More than 126,000 people and 850 businesses have attended fairs IFA from January to June.
Elche (Alicante), July 21 .- More than 126,000 people and 850 companies participated in fairs, congresses and events being held at the Institution Ferial Alicante (IFA), in the municipality of Elche, in the first half of 2010 .
This information has been provided today on the occasion of the IFA Board meeting, chaired by the vice president and minister, tera gold, for Industry, Trade and Innovation, Vicente Rambla.
During the first half of the year, IFA has held fourteen contests, two of which "they have for the first time and, further, reaping a resounding success, sources have said the entity.
"This is the case Sobre2ruedas first fair of the motorcycle and bicycle, which has had over 50 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors, and the, star trek online credits, first edition of the unpacking, a contest that already had been held successfully in other cities such as Gijon and Bilbao, are indicated.
The same sources have also highlighted the celebration for the second time, Medpi Iberia, a competition organized by Reed Exhibitions, one of the largest exhibition organizers in the world.
In the fourteen fairs that have taken place, mortal gold, to date have involved 850 IFA companies that have occupied 68.4 thousand meters square and have attracted the attendance of 109 200 visitors.
Regarding events and conferences, in the first half of this year there have been 28, for the 17,000 people who attended.
"Events in mostly driven by private initiative, which has been found in IFA optimum facilities and a full range of services," these sources were highlighted.
During the meeting, the president of the institution, Moises Jimenez, had words of thanks for people who are no longer part of the IFA Board, while it has welcomed the new members elected in their place.
For designation of the Department of Enterprise, University and Science has joined the governing body of IFA Asuncion Martinez Garcia, to replace the late Vicente Segura Cerdan.
Appointed by the Chamber of Commerce of Alicante they form part of the patronage Jose Maria Garcia-Forte and Pedro Amoros Reig.
For his part, Jose Enrique Garrigos continues to belong to the Board but as a member ex officio, following his appointment as president of the cameral entity, thereby leaving his post as a member free.
Instead they become part of this council Andres Martinez Espinosa, Antonio Arias Paredes and Juan Jose Selles.
Moreover, the CEO of IFA, Antonio Galvan, reported at the meeting of the Board of the development of the project of extension of the institution.
Galvan has taken shape that works of urbanization continuing apace and has announced that it had now completed the public inquiry for land subdivision project that the institution come before the City of Elche.
With his approval is solved all the necessary paperwork to apply for licenses and tendering of the works of the most important project the future development of the institution: the multifunctional pavilion 'IFAarena', which will have a capacity for 12,000 people and where they held national contests and international.
The meeting ratified the balance sheet andResults of the activity undertaken by the institution in the course of 2009, having been approved on 16 June by the steering committee of IFA.
The president of the institution has ensured that the results of 2009 are "positive sign" and "show that this is a profitable, self institution."
As reported in its day, the bank has closed the year 2009 with a gross operating profit (EBITDA) of 732 000 euros and revenues amounting to 3,848,817 euros.
Of the revenue generated by the institution, 3,103,802 euros correspond to the activity center and 771 879 euros, conference activities and events.
IFA sources again reiterated that while the operating profit has declined over the previous year, has closed 2009 "with a positive sign."
In this regard, he confirmed that "the number of total revenue has fallen by 7%" and "the derivative of the fair activity has decreased by 11%, but the institution has registered" significant growth in revenue associated with the activity no fairs and events, which has increased by 35% and now represent 20% of total revenue "of the institution.