29 Mar Yecla Furniture Fair to be presented for the first time in Madrid
‘UP CLOSE’ WILL BE HELD FROM THE 23RD TO THE 26TH OF MAY.
Ms. Lajara participates in the Spanish capital in an informative breakfast in which she presented the novelties of the 61st edition of the FMY, with a clear commitment to internationalisation.
Remedios Lajara, President of the Executive Committee of the Yecla Furniture Fair (FMY) and Juan Miguel Zornoza, Director of the FMY, travelled to Madrid with María del Valle Miguélez, Regional Minister for Enterprise, Social Economy and the Self-Employed to present the 61st edition’s programme for the Yecla event and its “great bid” for internationalisation.
At an informative breakfast with the media, Ms. Lajara unveiled some of the new features that the fair will host from 23 to 26 May, under the slogan ‘Up close‘. Among them, is the outstanding commitment to the internationalisation of the event with a direct trade mission to Belgium and Holland, visits of prominent importers from Italy and Morocco and the positioning in markets such as France, Germany and Mexico.
The president of the Executive Committee of the FMY, thanked the efforts made by the Ministry to make it possible for the fair to be presented on such an important stage as Madrid. Also, she emphasised the strength of the sector reflected in Region of Murcia’s furniture export figures for 2022 which have experienced an increase that is almost double the national rate. Specifically, 21.5 percent more than in 2021, with a total turnover of around 130 million euros.
And, she stressed, “the Yecla Furniture Fair cannot be understood without its companies, just as it cannot be understood without the support of the Administrations”. On this point, Ms. Lajara emphasised that it is “the best showcase that a city can have and that is projected to the world thanks to products where design and quality allow them to be competitive”.
The strength of the FMY brand is also due to the fact that it has “the best allies”, she said. “From the Regional Government and the Yecla City Council itself, as well as business organisations, such as the Regional Wood Association (AREMA) and other entities or institutions, such as the Furniture Technology Centre of the Region of Murcia (CETEM), the Chamber of Commerce itself or the Official Association of Commercial Agents, among others”, added Ms. Lajara.
For her part, the councillor Miguélez, together with the mayoress of Yecla and president of the Executive Committee of the FMY, highlighted the impetus that will be given to the 61st edition thanks to the work being done by the Region of Murcia’s Development Agency (INFO). Who together with AREMA have agreed to a series of actions for the next fair.
The informative breakfast also served to publicise the various official trade fairs held throughout the year and to highlight “the Region of Murcia’s long experience in organising trade fairs. We have several venues for holding these trade fairs in the municipalities of Torre Pacheco, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz and Yecla,” said the Minister Miguélez. All the information and speeches from the informative breakfast can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db88ZQ3ZhEE