Valencia is not only the centre for summer holidays. It is one of the biggest economic regions of Spain which gives 20% of export of the whole country. Different kinds of business bring constant income to Valencia. Most of the businessmen come to Valencia since the end of autumn till the beginning of summer. That is the period of exhibitions in Valencia.
The exhibitions are important events in everyday life in Valencia. Dozens of them are held annually in the capital of the community. As a rule the greatest exhibitions are held in the most famous Exhibition Complex of the city called Feria Valencia. Feria Valencia was founded in 1917. Nowadays, 90 years later, Feria Valencia is one of the greatest exhibition centres of Europe. The total area of its pavilions is about 220000 square meters. The exhibition has a wonderful infrastructure and an excellent communication with a sea port and an airport of Valencia. It takes only 20 min to get to the centre of the city from Feria Valencia.
The most famous exhibitions of this complex are MARMOL, ECOFIRA and EUROAGRO. Marmol exhibition is usually held at the beginning of February and it is devoted to processing and mining of minerals. It is the greatest in Spain exhibition of this kind. Ecofira is held at the end of May and they show there the newest things in the sphere of preservation of surroundings and recycling. Euroagro shows the latest achievements in the field of agriculture and is held in the middle of April each year. All these exhibitions attract thousands of businessmen from all over the world.
Besides Valencia there is one more exhibition capital in the region. It is Eche in the province of Alicante. Most of the exhibitions there are devoted to agriculture and foodstuffs production. It is because of the economic specificity of the Valencia community, which is one of the greatest suppliers of fruit in Europe. The greatest exhibitions in Alicante are Alicante Calidad which shows foodstuffs of high quality and is held at the end of May and Agriteco which exhibits agricultural equipment and is held in the middle of February. The exhibitions connected with different kinds of entertainment are also held there. They are Expofiesta (the end of November) and Fira Novios (the so called exhibition of holidays).