2019: an extraordinary year
IFEMA's 2019 Annual Report provides the key data for an exceptional year that marks a milestone in our four-decade history. A decisive year for the consolidation of economic growth and activity of the institution, which has far exceeded the forecasts of the Strategic Plan, registering the best marks in all parameters. A really important year for us.
Eduardo López-Puertas Bitaubé - General Manager
Nearby - The voice of IFEMA
The human team that gives life to IFEMA is led by governing and management bodies that base their actions on honesty and integrity. These are the principles that govern the activity of a reference institution in its sector for its operational excellence, which listens and meets the needs of businesses and society from the proximity and good governance.
Dynamic - An intense activity
Record numbers of fairs, events, participating companies and visitors. This is the excellent balance of activity achieved by IFEMA in 2019, with which we consolidate our position as a reference for the trade fair industry, and as a meeting and exchange point between sectors, companies, professionals and society.
Transparent - Communicating more and better
Once again, communication has been one of the main values of IFEMA. We have managed to increase the impact of our activity in the media and society through social networks, multiplying the notoriety of IFEMA and the visibility of our customers. The renewal of our website, along with a powerful strategy of positioning in the network, have allowed us to strengthen our image, our projection and our reputation.
Inspirers - Innovation and technology, the keys to progress
We have launched a project to expand our facilities in Valdebebas as a commitment to the future of Madrid's economy, which will increase our capacity to attract major international events and allow us to promote new generation initiatives and technologies. We have also deployed 5G connectivity and renewed some infrastructure to provide us with more efficient, secure and modern services.
Efficient - Record Results
IFEMA has closed 2019 with the best economic results in its history. The extraordinary parameters of activity of the institution during this year, never before reached, have been responsible for some figures of turnover that have exceeded all forecasts.
Sustainable - IFEMA turns 40
Four decades after its birth, IFEMA continues to be the leading trade fair operator in Spain and one of the most important in the world. In 40 years we have shared and helped to share. And we have advanced and helped to advance. An enriching and successful path that has been made possible by the trust of companies, customers, suppliers, visitors, partners, employees and society as a whole. Thank you all for joining us.