Spain Investors Day to address Madrid’s strength within the Spanish economy

This morning saw the start of the 13th edition of Spain Investors Day, the main economic and financial event in Spain, which for two days brings together the country’s main listed companies with numerous international investors, as well as various state and regional authorities and market regulatory and supervisory bodies.

Madrid Region will be present at this forum through an informative breakfast organised by its agency for attracting foreign investment, Invest In Madrid. This will be a round table with the participation of executives from some of the region’s most important multinationals, as well as the Regional Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment of Madrid Region, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty. All of them will address the economic weight of Madrid within the Spanish economy, as well as the keys that make this region the main focus for receiving foreign direct investment, as revealed by the figures year after year. In the first three quarters of 2022, the Region of Madrid received almost 65% of all foreign investment entering Spain, a figure that reached 73% in 2021.

The round table will be attended by the General Manager of ERICSSON in Spain, Andrés Vicente, the representative of MITSUBISHI for Spain, Hiroyuki Kitahara, the General Manager of AMERICAN EXPRESS, Juan Ortí, the Director of Institutional Relations of CEMEX, Antonio Cases and the Director himself. The debate will be moderated by the President of Madrid Open City, Gerardo Seeliger. The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, will open the event.

Spain Investors Day has kicked off with the presence of various personalities such as the Vice-Presidents and Ministers of Economic Affairs and Ecological Transition, Nadia Calviño and Teresa Ribera, respectively; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto; as well as 47 major Spanish listed companies.

Invest In Madrid’s participation in this meeting reinforces the leading role played by the Region of Madrid as a driving force in attracting foreign investment, especially at this time of economic uncertainty, when companies are seeking financial stability and legal certainty when deciding on their investment destinations. The Region of Madrid will be the first and only Autonomous Region to be present at an edition of Spain Investors Day.

Invest In Madrid to participate in Spain Investors Day

Invest In Madrid will participate in the 13th edition of Spain Investors Day, the main meeting between investors and entrepreneurs in Spain. This new edition will be held in Madrid on 11 and 12 January, and will aim to discuss the economic outlook for 2023, as well as to promote investment in a scenario marked by the war in Ukraine and its global consequences. The Community of Madrid will be present through Invest In Madrid, the regional office for the attraction of foreign investment, at a time of absolute leadership. More than 73% of the foreign investment received in Spain in 2021 came from the Region of Madrid.

The Spain Investors Day will be attended by international investors, heads of national listed companies, as well as representatives of the central and regional governments and market regulatory and supervisory bodies. Attendees will analyse the challenges and opportunities offered by the market and Spanish companies, at a time when prudence prevails, awaiting the evolution of the war that has had a decisive impact on the global economy and has caused a strong shock in the geopolitical scenario.

The SID Governing Council, whose honorary president is King Felipe VI, will be chaired by the CEO of Estudio de Comunicación, Benito Berceruelo. In his opinion, in the current economic situation “it is crucial to expose our strengths as a country and convey a message of calm to all those international investors who own more than 50% of the companies listed on the Spanish stock exchange”. Berceruelo also highlighted the opportunity provided by this meeting to offer a broad portrait of the country’s economic reality.

Invest In Madrid’s collaboration in this meeting reinforces the leading role played by the Region of Madrid as a driving force in attracting foreign investment, especially at the current time of economic uncertainty, when companies are looking for financial stability and legal certainty when deciding on their investment destinations. The Region of Madrid will be the first and only Autonomous Region to be present at an edition of Spain Investors Day.

International Trade Consultant, strategic allies for Madrid’s companies

Invest in Madrid received this week the students selected for the second edition of the new Foreign Trade Technicians Programme, jointly run by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment of the Madrid Regional Government.

A total of 20 young people have passed this tough training programme, and will be the beneficiaries of the one-year scholarship granted by the Community of Madrid to work as Foreign Trade Technicians in strategic countries for the commercial relations of the Community of Madrid. Some of these destinations are #Istanbul, #Washington, New York, #Lisbon, #Milan, #Bombay, Bogotá or Mexico City, among other cities.

The Foreign Trade Technicians Programme is an extremely important programme for companies in Madrid as it allows them to find, in their #internationalisation process, an essential ally in the country of destination that will help them to open up to new markets, identify opportunities and minimise risks in their establishment in a new country.

Invest In Madrid collaborated in the training programme for these trade technicians, with a talk on the importance of Foreign Direct Investment for the regional and national economy, as well as the role played by investment attraction agencies such as Invest In Madrid in attracting such investment and contributing to the creation of wellbeing and wealth.

