EUROMED Invest gathered more than 50 Organizations from across the Mediterranean

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ASCAME leads the Meda Logistics Roadshow in the framework of the Medi-terranean Logistics and Transport Summit.

For two days, Barcelona has been the meeting point for over 300 leaders on the 9th and 10th of June in the Logistics & Transport sector at the Mediterranean Logistic & Transport Summit, the largest European and Mediterranean platform organized in the framework of the 17th edition of the International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition in Barcelona (SIL 2015).

In the framework of the Mediterranean Logistics and Transport Summit, the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce (ASCAME), organized in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Barcelona, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon and the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (CEEBA), the Meda Logistics Roadshow in the framework of the project EUROMED Invest.

The MEDA-LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT Roadshow promoted economic exchanges between Northern and Southern of the Mediterranean countries at SIL 2015, organizing a Mediterranean Pavilion with different business activities between transport and logistics operators.

Different activities were carried out in parallel such as B2B meetings & B2Goverments, which consisted of short scheduled meetings between companies from both sides of the Mediterranean as well as between public bodies that met their Spanish and European counterparts. Workshops & Presentations about investment opportunities in Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia were carried out.

Beside this, the HOMERe project was presented whose objective is to increase employability for high-level post graduates in the region. Furthermore a presentation of the Enterprise Europe Network was carried out in order to present the initiative as a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs in the Mediterranean region.

On the occasion of this roadshow, the OPTIMED Project was presented to the participants (institutions and transport and logistics companies) in order to foster the pioneering initiative of the virtual logistics platform aiming at improving shipping trade - in timing and freight costs - within the Mediterranean basin and especially between Lebanon, Italy, Spain and France.

Furthermore, the Med Pavilion was performed of a Networking space, an exclusive space where companies had the opportunity to meet and exchange business cards. Besides this, participants could attend different Helpdesks of Investment Promotion Actors, in order to be informed about how boosting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) between north and south.

The participants at the Market Business Exchange  in the Med Pavilion included International Delegations with different profiles such as shippers (retailers and manufacturers), 3PLs, 4PLs, Carriers (road, rail, sea, air), Freight forwarders, Ports,  Energy Providers, Consultants and Technology Solutions companies and Transportation Industry brought together.

More than 50 organizations from across the Mediterranean could exchange their business ideas and projects as well as sharing strategies for future collaborations.

EUROMED Invest is a project that will last 3 years (2013-2016) co- financed at 80% by the European Commission for a global amount of 5 million of Euros. It is co- financed by ANIMA Investment Network, in the frame of the consortium MedAlliance.

The ultimate goal of EUROMED Invest is to boost private business and investment within the Euro-Med area to contribute to an inclusive economic development of the region.

The specific objective of the project is to empower Euro-Med business and investment networks to implement targeted strategies supporting the creation and the international development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in order to boost private business and investment within the Euro-Mediterranean area.

For further more information: www.euromedinvest.eu