The Queen had the opportunity to hear about the objectives and achievements that have marked the organisation of AULA over the years. It is Spain's leading education show and a benchmark for students, families, lecturers, and teachers. The delegation from the International Education Opportunities Exhibition, AULA, led by the Secretary of State for Education, Vocational Training, and Universities Antonio Marcial y Marín, and its director, Lola González, was made up of the heads of the main institutions and universities that have been most closely involved in the fair over its 25 editions.
During this quarter of a century, the exhibition, organised by IFEMA, has become established as Spain’s greatest education fair. In conjunction with the INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND ONGOING TRAINING FAIR; the International Educational Equipment and Teaching Resources Show, RE-INTERDIDAC and EXPOELEARNING, the International Professional Congress and Trade Fair, they make up EDUCATION WEEK, the most comprehensive meeting for the education sector. The last edition, which took place from 1 to 5 March, also hosted SPAIN SKILLS, the National Vocational Training Olympics, organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports.
As part of the EDUCATION EXHIBITION 2017, which welcomed 136,123 visitors and 402 companies, institutions, and entities from 20 countries, once again AULA was a space for sharing best practices among the education community, helping to build the education of the future. On this occasion, the motto of the event was “Celebrating Living Together”, showing students, parents, professors, guidance counsellors, heads of schools and colleges and education workers the widest range of educational opportunities and, above all, with a clear mission to provide guidance. This is one of the most outstanding features of this education fair.