NAVALIA 2018 grazing the 100% of occupation, final stages of international promotion begin
The trade fair business management is looking for new market niches in Canada, USA and Monaco to keep growing.
Less than a year remaining for the seventh edition of the International trade fair for the Naval industry of Vigo, and the rhythm of bookings could not be better. With 100% of the exhibiting area already booked, the organization starts this week the final stages of its international promotion with the objective of exploring new markets to keep a progressive growth, also thinking of using the future’s IFEVI new pavilion. less than a year remaining for the seventh edition of the International trade fair for the Naval industry of Vigo, and the rhythm of bookings could not be better.
Navalia’s director, Javier Arnau, participates this week at DEFSEC in Halifax (Canada) pretending to enter into the defense and telecommunications sectors, besides to introducing Gallaecian naval industry to the New Scotland and Labrador Peninsula shipowners. In this way, Mr. Arnau will keep several interviews with Canadian firms which have shown their interest for the Gallaecian shipyards. A meeting with the governing body in charge of the New Scotland regional promotion (www.novascotiabusiness.com) will be added to search for meeting points and future cooperation.
Besides that, Navalia’s management has been working for months on attracting companies related with other more specialized sectors such as the cruiser and the luxury yacht sectors taking advantage of the good time our shipyards are going through on this market segment, as occurs with Barreras or Metalships. Therefore, by the end of September the show from Vigo will be present at MYS Monaco Yacht Show, one of the key events in Europe for this industry in full swing.
Finally, in November, Navalia’s organization will assist to the Boat Show of New Orleans in the USA, another leading market in the American continent.
As Javier Arnau says: ‘Navalia is looking to place Gallaecian naval industry within the international map, not only in traditional markets or in many cases mature, Ferry and Off shore markets’, but also believes necessary ‘to become fully involved in markets soon to be demanded by the principal international agents, as it has already happened with the Offshore Wind Energy where looks like that Gallaecia remained, somehow, apart’.