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Attendance format repeats at Navalia Meeting 2023 with exclusive invitation for 250 attendees in Las Palmas

Cabildo de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria City Council) will promote the second edition of this event, co-organized by Infecar Feria de Gran Canaria and Navalia, with the support of the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster and the Canarian Federation of Port Companies

The Executive Committee of Navalia has learned this morning all the details of the second edition of Navalia Meeting, which this year will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias from September 20th to 22nd, 2023. And, on this occasion, the meeting of the fair's work team was attended by Germán Suárez, Astican’s CEO, founding company of the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster and who holds its presidency. It should be reminded the interest shown from Las Palmas has been constant since 2021 and that is why the organizers decided to transfer this second edition to the island. In this sense, Cabildo de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria City Council) will promote the new appointment of this meeting, co-organized by Infecar Feria de Gran Canaria and Muéstralo (organizing company of Navalia) with the support of the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster and the Canarian Federation of Port Companies.

During the working lunch, Mr Javier Arnau, Director of Navalia, explained that as happened in the last edition, it will be an exclusive event for 250 attendees that can only be accessed by invitation from the sponsors. “The reception of this second edition has been exponential and we have great sponsors. That is why we wanted to give all the prominence to the companies that have trusted Navalia Meeting, so that they are the ones who give access to the congressmen”.

The International Shipbuilding Meeting, Navalia Meeting, will take place mainly at Infecar Feria de Gran Canaria. Four large thematic areas are planned for the round tables, which will have more than twenty speakers, and which will deal with the situation of the Oil & Repair market, the Spanish shipbuilding sector from a regional perspective, the future of the Military & Defence industry in Spain and Offshore wind.

On the other hand, the Navalia Meeting will once again award two prizes for Professional Career in the maritime industry to be delivered during the Poema del Mar Aquarium Gala Dinner thanks to the collaboration of Fundación Puertos de Las Palmas. "We have nothing more than words of gratitude to all Administrations and institutions turning to the celebration of this second edition of Navalia Meeting", pointed out Arnau, who also advanced that in a few weeks the final program with all the speakers will be available, schedules, social program, accommodation options and flights from the Peninsula.

Moreover, during the Executive Committee meeting, Arnau advanced the occupancy data up to almost exactly one year ahead the ninth International Shipbuilding Exhibition, which will take place in Vigo from May 21st to 23rd, 2024. Regarding the level of occupancy, the fairground central pavilions 1 and 2 are already completed. The fair, which on this occasion will expand its exhibition by 8,000 m2, using four pavilions of the venue Instituto Ferial de Vigo, continues to work on its international presence and during the month of April it has held several meetings with the embassies of Canada and Germany.

During the meeting, the incorporation of offshore wind energy into the NAVALIA project was also discussed, taking advantage of the presence of Astican’s CEO in this Executive Committee. And it is that the Canary Islands, like Galicia community, have both great wind potential that must be exploited in the coming years. In this sense, Navalia 2024 will prepare an exhibition area that reflects the potential of offshore wind power has for Spain, also adding presentations and round tables in its Technical Conference Program.

Finally, Javier Arnau reported that Navalia has become part of the Royal Spanish Naval League, being the first trade fair to join this centennial institution as an institutional partner. Both institutions are already working on future actions to promote the maritime world and its protection, coinciding with Navalia 2024 week.