GGI member firm Ficesa Treuhand, S.A.P. will kindly host the first GGI Latin American Regional Conference to be held in Europe, concurrently with the GGI EasyMeet. Both events will be held on the same weekend at the InterContinental Hotel Madrid. The Latin American Regional Conference is designed for GGI members from the region, as well as those interested in doing business in Latin American countries. All major parts of the conference will be translated from Spanish into English and vice versa.
The EasyMeet programme is relevant to the rising leaders within the firm. Juniors and associates who do not usually attend GGI’s international and regional conferences can get together and meet with their peers from all around the world in a fruitful, unique and amiable environment. The EasyMeet begins on 24 June. Please note this will be the only European EasyMeet this year!
The two events will offer some joint sessions, such as meals and sightseeing events – a perfect networking opportunity! This will enable all participants to build connections with their fellow GGI members as well as to learn and benefit from each other’s experience.
It has been confirmed that Benita Ferrero-Waldner will deliver a keynote speech during the Latin American & Iberian Regional Conference. Ferrero-Waldner is an Austrian diplomat, politician and member of the conservative Austrian People’s Party. She has previously served as the Foreign Minister of Austria, the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, and as the European Commissioner for Trade and European Neighbourhood Policy.
Inspiring Practice Group meetings and fascinating lectures will mean you leave well-informed. It is also an opportunity to stay connected with fellow GGI members and exchange ideas, experiences and the latest news and developments from your business with your international colleagues.
Do not miss out on this promising European experience. From sprawling museums to traditional restaurants and bars, wonderful squares and beautiful parks: a single weekend will surely not suffice to see and experience everything this vibrant city has to offer!
For those arriving earlier, on Thursday 23 June a day trip to the World Heritage City of Segoviahas been organised. Participants will find a magical city of warm terracotta and sandstone hues set amid the rolling hills of Castilla, against the backdrop of the Sierra de Guadarrama. Walt Disney is said to have modelled Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland California on Segovia’s Alcázar.
Delegates’ guests can join a day trip to the beautiful World Heritage City of Toledo on Friday 24 June. Located atop a gorge overlooking the Río Tajo, it was known as the “city of three cultures” in the Middle Ages, a place where – legend has it – Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities peacefully coexisted. Horseshoe-arched mosques, Sephardic synagogues and one of Spain’s finest Gothic cathedrals are all to be found in the city’s dense historical core.
Toledo also has something to offer art lovers, in particular the haunting canvases of El Greco, the influential, ambiguous painter with whom the city has come to be synonymous.
On the Saturday afternoon, delegates to register to join a VIP guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid, including some normally off-limits areas.
Conference delegates can enjoy a tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (the home of Real Madrid) on Saturday evening, prior to attending dinner at the “Puerta 57” restaurant, which is located in the Stadium itself.
If you still have time on Sunday, you can join a trip to the chic Las Rozas Village shopping outlet, which is famous for quality and attention to detail. More than a hundred of fashion retailers have shops there – enjoy special VIP treatment, a personal shopper if required and discounts of up to 60%.
GGI members who are yet to register may still do so. Please use the online registration tool at http://www.ggi.com (Member Login/Events). The detailed programme for the conference is also available here. We look forward to welcoming many of you to Madrid.