From left to right: Gemma Cortijo, executive director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce; Alan Solomont, chair of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors; Reyes Maroto, minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism; Petra Mateos, vice chair of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jorge Badía, managing partner of Cuatrecasas; Juan Pérez Tabernero, director of communication and institutional relations at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Cuatrecasas auditorium in Madrid hosted the Spain-US Business Forum. The forum, organized together with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, seeks to strengthen the business relationship between the two countries.  

The minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Ms. Reyes Maroto, attended the event, which filled the auditorium. In her speech, the minister stated the public authorities’ obligation to remove uncertainties to foster the growth of companies. She also highlighted Spain’s strategic position as a gateway to business in Europe.

Jorge Badía, managing partner of Cuatrecasas, opened the forum at which business people, experts and political leaders from Spain and the US exchanged opinions to explore synergies and business opportunities.

“We are the privileged witnesses of a period of growth and prosperity in both countries, resulting from many sacrifices and complex decisions,” said Mr. Badía during his speech; he also highlighted the good flow of transactions between the two countries.

Also attending the forum were Benjamin Ziff, US Embassy chargé d’affaires, and Alan D. Solomont, former ambassador and chair of the board of directors of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce.