40 years growing together
40 years ago, in 1978, the Chamber of Commerce and the City Council of Madrid began discussions for the creation of a fair entity in Madrid, which were subsequently joined by the then Provincial Council—today Community of Madrid—and Caja de Madrid.
On 1 December of that same year, the four most important institutions at the time in the capital signed a document of intent that would be developed over the following year.
It was on 6 February 1979 that the Mayor of Madrid and the presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Provincial Council and Caja de Madrid signed the protocol for the creation of the Madrid Fair Institution (IFEMA), making it the first fair organising entity in the Spanish capital.
Today, 40 years later, 100 million visitors and 760,000 companies have participated in the 2,100 fairs held at IFEMA, in addition to more than 10,000 congresses, conventions and other professional and leisure events.
We invite you to participate in this important celebration for us. Thank you for being part of IFEMA.