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    MedaLogistics Week Barcelona 2024: Sustainable and digital solutions of Tennders in the logistics industry
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    Mr. Josep Santacreu, President of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce: “The Mediterranean will always be a priority and capital for our actions”
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    Elisabet Camprubí, CEO of ASCAME’s partner BÉCÉ Consulting & Language Services: “Negotiations in the Mediterranean are influenced by cultural values, beliefs, and communication styles”

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    MedaLogistics Week Barcelona 2024: Sustainable and digital solutions of Tennders in the logistics industry

    More and more logistics startups are making the difference in the Mediterranean region. All of them are using a variety of technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase transparency in the supply chain, and adop...

    April 9, 2024
    Mr. Josep Santacreu, President of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce: “The Mediterranean will always be a priority and capital for our actions”

    The history of Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is linked to the Consulates of the Sea and the Royal Private Board of Commerce of Barcelona, founded in 1758, and which became the leading institution for economic and cultural progress in the country and the Mediterran...

    April 9, 2024
    Elisabet Camprubí, CEO of ASCAME’s partner BÉCÉ Consulting & Language Services: “Negotiations in the Mediterranean are influenced by cultural values, beliefs, and communication styles”

    The bestselling author and inspirational speaker on business leadership Mr. Simon Sinek said once “If you do not understand people, you do not understand business”. In the following interview, Mrs. Elisabet Camprubí, CEO of BÉCÉ Consulting & Language Services SL, qu...

    April 8, 2024
    Interview with Mrs. Carla Picozza, Board Member of the Special Agency of Frosinone Latina Chamber of Commerce: “Current challenges in the Mediterranean present opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and positive change”

    INFORMARE is the Special Agency of Frosinone Latina Chamber of Commerce that provides comprehensive support and assistance to SMEs in the Frosinone and Latina regions. Its primary goal is to facilitate the growth and the development of companies in these areas by offering a ra...

    April 5, 2024
    Interview with Mr. Cristiano Erriu, General Secretary of Camera di Commercio Cagliari – Oristano: “The centrality of Sardinia in the Mediterranean is one of the paths of the island’s future development”

    The history of the Chamber of Commerce of Cagliari-Oristano (Sardinia) is very recent. The institution established on 1 December 2020 following the unification between the Chamber of Cagliari and the Chamber of Oristano. However, the Cagliari Chamber has over 160 years of acti...

    April 4, 2024
    ECO-CRUISING FU_TOUR fosters dialogue and synergies between SMEs and startups to move forward the green transition in the tourism industry

    Since November 2023, Leancubator, the new Algerian sustainable hub for innovation and start-up generation, brings together SMEs and startups in the tourism sector as part of the Eco-Cruising FU_TOUR Project. Through different workshops held in different Mediterranean cities, s...

    March 27, 2024
    ECO-CRUISING FU_TOUR Project boosts the green transition in the cruise sector through the new Capacity Building Programme

    ECO-CRUISING FU_TOUR, the EU co-funded project aiming at exploiting the green and blue potential of the West Mediterranean tourism SMEs, has taken a new step forward for boosting the transformation of the cruise sector into a more sustainable and bluer industry. The latest act...

    March 21, 2024
    Interview with Rim Siam, President of Economic Businesswomen Council at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce: “My goal is to elevate businesswomen to the next level and expand it abroad”

    When talking about inspiring positive changes in gender equality in the Mediterranean we have to mention Ms. Rim Siam, President of Economic Businesswomen Council at Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Siam is an active Egyptian model who advocates for a better inclusion of wo...

    March 9, 2024
    Blanca Sorigué, General Director of Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona: “We must support female leadership from the educational sphere to the workplace”

    One of the voices that has contributed most to the empowerment of women in the economic and business sphere, especially in the industrial and technological sectors, is that of Blanca Sorigué, the first woman to assume the position of Director General of the Zona Franca Consor...

    March 7, 2024
    ASCAME participates at Barcelona Woman Acceleration Week (BWAW) with a session on multilateralism and gender equality

    Multilateral cooperation is more necessary than ever to ensure gender equality in both the economic and social spheres, a challenge that affects not only the Mediterranean region but is extensible to any country in the world. This was the main conclusion of the BMULTILATERAL s...

    March 6, 2024
    Interview with Ms. Sana Afouaiz, Founder and CEO of Womenpreneur Initiative: “There are lots of cultural norms that we need to defeat, to question, and to challenge”

    At just 25, Ms. Sana Afouaiz founded Womenpreneur Initiative, a network of 20,000 women entrepreneurs in 23 countries with the aim of advancing women’s place in the entrepreneurial scene, technology, innovation and society. Ms. Afouaiz also wrote the book Invisible women in ...

    March 4, 2024
    Empowering women leadership in the Mediterranean

    Businesswomen and women entrepreneurs are driving a positive change and shaping the economic landscape in the Mediterranean. For instance, one in three start-ups in the Mediterranean region is founded or led by a woman. This is a higher percentage than in Silicon Valley. In th...

    March 4, 2024
    Ms. Najoua Attia, President of the Cap Bon CCI (Tunisia) and President of ASCAME’s Women Entrepreneur Commission: “Chambers of commerce contribute to a more inclusive Mediterranean region”

    We interviewed Ms. Najoua Attia, a woman entrepreneur who is the President of ASCAME’s Women Entrepreneurs Commission and President of the Cap Bon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Tunisia. We talked to her about the main challenges that facing by this institution, such a...

    March 4, 2024
    Interview with Mr. Daf Sehla DAF, Dr. of Diawling National Park (PND) in Mauritania, partner of the Reboot MED Project

    ASCAME is part of the Reboot MED Project, which aims to recover, experiment and boost ecotourism in the WestMed region. This is a 2-year flagship project, focused on the post-Covid-19 recovery of tourism in the Western Mediterranean. It is led by Petra Patrimonia Corsica and c...

    March 2, 2024
    Luís Roby, CDO & Board Vice-President of Grupo ÉRRE: “Public and private partnerships are crucial to foster cooperation among countries”

    Last year, ASCAME signed a collaboration agreement with Grupo ÉRRE, a Portuguese consultancy firm with a wide experience in advising companies from different sectors on TIC solutions, sustainable transition or communication services. In the following interview, we talk to Lu...

    February 14, 2024
    The CCI of Cagliari-Oristano organizes the ‘Sardegna -Turchia Business Forum’

    Exploring the opportunities that Turkey can offer to Sardinia was at the main focus of the “Sardegna-Turchia Business Forum” organized by ASCAME’s member Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cagliari-Oristano, that toke place place on the 2nd of February at the airport of...

    February 5, 2024
    ASCAME at MID of MED Mediterranean Business Summit in Izmir (Turkey)

    ASCAME was so well represented at MID of MED Mediterranean Business Summit, that toke place in the city of Izmir (Turkey) on the 29th and 30th of January. The event, which was organized by the Association of Businesswomen of Izmir, got together more than a thousand business wo...

    February 2, 2024
    Vincent Ernoux, Coordinator of the Interreg NEXT MED Programme for the Western Mediterranean: “Cooperation is the key to face current challenges in the Mediterranean”

    Making cooperation happen in the Mediterranean. This is the main objective of Interreg NEXT MED Programme, the largest EU-funded external cooperation programme in the Mediterranean Sea Basin. The vision of this programme is to contribute to a smart, sustainable and fair develo...

    January 29, 2024