16th November 2023 13:30 – 14:30

Join us for an insightful

Join us for an insightful event that delves into the exciting new trends, challenges, and opportunities within the sustainable textile sector in the Mediterranean region. “Weaving Sustainability” brings together industry experts, innovators, and thought leaders to explore the transformative journey towards a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible textile industry.

We will tackle keypoints like sustainable fashion, circular economy and new textile technologies and their environmental impact.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the conversation shaping the future of the Mediterranean textile industry. “Weaving Sustainability” promises to be an engaging and informative event that will leave you inspired and equipped to lead the charge towards a more sustainable and responsible textile sector in the region.


Key words

Traceability, sustainability,
circular economy, investment,
textile ecosystem,
Salvador Illa

Ministry of Health, Government of Spain (Special Guest Speaker)

Enric Mayolas

Consulting Director, World Health Management (Moderator)

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director, Institut Salut Global

Chakib Abouzaid

Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation

Enric Carrera


Gloria Gubinas

CEO & Co-founder

Mercè Girbau

CEO & Founder

Anna Sorli

Administradora y Gerente

Noelia Montero

CEO & Founder

Camela Serantes

CEO & Founder

Gemma Rullo

Director & Founder

  • Mediterranean solar industry outlook 2023/2024: achievements and perspectives.
  • Upcoming investments in solar projects and infrastructure. How solar is powering the Mediterranean towards renewable.
  • H2Med Barcelona-Marseille green hydrogen pipeline: what needs to be in place?
  • What must Mediterranean countries do to ensure they are at the forefront of the hydrogen market?
  • Is clean hydrogen a key contributor to Mediterranean energy transition?
  • What infrastructure needs to be in place to enable the hydrogen economy within a country, and how will it be paid for?
  • Is there greater risk in making large investments in hydrogen?
  • Is the future global hydrogen market a reality or just hype?

Given the urgency of the climate crisis and how it will affect the region, the next 5 years can be an opportunity to drive the sustainability agenda forward and build on existing opportunities. Growing awareness of the circular economy is creating new benefits in the way waste is being dealt with. This will be crucial to create a more sustainable and inclusive Mediterranean.


How to gain real benefits from circular economy approaches.

How is waste management becoming more sustainable?

Embracing circular principles and zero landfill options.

How can companies introduce circularity to their operations to gain commercial value from waste?

How should we assess future risks?

The role of governance to ensure a thriving circular economy.

What roles do different stakeholders across the value chain play?

The intrinsic link between Mediterranean sea and globalized world economy must be perceived by business community and all stakeholders as one. future we want, and need, for our Mediterranean must bedifferent from one we have been contributing to.

Mediterranean region is a recognised marine biodiversity hotspot and a vital resource of economic activities for 480 million people living in region. It is fifth largest economy in region, generating an annual economic value of more than US$ 450 billion.

More specifically, blue economy provides food, jobs, water and is a source of economic growth. It generates USD 3-6 trillion to world economy and will be source of 200 million jobs globally by 2030. refore, building a sustainable blue economy is one of most important tasks and greatest opportunities of our time.

Mediterranean’s transition to a sustainable blue economy will require new economic models that inspire innovation, foster corporate leadership and reward crosssector collaboration.

    • The blue economy is an essential source of wealth and prosperity. How can region harness that potential and opportunities for growth, employment and investment that it provides?
      A new economic model is needed to boost potential of Mediterranean and re are significant opportunities for investment in blue economy.
    • How can maritime Mediterranean business community collaborate to take advantage of se opportunities and meet se challenges?
    • The EBERD, EIB and UfM, toge r with support of European Commission, have created Blue Mediterranean Partnership, teaming up for a sustainable blue economy. How can we deliver support to Mediterranean countries by developing ir blue economy sectors and activities sustainably?

What can the Mediterranean private sector, the Mediterranean governments and the EU and International Community do to close the climate finance gap?

Between now and 2030, the Mediterranean region will need $1.8 trillion to fulfil its Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. Currently, annual climate finance flows on the South Mediterranean are only $30 billion.

Last COP27 in Egypt provided a platform for South Mediterranean nations to discuss a climate finance package to bridge this gap and advance the Mediterranean Climate Strategy. While a just energy transition requires industrialized countries to honour their pledge of $100 billion annual investments to climate finance, Mediterranean leaders can and should explore alternative financing solutions.

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