POSTED: April 14th 2013

Madrid 2020: Mayor Botella welcomes Business For Madrid founders to Spanish capital

The launch of the Busines for Madrid Forum / Madrid 2020
The launch of the Busines for Madrid Forum / Madrid 2020

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Representatives of the companies and organisations responsible for the new Empresas por Madrid (Business For Madrid) were greeted by the Ana Botella, Mayor of Madrid.

“In what is becoming an increasingly globalised marketplace, the Spanish capital needs a business sector that can compete with other cities around the world,” Botella said.

The joint public/private initiative will attempt to develop strategic projects to the city’s benefit, as well as the people who live in it.

The 10 firms and organisations supporting the Madrid 2020 Olympic Bid Sponsorship Programme – Accenture S.L., Camara de Comercio e Industria de Madird, J&A Garrigues S.L:P, Gomez Acebo & Pombo Abogado S.L P, Grupo Villar Mir (OHL), IFEMA (Feria de Madrid), La Caixa, J.C. Decaux, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Telfonica - founded the forum.

“The business community has the enthusiasm to match its investment,” Madrid 2020 and Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco, who was also in attendance at the ceremony, said. “Though you are under no obligation, you are demonstrating your commitment to the city and belief in bring the Games to Spain in 2020.”

The forum members will manage promotional efforts through events, programmes, and activities through their offices outside Spain. Advertising and communication profiles will be afforded to the companies who helped found the forum, and they will be invited to official events and given access to facilities in the city for hosting corporate events.

“We will identify partnership programmes to improve services and the city’s infrastructures,” Botella said.

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