Navec received the 2010 Award for Innovation during the XI Business Evening staged by CEPTA (Business Confederation of the Province of Tarragona). These awards cover the entire province of Tarragona and they are given in recognition of the efforts made by businessmen and women in this region. Manuel López, Director General of Navec, was presented the award by the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Girona, who brought the Business Evening 2011 to a close. The event was held in the August Auditorium at the Tarragona Trade Fair and Conference Centre and it attracted more than 1,200 people. On this occasion, the meeting for the business sector organised every year by the Confederation focused on the path to be taken that will lead us towards economic recovery, and therefore the slogan of this meeting was ?In search of green shoots?. In the academic section of the event, a group of professionals from the field of economics spoke about the current economic situation from an academic and scientific standpoint, discussing the future prospects in view of the crisis, as well as the need to change the production model.
Besides the Prince and Princess of Asturias, other dignitaries were also present at this event, including the President of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Artur Mas, the President of Tarragona Provincial Council, Josep Poblet, and the Mayor of Tarragona, Josep Fèlix Ballesteros.