19th to 21st of May 2020

Navalia becomes part of the Spanish Maritime Cluster

The CME brings together all the industries, services and economic activities of our country related to the sea in a single organization.

The International Shipbuilding Exhibition, Navalia, is today a member of the Spanish Maritime Cluster. This was signed by Alejandro Aznar, president of the Cluster and Javier Arnau, director of Navalia, just before CME General Meeting. This integration means a step further for Navalia, the fair of reference in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. “Becoming part of the Cluster was one of our objectives as we will be able to internationalize the fair further,” explains Arnau, who also points out that “since they are promoting the Ibero-American Cluster, and taking into account the excellent relations of our fair with Colombia, Peru or Ecuador, this step will allow us to expand even more in this important market ”.

The Spanish Maritime Cluster (CME) brings together in a single organization all the industries, services and economic activities of our country related to the sea. In this sense, the director of Navalia explains that being part of the CME “also allows us to expand and integrate new market segments for the show” such as defense and security, energy efficiency, marine energy or the environment and security, among others. Finally, and from the institutional point of view, Javier Arnau understands that this union with the CME will foster a closer and more fluid relationship with the public administrations and institutions that are part of it. "Fortunately, Navalia is a fair recognized and valued by the institutions, although we want to get all possible support in order to continue growing from a more international prism."

This integration is added to the one occurred a few months ago with the Galician Maritime Cluster, Aclunaga, which is also part of its board of directors. “Navalia, as a leading fair of the sector in Spain, has to be where all the maritime actors are,” says Arnau, who recalls that the Navalia leadership carries out an arduous promotional work touring the main international fairs of the sector, holding meetings in the Embassies of key countries or participating in trade missions with an extensive meeting agenda. "Our leitmotif is to be proud and boast of having a strong, competitive and cutting-edge maritime industry, because when we promote our event, in the end, we are promoting our sector and auxiliary industry."

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