The Spanish Business Council celebrates its gala dinner – News

The Spanish Business Council celebrated its Gala Dinner on February 2 at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, coinciding with the Spanish National Day at Expo 2020, Dubai, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Fedecom, the main brands of the Spain Forum and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.



Nearly 300 people, local authorities, Spanish authorities, representatives of Spanish companies, members of the Spanish Business Council, ambassadors, concerned members of the Spanish Community and Expo authorities, attended the event, organized by the Minister of industry, commerce and tourism, Reyes Maroto; Minister of State for Commerce, Xiana Mendez; the President of the Spanish Business Council, Guillermo Cobelo Fernández; Spanish Ambassador Iñigo de Palacio España; the president of FEDECOM, Eduardo Barrachina; Ignacio Osborne, president of the main brands of Spain Forum and president of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce José Luis Bonet.

Cobelo, opened the evening by thanking the guests and sponsors of the gala. He said: “I would like to express my gratitude to all members of the SBC who, during this time still full of challenges and uncertainties, have shown generosity and commitment to our chamber.”

Barrachina, said: “When you think of the UAE, you think of prosperity, a prosperity in which so many Spanish companies have played an important role. Nothing more than Tećnicas Reunidas, the winning company tonight.

Juan Lladó, president of Técnicas Reunidas, received the Técnicas Reunidas award from Eduardo Barrachina and he expressed his satisfaction at having received this award in recognition of the company’s international experience and its export capacities, in mobilizing several Spanish companies to develop new projects.

During the special occasion, Spain’s leading brands forum also recognized leading Emirati authorities and institutions that have actively worked to strengthen bilateral relations between Spain and the UAE over the past year. The entities were awarded the “Friends of Spain Brand in UAE” award.

Osborne, presented the awards ceremony and added that Friends of the Spain Brand represent people who know that Spain is a country that offers many business opportunities, people who have trusted and continue to support our brands.

Maroto, closed the event and reaffirmed the excellent bilateral relations between the UAE and Spain and he expressed his joy and pride for the wealth of Spanish involvement in the UAE. The audience enjoyed a fantastic meal overlooking the Burj Khalifa while watching the dancing fountains and performances by Nader Razdar, DJ and producer, and Sandra Stefanova, singer and pianist.

Spanish Business Council sponsors: Royal Arrow, Técnicas Reunidas, 99 Sushi Bar, Abengoa, Aiuken Cybersecurity, Amadeus, Andreu World, Augusta Capital, Barceló Hotel Resorts, Cepsa, Cosentino, Rif Trust, Typsa and Whitehall and Consulting.

Gala dinner sponsors: Acciona, CaixaBank, Elnaggar and Partners, Estrella Galicia, Gulf Business Consulting, Hacienda Guzmán, IE Business School, Indra, La Liga, Prince, Taste of Spain, Teka and Rover Engineering and Construction LLC.