On 29 September in Madrid a group of Europe’s leading issuers, investors and financial intermediaries came together for Euromoney’s Spanish Capital Markets Forum. Now in its fourth year, this forum has become the annual meeting place for the leading market participants interested in the investment opportunities in Spain. Now, more than ever, delegates are finding this forum one of the most important places to interact with their peers and hear the latest market developments.
The main theme that dominated this year’s forum was ‘Financing the Future: Spain After the Crisis’. The forum’s panelists discussed in detail how Spain can move on from the crisis, tackling both the global economic downturn and its own stringent austerity measures. Speakers warned of challenging times ahead but were also optimistic about Spain’s ability to restore investor confidence in the country.
The conference was opened by Soledad Núñez, Director General of Treasury and Financial Policy at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, who offered her interesting perspective on changes between the past and the future of the financial markets. This was followed by another interesting address from Raúl González, Chief Executive Officer of Barceló Grupo, who gave the audience an insight into the promising future for the tourism sector in Spain. The subsequent panels were filled with lively debate on a range of subjects including: financing a sustainable economic growth model; challenges for the Spanish banking system; financing regions and cities; and building a future for Spain’s capital markets.
Once again, the forum provided an excellent opportunity for all participants to debate the latest issues affecting the markets in Spain. Euromoney would like to thank all sponsors, speakers and delegate for their efforts in making this event such a success.