaback@worldatmcongress.org

 

 

 

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TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019 will host 117 companies from the aquatic installations sector

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The TECNOVA GALLERY and the Swimming Pool Assembly Workshop, the main highlights of the event

 

 

 

 

The aquatic installations industry will meet at the second edition of TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019, the Aquatic Installation Technology and Innovation Trade Show organised by IFEMA from the 26 February to 1 March. Hall 5 at Feria de Madrid, with 11,021 m2 of gross floor area, will show the most innovative solutions by 117 exhibitors, exceeding the one hundred recorded in the first edition in 2017, 61 represented companies and 219 brands, from 12 countries. These figures prove the consolidation of the Trade Show as the main commercial platform for the industry. The TECNOVA GALLERY and the Swimming Pool Assembly Workshop are the main highlights of the event

This is a very innovative sector, the main proof of which at the Show is the return of the TECNOVA GALLERY, which brings together the most technologically-advanced products and services shown at the event. This selection includes the company Aipool, with its Aipool Touch;  Aquatic Sweeper S.L. and their design Aquatic Sweeper; Binder Gmbh & Co. KG, which will show the Hydrostar; BSV Electronic and its new Techsalt version;  Kovyx Outdor and Power Steel Swim Vista Series Pool and the Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki; Isaba Proyects, with the iBaby;  AirJet Cobertoldo, which will show its Cobersun Enery Pool;  Fotoceramic, presenting Graphic Ceramic Pool Floors; DTP Piscinas, with the Model Amazonas, and Pool Technologie, with its projects Nueva Gama and Pure Chlore.

The companies Mármoles Santa Bárbara and Servigres are developing the Double Drainage Grille for Pools, Terraces and Communal Drains; while the company Renolit will bring to the Fair Renolit Aldorplan Ceramics, and Wellnes Technologie Ibérica will present its Bicycle with Water in Individual Cabin with Hydromassage. Lastly, Aplicor Water Solutions will develop the DDS Hipocal System; the company Azenco, the Telescopic Enclosure Smart, and Abermove Pool Cover will show the Pool Covers: V-Line, S-Line and H-Line.

 Added to this selection, chosen by a Committee with the aim to provide visibility for the most innovative products, are the rest of exhibitor proposals, among which are leading companies in the industry.

TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019 will again provide swimming pool professionals, pool and aquatic centre managers and distribution channel managers with an in-depth view of the industry thanks to the sectors of Private and Commercial Pools and Leisure Aquatic Centres; Wellness, Private and Commercial Saunas and Spas; Construction, Linings and Installations; Equipment, Protection and Safety for Pools, Wellness and Spas; Water Maintenance and Treatment; Technology for Pools; Decoration and Equipment in the Pool Environment; Technical Media and Industry Associations.

In addition to company participation, this year TECNOVA PISCINAS will again be backed by the main industry associations and organisations, such as ASEPPI, Spanish Association of Swimming Pool Professionals; the Spanish Association of Wellness Spa, SPATERMAL; the Spanish Federation of Camping Ground Entrepreneurs, FEEC and the Chemical Industry Cluster of the Balearic Islands, CLIQ.

 

. New Swimming Pool Assembly Workshop

ASEPPI is responsible for organising the new Workshop that will show, throughout the Trade Fair, the process and materials required to assemble a pool. There will be four workshops, from the 26 to the 28, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Tuesday 26, Purification; Wednesday 27, Disinfection, and Thursday 28 will close with the Heating and Accessories workshops.

There is also a program of conferences and activities to be held within TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019, which includes a networking meeting for exhibitors on Tuesday 26 February.

  TECNOVA PISCINAS, the Aquatic Installation Technology and Innovation Trade Show again coincides with the IFEMA Trade Fairs HVAC & REFRIGERATION and GENERA, with the second Trade Fair for Innovative Water Management Solutions, SIGA, with the II HydroSenSoft Symposium and International Exhibition and with the first International Conference on Water.

 

 

Further information at: www.tecnovapiscinas.ifema.es y tecnovapiscinas@ifema.es

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MOMAD strengthens its commitment to Sustainable Fashion, with the increasing participation of well-established companies

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The success of the specialised Sustainable Experience area can be seen from the growing space requested by exhibitors for their stands.

Sustainability based on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship will be the common thread of the extensive programme of presentations and workshops.

