20 – 22 November 2013 - Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona




The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders is one of the major economic events in the Mediterranean region. Bringing together businessmen, businesswomen, representatives of multilateral agencies and international institutions, it offers a unique platform for thinking and exchanging experiences. In other words, this event is aimed at consolidating and defending the euro-Mediterranean integration and collaboration as the driving forces behind social and economic development of the region.

The aim of the seventh edition is to focus on critical issues for the Mediterranean region like regional integration, city management, women entrepreneurship and also to expand the knowledge of the Islamic Finance, and therefore forums on these matters will be included:


  • 10th North African Business and Development Forum
  • 1st Islamic Finance Summit
  • 5th Economic Forum of the Mediterranean City: Meda City Forum - MedCities Network Seminar
  • 5th Meda Women Entrepreneur Forum
  • Meda City Forum: “Smart Solutions for the Mediterranean Cities”



In this VII Edition we have introduced other special events such as Institutional International Mediterranean meetings:


  • UNIMED and ASCAME: « University-Enterprise Cooperation »
  • FEMOZA and ASCAME: « Mediterranean Free & Special Economic Zones Network »

Also some important Mediterranean events will take place during the week:


  • AFAEMME‘S ANNUAL MEETING  (Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen)

*Please note that some of these special events need an specific invitation in order to assist



The Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean (ASCAME) has the pleasure to organize, together with the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, the 7th Edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders that will take place from 20th to 22nd November 2013 at Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona.

In 2008 Barcelona was named the permanent headquarters of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, 15 years after the Declaration of Barcelona, which hosted the beginning of the process of integration and cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean. The main objective is to consolidate this process and to encourage the creation of a Mediterranean economic area with a population of 800 million people, emerging full of possibilities as a key player in the global economy.

In a context of great regional changes set by political and economic transitions that followed the Arab Spring, this 7th edition is presented as an opportunity for companies, financial institutions and government agencies from the Mediterranean countries in order to analyze the situation of the region, share experiences and explore collaborations.

This edition offers a unique platform for reflection and exchange of experiences, issues such as good governance, opportunities of the Arab Spring, development of SMEs, sustainable city values, sharing best practices, proposing specific projects and creating new business opportunities strategies.
Therefore it is a pleasure to invite you to participate in this 7th edition,

Mohamed Choucair
President of ASCAME




The Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, together with the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean (ASCAME), is pleased to host this year's 7th Edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, which will take place from 20th  to 22nd of November 2013 at Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona.

The Week has become the largest economic and business event of the Mediterranean, where economic leaders, business, private sector representatives in the region, political authorities and international organizations have a space where they deal with important issues such as good governance, SMEs development, integration of women in business and youth unemployment, proposing concrete projects and creating new business opportunities.

It's time for the private sector to take the initiative and to participate in the definition and implementation of decisions, to participate as a key actor in the process of economic construction of the Mediterranean, to help increase the flow of investment - one of the prerequisites to improve economic growth in the Mediterranean region - and thereby reduce the gap between living standards on both sides of the Mediterranean.

Barcelona, the heart of the Mediterranean, a city that has been an industrial and commercial center of the Mediterranean for more than 1000 years, will thus become a strategic and ideal destination for any business challenge which might serve to strengthen the future of the inhabitants of the region and thus build a common future together.

I am therefore pleased to invite you to this 7th Edition,

Miquel Valls Maseda
President of CCIN Barcelona