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IFEMA leads the ranking of international trade fairs in Spain with 37 scheduled for this year

The international trade fairs schedule published by the Secretary of State for Commerce confirms that Madrid is Spain’s leading destination, with a 35.5% share of international events

23 Dec 2020

Madrid is once again the city that will host the most international trade fairs in 2021, with 35.5% of the national market share. IFEMA is making a major contribution to achieving these figures by hosting 37 of the 38 international shows that will take place in Madrid in 2021.

These conclusions have been drawn from information published by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, through the Secretary of State for Commerce, on the line-up of international trade fairs to be held in Spain in 2021. After Madrid comes Barcelona, in second place with 30% and 32 fairs, followed by Valencia (10.3%), Zaragoza (7.5%) and Vizcaya (3.7%). This calendar – which is provisional and dependent on the lifting of mobility restrictions imposed by the health crisis – includes a total of 107 international fairs for next year in Spain.

This schedule includes the fairs AULA, International Postgraduate and Continuing Education Exhibition, RED + INTERDIDAC Congress, World Olive Oil Exhibition, the fairs that make up ePower & Building, GENERA, TRAFIC, IBERZOO + PROPET, BISUTEX, INTERGIFT, MADRIDJOYA, VENDIBÉRICA, MOMAD, ARCOmadrid, PROMOGIFT, FITUR, FRUIT ATTRACTION, C&R, FERIARTE, SALÓN LOOK, TECMA, SRR, DES-Digital Enterprise Show, LIBER and MBFWMadrid.

IFEMA plans to resume its in-person trade fair and congress activity in the first quarter of next year, with more than a hundred events for all economic sectors. With this objective, it is working to recover the normality and pace of its regular activities to reposition itself as a great driving force for stimulating Madrid's economy.

IFEMA is back at the forefront of the international trade fair sector in Spain, contributing to Madrid's international position as a preferred MICE destination for visitors from the rest of the world. This ambition was recently highlighted at the World MICE Awards 2020, in which Spain's capital was named Europe's Best MICE Destination, and IFEMA the World's Best Convention Centre.