MedaWeek Barcelona 2021

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 fourteen editions, more than 29,000 businesspeople 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 fifteen years of success, the MedaWeek Barcelona continues to provide a strong and dynamic platform for the promotion of the Mediterranean economic integration.

A future in common

During these three days (November 17th, 18th and 19th), 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 29,000 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 15th 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. Identify concrete, innovative solutions and trends that will shape the region and help its economic ecosystem move forward in the post COVID-19 scenario.
  2. Create a common and innovative space that will serve as basic axis for the relationships’ development between both shores of the Mediterranean.
  3. Promote the integration of the region to boost in investments, exports, the creation of jobs and new companies, transformation and sustainability, having women and youth as priority actors.
  4. Construct a common future between the two shores, based on new technologies, innovation, digital transformation, green and blue economies, renewable energy, health, tourism and sustainable food, among others.

 

MedaWeek Barcelona 2021 will start with the 9th Mediterranean Green & Renewable Energy Summit, highlighting the importance of driving Mediterranean economies towards a more sustainable future. MedaWeek will address regional priorities such as the importance of Africa for the Mediterranean development. It will also cover key points for the Mediterranean region, such as Agriculture and Food, Social Economy, Women Entrepreneurship, Healthcare or Islamic Finance. Discussions about the most deeply affected industries after coronavirus, like the Hotel & Hospitality and the Cruise sectors, will also be held.

Moreover, in this difficult economic context, there are some sectors that are becoming more relevant for the recovery of regional economy, such as Sport or Audiovisual and Creative industries, which will be addressed as well in MedaWeek Barcelona 2021.

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