Mijas International Business Fair: A resounding success in promoting local community businesses and associations

by Lorraine Williamson
Mijas International Business Fair

MIJAS- The 1st Mijas International Business Fair, organised in association with Costa Women and the Mijas Foreigners Department, has concluded with resounding success, marking a significant milestone in fostering community engagement and supporting local businesses.

On November 11, 2023, the picturesque setting of PLAY Restaurant in Mijas Costa hosted the vibrant gathering. 350 people including 30+ local businesses and Associations attended the Mijas International Business Fair. The event, which started at 11.00 am, showcased the diversity of products and services offered by Mijas-based entrepreneurs.


The fair attracted a diverse crowd, bringing together residents and businesses in a spirit of unity and collaboration. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with local business owners, learn about their offerings, and forge valuable connections within the community.

The primary objective of the Mijas International Business Fair was to encourage residents to embrace the concept of buying, supporting and shopping locally. The event served as a platform for local businesses to highlight their unique contributions to the community and encouraged residents to invest in the local economy.

Networking opportunities

Highlights included the facilitation of fruitful networking opportunities, fostering new collaborations and partnerships among local businesses.

Initial feedback from both businesses and attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, underscoring the importance of such events in strengthening community bonds.

Cogesa Expats

On behalf of the Departamento de Extranjeros, Katja Thirion said “It was a very successful event and I would like to thank Ali and PLAY Mijas for all their great work! We definitely will repeat the fair and open it to even more businesses and associations”


The organisers extended their gratitude to lead sponsor Cajamar Casa Rural and the team at PLAY Restaurant whose support played a crucial role in the success of the event.

Ali Meehan said “As we reflect on the success of the 1st Mijas International Business Fair, the Foreigners Department and I express our commitment to making this not just a one off event, but an ongoing commitment to spotlight the richness of Mijas’ local businesses.”

For further information or to provide feedback on the event, please contact Ali Meehan by email at mijas@costawomen.com

About the organisers

Mijas Foreigners Department

The Mijas Foreigners Department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to the international community in Mijas, fostering a sense of belonging, and promoting the economic well-being of the local community.

Costa Women

Costa Women is a dynamic and inclusive network that connects and empowers women living in Spain, providing a supportive community for women of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds. For more information, visit the official website.


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