Certification awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
Fira de Lleida is the sixth largest trade fair institution in Spain in terms of the number of international trade fairs, after Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Barakaldo.
The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has awarded the Internationality label for 2021 to the Eurofruit (Professional Trade Fair for Fruit Industry Suppliers) and Municipalia (International Trade Fair for Municipal Equipment and Services) fairs, a double certification that reinforces Fira de Lleida’s international strategy and projection.
This recognition makes Fira de Lleida the 6th largest trade fair organisation in Spain in terms of the number of international events, behind Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Barakaldo, and the only Catalan trade fair with this seal of approval, apart from Barcelona. Fira de Lleida’s international projection is also reflected in its notable foreign presence at events such as Lleida Expo Tren and Innocamping.
The Internationality seal recognises Fira de Lleida’s efforts as a dynamic agent and generator of new business opportunities by expanding markets and attracting both foreign visitors and exhibitors, and allows the selected exhibitions to enter the Official Calendar of International Trade Fairs, which is published every year by the Official State Gazette (BOE).
According to Oriol Oró, general manager of Fira de Lleida, “international trade fairs are a key instrument for the commercial promotion and positioning of the city and the territory and provide greater value to exhibiting companies, as it is an incentive to participate” . Oró adds that “we are pleased to see the efforts made by Fira de Lleida to promote the internationalisation of companies recognised, and to be able to position ourselves as one of the leading trade fairs in Spain”.
It is worth remembering that this year’s Sant Miquel Fair and Eurofruit will take place from 30 September to 3 October, while Municipalia will be held from 19 to 21 October.
The last edition of the Sant Miquel Fair and Eurofruit hosted an inverse mission of distributors and importers from the agricultural sector from 9 countries (India, Panama, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Morocco, Serbia, South Africa, Uzbekistan and Chile), as well as a delegation from Belarus. Exhibitors included companies and organisations from Belarus, Egypt, France, Holland, Italy and Portugal.
On the other hand, the last edition of Municipalia registered exhibitors from Germany, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom, as well as several trade missions. Thus, the Multisectorial Association of Companies (AMEC Urbis) promoted an international action with representatives from France, Egypt, Morocco, Romania and Tunisia, while the Ibero-American Union of Municipalists (UIM) and Fira de Lleida organised an international technical mission made up of representatives from 8 Latin American countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Chile).