Navalia confirms over 400 exhibitors and 700 represented firms two months before opening its doors
Exhibition Executive Committee celebrated a new meeting that was attended by Federico Esteve Jaquotot, Honorary President of the Spanish Maritime Cluster, and Abel Caballero, Mayor of Vigo.
Navalia 2020 Executive Committee meets this afternoon with great news on the table: over 400 exhibitors confirmed and 700 represented companies when there are still more than two months remaining to the eight-edition door opening. The meeting was attended by Federico Esteve Jaquotot, Honorary President of the Spanish Maritime Cluster, and Abel Caballero, Mayor of Vigo. It should be remembered that Navalia is, since last November, member of the Spanish Maritime Cluster and its official intermediary in Galicia for all issues related to shipbuilding industry. “Becoming part of the Cluster was one of our objectives as we will be able to internationalize the trade fair further,” said Javier Arnau, director of the fair.
Navalia 2020 will occupy about 23,000 square meters, distributed in pavilions 1,2 and 4 (extension) plus the hall. In addition, the fair will feature an outdoor exhibition that will be greater this time.
With this almost full and waiting to close the limited free exhibition space, the meeting served primarily to prepare the calendar of technical conferences and the delivery of the Fine Awards, awards that value the work, development and potential innovation of the shipbuilding industry.
With regards to the technical conferences, the Executive Committee advanced an important day on the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP, Fibre-Reinforced Polymers) in the shipbuilding sea transport industry. Navalia will host FIBRESHIP 3rd Public Workshop on May 21. In this event, the different results obtained will be explained, and it will be analysed how these results can be used in the shipbuilding sector. It will have the participation of the project advisory board (Advisory Board formed by shipyards, shipowners, companies in the shipbuilding sector and the compound sector, universities and research centres) and the partners participating in the consortium: TSI, COMPASS and ATEKNEA ( engineering consulting); iXblue, TUCO and NAVROM (shipyards); CIMNE, VTT, TWI, University of Limerick and SOERMAR (research and technology centres); ANEK Lines, Danaos, Foinikas, IEO (shipowners); and BV, LR and RINA (Classification Societies).
Also during the meeting Javier Arnau, director of Navalia, reported on the confirmations, up to date, of the different international delegations: Colombia (Fedemetal), Greece (Hemexpo), Netherlands (Dutch Embassy in Spain), Cape Verde (Windward Chamber - Expomar), Paraguay (Navegistic), Belgium (Belgian Embassy in Spain) and Norway (Norwegian Hispanic Chamber).