2nd Mediterranean Forum of Strategic and Business Investments

BROSETA and Valencia Plaza, with the collaboration of Forum PPP and Sistemas de Aplicación y Gobernanza Industrial (SAGI), have concluded a new meeting of the Mediterranean Forum of Strategic and Business Investment, a meeting that aims to discuss, from the point of view of the main representatives of Institutions and Private business, the investment opportunities that are open in the surroundings of the Mediterranean axis under the aegis of the Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan.

The meeting, held in Valencia, was opened by the Councillor for Housing and Public Works of the Valencian Generalitat, Maria Jose Salvador, and also saw the participation of the Deputy Director of the European Commission in Spain, Juergen Foecking, who encouraged entrepreneurs to present projects likely to obtain access to the funding of the Juncker Plan, the plan for investments developed by the Community Administration to mobilise private investment. For this, the European Fund for Strategic Investment comes with a warranty of 21 billion Euros, with which it is expected to attract more than 300 billion Euros in private investment.

After the speech of Juergen Foecking they held the first table round of the morning, from the point of view of public agents in the matter of industrial infrastructure and investment. Moderated by Rosa Vidal, partner of BROSETA, it was attended by the President of Puertos del Estado, José Llorca; the President of Les Corts Valencianes, Enric Morera; the Autonomous Secretary of Public Works, Josep Boira; and the President of SAGI, Carlos González-Triviño, who explained the main features of Insight Med, a proposal that aims to generate an integrated structure to attract funding linked to the development of industrial projects and of infrastructure, connecting specifically with the development of trans-European networks of transport and with the community objectives of intelligent re-industrialisation.

The second round table analysed the financing model of infrastructure and services at the autonomic level, and saw the participation of the Autonomic Secretariat of the Economic Model of the Generalitat, Maria Jose Mira; Pablo Gallart, Financial Director of Ribera Salud, Manager of Health Concessions; and Isidre Gavin, Director General of Centros Logísticos de Cataluña (Cimalsa), an organisation that already has the successful implementation of the Insight Med project in its business model.

The third and last round table debate, centered on the funding of local services, and saw the participation of Miriam Fernández Herrero, Director General of Financiación y Fondos Europeos, who explained that the project of the logistics node of Fuente de San Luis as a feasible way to obtain funds from the Juncker Plan of the European Commission. Also participating at this table were the Manager of the company Plan Cabañal, Vicente Gallart; the Manager of the Chamber of Contractors of the Valencian Community, Manuel Miñés; and the President of the Federation of Enterprises of Contractors of Works of the Administration of the Valencian Community (Fecoval), José Luis Santa Isabel.

The closing of the 2nd Mediterranean Forum of Strategic and Business Investments was conducted by the Delegate of the Government in the Valencian Community, Juan Carlos Moragues, who stressed the opportunity presented by the Juncker Plan for the Mediterranean Corridor, and made an appeal to be more open minded and said that the Valencian community is an open, dynamic, prosperous and entrepreneurial region and full of potential.