The organizers evaluate this edition as extremely positive, promoting trade between companies
Report on the Badajoz Fair | The XXXI Spanish-Portuguese Iberian Hunting, Fishing and Nature Fair Feciex 2022 took place in Badajoz from September 15 to 18. This edition took place at the Ifeba Fair in Badajoz during its four days with a great reception from thousands of amateurs and professionals who visited the fair, who once again expressed their support for one of the most important hunting, fishing and nature events in Spain and Portugal. Sunday, which marked the 1st Spanish Hunting Day, was an incentive to enjoy the activities and game meat cooking of the 11th Extremadura Brigade.
The opening act was attended by the mayor of Badajoz Ignacio Graguera, the councilor delegate of Feria Badajoz.IFEBA Blanca Subiran, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, Population and Territory of the Junta de Extremadura Begoña García, the sub-delegate of the Government of Spain in Badajoz, Francisco Mendoza , the president of the Royal Spanish Hunting Federation, Manuel Gallardo and the Garoz brothers, owners of the exhibit of curiosities shown at the event.
All emphasized the importance of an event like this, which is positioned as one of the best Iberian events in both sectors. The commercial area has more than 200 brands and about 100 companies and organizations, most of which come from outside Extremadura, such as Portugal, which contributes to stimulating the local economy. This space, together with the one dedicated to the activities carried out, cover one hundred percent of the facilities of the Feria Badajoz.IFEBA, both indoors and outdoors.
Proof of this is that for another year practically all federations, associations and organizations related to the sector are present, making the fairgrounds of Badajoz concentrate a large part of the economic activity in just four days and meetings that will mark a season. Therefore, it is an essential meeting in the calendar of companies and fans that cannot be missed.
The presence of important distributors of fishing materials at the national level and fishing shops in our region deserves special attention. In the field of hunting, there was a great participation of organic, sector and arms companies, turning the event from Badajoz into a great meeting for them to sell their products, taking advantage of the synergies of a meeting like the one that Counted with the presence of many hunting enthusiasts.
Feciex 2022 activities
The agenda of the fair, which marked as a novelty the First Hunting Day in Spain, included more than 120 activities, with the important exhibition “The Cabinet of Curiosities of Gabinete Hermanos Garoz” being particularly appreciated by visitors. An exclusive look into the world of naturalists”.
Other notable activities are the prestigious Huntts-Todomontería Awards, which honor the highlights of the hunting season in Spain. Point out in turn that the Iberian Feciex 2022 Award has been awarded to the Association of Rural Owners and the Management of Hunting and Biodiversity of Portugal (ANPC) for its work in favor of promoting the Iberian values of hunting and promoting the encounter with both countries.
Other actions carried out are the Council of Extremadura for Hunting and Peca, the Council for the homologation of trophies and the awarding of diplomas to the best trophies caught in Extremadura in the 21-22 season, a meeting of the hunting societies and the delivery of prizes and honors to the Extremadura Hunting Federation , Extremadura hunting license course, Table of game meat, show cooking venison “Los Fogones de la Caza con Cárnicas Dibe”, with the participation of various chefs from Extremadura, the VII International Lure Competition for hunting mandibles, the introductory seminar on Field Target and numerous activities for children such as Juvenchef, workshops on hunting crafts, games and gymkhanas in nature or an exhibition of necklaces and shells played by rehaler children.
Fishing is also represented by activities related to it, such as the already traditional and important fishing competitions in the Guadiana river passing through Badajoz: the XXV FECIEX International Sports Fishing Competition in Las Baldocas, with more than 80 whiting; XI Bass-Feciex fishing competition, also with more than 80 participants covering the total quota, plus the almost 20 fishing exhibitions in the giant aquarium that took place during the days of the fair and in which recognized professionals explained fishing techniques and showed the latest news from some of the brands and distributors present at the event.
All this contributes to presenting the outcome of this edition as an extremely positive one from the trade fair institution, which continues to do great work to promote the economy, employment and trade in sectors as important to the regional and city economy as those related to Feciex. The Fair thanks the exhibitors for their presence, as well as the institutions, federations, associations and personalities of the world of hunting and fishing who cooperate, since without them its success would be impossible, and of course, calling them to the celebration of its XXXII edition to be held in 2023.