Gran Canaria Expodeporte will be held from 22 to 24 January 2015 in the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus and more than 20,000 visitors are expected.
Cabildo de Gran Canaria is organizing the Gran Canaria Expodeporte with the purpose of make it the greater fair of sports of the island. This Expo has come from the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, the most important sport event and that more participants receive in the Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria Expodeporte was presented on Monday, September 15, and is one of the biggest bets of the Instituto Insular de Deportes for the next edition of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, as more than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the Room San Borondón in the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and Luis Acosta Ramírez, General Director of the Foundation Auditorio Teatro Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, announced this initiative which will be held for the first time in the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus. All the activities as well as the start and finish line will take place in the same area, around the auditorium.
“We are glad to count on the Auditorium and make all this area of the city our new house and the main protagonist of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon during the coming 3 years”, explain Mr. Bravo de Laguna.
“We want this Gran Canaria Expodeporte, under the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, becomes a great sport exhibition very different to the old Fair of the Runner. We expect 20-25 thousands of people to visit the 59 stands. There will be an awesome sport atmosphere, perfect for the visitors and for the participant enterprises”, continued the Minister of Sport of Cabildo de Gran Canaria.
"There is much work to do from now to January. All change entails a sacrifice and there will be aspects that certainly will have to be improved in future editions, but with this fantastic setting, these infrastructures and under the umbrella of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon the success of this exhibition will be guarantee”, concluded Mr. Bravo de Laguna.
Mr. Luis Acosta also wanted to "thank the Cabildo of Gran Canaria for having our space to perform. Our institution is trying to position itself with the aim of raising funds to provide a better cultural offer and Expodeporte will allow us to have an income for our foundation. It also facilitates us to enter the field of sports activities, which we had not made so far and that now has been made possible by the Minister of Sports, Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna ".
A fair devoted to sports
As Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna explained, the fair Gran Canaria Expodeporte is the fruit product of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, but it is not locked exclusively to brands and companies involved in the world of running and athletics.
The aim of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria is to make this fair the leading fair sport in the Canary Islands, so it is open to all brands, institutions, sports centers or events they want to use Gran Canaria Expodeporte as showcase of their products, services or activities, not only to those related to the world of running.
All the runners of Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10 Km will have to pass through the 59 stands since they will be located at the point of collection of bib numbers and information.
All information for brands interested in participating in this great sport fair is on the website www.grancanariadeportes.com.