The Association of Marble Andalusia (AEMA) He has celebrated the thirty-second edition of the Macael Awards attended, among others, Minister of Culture, Jose Guirao, which together with the president of the Diputación de Almería, Gabriel Amat, He has collected the Award for Institution, a set prize for both administrations.

The gala of the XXXII edition of the awards marble, held last Friday, has been, again, the best scenario where show that “internationalization is a fact in Macael, It is an accomplishment achieved by the companies in our industry, once again, They have been able to adapt to the demands of today and lay the foundations of tomorrow”.

This was stated by the president of EEA, Antonio Sanchez, during the speech that closed an issue in which, again, It has been greatly value the innovation of enterprises and counted “with representatives of the most prestigious projects at national and international level”, It is according to the Association of entrepreneurs in a statement.

Institution Award has assessed the rehabilitation of the Provincial Hospital of Almeria, with the financial support of the Ministry of Public Works, it will become a cultural center of the first magnitude, for which there will be Macael marbles.

This edition is, also, consecutive and last quarter of the current president of business, whoever, in September 2019, will end its mandate. “We believe we have met the goal of prestigiar, promote, recognize and give value to all those individuals and institutions that have relied on Macael and its companies, allowing our industry better and more competitive and getting, also, Marca Macael that is disseminated around the world”, he pointed out the manager.

Thus, in order to protect the future of the stone, the stability of companies and the maintenance and promotion of jobs, Antonio Sanchez did not miss the opportunity to remind “the important thing now is that it remains, today, the need unit, be a pineapple, to express ourselves with a single voice to be able to confront aggression, the toughest situations, working on a continuous search for solutions”.

And the result of that understanding is “commitment, by the Andalusian Administration” reactivation of the Master Plan at the unanimous request of employers to keep the delivery system financial guarantees by the method established in instructions 2015 emitida by the D.G.I.E.M., to resolve that appeals lodged, an event that should be done in the coming weeks.

He also recalled the need, a su juicio, to continue working in the Sector Strategic Plan III, a document, launched with the Andalusian Administration, today still in draft form and which includes such important aspects as training, internationalization, resource use and waste management, And I + D, energy use and industrial tourism.

Design, art, culture, innovation, teamwork and productive capacity, basic ingredients of the Macael Awards night and day to day of the marble industry “They sneak into our companies through their projects –those of the winners– and, partake of them, It makes us better also us”, Sánchez highlighted, at the same time he gave his congratulations to the winners and thanked them confidence in business and Marca Macael.


Among the stars of the event they were also Tom Miller, President of the National Board of NARI, He is receiving the North American International Award; Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, who collected the National Award, for being the main supporter of the implementation of Cayetana de Alba Monument, on behalf of the sculptor José Antonio Navarro Arteaga, Massimo y Ballucchi, by the Communication Award awarded to Cindy Allen, chief editor of the American magazine 'Interior Design'.

Also, Antonio Luis Jiménez, technical director Acimur, collecting the prize for the work in 'Blanco Macael'; Jean Paul Zoghbi y Mohamad Kafel, Al Sharq Investment members, as representatives of Asia International Award; Alejandra Mignogna, the study of architect Graciela Leanza, collecting Design Award; Juan Di Filipo, architect who was in charge of receiving the Latin America International Award; Mercedes Pomares, designer Design Studio Debut, collecting and Africa International Prize, finally, Jana Becker, Europe collecting the International Award.

Besides them, Also present at the meeting, among others, the delegate of the Government of Spain in Andalusia, Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis; Employment counselor, Business and Trade, Javier Carnero; the Minister of Public Works, Felipe Lopez, and the Minister of Agriculture, Rodrigo Sánchez, as well as participants of the IX International Meeting of the Stone, organized by Extenda-Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion and, one more year, It has coincided with the celebration of the Macael Awards. In this issue, agents came from Arab Emirates, Mexico, Germany, Kazakhstan and the United States.

The gala, presented by journalist David almeriense Bathrooms, It was an analogy of cinematic idea of ​​the film '2001, Odyssey in space', and it included a video mapping show in which dancers and integrated violins, They represented the development of humanity through the use of marble.

Also, once the awards ceremony, He held the premiere of the audiovisual composition 'Canteras of the stars', trialogue work, tribute to the quarries of Macael, composed of photographic reportage photographers Carlos de Paz and Francisco Villegas, the symphonic poem teacher Juan Cruz Guevara, Macael and native video format José Jiménez.

Source: EuropaPress