IFEMA (Trade Fair Institution of Madrid) or “Institución Ferial de Madrid” in Spanish, is the first organizer of fairs in Spain and the fourth in Europe. IFEMA is located in the district of Barajas which is the same as the Madrid International airport of Barajas. Furthermore, the space is located inside a ward called “Campo de las Naciones” which is also the home base of many companies. It’s probably a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Madrid. However, the complex has excellent public transportation (bus or subway) to the city and the airport.
IFEMA has an extremely busy schedule during the year with more than 80 fairs and about three million visitors. Many of the fairs presented at the convention centre are the most important ones in Spain, such as FITUR or the International Tourism Trade Fair. I will try to bring you through my posts and pictures several of the events during the year.
In general, you will likely have a pleasant visit and experience if you ever have to come to the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid for a convention. It has all the services that a business traveller needs, the highest standards for security, delicious food and beverage establishments, good communications and of course the excellent sunny weather that we all love of Spain.