Marina Uceda joins Global Robot Expo

Marina Uceda joins Global Robot Expo

Virginia López,viuda de Andrés Mira entregó a Marina Uceda el galardón.// FOTO: Juan Caraballo.

Marina Uceda Núñez, winner of the Admira 2017 prize – in recognition of her professional contribution to the logistics sector in Spain – joins the team of Global Robot Expo to boost the growth of the event in the sector of Industrial Robotics and Logistics 4.0.

In the last years, Marina Uceda held the position of director of the events Logistics, Empack, Packaging Innovation, Label & Print in Spain and Portugal, owned by the Belgian multinational Easyfairs.

With more than 15 years of experience in the field of professional events, marketing, communication and sales, she has a degree in CC. Politics and Journalism by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master in Economic Journalism by the APIE.

From her new position, Marina Uceda will be responsible for generating new ideas to boost the growth of the event and execute the commercial strategy with large accounts, sponsors, exhibitors, media and associations.

“It’s an honor to join the GR-EX team and to work on the growth of an event with a such potential. I am very excited to boost the presence of Industrial Robotics and especially Logistics 4.0” explains Marina.

In 2017, Marina was awarded with the Admira Adward, in recognition of her professional contribution to the logistics sector in Spain. The Admira Award was created five years ago by personal initiative of a group of professionals assigned to the media of the Logistics and Transport sectors, as a tribute and permanent remembrance to Andrés Mira, a journalist who was director of the Logistics Operators and Cruises magazine News, unexpectedly deceased in August 2012. The previous winners are the technical director of the ICIL Foundation, Jaime Mira; the general director of Gefco Spain, Dulsé Díaz; Enrique Lacalle, president of SIL and Luis Zubialde, chief operating officer of the Palletways Group in Europe.

The Robotics sector in Spain is booming, reports AER (Asociación Española de Robótica y Automatización / Spanish Association of Robotics and Automation) – strategic partner of Global Robot Expo. According to the data recently published by the association, Spain holds the 4th position in the European market of industrial robotics (after Germany, Italy and France). The sales of robots in Spanish market depend largely on the automotive industry, with Spain being the second largest vehicle manufacturer in Europe, behind Germany. Between 2012 and 2017, sales of robots in Spain have increased by 16% on average annually and sales of industrial robots have increased by 7% in 2017 (4,180 units), constituting a new peak for the third consecutive year.

Global Robot Expo will celebrate its 4th edition on May 8 and 9, 2019 in Madrid with the aim of consolidating its offer in the industrial sector and in technologies for professional use. The incorporation of Marina Uceda is one of the measures taken by the organization of the event in order to position itself in sectors such as Industrial Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Technologies for the Industry 4.0, logistics or the Aerospace sector.

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