Actiu celebrates 50th Anniversary
50 years in a professional career is a milestone within the reach of only few companies. So Actiu chose to share their anniversary with all those people who have been and still are at their side, and without which it would not be what it is today, and nor would it have arrived where it is. This is an important moment in its history, which reflects the work and effort of the entire life of its founder, Vicent Berbegal and his team, which has been absolutely full of activity, projects, innovation, products and new markets.
Essence and values
During three intense days and through a full program of activities, Actiu wanted to reveal its essence and the values that it identfies with as a company: architecture, design, sustainability, culture, innovation, territory, and to celebrate it with more than 1,000 friends, workers, customers and partners who gathered at the Actiu Technology Park.
The first day was completed with a series of talks on millennial culture, technology and creative leadership. The lecture was presented by Raquel Aullón, after which three internationally prestigious keynote speakers addressed the keys to the issues that are currently impacting business culture.
During this day, Actiu surprised the audience with T4 Stories, four short films from young Alicante producers in an innovative vertical format like a mobile phone screen. The filmmakers were Miguel Esteve, producer and founder of Kamestudio, who presented ‘Sachiko’; David Valero, a self-taught director who directed ‘Argentina’; Nerea Marcén, director, screenwriter, editor and producer at Wayaba and creator of ‘Impulse’; and Alex Rey, illustrator and audiovisual creator, who presented ‘3257 km’. These creators presented four shorts, each featuring the Passport Bench which Actiu has installed in airports all over the world.
A tribute to origins
As a grand finale to this first day the 19th Century building known as La Venta Flores, located in the Actiu Technology Park was inaugurated. It is an old farmhouse which had always been a meeting point for travelers and merchants. Actiu has renovated this space, while respecting its essence and emphasising commitment to the local area, design and architecture, to transform it into a new space to host exhibitions, conferences and training activities
Explosion of light and sound
On the second day, the 28th of June, a gala dinner was held in the outdoor gardens at the Actiu Technology Park. This dinner tried to offer guests a Mediterranean experience of light, colour and aromas, chords and gunpowder, and was led by the Valencian host Maribel Vilaplana. The evening featured the AD LIBITUM jazz quintet and a Spanish dance performance of Spanish by the prestigious choreographer Juan Benavent, and his Corps de ballet of 25 dancers. The violinist José Alborch also took part, and the energetic chords of the DoMiSol Sisters helped set the rhythm for the evening. The final surprise of the day was the fireworks show that merged tradition and technology, courtesy of Caballer Pyrotechnics.
Each day of the 50th anniversay celebrations had as their objective the consolidation of human relationships for a company that has built itself on the idea on the importance of people. Vicent Berbegal, President of the company, was host over these few days, accompanied by his daughters Carmen, Laura and Soledat Berbegal, along with his son Vincent junior, who represented the second generation of the company.
Congratulations to Actiu!