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IFEMA presides the European Association of great Fairgrounds

La Feria de Madrid, IFEMA, was elected to the Presidency of EMECA, the association for the trade fair industry which brings together the main owners of Fairgrounds of Europe.

Noticia Prensa IFEMA G

IFEMA will be represented by María Martínez, Member of the Steering Committee of the institution, which replacing Andreas Gruchow of the Deutsche Messe Hannover, Germany, that happens to occupy, in the Council of Emeca, the position of Vice President Treasurer. This Council involves among other prestigious institutions, Fiera Milano, Italy, Messe Frankfurt and Messe Nurenberg, Germany, which will hold respectively the Vice Presidency of strategy, the Vice Presidency of Business Innovation-digital services and the Vice Presidency of communications.

The EMECA has highly valued the appointment of IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, by its growing weight in the Joint industry and the active contribution which has been made in recent years from its Board of Directors. During his tenure shall leading among other strategic challenges of the partnership between the continuous shift towards the digitization of business, as a way of growth of the fairgrounds.

María Martínez, until now Vice President Treasurer, will be the first woman who holds this position in the 22-years history of the Association. His term as head of this institution shall be two years 2015 and 2016.

EMECA is a major economic player in Europe. It brings together 22 Fairgrounds that organize more than 2,100 fairs per year with more than 420,000 participating companies, and 40 million visitors, on an exhibition area of more than 37 million gross square meters. According to its own estimates, the exhibiting companies generated a turnover of around 800 billion Euros through exhibitions.
Communication IFEMA

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