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14 October 2014 | Ritz Hotel by Belmond, Madrid #FTSpain
8:20 am - 9:00 amRegistration & Networking
9:00 am - 9:10 amFT Chair's Opening Remarks
Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times

9:10 am - 9:50 amOpening Keynote and Interview: Paving the Way for Future Growth and Prosperity
In these uncertain times, how does the government seek to maintain social, political and economic stability?  To what extent have policies of restructuring and reform been successful and what more needs to be done? What strategies are in place to cut deficit, reignite growth and generate employment? Looking beyond the economy how can faith in the country’s core institutions be regained? 

Mariano Rajoy, President, Government of Spain

Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times

9:50 am - 11:00 amThe Future of Business in Spain
How can the government support businesses and how does it plan to unlock funding for SMEs?  What are the main challenges faced by companies looking to expand their operations in Spain and internationally?  What policies and strategies are required to make businesses more competitive e.g investments in skills and talent, R&D, infrastructure?  What measures are in place to retrain the long-term unemployed who lack the skills to re-enter the workforce? 
10 minute presentation
09.50 - 10.00am        
Antonio Brufau Niubó, Chairman, Repsol 
10.00 - 10.10am        Lisa Montague, Chief Executive Officer, Loewe
10.10 - 10.20am        Jordi Canals, Dean, IESE Business School

Followed by a panel discussion to assess the best practices for driving growth within Spain and internationally.

Jordi Canals, Dean, IESE Business School
Antonio Brufau Niubó, Chairman, Repsol
Lisa Montague, Chief Executive Officer, Loewe

Tobias Buck, Madrid Bureau Chief,
Financial Times

11:00 am - 11:30 amMorning Break
11:30 am - 12:10 pmRestoring Investor Confidence
Foreign investors have been buying Spanish public debt, corporate debt and shares again, but what reforms are still needed to ensure that international investment in Spain continues as the economy recovers?  What can SMEs do to attract foreign capital, and how can they raise their profile overseas?  Which industries in Spain are attracting the most investment, and where do the biggest opportunities lie?  

Antonio Zoido
, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bolsa y Mercados Españoles (BME)
Francisco Javier Garzón, Chief Executive Officer, ICEX

Interview to be conducted by:
Miles Johnson, Hedge Fund Correspondent, Financial Times

12:10 pm - 1:30 pmPanel Discussion: Supporting Innovation – New Ideas Shaping the Economy
By focusing on technology and innovation, how can Spain ignite domestic demand and further stimulate the economic growth? Are the government’s plans for R+D+I ambitious enough? Start-ups and entrepreneurs are a major source of economic growth, but is there sufficient support and funding available? How can early stage investment be encouraged? 

Javier Monzón, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Followed by a panel discussion at 12.30pm
Gonzalo Martin-Villa, Chief Executive Officer, Wayra
Ricardo Martinez-Rico, President and Chief Executive Officer, Equipo Económico
Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Regional General Manager for Western Europe, Uber
Carmen Vela Olmo, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Government of Spain

Moderated by:
Miles Johnson, Hedge Fund Correspondent,
Financial Times

1:30 pm - 2:45 pmLunch and Networking
2:45 pm - 3:20 pmA New Model for Banking and Finance: Interview
Which changes have been implemented to restructure the banking system, and have they been successful?  What lessons can be learned from the past?  What risks do banks still face?  How can banks be encouraged to lend to businesses and to get credit flowing again? 
Fernando Restoy, Deputy Governor, Banco de España

Interview to be conducted by:
Tobias Buck, Madrid Bureau Chief,
Financial Times

3:20 pm - 4:20 pmWhere Now for Spain?
While still in its early stages, the pace of recovery has been faster than originally expected. Has Spain proved its critics wrong?  What steps must be taken to restore faith in national institutions?  How does Spain compare with other European countries badly hit by the crisis and is its place in the eurozone still secure?  What can we expect to see in the next 5 years?  Are things moving in the right direction? 
Special 10 minute Presentation 

Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, High Commissioner of the Government for ‘Marca España’ 

Followed by a Panel Discussion: 

Miguel FerreSecretary of State for Finance, Government of Spain
José Ignacio Conde Ruiz, Economist, FEDEA 
Carlos Espinosa de los MonterosHigh Commissioner of ‘Marca España’ 
Charlotte Fraser-Prynne, Chief Executive Officer, International Policy Group
Raoul Ruparel, Head of Economic Research, Open Europe 

Moderated by:
Tobias Buck, Madrid Bureau Chief,
Financial Times 

4:20 pm - 4:45 pmCoffee Break
4:45 pm - 5:10 pmProspects for a United Economy
Can regional differences be overcome to make way for progress? How likely are plans for constitutional reform, and what could the implications be for the economy?
Lluís Bassets, Associate Editor, El País

In conversation with Tobias Buck, Madrid Bureau Chief, Financial Times

5:10 pm - 6:00 pmGroup Interview: The Rise of Non-bank Funding
Non-bank lenders have become a major source of funding for Spanish companies since the crisis. What new funding sources are now available, and will this trend continue as the economy improves and banks regain their stability? What has changed in the area of non-bank funding in Spain, and how does this compare with other EU marketplaces? Are bonds here to stay?

Ignacio Ruiz Camara, Partner, Allen & Overy
Marco Antonio Achón, Global Head of Financial Solutions and Advisory, Santander
Borja García Alarcón, Chief Financial Officer, Enagas 

Moderated by: Miles Johnson, Hedge Fund Correspondent, Financial Times

6:00 pm - 6:30 pmCEO Interview: The Outlook on Infrastructure
What has the full impact of economic turbulence been on long term infrastructure development in Spain? Following the success of Spanish infrastructure firms in securing large scale contracts overseas and cutting their debt levels, when can they expect to begin increasing their domestic activity? How could a revival of construction plans help to create jobs? What do investors expect to see in the next few years?

Francisco Reynés, Chief Executive Officer, Abertis

6:30 pm - 7:00 pmFinal Keynote Address and Interview: The Road to Recovery
Luis de Guindos, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain

Interviewed by:
Tobias Buck, Madrid Bureau Chief, Financial Times

Followed by audience Q&A

7:00 pm - 7:05 pmFT Chair's Closing Remarks
Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times

7:05 pm - 7:05 pmDrinks Reception and Summit Concludes


The summit will be held in English, but there will be simultaneous translation offered.