Feb 072017

The 23rd edition of the International Water Fair SMAGUA 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain will host, from 7 to 9 March 2017.


Due to its innovative character, the quality of its meetings and technical seminars and to the numerous proposals and launches of products, equipment and technological solutions, SMAGUA is an outstanding commercial meeting for the water and irrigation industry.

SMAGUA will become, during these three days, in the water showcase by excellence. With more than 40 years of history of this hall endorse a call that, in addition, will serve to bring greater added value to the exhibiting companies.  SMAGUA is confirmed as an opportunity for those companies of water industry which want a position in the market.

Apr 212016

European Steel Day 2016 will take place on 21 April 2016 from 9:00 till 14:30 at the Concert Noble in Brussels. The theme of this year’s event is: “Building a future as strong as steel”.


This high-level conference will address the key issues facing the European steel industry today, as well as addressing how the industry can prosper in the coming decades.

Hosted by the European Steel Association (EUROFER), key speakers will include key policy makers, top industry executives and vital stakeholder representatives.

Issues that will specifically be addressed include a panel on the Revision of the European Union Emissions Trading System, with another panel focusing on the issues raised by China’s slowing economic performance in the context of the debate surrounding Market Economy Status for that country.

Mar 112016

Tube, the world leading trade fair for the tube industry will the place from 4-8 April 2016 in the Exhibition Centre of Düsseldorf, Germany.


No less than the future of the tube industry awaits over 35,000 international trade visitors: On a growing area with increasingly attractive trade fair stands, decision makers gather information on future-oriented trends concerning machinery and plant for the manufacturing and processing of tubes, forming and bending technology, tube trade and accessories as well as profile technology.

The main success factors during Tube 2014 were the  1,313 exhibitors from 50 countries, more than ever, over 38,000 international trade visitors and more than 57,000 m2 generous exhibition space.

Through the following links you can check the opening hours, pricesaccess informationcity information and a fair plan. Moreover, it is offered a visitor information brochure. You can on-line register, as well as plan your visit.

Jan 212016

Everything is ready for the celebration from March 8th to 11th of the 22nd edition of the International Water Fair SMAGUA 2016 in Zaragoza, Spain.


With more than 700 exhibitors and more than 32.000 visits during its last edition, SMAGUA is confirmed as an opportunity for those companies of water industry which want a position in the market.

The high participation in the Technical Innovations Competitions demonstrates the confidence of the sector in SMAGUA as the idea launch pad of the water industry.

Dec 162015

From AFTA, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, to enjoy with all your relatives. Moreover, we hope that the New Year 2016 will bring you health, joy and professional success.

The Association will remain closed from 24th December until 4th January. We will see each other then.

Kindest Regards


May 192015

The International Fair of Pumps&Valves and Maintenance, will take place on 27-29 May at Bilbao Exhibition Centre.


The objective is to help trade specialists find specific solutions to specific technical problems, to get it, a close cooperation with exhibitors, visitors, the media and sectoral associations has brought the leading agents in the sector on board, guaranteeing a programme of seminars closely linked to the needs of the market that will provide real answers to even the most complex problems. Indeed, the technological approach of the presentations will be highly user/customer oriented, and will be rounded out by workshops presenting new products and by technical visits.

To access the conferences programme and to register you can do it on the web of Bilbao Exhibition Centre.

May 132015

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announces the launch of the Course ‘Introduction to Steel’. The course, developed by TenarisUniversity together with steeluniversity, aims to provide students with an understanding of the history, science, technology and uses of steel by society. The course starts on 2 June 2015 and registration is now open.


This online learning programme is hosted on the edX platform and open to all free of charge. It is comprised of a four-hour framework which will run for two weeks. It will be available in English. The course features the basics of steel melting, the properties and origins of steel, its relationship with society and the sustainability of a world underpinned by steel. It also provides interactive features to support community interactions between students and the professor.


May 062015

The 1st Hydraulic Installations in Buildings Congress  will take place in the Auditorium of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona on June 17th and 18th.

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Congress will treat water management in an efficient way, from the point of view of their distribution and treatment, as well as the optimization of water management at the point of consumption, not only for energy efficiency, but also to reduce energy consumption, which is essential at this time.

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To access the conference program and to register you can do it on the organizer web.

Apr 222015

21 and 22 April,  CEN/CENELEC holds in Brussels, 2-day  training to discover the world of European Standards. 

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Yesterday they tried among other things, why and how to get involved in standardization, different solutions for different needs and new trends in European Standardization.

Today, 22 April,  they are talking about standards for the services sector, to support global trade, for intellectual property rights and the use of standardization as a compliance  tool with essential requirements by drawing up Technical Specifications.

All participants in StandarDays will also receive a certificate, to show that they have completed their training in European standardization.

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