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MedaWeek Barcelona closes its 13th edition with a firm commitment to green economy, female talent and Africa

The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, MedaWeek Barcelona, ​​concluded its 13th edition with a total of 1,280 international participants. Sustainable economy, the incorporation of female talent into the regional economy and the opening of the African market to Mediterranean companies were the key axes of the main economic event in the region.

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Women will be the protagonists of the 13th Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders

The 13th edition of MedaWeek Barcelona 2019, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, that will take place in Barcelona the following 20th, 21st and 22nd of November, will focus on the important role of women in the development of the economies in the region. The Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum constitutes the biggest gathering of women entrepreneurs from both shores of the Mediterranean.

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Renewable energies and sustainability will change the rules of the game for Mediterranean economies

MedaWeek Barcelona 2019, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, will place climate change in the centre of attention of the economies of the region on the 23rd of November during the 8th edition of the ‘EcoMeda Sustainability Summit’. A meeting in which potential measures to face the rising temperatures and rising sea levels will be discussed.

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Islamic banking, a sustainable option with great potential to be explored in Barcelona

The 5th Islamic Finance Forum will be held on the 21st of November during a new edition of MedaWeek Barcelona, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, organised by ASCAME (Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and CIBAFI (General Council for Islamic Banks And Financial Institutions). A meeting in which numerous islamic financial and investment products will be presented, based on ethics and responsibility, as an alternative to the western financial system.

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The Mediterranean opens up to the investment opportunities of the African continent

The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek Barcelona 2019) will host a new edition of the New Africa Business Development Forum (NABDF), which will highlight the importance of regional collaboration to set Africa’s route towards a new phase of economic growth and development. It will also present some of the potential investment and trade opportunities offered by the African continent.

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The economic summit of the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa is committed to the energy revolution

Barcelona hosts a new edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek Barcelona 2019) with an eye on sustainability and green energy as pillars for development. Between the 20th and 22nd of November, authorities, businessmen and businesswomen from both shores of the Mediterranean will meet to tackle the economic and social challenges of the region.

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ASCAME and the European Economic and Social Committee together for the economic development of the Mediterranean

A delegation of ASCAME, the Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, has played a part in the Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions, held at the Palau de Pedralbes in Barcelona during the 22nd and 23rd of October, in order to enhance European involvement in the development of the Mediterranean economy, focusing on digitalisation for SMEs; promoting education and vocational training, and contributing to the development of international trade and sustainable tourism in the region.

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The Mediterranean region needs to build 600.000 households annually by 2025

The first edition of the Mediterranean Real Estate Forum, held last Thursday 17th October in Barcelona under the framework of the Barcelona Meeting Point (BMP2019), concluded by putting the focus on the real estate sector as an answer to the population increase, to the new urban lifestyle, to the unemployment rates in the region and to the demands for sustainable development.

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Barcelona becomes the real estate sector capital with the "Mediterranean Real Estate Forum"

Barcelona will host on October 17th the first "Mediterranean Real Estate Forum", which will stand as the meeting point for organisations and professionals from one of the key sectors for the Mediterranean region economy: the real estate. A forum that will highlight investment and development opportunities in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa and will serve as a platform for business exchange and cooperation.

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ASCAME fosters new areas of investment through the new MAIA-TAQA European Project

“Mobilizing new Areas of Investments and Together aiming to Increase Quality of Life for All” is the aim of the recently launched ‘MAIA-TAQA’ European Project, whose kick-off event was held on the 2nd and 3rd October at the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES). ASCAME, as one of the project partners and co-organisers of the event, promoted actively MAIA-TAQA main activities.

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