AFIAL 2018 ended on March 1st with a new record of participation and attendance. Gone are three intense days of fair marked by the very high volume of visitors and a professional and business environment that undoubtedly favored the birth of new business relationships.
In spite of the meteorological conditions that in some moments affected the development of the planned activities, Madrid was, once again, the capital of Sound, Lighting and Audiovisual Technology thanks to the AFIAL FAIR.
AFIAL 2018 was held on February 27th and 28th and March 1 at the Casa de Campo fairgrounds and showed a high level of improvement over previous editions. In this sense, if in the edition of last year 2016 the Arena Pavilion witnessed an atmosphere of unbeatable light and sound, AFIAL 2018 was a step further incorporating the Satellite Pavilion to the exhibition surface of the event. Undoubtedly, this great expansion of space was well received by the public and exhibitors, who thanked the organization for its attention and the good atmosphere prevailing in the event.
But the most important thing is that, during 3 days, the professionalism and dedication of all the participants in the 8th edition of AFIAL FAIR could be appreciated, who did not hesitate to attend more than 7,000 visitors of professional and student public who could witness the products of the more than 400 brands that gathered at the event. These companies brought the novelties of the market and allowed visitors to interact with each of them, whether through the best visual effects, the most advanced sound solutions or DJ tables.
Also, AFIAL incorporated as a novelty a great offer of Street Food thanks to the installation of Food Trucks where both exhibitors and visitors could enjoy a time of rest in the AFIAL 2018 journeys.
On the other hand, and despite the fact that the inclemency of the weather also had its part of prominence in certain moments of the event, outdoor sound demonstrations returned to be one of the most attractive activities of the AFIAL FAIR. The best line array teams came together in the exterior sound demos that AFIAL offered in the back of the Palacio de Cristal. A unique structure that, for the first time in Spain, housed 12 stereo sound systems and caused a great deal of excitement among the public. And it is that the visitors, sometimes even with umbrellas and raincoats, did not hesitate to enjoy the best sound from the hand of the most powerful brands in the market.
No less important were the indoor sound demonstrations, in which small column and P.A. laptop gathered around dozens of attendees who filled the demo room very interested in explanations and details about their characteristics.
Taking stock, the 8th edition of the AFIAL FAIR strengthens and consolidates the position of a contest that, thanks to the support of companies and visitors, continues to be the leading fair for the AV Industries of Spain and Portugal. The business environment that was the protagonist in the 3 days of the fair was the best proof that the sector is experiencing an undoubted economic recovery.
Now the event moves, one more year, to Lisbon (Portugal). After the success of AFIAL IBÉRICO 2017, the organization is already working on a new edition of the contest. For the moment, the dates and place chosen for its celebration have already been confirmed. AFIAL IBÉRICO 2019 will take place on May 15th and 16th next year at the Sala Tejo facilities of the Meo Arena. In addition, the organization has also announced that it is already working on AFIAL 2020 and has confirmed that it will be held at the Casa de Campo fairground facilities on 3rd, 4th and 5th March next 2020.
The registration period for both events has already been opened and those interested in participating or attending can contact the organization by phone (+34) 91 542 10 82 or through the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.