• November 21st, 2022
  • The event brought together in Barcelona 1,520 entrepreneurs from 50 countries and attracted 24,500 online attendees
  • In the framework of MedaWeek 2022, ASCAME promotes “Chamber 4.0”, a program to adapt the Chambers of Commerce to the new economy

The 16th edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders Week (MedaWeek Barcelona) took place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November 2022 in Barcelona. The iconic economic event concluded with a declaration signed by the different regional and supranational associations that make up the Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce (ASCAME). In this declaration, the members of ASCAME expressed their commitment to the new sectors of the global economy, especially to the digital, green and blue economies, as well as to promote a model of chambers of commerce with the abilities to tackle incoming challenges.

The declaration was signed on the occasion of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ASCAME, which represents nearly 120 million companies from all the countries of the Mediterranean basin. It is in line with this mission that ASCAME organises every year the MedaWeek Barcelona. This year, it brought together in Barcelona 1,520 entrepreneurs from 50 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while also gathering 24,500 online attendees that followed its various sessions via streaming.

This edition of MedaWeek Barcelona served to concretize the commitment of ASCAME with entrepreneurship, through the creation of the Mediterranean Innovation Hub: a series of special sessions for innovators and business angels, where 30 new start-ups found the funding necessary to move their projects into the next level.

MedaWeek was also the platform to announce the choice of Barcelona as the seat of the new Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Mediterranean, as well as the creation of a Research Center for the Green and Blue Economy, which will be installed in Alexandria. Moreover, the event gave impetus to a new ASCAME project to create a single tourism promotion brand for the entire Mediterranean basin, through the creation of a Mediterranean Tourism Agency that brings together representatives of the public and private sectors.