The City council of Cocentaina and Publiservic Canarias, new members of the Association of Spanish Fairs

The Association of Spanish Fairs continues increasing in number and importance thanks to the incorporation of two new partners, after approving his admission his Board of directors, that celebrated the 17 of December his last meeting of the year, in IFEMA, Fair of Madrid.

In this meeting treated besides, between other affairs, the budgets of 2019 and 2020, the activities carried out by his commissions of work and flat for the next year, formative activities and studies, as well as the elections to the presidency that will carry out in the next General Assembly.

The members of the Board of directors welcomed Susana Cortés, General Director of FEVAL, Institution Firal of Extremadura, who assumed does some months the charge and that assisted for the first time to one of the meetings of AFE.

One of the new partners that has incorporated to the AFE is the City council of Cocentaina, population of the province of Alicante, that has requested the admission as a partner organiser. The institution organises the traditional Fair of All the Saints, the celebration of which coincides always with the annual party of the same name -recognised of International Tourist Interest- to the streets and squares that conform big part of the population. In 2019 it has celebrated the edition number 673, feel, therefore, one of the most ancient fairs of Spain. The first edition of this contest took place in 1346, thanks to the privilege awarded by Pere “el Cerimoniós”, II of Valencia and IV of Aragon, to celebrate it.

It treats of a multisectorial fair, of three days of duration, directed to the public in general, with a very varied offer of products: agricultural activities and farmers, exhibition of machinery and automotion, craftmanship, Arab market, mediaeval market, typical products, diet, attractions and other activities, that receive edition after edition to thousands of visitors.

On the other hand, the Board of directors approved the application of admission of Publiservic Canarias as a member contributor, a Tenerifan signature, constituted in 2003, of management and exploitation of advertising supports and exclusivistes in advertising of vehicles of public transport.

The company, in process of expansion, has delegations in Big Canarian and in Madrid and counts with a new and sustainable system of advertising in containers of cardboard for public enclosures and events, called Publicbin. His General Director, Tomás Armando Martín, manifested does some weeks his interest because his company form part of the Association of Spanish Fairs, to understand that his products and activities are of utility for the sector.

With these two new incorporations, AFE it does a total of 27 members, between partners organisers and contributors.

In words of the President of AFE, Xabier Basañez, next to the closing of the annual exercise, give a warm welcome to these two new members. It is a satisfaction that continue increasing in numeral of partners and that the AFE win in representativeness nationally. This does us see the future with greater optimism and to continue straining us to defend the interests of our partners and of the group of the industry firal Spanish.

The Association of Spanish Fairs is an entity without spirit of lucre, created in 1964, that closes the year with near 690 events, the greater splits commercial fairs and congresses. The association represents 90% of the activity firal in Spain, that to his turn is one of the main countries of Europe in matter of fairs, together with Germany, Italy, France, Turkey and United Kingdom.