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“New ideas in times of crisis”, next Friday 30th January

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Representatives of the Catalan financial, unions, social and university world will meet in Barcelona next 30th January at an event organised by the Foundation Rafael Campalans to open a transversal debate as well as to find new ideas and political and financial proposals for this year 2009. The president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, José Montilla, will open the act, which will take place at the Auditori of La Pedrera.

Montserrat Vendrell, Biocat managing director, will participate in the round table “Bases for a new model of growth” together with experts like Josep Oliver (Economy’s professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona,) Joaquim Boixareu (president of FEMCAT,) or Josep M. Álvarez (general secretary of UGT in Catalonia.) Montserrat Vendrell will set forth the business opportunities innovative sectors like biotechnology can offer.

During the day, they will also analyse other subjects like “Elements to build a new social cohesion,” with the participation of Josep Mª Lozano (teacher at ESADE,) Antón Costas (professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona,) Jordi Sánchez (director of the Foundation Jaume Bofill) and Joan Carles Gallego (general secretary of CCOO in Catalonia.)

The third round table will be centred on “Rethinking Catalonia as project from Catalanism” and will count with the participation of Montserrat Guibernau (teacher at the Queen Mary University of London,) Miquel Caminal (professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona,) Joaquim Triadú (lawyer,) and Ferran Mascarell (vice president of the Ateneu Barcelonès.)


30th January 2009
From 9.30am to 6pm

Auditori de La Pedrera
Pg. de Gràcia, 92
Barcelona, Spain

Please confirm your assistance to the event by:
Tel. +34 93 319 54 12

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