The International Energy and Environment Trade Fair, organised by IFEMA and held between 13 and 15 June, brought together 105 companies and was attended by 10,848 industry professionals from 40 countries
The event’s programme of Technical Conferences also met with great success, with 1,400 attendees brought together over the course of 21 sessions
GENERA also played host to a total of 103 meetings involving 94 industry professionals, within the framework of bilateral meetings organised by Fundación madri+d
GENERA 2018 also welcomed Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition
On 15 June, GENERA 2018, the International Energy and Environment Trade Fair, closed its doors after three days of showcasing the latest advances and developments in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability sector in Pavilion 8 at Feria de Madrid. The event, organised by IFEMA, reached a successful outcome, both in terms of participation, which has grown 38%, with the direct involvement of 105 companies, and professional attendance, with an attendance figure for this year of 10,848 visitors.
Another feature of GENERA 2018 was its extensive geographical reach - almost half of the industry professionals who visited GENERA were from outside Madrid, with a sizeable presence from Andalusia, Valencia, Castile-La Mancha and Catalonia (in that order). Added to this was the attendance of international professionals from 40 countries, representing 5.6% of the overall figure.
As regards visitor profiles based on area of activity, there was a notable contingent of professionals (15.3%) involved in project design and development, consulting and engineering, as well as representatives from installation and maintenance companies (14%). The trade fair also welcomed a large number of energy producers and distributors, product distributors, energy service companies and representatives of public administrations, as well as professionals involved in architecture, construction and property development.
The event’s programme of Technical Conferences also met with great success, with 1,400 attendees brought together over the course of 21 sessions. Issues under analysis and discussion by major representatives from industry and sectoral associations included energy efficiency in urban environments to mitigate climate change, self-supply on the grid, nearly zero-energy buildings, decarbonisation solutions for countries and heat pump energy balance.
GENERA also played host to a total of 103 meetings involving 94 industry professionals, within the framework of bilateral meetings organised by Fundación madri+d, as part of its activities within the Enterprise Europe Network, aimed at promoting innovation in companies, universities and research centres, and enabling contact with potential partners and clients.
As always, the Innovation Gallery showcased a selection of 19 innovative projects representative of the R&D&I sector as well as advances made in Spanish technology in the field of energy efficiency, energy savings and environmental impact. At the same time, the Genera Forum provided an opportunity to get a detailed look at some of the solutions and new developments that exhibitors brought to the trade fair, with special focus on topics such as self-supply in industry, evaporative cooling, wireless communication in solar parks and patents for technologies for mitigating climate change.
The International Energy and Environment Trade Fair was opened by Jaime Ruiz Santiago, the Deputy Regional Minister for the Economy and Competitiveness of the Community of Madrid, and was visited by Teresa Ribera, the Minister for Ecological Transition, on the morning of 14 June, as one of her first official duties as Minister.
GENERA was this year held in parallel with TECMA, the International Town Planning and Environment Trade Fair, SRR, the International Recycling and Recovery Trade Fair, and ESCLEAN, the Hygiene and Cleaning Trade Fair, together making for a wide-reaching professional platform with commitment to the environment and sustainability firmly at the forefront.