Momad, Fashion in Madrid, is strengthening its commitment to Sustainable Fashion. Well-established companies from this market segment will be brought together in the Sustainable Experience space at the next fair, from 8 to 10 February 2019 at IFEMA-Feria de Madrid. They are widely considered to be benchmarks in this sector and are committed to environmentally friendly manufacturing, while fulfilling responsible social and economic criteria. The sectors represented in this area will be women, men, children, footwear, leather goods, toiletries, jewellery, accessories, glasses, watches and related industries.

In this space, it will be possible to see products from the following companies: Hammerhoj, Skbags & Gifts, Anuscas Family, Root Sunglasses & Watches, Intiferreira, Suela, Ray Musgo, Beatriz Constan, Coeli, Original Art, Susana Álvarez Berlín, Tadoro Tuduri, Blue Dolls, Castor Sunglasses, Coba Complements, Gogopower, Nehcaa, Star Love, One Oak, D The Brand and El Naturalista.

In addition, the popularity of the Sustainable Experience space at Momad can be seen in the increased area requested by exhibitors for their stands, which also confirms the growing demand for this fashion sector from national and international markets. At this fair, around thirty companies will take part, in line with the last time the fair was held.

The significant participation in the Sustainable Experience space consolidates the position of Momad, which is organised by IFEMA, as one of the major fashion trade shows on the international calendar, and places special emphasis on the specific needs of the current market. The Sustainable Fashion Associations of Spain (AMSE), Murcia (MSM) and Madrid (MSMAD) will display the work carried out by their associates and will share their knowledge. Furthermore, this space will also feature the Slow Fashion Next training platform; the INESCOP technology centre; Luxiders Magazine, the German magazine specialising in Sustainable Fashion, published in 3 languages; and the Spanish publications Gansos Salvajes, specialising in responsible lifestyle, and ETHIC, aimed at companies and the environment with a specialised fashion section.

Sustainability and innovation

Sustainability based on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship will be the theme of the comprehensive programme of presentations on Sustainable Fashion to be held on Saturday 9 February at the MOMAD Forum. Ana Belén Muñoz, from INESCOP, and Maribel Martínez Vergara, from the La Rioja Footwear Technology Centre (CTCR), will present a talk entitled Terminology and Differences Between Fur, Leather, Vegan Materials and Synthetic Materials, which will explain all the details related to this topic. Blanca Gómara, from BE2FABRIC, and Santiago Martínez Losa, from MERAKII, will discuss showrooms with added value. Belvis Soler, from Luxiders; Laura Hortal, from Gansos Salvajes and Pablo Blázquez, from Ethic, will focus on new consumers and new companies; more responsible attitudes and concepts.

The presentation given by Ignasi Eiriz, from Ethical Time, and Marisa Fatás, from Kalon Madrid will focus on entrepreneurs and responsible projects, innovation, technology and culture. In addition, Paloma García, from the Madrid-based Sustainable Fashion Association, will explain the work carried out by MSMAD's associated brands, and Luz Rodríguez, from Nehcaa Jewelry, and Guillermo Íñiguez, from One Oak, will cover sustainable jewellery and accessories.

Marina López, from the Spanish Sustainable Fashion Association, will discuss where clothing goes when it is thrown away in the presentation entitled The Problem of Textile Waste: Where Will Our Clothes End Up? Paula Gorini, from the Sustainable Fashion Association in Murcia will present Ecodesign, Circular Economy and Their Application to the Fashion Industry. Gema Gómez, from Slow Fashion Next, will give 20 to ideas to lead the future of fashion. Another presentation by an expert from the company Jeanología will also be given.

During Momad, two sustainable fabrics workshops will also be given at the B2 Fabric stand (Friday 8 at 5 pm and Sunday 10 at 11 am). In addition, Sustainable Experience will also have a green working space, where participating companies can interact, offer or request their needs in the field of sustainable fashion.

Additionally, the Sustainable Experience space will have a Green Coffee café, where visitors to the fair can enjoy healthy food and drinks.

Sustainable backpacks at Momad

One more example of Momad's growing commitment to Sustainability are the backpacks for this year’s fair for buyers and the accredited press, made from a fabric using recycled PET plastic bottles. It takes 35 PET plastic bottles to make 1 kg of fabric. Thanks to recycling, the extraction of non-renewable virgin materials is avoided, energy consumption is reduced by between 80 and 90% and there is less pollution.

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