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16 February 2024

GENERA 2024: 43,000 professionals are transitioning to new challenges in the energy and environment sector.

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The International Energy and Environment Fair concluded a successful event with strong institutional support, backing from major sectoral associations, and high business attendance. esarial.

Over 43,000 specialised participants committed to developing renewable energies, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability attended pavilions 9 and 10 of IFEMA MADRID. Moreover, GENERA has demonstrated a significant international presence, with 41% of exhibiting companies originating from foreign countries.

The 27th GENERA event has ended, breaking all previous attendance records in the fair's history. The International Energy and Environment Fair was visited by a total of 43,292 professionals, which represents a 24% increase compared to the previous year.

GENERA is established as the key platform in Europe for Energy and Environment. Over three days, professionals have made the most of the offers presented in the 24,000m2 exhibition space, with over 500 participating companies. The fair was attended by professionals from energy services, installation and maintenance companies, as well as engineering, procurement and construction companies.

GENERA’s most international year

The positive reception received for this GENERA indicated a growth in the event's international relevance. Professionals from abroad have shown strong attendance, accounting for 17% of the total visitors received by GENERA 2024. Portugal has the highest percentage at 43%, followed by Germany at 8%, France at 7%, Italy at 6%, China at 5%, and Türkiye at 3%.

The participation figures foreshadowed these records, with 41% of exhibiting companies coming from abroad, including China, Türkiye, and Germany with the highest number of firms present.

An internationally focused event

The support of the IDAE, the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving, under the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, is crucial for this event organised by IFEMA MADRID. The event was inaugurated by the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, together with the Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera.

At GENERA, the IDAE celebrated its 40th anniversary with a stand that hosted various activities and meetings of great interest without interruption.

GENERA reasserts itself as the leading platform for a sector that is currently thriving due to the progress of renewable energies. Spain, with its significant capacity to produce clean energy, remains a strategic country in this field.

Genera 2024 Forum and Genera Solar Forum are platforms for sharing knowledge.

These three days of intense trading have been accompanied by a full activities programme that address the new challenges facing the sector. These forums have analysed new energy challenges and how to manage them, with topics including innovation in efficiency, emerging technological tools and applications, energy transition and decarbonisation projects, and new developments in energy storage. Key companies, benchmark institutions, and strategic associations provided support.

GENERA 2024 is supported by the sector.

Furthermore, various associations and important sectoral groups have also endorsed this event, including the Association of Energy Efficiency Companies (A3E) and the National Association of Energy Services Companies (ANESE). The National Association of Energy Services Companies (AEDIVE); Solartys, the Spanish solar energy and energy transition cluster; and the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF); along with ACOGEN, AEE, ADHAC, AeH2, AELEC, AEPIBAL, AMI, APPA, ASEALEN, ASEME, ASIT, ATECYR, ATEG.ES, CENER, CIDE, Ciemat, COGEN España, ENTRA, FENIE, ICOG, and IMDEA Energía, among others.