From May 13 to 15, Cambrils will once again become the capital of the nautical sector with the 13th edition of the Fira Marítima Costa Daurada. After two years without being able to take place due to the pandemic, the exhibition returns with more enthusiasm than ever with the aim of becoming an increasingly specialized fair. “We want to position Cambrils on the nautical map”, said yesterday the president of the Club Nàutic Cambrils (CNC), Ramon Vallverdú.
The mayor, Oliver Klein, and the councilor for Economic Promotion, Juan Carlos Romero, were also present at the press conference to present the event, which already has 51 confirmed exhibitors, 31 of them specialists in the sector. “We are proud to reach the 13th edition, and more after the pandemic,” said the president of the CNC.
Vallverdú stressed that, «it is essential that this Fira be a powerful platform for specialized exhibitors, for fans and for Cambrils; at the same time that we open the port of Cambrils to all those people who have the sensitivity to discover that world». He also said that it was a great opportunity to promote family nautical tourism.
For his part, the mayor highlighted the “leap forward in exhibitors and quality” of the exhibition and hoped to exceed the figure of 12,000 visitors of the last edition held in 2019. Klein also highlighted the calendar of events that are organized annually in the municipality in order to seasonally adjust the season. “We have a very interesting calendar that opens us up to the territory. We want there to be life beyond summer,” he noted.
In this edition, the organizers of the Fira Marítima Costa Daurada, the CNC and the City Council of Cambrils, maintain their commitment to turn the event into an essential business showcase for professionals in the nautical sector, as well as a pole of tourist attraction and business in Cambrils and its surroundings.
This year the exhibition will expand the usual space covering the entire maritime front. The specialized companies of the nautical sector will be placed in the area of the pontoons at the foot of the port to present their latest novelties, while exhibitors from the gastronomic, commercial and craft fields will be installed on the Paseo Marítimo.
For his part, the Councilor for Economic Promotion stressed the importance of knowing the economic impact of the sample in the municipality. “Now is the time to assess this impact because we have been in the pandemic for two years. We leave with great enthusiasm and the 13th edition can serve as a basis to know this scope, “said Romera.
During the three days of the event, an intense program of activities will be displayed, such as light sailing, rowing and cruising; baptisms of nautical sports or demonstrations of rescue and safety in the water. Conferences by various exhibitors and professionals will also take place in the Knowledge Space of the Fira, which will allow a deeper insight into the history of sailing, the special attention paid to the care of the seas and oceans and the practice of sustainable sailing, respectful of the environment. environment and that contributes to the health and well-being of people. One of the talks will be that of the meteorologist Enric Agud, who will talk about the phenomena in the Mediterranean during the spring.