Over 250 representatives from the business sphere attended the event, which took place on 7th June 2016 at the BBVA Innovation Center within the Asturian Investor’s Day programme.
A fourth of Spain’s steel production in Spain is manufactured in Asturias, a region that has the only national level iron and steel plant in which the entire manufacturing process of this material takes place.
Within this backdrop, and with the aim of further publicising the experience and capacity of Asturias in steel, on 7th June the Economic Development Agency of the Principality of Asturias (IDEPA) held the Steel Industry Pole Sectorial Committee at the BBVA Innovation Center in Madrid, within the Asturias Investor’s Day programme. Among participants were the CEO of IDEPA, Eva Pando, the presidents of the Gijon and Aviles Ports, the president of FEMETAL and representatives from some of the most important Asturian companies in the sector. The conference brought together over 250 people interested in finding out about the region’s potential.
But steel was not the only sector present on 7th June in Madrid. Following the Sectorial Committee, an Institutional Act was held in which Asturias was presented as an investor destination, highlighting the region’s history in industry and its innovative industrial capacity. The event was presided by the Minister for Employment, Industry and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias, Francisco Blanco, and featured the participation of the president of CEOE, Juan Rosell; the president of FADE, Pedro Luis Fernández, the north west regional manager of BBVA, Carlos Rodríguez; and the CEO of ICEX España Exportaciones e Inversiones, Francisco Javier Garzón.
The Asturias Investor’s Day event also included a forum in which fifty technology-based start ups and 15 already consolidated companies got the opportunity to present their projects to 50 international investors.