Gastronomy is today a differentiating element that adds value to the positioning of tourist and congress destinations. Therefore catering has become a great ally of events that enhances the assistant's experience. Its evolution and the constant change in formats and gastronomic trends are a clear reflection of the needs demanded by the sector and that are affected by the economic and cultural environment.
Belén Mann, Director of Conventions and Congresses of IFEMA, together with two of the collaborating companies approved for their catering service: Vilaplana and Mónico (present in the most impostant events, such as the 'Madrid Horse Week' or the Adecco convention), explain the evolution and trends that have been observed during the events that have taken place at IFEMA.
Between the 23rd and 28th of September, scientists, technologists and professionals from the sector of high frequency technologies (radio frequency, microwave and millimeter waves) from all over the world will meet at IFEMA with the aim of discussing and analyzing the new developments of the communication systems, both terrestrial and aerospace, the new architectures of radar systems, as well as wireless technologies, sensor systems and the latest developments in the field of semiconductors and materials for these technologies, together with their applicability in the fields more diverse including the areas of space, security and defense. The prestigious European Microwave Week (EuMW) brings together three Congresses: the European Microwave Conference (EuMC), the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), and the European Radar Conference (EuRAD). In addition to these three major congresses during the week, training workshops (workshops), courses and seminars are held for participants from both the industry and the scientific-technological sector. A fourth event is also held, the Defense, Security and Space Forum (Defense, Security and Space Forum). An important Industrial Exhibition is also organized, the second largest and most complete in the world, first at European level, in the sector of radiofrequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave technologies, in which companies from all over the world participate. This Exhibition constitutes an essential part of the European Microwave Week.
The 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS) will be held in Madrid from June 30th to July 5th 2018 at IFEMA. It is the second time that this prestigious congress visits Spain, after the 1996 edition in Barcelona. The conference will bring together high-level professionals to discuss the development of transplant programs, donation and organ procurement. Considered a subject of high medical as well as social relevance, and in which Spain is especially strong (it has been for 26 years the world leader in donations and transplants with 46.9 donors per million inhabitants)
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.
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.
The IFEMA exhibition center is currently the largest in Spain and offers excellent facilities to host all kinds of events, including special and large ones. Its design and versatility also places it as a venue that offers all the guarantees to carry out other activities beyond fairs, congresses and events, integrating in its portfolio all types of activities such as filming of commercials and television productions, among others. The large halls that make up Feria de Madrid and the exteriors that it treasures, make IFEMA an ideal space, allowing the conversion and transformation of its spaces into sets and stages with surprising sets.
The leading congress in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) will land at IFEMA from 1st to 4th of September 2018, gathering more than 4,000 professionals from this specialty from around the world, including doctors, researchers, nurses, students and representatives of the industry. With the slogan "Nutrition without Borders", the event will explore new topics in clinical nutrition and spread knowledge and debate about the latest in science, in an informal environment generating new synergies and reinforcing those already existing.
IFEMA keeps adding successes and starts 2018 positioning itself as an international benchmark in the association meetings market thanks to prestigious international congresses. Latest case in point: ECCMID (European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) will hold its 28th edition in IFEMA on from April 21st to 24th 2018. A major meeting on infectious diseases and clinical microbiology which will take place at the North Convention Center and Halls 8, 9 and 10 of IFEMA.
The eagerly-awaited exhibition for fans of the universe created by J.K. Rowling landed at IFEMA on November 18th. Harry Potter: The Exibition has become a phenomenon that has already captivated more than four million people in 11 cities around the world. Who has not read or enjoyed a Harry Potter book or movie? This event –unique in Spain- will have thousands of curious people enjoy activities, sculptures or mythical characters from the Harry Potter world until April 1st.
Feria de Madrid opens up to new large-scale special events aimed at the general public. This Christmas, a large white tent hosts the new Magic Circus, a show full of attractions and surprises about spells, alchemies and stories with fantastic characters. The spectacular show will feature 30 prestigious artists at the IFEMA facilities from December 6th to January 28th. It is an event for families, but also a event which brings generations together to dream of fairies or be surprised by daring acrobats.
Diversification of events. Once again, IFEMA is committed to hosting a variety of large events as a complement to its trade fair and congress activities, a path it recently embarked on, with initiatives to also become a benchmark in the cultural and leisure program of the city. This year it has been the venue for such events as the Rio Babel electronic music festival, the DJ Nano Oro Viejo concert, and the Harry Potter exhibition. Now is the turn of the Magic Circus...
New space available for original and dynamic events: IFEMA Catwalks!...