Representatives from America and Africa will join NAVALIA MEETING 2023
Organisers have already fulfilled the quota of professional guests for this second edition that will be held from September 20 to 22 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The second edition of NAVALIA MEETING program is already completed. The meeting, to be held from September 20 to 22 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, will have 30 speakers and the participation of 250 attendees.
This program also includes the organization of a trade mission with companies in the shipbuilding industry from both America and Africa.
With the support of Proexca (the Canary Islands government foreign promotion agency), fifteen companies from the maritime, fishing, and military shipbuilding industries from Colombia, Peru and Mauritania will participate in the Navalia Meeting technical conferences and also in a program of visits shipbuilding facilities on Gran Canaria Island.
It was confirmed this morning while introducing mentioned trade missions at the headquarters of Las Palmas Port Authority, in which Beatriz Calzada, recently appointed president of the Port of Las Palmas, Domínguez, Managing Director of Proexca and Natalia Santana, general director of Infecar, apart from the general director of Navalia, Javier Arnau, took part.
Javier Arnau thanked all Canary Islands institutions for their support, and detailed the latest data from Navalia Meeting, an event born with the aim of giving special prominence to the technical conference part that is sometimes diluted within the fair, since the whirlwind of meetings and visits for three days makes agendas difficult.
Thus, he finally confirmed the participation of 30 speakers and 250 leading professionals in the Spanish shipbuilding industry who have accepted the invitation of the over 30 official collaborators that Navalia Meeting has.
He also took the opportunity to remind about the four thematic blocks the congress will have, such as the situation of Oil and Repair market, with an important presence of Canarian shipyards such as Astican or Zamakona Yards; the military naval industry, where the Spanish Navy and Navantia will have a special role, and the situation of the Spanish shipbuilding industry from a regional perspective, which will include the representation of all regional clusters existing nowadays in Spain. The second day will focus on the offshore wind situation, where Canary Islands entities such as Plocan, Aquawind or the Fowca project will play a leading role.
Finally, an innovative café has been added to the program where the Marine Maritime High Technology Incubator, dependent on the Cabido de Canarias, will be introduced.