IMPORT MONTES brings together the most important figures in Malaga’s hotel industry at a successful day
Yesterday, the company celebrated their 25th anniversary in the Adolfo Suárez Palace of Congress and Exhibitions surrounded by the most important authorities, chefs, businesses, schools and associations of the sector.
Marbella, 18th May 2016: Import Montes, the most important distributor of beers and beverages on the Costa del Sol in terms of volume and service celebrated their 25 years of unequalled commercial health. In order to honour the occasion, yesterday they brought together the most notable figures in the hotel and gastronomy industries of the province of Malaga, an authentic gastronomic celebration in which Import Montes were able to show all their support and recognition of the businesses and professionals in the area. Furthermore, most of the brands which form a part of the company assembled and decorated their own stands, with there being 35 in total between wines, refreshments, and other products. All of this also made even more enjoyable by the multitude of activities and the lunch.
The event was attended by many special figures such as the Mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, the first Deputy Mayor of the Marbella Town Hall, Blanca Fernández, the Cleanliness, Parks and Gardens councillor, Francisco García, the representative of tourism of the Marbella Town Hall, Miguel Luna, the Senator Ángeles Muñoz, the congresswoman Francisa Caracuel, the vice-president of the Association of Municipalities, José Eduardo Díaz, and other councillors from the PP, the Mayor of Montejaque, Diego Sánchez, the president of CIT Marbella, Juan José González, the president of REM, Cristina Mintegui, and the president of ADISABES, Salvador Pérez.
The day, led by the popular speaker Sr. Corrales, began with an act of giving thanks and showing commitment to clients and employees on behalf of the company, many of which have been present since the beginnings of the business. There were: Les Roches Marbella, the entrepreneur Juan Carlos Ferrero, La Havana de Heminguay, Olivia Valere, Sinatra Bar, Club Nueva Alcántara, Sabor a Málaga, Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, Grupo Trocadero, Miguel Arrocha, José Luis Yagüe, los Mellizos, Da Bruno, Santiago Domínguez, La Relojera and California. It is important to emphasise the plaque awarded to one of their employees, Antonio Martín, for service and loyalty to the company. Before the awards, the first Deputy Mayor of Marbella, Blanca Fernández, expressed her pride in attending a day for “a business which reinforces human values and elevates Marbella’s name”. Furthermore, Fernández congratulated them, wished them luck and encouraged them to keep on growing.
Some of the most important chefs of the area, such as Michelin starred Diego del Río (El Lago) or Diego Gallegos (Sollo), and the reputable Lutz Bösing (El Jardín of Finca Cortesin), Aitor Perurena (Estudio gastronómico) and Santiago Domínguez didn´t want to miss the occasion either. In fact, they were the protagonists of one of the most notable activities of the day, a round table in which they were accompanied by many students from the hotel schools of the Cónsula, Estepona and Benahavís. It was an enriching and informative moment in which the professionals were able to give their best advice to inquisitive students full of hopeful anticipation. The gastronomy professionals were united in the defence of good training, of which there is a palpable need in Andalucía. For the chefs, the secret is to start with traditional cuisine, only then can you achieve real success in the kitchen.
During the meeting, the Oktoberfest area was also notable, with the company’s most important beers, as was the chill out zone with drinks, a barista and cocktail barmen, in which the presence of Pedro García, the 2013 Cocktail Acrobatic Champion of Spain was enjoyed.
In short, it was a good opportunity for attendees to learn more of Import Montes’ portfolio, and an event in which consumers and providers were able to establish productive contacts.
MN Comunicación organised the event and were in charge of the communication.