On 15 February 2019, the international seminar “Barcelona Dos” will take place, reserved for RETE Partners and members of its Scientific Committee, in addition to invited guests. The initiative, which will be held in the Barcelona Room of the World Trade Center at the Moll de Barcelona, has been developed with the support of Port Vell – Port de Barcelona.
After the welcome greetings by Joan Colldecarrera, Port Vell el Port de Barcelona, Member of the RETE Governing Board, and the Introduction to the Seminar by Rinio Bruttomesso, President of the Association, the speakers will be Emilio Brogueira and Manuel Guerra, respectively Past President and Vice-President of RETE, followed by the intervention of José Luis Estrada, Former President of RETE and General Coordinator of the Seminar, who will explain the objectives of the day, conceived as a moment of joint reflection to reinforce the positioning of RETE at national and international level in order to represent a point of reference and interlocutor in the field of port-city collaboration.
The first discussion panel will be entrusted to Luisa Bordato, Secretary General of RETE and Advanced Nodes Coordinator, who will present RETE’s original proposal for Advanced Nodes, with specific reference to the Mediterranean area and Latin America. The second moment of reflection will be developed by Joan Alemany, Director of PORTUS and PORTUSplus, who will highlight the strategic role of the two journals for the development of the Association. Vicent Esteban, Director of the RETE Scientific Committee, will talk about training activities, which is one of the strategic objectives of RETE, focusing on the importance of knowledge transfer in the sector of integration and improvement of the port-city relationship. Roberto Converti, Member of the RETE Scientific Committee, will share his reflections to reinforce the international presence of the Association.
The day will end with a general debate among the participants, moderated by Luisa Salgueiro, Member of the RETE Governing Board, discussing new profiles and better instruments for the future of RETE.