Impact HUB Madrid lends its support to Madrid Platform – the first ever international business HUB between Europe and Latin America

  • Impact Hub Madrid has signed a collaboration agreement with Madrid Platform, that sees it offering its support as a partner. Impact Hub Madrid thus becomes part of the first ever international business HUB between Europe and Latin America
  • Madrid Platform is promoting the city of Madrid as a natural bridge for SMEs in Europe and Latin America and to this end is organizing an event (physical, semi-virtual and completely virtual) for May 2021. Madrid Platform is emerging as one of the main levers of the economic reactivation plan envisaged by Madrid City Council, which is actively supporting the project as Official Partner.
  • Madrid Platform already has the active support of Madrid City Council and a wide range of public and private institutions, including the airline Iberia, as well as companies such as the Martín Molina law firm, Ferrovial and CBRE. What’s more, most of Europe’s Chambers of Commerce are set to actively participate, as well as the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the Council of Ibero-American Companies, the Foundation for Young Ibero-American Entrepreneurs, the Euro-America Foundation and the Organization of Ibero-American States.

 

Madrid, April 7, 2021  | MSH Global, through the company Madrid Eventos Congresos y Convenciones (MECC), and  Impact Hub Madrid have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at fostering cooperation ahead of the event “Madrid Platform”, scheduled for May 2021. The agreement seeks to promote the visibility and broaden the scope of this international business ecosystem as an opportunity for growth and connection between companies, chiefly SMEs, from both Europe and Latin America.  

Madrid Platform was created to address the need for a natural meeting space for companies from Europe and Latin America. It envisages Madrid as a strategic bridge for business between both continents. The project, which has the active support of the Madrid City Council, aims to connect SMEs from different sectors through one-on-one meetings to explore real business opportunities, as well as hear from a wide range of experts on issues such as the future of work as we embrace the so-called “new normal”. 

To further these goals, the organization is preparing a hybrid event (physical and virtual)  for May 2021, with the aim of starting a conversation with leading experts on key topics of interest on the global agenda and, specifically, aspects that directly affect Ibero-American countries. The event is set to welcome participants from 500 companies and institutions, and from 20 countries, and will see 3,000 attendees take part in more than 1,500 meetings and other events  – including 300 entrepreneurs and investors who’ll be attending Ágora one-on-one meetings. 

Impact Hub is one of the largest global networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale. Present in 55 countries around the world, it boasts 100 coworking spaces and more than 200 entrepreneurship and innovation programs. Its subsidiary in Madrid  sees this new alliance as a real opportunity. Not only does the project – which seeks to connect SMEs and European and Latin American institutions – embrace a wide and diverse range of sectors, but it also enjoys the strategic support of Madrid’s City Council, which seeks to position the capital as a key business hub for the different regions of the country, boost the city’s international presence, and foster its potential for growth and exports. 

Signing the agreement today were the CEO of Impact Hub Madrid, Antonio González,  and the Director General of Madrid Platform, Carlos Morales. González spoke positively of the initiative and the potential it offers for creating synergies between SMEs. “Madrid Platform is an ideal opportunity to promote much-needed economic reactivation in terms of sustainability, while also fostering synergies between companies from different countries that are eager to collaborate, join forces and do business. As an international entrepreneurship network present in 55 countries around the world, collaboration and networking are part of Impact Hub’s very  DNA. We share with Madrid Platform this interest in positioning Madrid as the key business hub between Latin America and Europe, and we hope to contribute our experience in promoting and accompanying people and companies on their path to positive impact. ”  The Director General of Madrid Platform, Carlos Morales said he was convinced that the participation and support of Impact Hub Madrid will be of great value to the companies and other institutions who are teaming up with Madrid Platform to promote the city as an International Hub and natural meeting point for businesses.  “The international presence of Impact Hub and its commitment to generating synergies in business will be of enormous value to all the companies that make up the Madrid Platform ecosystem”.

Morales then personally invited Impact Hub to participate actively and take full advantage of synergies offered by the more than 1,500 meetings that are expected to be held over the course of the event and which, by all estimates, “will have a success rate of more than 60% in terms of business outcomes”.

During the presentation of the project by Madrid’s City Council on October 7 (read report), the Deputy Mayor, Begoña Villacís, explained that the project “was already part of the City Council’s reactivation strategy” and that  Madrid “needs to become the best city in the world to work in” and become a benchmark for the generation of business ideas in the new post-COVID-19 business world.

Madrid Platform, the first ever international business HUB between Europe and Latin America

 

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