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The new AmChamSpain Board of Directors welcomed in Royal Audience by His Majesty the King of Spain

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This morning, the new Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain, AmChamSpain, was received by His Majesty the King Felipe VI. The Board of Directors was led by its Chairman, Jaime Malet, and joined by leading executives from 20 multinational companies which represent 280 AmChamSpain member companies.

 

The delegation included executives from Walt Disney, 3M, Bank of America, McKinsey & Co., BCW, Facebook, AIG, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Citigroup, HP, Clairfield, Amgen, Hotusa, Microsoft, IBM, Telam, American Express, Gilead, Pfizer and Costco.

 

During the meeting, the Board of Directors communicated AmChamSpain’s priorities to support the economic recovery in Spain and to strengthen the trans-Atlantic relationship. Specifically, six lines of action:

 

  1. To reinforce Spain’s “equity story” in international markets. The Chamber believes it is necessary to rebrand the country’s image to attract both direct foreign investment and portfolio investment and also to strengthen Spanish companies that invest and sell their products and services in international markets.

 

  1. To promote competitiveness as a pathway to attract investment and talent and to create mass, high-quality employment. The Chamber’s working committees propose structural changes to the Spanish economy that will allow it to improve its position compared to other competitors. The Chamber promotes legislative improvements in the labor market, the education sector and the tax system. It promotes efficiency in the public sector, energy sustainability, public and private investment in R&D&I, a healthcare system able to offer innovative healthcare equally throughout the entire country, digitalization in industry and initiatives to provide women greater access to leadership positions. The Chamber believes it is necessary to support the export and tourism sectors which have been crucial in overcoming previous crises.

 

  1. To support institutional stability and the Rule of Law, with special support for the Constitution and the Crown.

 

  1. To work with the new Biden administration to strengthen the trans-Atlantic relationship between the United States and Europe, in which Spain is fundamental due to its strategic role in Latin America and the Mediterranean.

 

  1. To support a culture of responsible investment: Environment, Social & Governance (ESG).

 

  1. To engage major international funds in participating in far-reaching projects directed at sustainably improving the industrial sector, complementing the European Next Generation funds with public-private collaboration.

 

Malet also indicated that “this is, undoubtedly, a time of great challenges: the pandemic, climate change, major technological disruptions, new geostrategic conflicts, inequalities and migrations. This is truly a new world. We here at the Chamber represent many of the largest companies worldwide, both American and Spanish, but also small- and medium-sized enterprises. We represent all sectors and we want to contribute to make this new world a better world as well”.

 

 “The collaboration between Europe and the United States is fundamental in order to overcome the healthcare and economic crisis and Spain can play a vital role. At this time, more than ever, American and Spanish companies must collaborate with each other and with the public sector, providing service and optimism”, indicated the Chairman of the Chamber, Jaime Malet, at the end of the meeting.

 

Image: © Casa de S.M. el Rey

16 Feb 2021

We present our oficial sponsors for 2021

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It is an honor to present the official sponsors of the coming year 2021: Bristol Myers Squibb, Coca-Cola, Damm, Dow, Gilead, Nippon Gases and Pfizer.

Its valuable support over the next year is essential to continue to carry out our activity and create new opportunities for all members of the Chamber.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients overcome the most serious diseases.
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Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola was born in 1886 with the purpose of refreshing the world. Today, it has more than 500 brands in almost all categories and more than 700,000 people delivering its beverages to customers and consumers.
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Damm
Damm's activity is based on the manufacture and distribution of beverages on an international scale, mainly beer. Other lines of business where are
also present are water and soft drinks, distribution and catering, logistics activities and energy activities.
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Dow
Dow is a multinational chemical company that combines one of the broadest technology portfolios in the industry with asset integration, specialized innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, focused materials science company. the client, inclusive and sustainable.
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Gilead
Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and markets innovative therapies in areas of unmet medical need. The mission of the company is to promote the care of patients with life-threatening illnesses around the world.
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Nippon Gases
Nippon Gases, part of Nippon Sanso Holdings, is much more than a supplier of industrial and medical gases. It operates in 13 countries in Europe, and thanks to its products and technological solutions it is the strategic partner of more than 150,000 clients and nearly 300,000 patients. Their goal is to create social value through innovative gas solutions that increase industrial productivity, improve people's well-being and help build a more sustainable future.
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Pfizer
As a biomedical company working to improve people's health, Pfizer is dedicated to developing innovative therapies and vaccines to cure and prevent disease or alleviate its symptoms.
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18 Dec 2020
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