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The Yecla Furniture Fair awards its top prize in memory of Juan Miguel Benedito (23/02/2012)

The 'Y Gold' will be delivered to his widow on March 8 in a ceremony which will honor the mayor and chairman of the Fair died in September

Juan Miguel Benedito, who was president of the Executive Committee of Yecla Furniture Fair and mayor of the city until his death on Sept. 6, will headline this year's highest recognition of the institution.

His widow, Lydia Pagan Martinez will receive the 'Y Gold' awarded in recognition of the work of Benedito for his 8 years as president of the Fair.

The award of Yecla Furniture Fair this year will be delivered in the hall of the exhibition, which will screen a video tribute to the career of Juan Miguel Benedito.

The event will take place on March 8.

Juan Miguel Benedito devoted many efforts to improve the projection of Yecla Furniture Fair since it began to preside in 2003, coinciding with his first appointment as mayor.

In 2004, the Executive Committee that had just begun to preside, initiated a profound change in the corporate image that the show had held since 1985.

It changed its logo, the institution opened its first own page on the internet and a year later changed the name of the event to the current designation of Yecla Furniture Fair with which no longer appeals only to local companies in the sector.

Since 2006 the fair has expanded its exhibition schedule at noon, at that to date the sample was closed.

Eventually it was shown that the measure, generating some controversy then, was the best choice to customers.

In 2010 the picture changed again to modernize corporate event at the celebration in 2011's first half century of the institution.

During these years of President Benedito building Yecla Furniture Fair has also undergone changes.

In 2004 he remodeled the lobby of the enclosure into the open space it is today, and 2007 shall be extended the paved parking area adjacent to the complex marked.

Also during the period of Juan Miguel Benedito Yecla Furniture Fair focused much of its efforts to attract international trade delegations.

And, among many others, a fact that had great impact overall was the visit of the Prince of Asturias to the Fairgrounds during his visit to Yecla in 2009.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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