MedaWeek Barcelona 2020

The MedaWeek Barcelona (Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders) is nowadays the iconic conference dedicated to promoting the Mediterranean region worldwide. This event endorses the key economic sectors and the cultural values of this region through a wide variety of forums. MedaWeek Barcelona serves as the main meeting point for voicing the interests of the private sector in the socio-economic development of the Mediterranean countries.

Since its debut in 2006, MedaWeek Barcelona has been jointly organized by the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and the Industry (ASCAME) and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, with the collaboration of prominent Euro-Mediterranean organizations.

Over the last thirteen editions, more than 20,000 businessmen and businesswomen have participated in the MedaWeek Barcelona.

MedaWeek Barcelona is the Mediterranean event par excellence

Following a decade of international appraise, MedaWeek Barcelona has become the reference point in the Mediterranean for economic and political dialogue, voicing the interests of the private sector and high level policy-makers in the region and the World. A dynamic platform for the promotion of the Mediterranean in the world, of a strong Euro-Mediterranean alliance and regional economic intégration.

Ahmed M. El Wakil

President, ASCAME

MedaWeek Barcelona is a must-attend event for businesses, corporations, governments and multilateral organizations from the Mediterranean basin and abroad.

With over a decade of success, the MedaWeek Barcelona continues to provide a strong and dynamic platform for the promotion of the Mediterranean economic integration.

Time to act: Stronger together

During these three days (November 18th, 19th and 20th), MedaWeek Barcelona will host numerous key thematic and sectorial fora. In past editions, this important event counted with more than 35 thematic fora, 650 working sessions, 2,010  prominent  speakers,  welcomed  over  20,000 attendees from all over the world and  obtained  coverage  from  more than 80 media outlets. These included entrepreneurs and representatives of the private sector, business support organisations, such as Chambers of Commerce and promotion agencies, political authorities, and international coverage from a number of local and foreign media agencies. Altogether, the MedaWeek Barcelona saw the participation of over 50 countries across the globe and this year´s edition will be no exception.

The 14th edition of MedaWeek Barcelona, as in its previous years, will bring many trending topics to the table and serve as the flagship Mediterranean entrepreneurial-economic platform for the entire world. This year´s edition aims to cover four main objectives as a central axis:

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      1. Highlight the importance of looking towards development and investment possibilities in Africa.
      2. Make the Mediterranean become again a central space for dialogue that boosts economic growth and fosters peace.
      3. Face digital transformation in the Mediterranean region.

Align the sustainable development needs of the Mediterranean area with the United Nation´s SDGs.
MedaWeek Barcelona 2020 will start with the Forum on Business Development in Africa, which will focus on how Africa is set to become the world´s largest free trade area thanks to AfCFTA, and the consequences the free trade agreement will have on infrastructure. Innovation will also be one of MedaWeek´s main topics. Digital transformation, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, finance and tech development will be brought to the table.

This edition´s forums will cover key topics for the Mediterranean region, such as Halal-related subjects or the Hotel and Hospitality industry. A new theme will come on the scene: Healthcare. Discussions about transforming healthcare business models and moving towards sustainable health systems in Mediterranean economies will also be held.

25 years after the Barcelona Process, the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders will also give attention to positioning the Mediterranean as one of the central regions in the world to generate growth, stability and peace.

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