At today’s event, we had the opportunity, together with the Ventanilla Unica de Internacionalizacion Madrid-VUI, to share with these talented young people the desire to experience the extraordinary opportunity they have been given. The event concluded with a tasting of Wines of Madrid, thanks to which they were able to learn about the Designation of Origin wines of our region.

Madrid, at the European epicentre of innovation

Invest In Madrid, Madrid Region’s foreign investment attraction office, will present ‘Madrid Investor Talks: a hub for innovation and investment’, a new proposal to attract innovation to the region, at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Madrid Region continues to focus on innovation and entrepreneurship to strengthen and boost its economy. The regional office for attracting foreign investment, Invest In Madrid, which reports to the Regional Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, will be present next week at the Web Summit in Lisbon, a congress that brings together investors and start-ups from all over Europe, with the aim of attracting such important investment to Madrid.

As part of the Web Summit, Invest In Madrid has scheduled the workshop ‘Madrid Investor Talks: a hub for innovation and investment’. This is a round table that will bring together, on 3 November, the main investors and startups in Madrid’s innovative ecosystem with the aim of explaining the facilities offered by the Community to promote and accelerate a startup.

This event will open a debate on the investment opportunities offered by the region of Madrid, the possibilities that each of them have found with their projects to be able to develop them in the Region of Madrid, as well as the opportunities offered by the region to support innovative projects and the investment possibilities for them. Not surprisingly, in 2021, Madrid was the main region receiving investment aimed at startups. A total of €2,489 million from public and private funds were invested in the year to launch and develop innovative startup projects.

José del Barrio, founder and managing partner of Samaipata; Juan López, partner of Kibo Ventures; Markus Ament; operating partner of Samaipata; Miguel Fernández, CEO and co-founder of Capchase and Paloma Martín, CEO and co-founder of Hoop Carpool, will be the protagonists of this conference to be held on 3 November at Web Summit Lisbon, one of the most renowned international innovation events in Europe.

“This meeting is a new opportunity at European level to showcase Madrid Region’s capacity to offer a consolidated innovative and investment ecosystem”, explains Rodrigo de la Mota, Managing Director of Invest In Madrid. Madrid has established itself as the technology hub of Southern Europe”, continues the Director of Invest In Madrid, “and we are already the fourth largest startup ecosystem in Europe”.

He adds that “the investors and entrepreneurs who will accompany us in this workshop are a clear example of the infrastructure that our region offers to support innovative projects”.

De la Mota also wanted to highlight the dynamising character that these types of companies offer to the Madrid economy, as they contribute to generating highly qualified employment. “In 2021 alone, 40,000 new jobs were created in this environment in Madrid Region,” he concluded.

Invest in Madrid travels to Mexico to attract investors

Invest In Madrid reinforces its commitment to Latin America. Following the trips organised this summer to attract investment from Chile and Colombia, September ended with a round of investment seminars in Mexico, which in 2021 became the leading Latin American investor in Spain, the sixth largest in the world. Rodrigo de la Mota, Managing Director of Invest In Madrid, and Diego de Arístegui, Project Director, went there to explain the competitive advantages offered by our region as an investment destination.

The two seminars were held on 27 and 29 September in Mexico City and Monterrey, respectively. In addition to explaining the advantages of the Region of Madrid as a destination for foreign investment, the aim was to show that investment in Madrid, Spain and the European Union is the best way to diversify investments abroad. To date, the United States continues to be the leading recipient country for Mexican investment.

In addition to Invest in Madrid, the seminars featured a presentation by the Madrid law firm Barrilero Asociados, which focused on how to open a company in Madrid from both a commercial and tax point of view. In addition, a representative of CaixaBank in Mexico told attendees how to open a bank account in Madrid, as well as different ways to access financing. Other topics were also discussed, such as the programme for obtaining residency for non-EU citizens (Golden Visa) or the special tax regime for impatriates, also known as the Beckham Law. The President of the Vinos de Madrid Regulatory Council and two representatives of Alcobendas Hub, the Alcobendas City Council entity specialising in the management of foreign companies, also took part in the presentations.

A total of 60 companies attended the conference, representing sectors as varied as start-ups, consultancy, transport and real estate. The success of these conferences demonstrated the growing interest of the Mexican business community in our region. Our economic, fiscal and political stability, the legal security we offer to companies and the facilities for obtaining residency are some of the factors that have made Madrid one of the main centres of attraction for Mexican investment.