The Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering and Architecture Association (MWCC) joins the Madrid Platform business ecosystem – the first ever international business HUB between Europe and Latin America

  • The Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering and Architecture Association (MWCC) has signed a collaboration agreement with Madrid Platform, that sees it offering its support as an Institutional Partner. The MWCC thus becomes part of the first ever international business HUB between Europe and Latin America, which aims to cement the Spanish capital as a center for international investment. 
  • 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, February 10, 2021 | MSH Global, through the company Madrid Eventos Congresos y Convenciones (MECC), and the MWCC have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at fostering cooperation ahead of the event “Madrid Platform”, scheduled for May 2021. The partnership seeks to promote both the public and private sectors in the Ibero-American world.

The Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering and Architecture Association is an initiative launched by Madrid City Council in 2016 and is made up of public and private entities, companies, universities, architecture studios and engineering companies. The objective of the association is to improve the quality of life of citizens by promoting those sectors in which Madrid has a competitive advantage.

The MWCC 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.

The president of MWCC, David García Núñez, today signed the collaboration agreement with Madrid Platform. He was joined by the director of Madrid Platform, Carlos Morales, who stressed during the signing that “…the international engineering and construction sector has enormous future potential. It’s crucial that we encourage and support the ecosystem of small and medium-sized companies that orbit around large companies in this sector.  We see Madrid Platform as the logical place to do this and, for us, it’s key that leading players such as MWCC join us”.

The president of MWCC, David García Núñez, said that “both organizations can work together to promote the city of Madrid, attract investment and export knowledge.” The MWCC will now be closely linked with the first ever international business hub between Europe and Latin America – and joins the thriving ecosystem of SMEs and institutions that Madrid Platform is nurturing with the goal of promoting Madrid as a bridge between Europe and Latin America and a meeting point for business

Madrid Platform: the first ever international business HUB between 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 mixed 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 3,500 attendees – including 300 entrepreneurs and investors – take part in more  than 3,000 meetings

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.

The collaboration agreement

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The agreement enables companies associated with the MWCC to join the  exclusive Madrid Platform database and participate in the wide range of  one-on-one meetings due to take place during the Madrid Platform event. Participants are welcome to continue participating in such meetings even after the event has concluded. These business meetings are face-to-face encounters, specifically designed to increase positive business outcomes for companies attending the event, either in person or virtually. Madrid Platform, whose organizers have a successful track record of more than 20 years, will be setting up a wide and varied schedule of meetings across all sectors and with companies that are actively seeking synergies with other participants.

The MWCC will thus have access to one of the most innovative and visionary events in the business calendar, and one which enhances Madrid’s position as a cultural, institutional and business bridge between countries and continents.

The MWCC lauded the commitment of Madrid’s City Council to supporting Madrid Platform as a strategic lever for economic recovery, and one that will position the city as a bridge for companies and institutions from Europe and latin America.

 

The Director General of Madrid Platform, Carlos Morales said he was convinced that the participation of the MWCC 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. Morales then personally invited the MWCC to participate actively in the 3,500 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”, as well as the event program to which the MWCC may actively contribute by participating in the  wide range of activities.

About MWCC

The Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering, and Architecture Association, is an initiative launched by Madrid City Council in 2016 and is made up of public and private entities, companies, universities, architecture studios and engineering companies.

The objective of the association is to improve the quality of life of citizens by promoting those sectors in which Madrid has a competitive advantage while, at the same time, to foster the development of human resources and the intensive use of technology. After more than 100 interviews with experts and a wide range of panel discussions, the association drew up a Strategic Plan for the Sector for Madrid, the first milestone of which was the constitution, on March 4, of the Association “Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering and Architecture “. This document sets out three main objectives: to promote these sectors in the Madrid and in Spain; to consolidate the international leadership of our companies; and to cement Madrid’s world reputation in the sector.

The MWCC believes that Madrid’s enormous potential has gone unnoticed for far too long. The association therefore seeks to leverage Madrid’s ecosystem – unique in the world – to achieve the above mentioned objectives and thus contribute to the greater well-being of the city’s population.

The project’s vision is comprehensive and transversal. The initiative includes, as partners or collaborators: academic and research bodies – UPM, UAX, UFV, NEXT Education, CEDEX and CSIC -, professional associations – AICCP, CICCP, Círculo de Empresarios, Demarcación Madrid, COAM, CSCAE and CITOP – , business associations – ASPRIMA, ASECI, AVINCO, OFICEMEN, AEV, AEMME, ASICA and TECNIBERIA -, municipal associations – GALSINMA, Sierra Oeste de Madrid -, public bodies – CESCE, ESPAÑA GLOBAL, ICEX, ICO, IFEMA and MCalle 30, EMT, MIA -, large companies and SMEs – such as ACCIONA, AZIERTA, AZVI, CABIFY, CEMEX, COMSA, DCN, EPTISA, ENDESA, FCC, FERROVIAL Grupo SANJOSE, Grupo GMP, IECA, JOCA, METROVACESA, MOVO, RETINEO, SACYR, SODA Arquitectos, NATURGY, TORRE RIOJA, SAINT-GOBAIN – law firms – Cremades y Calvo Sotelo-, financial consultants – BANCO CAMINOS, ICO, FOCE, EY, PWC-, other national and international bodies – AEV, CONAMA, COTEC , FORÉTICA, METRÓPOLI FOUNDATION, GLOBAL SHAPERS, GREENWARD PARTNERS, IE PUBLIC TECH LAB, IABS, MADBIT, MADRID CALLE 30, MADRID OPENCITY, MADRID FUTURO, MADRID SUBTERRA, TECMA RED, WIRES- and Public Administrations such as Madrid City Council, the Comunidad de Madrid, ESPAÑA GLOBAL and MITERD.

 

Resources Madrid Platform

Narrative: Madrid as a natural meeting point for SMEs from Europe and Latin America

Video presentation of Madrid Platform

Launch report de Madrid Platform

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