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Opening of the meeting focused on business matters of the I Funseam International Symposium.

Markets and Sustainability for a Competitive Energy Sector, on debate at the III Funseam International Symposium

Executives of the leading energy market, representatives of international regulatory agencies and renowned experts from academia and business fields from around the world will meet on 2 and 3 February at the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) as part of the III Funseam International Symposium, organized by the Foundation for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (Funseam) and the Chair of Energy Sustainability at the University of Barcelona. 



The tandem between energy interconnections and sustainability to achieve a more competitive industry will be the central theme of this event that will take place, as in previous editions, over two days, with special emphasis on the business and academic fields, respectively.

Business Symposium

Latin American markets, their relation with European markets -particularly with the Spanish market- and the presentation of sustainable energy projects will constitute an area of special interest on the first day of the symposium, of an entrepreneurial nature, on Monday, 2 February. The symposium will be opened by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain, José Manuel Soria. Spanish and European authorities and Funseam  Board of Trustees formed by Repsol, Endesa, ACS, Enagas, CLH, Gas Natural, Cepsa and EDP Reneváveis, chaired by Antonio Llardén, president of Enagas, will take part in the event.

Rosa García, CEO of Siemens España, and the Deputy Director General of Energy of the European Commission, Christopher Jones, will lead in the inaugural conference.

The different tables of the conference will be composed of internationally renowned experts of the leading energy companies in the sector in Spain and Latin America. Francisco Salazar, president of the American Association of Regulators of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Council of Mexico, and the president of Repsol, Antonio Brufau, will close the session.

Academic Symposium

On Tuesday, 3 February, the academic conference will be opened by the rector of the University of Barcelona, Dídac Ramírez and will bring together high ranking academics and international business schools experts who will  discuss issues related to energy markets, infrastructure and sustainability policies.

Some of the main key experts that will attend this event are David Newbery, director of the prestigious Energy Policy Research Group of Cambridge University, as keynote speaker. Other participants include representatives from recognized institutions in the academic field such as the London Business School, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, DIW Berlin, University of Groningen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Warwick, Trinity College Dublin, University of Coimbra and the Department of Energy Sustainability of the UB.

The closing speech of the symposium will be delivered by Maria Teresa Costa Campi, professor of Economics and Director of the Chair of Energy Sustainability at the UB.

This academic event is part of the activities of the UB and the Department of Energy Sustainability, affiliated to the Institute of Economics of Barcelona (IEB), and sponsored by Funseam.