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The Mindtech trade fair closes its third edition with more than 200 exhibitors and 7,000 visitors

23 de June de 2023

Mindtech (Metal Industry and Technologies International Trade Fair) closes today its third edition as a reference meeting of the industry and technology of the Iberian Pole.

For three days, Mindtech brought together more than 200 exhibiting companies, 15 workshops and worskhops, more than 70 national and international speakers and more than 300 bilateral B2B meetings; a hub of knowledge, innovation and business exchange that generated more than 7,000 visits.

The Mindtech International Conference has today rounded off a full programme of presentations. which has already brought together since Tuesday international experts on topics as relevant to the industry as automation, the mobility of the future, the role of women in the industry, internationalisation, innovation, renewable energies and sustainability.

“We would especially like to thank the exhibiting companies for their commitment to this third edition of the fair. Without them, this meeting and the business and trade exchanges generated at it would not have been possible.

Justo Sierra, President of Mindtech

Enrique Mallón, Managing Director of Mindtech, valued “in an extraordinary way the commitment made by our exhibitors to expose the potential of our sector from the Iberian Pole to the world, in an event that consolidates year after year its international essence”.

In this sense, Mindtech has once again established itself as the meeting point for the metal industry and all its associated technologies, the intercontinental hub between Europe, Africa and the Atlantic countries.

“In this edition we have reinforced the essence of Mindtech as an international fair, opening up especially to the Asian continent and having for the first time a guest country, Japan, which has been enormously interesting for the companies of the Iberian Pole with contacts that will soon be translated into joint projects thanks to Mindtech”. In addition to Japan, Mindtech was attended, as usual, by companies from partner countries such as Portugal, Colombia, Mexico, South Korea, Morocco, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, among others. “This is an unprecedented showcase to show the world what our sector has to offer,” they add.

Enrique Mallón, Director General of Mindtech

Institutional participation

The fair was attended by senior institutional leaders such as the Ambassador of Japan in Spain, as well as the Regional Minister of Economy, Industry and Innovation, the President of the Deputation of Pontevedra, the Mayor of Vigo, the President of Abanca, the President of Ifevi, among others.

Business leaders

At company level, the exhibitors, speakers and buyers were leading companies in all areas of activity of the metal industry and its associated technologies, such as Deltavigo, Urovesa, Rittal, Amada, Modula, Corzosa, ABB, Fanuc and Digamel, among many others, as well as the representation of international companies and various industrial associations such as AIMMAP, AIDA and ANEME in Portugal, the Agency for Development and Innovation of Poland, ANDI-Fedemetal of Colombia, the automotive cluster of the Mexican city of Celaya or the Federation of Metallurgical, Mechanical and Electromechanical Industries of Morocco.

Keynote speakers

Speakers included renowned industry leaders such as Kenta Kagikawa, President of the Japanese company Univergy Solar; Ricardo García, Executive Vice President South Europe at Benteler; María Paz Robina, General Manager Spain and Portugal at Michelin; Olga García, Vice President of Industry at Schneider Electric Iberia; Virginia Toural, Hybrid Cloud Transformation Leader at IBM Consulting; Carlos Castaño, Vice President of Engineering at BorgWarner Emissions, Thermal and Turbo Systems; Doris Gomes, Director of Cloud Adoption and Innovation at Microsoft or Juan José Areal, Head of Process Innovation at Stellantis Vigo.