18-19 March 2025

Opening hours:

18th March: 9.30 to 18:00 / 19th March: 9.30 to 17:00


FICOBA, Gipuzkoa’s Exhibition Centre (Irun)





Number of editions:


Past editions:

1st edition, March 8-9 2023

Companies and geographical origin


Number of companies in sectors with a potential demand for welding products or services for their industrial processes

Gipuzkoa: 3,726

Basque Country: 9,273

Basque Country and Navarre: 17,087

Basque Country, Navarre, Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia, La Rioja, Aragon, Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia and Murcia: 167,597

Source: Eustat (Basque Statistics Institute) and INE (National Statistics Institute).

Professionals who make decisions or provide advice for purchasing products and services for welding and other joining technologies :
  • Professionals in welding and other joining technologies
  • Workshop managers
  • Welding coordinators
  • R&D, Quality, Production and Purchasing Departments
  • Technical Engineering Departments and Technical Offices
from companies in the following sectors:
  • Automotive, Rail, Aerospace and Shipbuilding Manufacturers
  • Metal processing
  • Boilermaking
  • Public works machinery
  • Power generation
  • Construction of metal structures and installations Industrial assembly
  • Sub-contracting companies
  • Maintenance and repair companies
  • Capital goods manufacturers
  • Offshore platforms
  • Specialist training centres

The sectors represented at the tradeshow are:

  • Manufacturers/Distributors of welding and cutting equipment and products
  • Manufacturers/Distributors of consumables, industrial gases and filling and deposition materials
  • Adhesives
  • Safety and protection equipment
  • Suppliers of industrial support services
    • Cutting, welding, transformation, forming, repair and automated solutions
    • Approval and certification
    • Inspection and testing
    • Training
    • Metrology and sensor technology
    • Advisory services
    • Surface technology and heat treatment
  • Welding and joining technology R&D
  • Engineering companies
  • Sector associations
Parallel activities
Simulation Corner:

Area to carry out welding simulation, open to all the attending public.

Welding competition:

Aimed at students and young professionals. It will consist of making welded joints, using different welding processes.

Conference area:

Programme of presentations and panel sessions on the latest news and technologies in welding and joining technologies.