Madrid beats Berlin and Lisbon to host Europe’s biggest event for construction companies in December
The city of Madrid took the pulse of European capitals and will host the biggest European construction event on December 2 and 3. The Spanish capital has imposed itself Berlin Yes Lisbon, which means that more than 300 professionals from the largest European construction companies will come to Madrid from Europe as well as professionals from research and engineering centers to participate in the event, which will help to place the Spanish capital as center of the sector.
The event will be organized by the Construction Technology Platform (PTEC) in collaboration with the World Association of Construction Capital of Madrid (MWCC), an organization made up of construction companies, engineering companies, d ‘universities and public bodies such as the Ministry of Transport and the Community. of Madrid and whose objective is to make the capital the world center of the construction sector.
Promoted by the City of Madrid, its president, David Garcia Nunez, indicated in an interview with this newspaper that the advances of the last year are important, underlining mainly the choice of Madrid as the city which will host this year the great European event of the construction. “In one year and with all the conditions imposed by the pandemic, we managed to make Madrid the winning city, ahead of Lisbon and Berlin, to develop in December of this year the largest congress on infrastructure, sustainability and innovation in Europe, ”he explains García Núñez.
Spanish construction companies, world leaders
Madrid will be in December – by which time events can almost certainly be face to face due to the evolution of vaccination – the European center of a sector dominated by Spanish construction companies. ACS is a world leader in the portfolio of international works and Rail, FCC, Sacyr Yes Acciona They are among the companies in their sector with the most activities outside their country of origin.
In addition, the capital concentrates a good part of the most important and emblematic works of the continent. Madrid New North, on Paseo de la Castellana, is the largest extension of a capital in Europe, which also joins the extension of the A5 and the burial of the military barracks on the Extremadura motorway.
The celebration of this meeting in Madrid will in principle compete with Construmat, the traditional fair of the construction sector which is held at the Fira de Barcelona and which this year will be held from November 29 to December 2. A similar fair will be held a few days earlier in Paris, in mid-November. “This will be the most important event for infrastructure, sustainability and innovation in the construction sector,” García Núñez insists.
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