The Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) and the Artexis-easyFairs Group have agreed that BEC will manage a number of easyFairs trade shows in Bilbao, at the heart of the highly industrialised Basque region. The initial project will see the easyFairs show brands Maintenance and Pumps & Valves co-located alongside BEC's industrial products, technologies and services exhibitions in May 2015.
"Maintenance and Pumps & Valves will offer our visitors two additional highly relevant and specialised topics," said Xabier Basañez, Director General, BEC. "With these and many other brands the Artexis-easyFairs Group has established an excellent track record in delivering industrial shows that meet the needs of professional communities."
BEC currently organises an event comprising three brands covering industrial technologies and services: FERROFORMA (hardware, DIY and industrial supplies), SUBCONTRATACIÓN (manufacturing processes and equipment), and FITMAQ (bargain and used machinery). The last event attracted 24,000 visitors and the next is scheduled to take place from 26 to 29 May 2015. "Maintenance and Pumps & Valves make a perfect match for these exhibitions and will attract additional visitors," said Basañez. The co-located easyFairs trade shows will be marketed and managed by BEC Bilbao under a commercial joint venture, while retaining their current branding.
"We have successfully established the easyFairs brand in Spain with four highly successful shows in Madrid, and we are delighted to have signed this joint venture with BEC, which enables us to extend our presence and the easyFairs concept to northern Spain," said Artexis-easyFairs Group Chief Executive Officer Eric Everard. "The Bilbao Exhibition Centre is a fabulous venue and we look forward to working with Xabier and his team on further projects."