GENERA 2020, Energy and Environment Fair, organised by IFEMA in collaboration with the IDAE, Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge) closed its 23rd edition with the attendance of 18,886 professionals from 64 countries, which represents an increase of almost 29% in participation compared to the previous edition in 2019. Visitors to the event had the opportunity to see what 237 companies from 16 countries had to offer.
The international presence of visitors increased by 45%, representing 6.5% of the total number of visitors to the Fair. By country, Portugal topped the list, contributing 30% of the foreign professional visitors, followed by Germany, with 12%, increasing its presence by 78%. For its part, Italy was represented by around 6.3% and grew by 118%, and France recorded an increase in attendance of 6.5%, with 110% growth.
GENERA welcomed visitors from all over Spain, with participation figures standing out, in addition to those from the Community of Madrid (49%), from Andalusia, the Community of Valencia, Catalonia, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and Leon and the Region of Murcia.
By sector, it is worth highlighting the important weight of consultancy, engineering and design activity (26%), followed by installation, maintenance (21%), energy production and distribution (11%), distributors (8%) and ESES-Energy Services (7%), among others.
In terms of the energy sources that aroused the most interest among visitors, solar energy was the leader (42%), followed by wind power (12%) and, in a similar way, the rest of the renewable energies: biomass and waste, biofuels, geothermal energy, etc. Likewise, 24% of the visitors mentioned finding proposals and solutions related to energy efficiency as being the main interest. Storage systems and self-consumption also aroused great interest among visitors.