International Hub & Landing 360
Over the history, the Mediterranean area has attracted special interest from the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation. From the days of the Sea Consulates right up to the present time, the Chamber has always been at the forefront in the development of initiatives aimed at building bridges and opportunities. In recent years, the Chamber has turned Barcelona into a platform and landmark for business and economy along the Mediterranean, The sea of three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Eyeing opportunities in Mediterranean region? Join our Hybrid Forum for insights on Barcelona’s role as a business and investment hub, and how International companies can leverage the Barcelona platform to capture new business opportunities in the region.
Despite the uncertain global business environment under COVID-19, Barcelona maintains its competitiveness as a Mediterranean and international economic centre with the city’s open business environment, free economy, rule of law, well-established infrastructure system and international talent pool.
Barcelona’s ever-growing business relationship with the mainland South Europe Africa and Middle east has continued to give rise to unlimited market potential.
In this Forum, distinguished Barcelona business leaders and economist will share their insights on how International companies could take advantage of Barcelona’s unique role to capture new business opportunities.
18th November 2021
12:00 – 13:30
Barcelona: Capture More Value & New Business Opportunities in Mediterranean
Key points for discussion
- Update on Barcelona Economic Landscape and Development
- Capitalise the sizable market and growth potential in the Greater Mediterranean Area
- Barcelona’s role as a business and investment hub
- How International companies could leverage Barcelona platform to strengthen ties with Mediterranean trading partners from Europe, Africa and Middle east
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Monica Roca i Aparici | President, Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona
Victoria Alsina | Minister of Foreign Action and Open Government, Government of Catalonia
Ahmed El Wakil | President, Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)
Dynamic roundtable discussion
Moderator: Anwar Zibaoui | General Coordinator, Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)
Trinitat Bofarull | Foreign Direct Investment Director, Catalonia Trade & Investment
Jordi Valls | General Director, Mercabarna
José M. Martinez-Sierra | General Diector, UPF Barcelona School of Management
Pau Solanilla | Commissioner for City Promotion, Barcelona City Council
Marin Orriols | Director of the Business Internationalization Area at the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
Ricard Zapatero | International Business Director, Fira de Barcelona
Damià Calvet | President, Port of Barcelona
Carlos Arola | CEO Arola
Josep Maria Balsells | Partner at TODA & NEL-LO
Speakers to be confirmed
Wayne Griffiths | President, SEAT
Miquel Marti | CEO de Tech Barcelona
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