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News 30 September, 2021 Internationalisation Basque Trade & Investment

The “Mundura Begira” event on business internationalization in the Basque Country will analyze the global scenario after the pandemic.

It will be held on November 10 at the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao and is organized by the Basque Agency for Internationalization-Basque Trade & Investment of the SPRI Group

International experts, academics, business leaders and policy makers will present to Basque companies the “current and future world scenario.”


International experts, academics, business leaders and policy makers will present the “current and future global scenario” to Basque companies during “Mundura Begira“, the benchmark event for internationalization in the Basque Country organized by the Basque Internationalization Agency-Basque Trade & Investment of the SPRI Group on November 10 at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao. Registration is now open.

As expressed in the title of this edition of Mundura Begira, “A look at where the world is heading”, the objective is to offer Basque companies a vision of the change in the economic and business paradigm that has accelerated in the last two years.

During the day, the latest trends related to the road to recovery will be analyzed and discussed, and invited experts from around the world will debate and share the main challenges we face. Likewise, companies will be able to meet with the representatives of Basque Trade & Investment abroad, formed by 15 offices and 34 consultants covering 95 countries, to present their projects or raise their doubts or concerns.

The program will address the following topics:

  • The Great Transformation: Technology, Climate Change and Health
  • The global scenario after Covid-19
  • World economic outlook: a different economy
  • Emerging markets as drivers of global growth

During the event, the study “Key industries in emerging markets for 2050” developed by Basque Trade & Investment in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit will be presented. Afterwards, the event will host a round table with Basque businessmen and women.

A look at where the world is headed

Mundura Begira will present what is probably the biggest transformation that international markets have undergone since the advent of the Internet, the so-called three transitions: digital, green and socio-health.

Likewise, the global scenario in which Basque companies will have to operate in the coming years will also be explained, a world in which competition between the United States and China will continue, with a global market in which Asian countries are becoming increasingly important.

The focus will be on looking towards Asia, analyzing the opportunities that Asian markets will generate between now and 2050 and the capabilities of Basque companies to position and take advantage of these opportunities.

The global scenario looming in a post-pandemic world is full of uncertainties, with an international order in which Asian powers, especially China, have taken center stage and in which technological transformation will change industries and drive new business models.

These challenges will be analyzed in Mundura Begira by leading international speakers, presenting from how the great green and digital revolution that is already taking place affects our industries, to the opportunities that this new global scenario presents to the Basque company. A space for dialogue and reflection that seeks to obtain some certainties that will help Basque companies to face the challenges of the future.


Mundura Begira Program
November 10, 2021

08:30 – 09:25
Arrival and Registration

09:25 – 09:30
Opening Ceremony
Jack Vincent Founder & Managing Partner, Focus360


09:30 – 09:50
Welcoming Remarks
Arantxa Tapia Minister of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, Basque Government


09:50 – 10:20
The Great Transformation: Technology, Climate Change and Health

Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Humanist, Author of “Technology vs. Humanity”, CEO The Futures Agency


10:20 – 10:50
The World in Review: Post COVID-19 Scenario
Craig Calhaun University Professor of the Social Sciences, Arizona State University
Linda Yueh Professor, Fellow, Oxford University; Adjunct Professor, London Business School; Visiting Professor, LSE


10:50 – 11:50
Global Economic Outlook: Strange Economics

Chair: Martin Wolf Chief Economist, Financial Times

Heiner Flassbeck Honorary Professor, University of Hamburg

Christian Ketels Principal Associate, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Andrew Sheng Distinguished Fellow, University of Hong Kong; Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission


11:50 – 12:30

12:30 – 13:50
Driving global growth: Basque Industries’ Opportunities and Threats in the era where Emerging Markets dominate the world

John Carl Ferguson Practice lead, Globalisation, Trade and Finance, Economist Impact

Ainhoa Ondarzabal Managing Director, Basque Trade & Investment 

Roundtable with Basque Industry

Chair: Arantxa Tapia Counselor of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, Basque Government

Francisco José Riberas Executive Chairman, Gestamp

Dámaso Quintana Chairman, Haizea Wind Group

Iñigo Ucin President, Mondragon Corporation


13:50 – 14:00
Closing Remarks

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