King Felipe VI inaugurates NAVALIA 2022
His Majesty the King visited almost fifteen exhibitors during his tour around the trade fair and then hold a private meeting together with over 150 guests. It is the first time the Monarch presides over the inauguration of an event of these characteristics in Galicia
As President of Navalia, José García Costas, announced a few weeks ago, the eighth edition of Navalia could not have had a better gift after four years without activity. King Felipe VI has inaugurated this new appointment, together with the Regional Government ‘Xunta de Galicia’ President, Alfonso Rueda; the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop; the Head of the opposition, Alberto Núñez Feijóo; the Parliament of Galicia President, Miguel Ángel Santalices; the Government delegate in Galicia, José Manuel Miñones; Vigo’s Mayor, Abel Caballero; and Navalia’s President, José García Costas.
During his visit to NAVALIA, King Felipe visited several stands like Abanca, Ibercisa, Navantia, Metalships, Consellería do Mar from Regional Government ‘Xunta de Galicia’; Freire Shipyards, Emenasa Group, Siemens, Cardama, Astilleros Armón, Bombas Azcue, Gondán, Nodosa and Industrias Ferri.
His Majesty the King was interested in Navantia F110 frigate, in Sea Cloud Spirit frigate (one of the largest sailboats in the world, built by Metalships & Docks) and also in the oceanographic vessel Armón is building for the IEO. In addition, he was also surprised for the auxiliary industry work and Galician shipyards quality.
At the end of the tour, King Felipe held a private meeting with over 150 guests, including authorities, members of the Navy, professionals from the shipbuilding industry and media managers. It is the first time the monarch inaugurates an event of these characteristics in Galicia.