There ‘The II Community of Madrid-Comunitat Valenciana Business Summit should be used to increase collaboration between the autonomy and stimulate the economy of all of Spain. This is how some of the great businessmen and leaders of institutions who are participating today in an event organized in the Spanish capital and whose organizers, the president of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, with the head of the Consell, Carlos Mazon, and the Conexus Foundation, led by a lawyer Manuel Broseta, They aim to “strengthen commercial relations and improve social cohesion”, assured the heads of these autonomous communities governed by the PP.
Businessmen raise many topics about this working session, during which some 200 people. It will focus on the areas of transportation and the Logisticsas good as mobility and the energy. From Valencian Association of Businessmen (AVE), who presides Vicente Boluda, assures that this meeting serves to “promote collaboration between regions, which is essential to make Spain a more powerful country with greater capacity for economic and social development.” Madrid is the main market for Valencian Community companies in Spanish territory and these depend on Madrid until a third of all real estate sales transactions and services carried out by Valencian companies in Spain.
It is for this reason that the president of the Valencian autonomous employers CEV, Salvador Navarrostates that “all of us attending the summit know that infrastructure is a key element of competitiveness and that government investment decisions favor certain geographic areas if invested in. On the contrary – he emphasizes – they limit the potential where it is not finished.”
In the case of the Valencian Community, “this key infrastructure – underlines the president of the CEV – is the Port of Valencia, key for businesses in the Valencian Community and also for many other Spanish regions, including Madrid because its natural maritime exit is through our port. We need the central government to promote it and that means already giving the green light to the construction of the new container terminal in the northern extension of the Grao complex,” he adds.
He president of the Valencia Chamber of Commerce, José Vicente Morata, underlines that this year’s summit is a continuation of the first held last year and “during which the need to coordinate strategies between the two autonomous communities was noted, in addition to intensifying the public-private collaboration, essential for undertaking projects in the field of logistics or communications.” During this second summit, according to MorataIn addition to continuing to promote infrastructure and mobility between Madrid and the Valencian Community, “we hope to work on initiatives that favor sectors such as tourism and commercial relations between the two territories”, emphasizes the head of the institution from the room.
Morata also emphasizes that the “hub” of Baraja Airport and the link between Dry Port of Madrid and the Port of Valencia “They are complementary in terms of tourism offerings and we must pool our potential to develop further.” With this objective, “it is essential that governments align, deepening the single market and eliminating bureaucratic obstacles, without forgetting the policies of administrative simplification and reduction of the tax effort borne by companies, which the governments of the country Carlos Mazon And Isabelle Ayusobut on which we must continue to work.
Take advantage of the synergies
As an association that brings together the interests of leaders and businessmen of the Valencian logistics sector, Propeller considers that “the Madrid-Comunitat Valenciana business summit is a magnificent opportunity to continue strengthening synergies and evaluate new paths of collaboration,” explains its president. Alfredo Soler. As the Chamber of Commerce also points out, usually do emphasizes that “we must not forget that Valencia is the natural port of Madrid, so any initiative that contributes to building bridges and strengthening relations will always be welcome.”
Propeller Valencia actively participated in the technical sessions preceding this summit and expressed both the concerns of the sector, as well as its proposals to consolidate this necessary commercial relationship “which necessarily implies improving the infrastructures that they use. both communities to promote foreign trade,” he adds.
About two hundred businessmen will participate today in the summit, which will be attended by the barons of the PP. Ayuso And Mazon. There are the presidents of the ports of Valencia, Mar Chao; from Alicante, Luis Rodriguez; and Castelló, Rubén Ibanez. In addition to the speakers, Francisco Lorente (MSC), Adolfo Utor (Balearia), Antonio Arias (Vectalia), Juan Pablo Lázaro (Sending in progress), Jesus Alonso (Ford Spain), Jose Bogas (Endesa), Andres Guevara (BP) and Javier Rivera (PowerCo); They will also participate Inigo Parra (Stadler Spain), Alfredo Quesada (Pavasal), Vicente Ruiz (RNB), Alfredo Rodriguez (Rover Group), Peio Belausteguigoitia (BBVA), Francisco Ivorra (Asisa), Angel Asensio (Madrid Chamber) or Miguel Garrido (CEIM), among others.