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Sunday, February 06, 2022

Cabildo suspends several events so that the Recinto Ferial can host the Carnival

Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos (Recinto Ferial) Koppchen, CC BY 3.0

President of the Cabildo (Island Corporation), Pedro Martín, has reached an agreement with the organisers of the Salón Gastronómico de Canarias – Gastrocanarias (Gastronomic Fair), to postpone the celebration of this event, with which the calendar of the Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses (Recinto Ferial) has been freed up to provide availability in the months of May and June.

The Cabildo de Tenerife has suspended events and fairs, such as the Tenerife Bluetrail Expodeporte (Sports Expo), Renueva Hogar 2022 (Home Renewal Fair) and the Congreso de Tecnología Audiovisual (Audiovisual Technology Congress), among others, scheduled for the months of May and June so that the Recinto Ferial can host the Carnival. 

This was announced Friday by the island corporation president, Pedro Martín, who assured that "it has not been easy, given that we have reservations of dates and commitments with event promoters, entities and companies."

Among them, the VII Salón Gastronómico de Canarias – Gastrocanarias (Gastronomic Fair), which was scheduled to be held in May, "whose organisers we have asked, as well as the participating companies and professionals, to change their dates, but we have requested that they remain at the venue, despite the change of dates. We must take into account the size of Gastrocanarias, which brings together 217 exhibitors, 73 companies and more than 17,000 visitors in each edition,” said the president.

The meeting was also attended by the island councillor for Socioeconomic Development, Carmen Luz Baso, and the manager of the Tenerife Trade Fair Institution, Iñaki Domínguez, as well as the general director of Interideas, José Carlos Marrero.

The president insisted that "although all these changes represent a great upheaval for the venue, we understand that this is an exceptional situation and, therefore, the Cabildo will continue to seek solutions to make available for the celebration of Santa Cruz Carnival".