The annual AMETIC meeting takes place on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th as part of the post-Covid program. discussing technology, innovation, telecommunications, blockchain and other technological mechanisms for businesses in Spain, Europe and Latin America.
The meeting will be attended by the highest government officials in Spain and private entrepreneurs who want to jointly discuss the strategy and plans for achieving sustainable digitization in the country Contribution to the economic, industrial and social reactivation of the country.
The multisectoral association of companies for electronics, information and communication technologies, telecommunications and digital content (AMETIC) would like to once again be the tractor between large technology, innovation and communication companies and small companies and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the country who are digitizing production and production processes sustainably promote.
The meeting will be attended by the third Vice-President and Minister for Economy and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, who will be responsible for opening the event.
Other members of the Spanish government will also attend, namely the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, the Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, the Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá and the Minister for Science and Science Innovation, Pedro Duque . The High Commissioner for the Digital Nation of Spain, Francisco Polo, the State Secretary for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas, and the State Secretary for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures, Roberto Sánchez, will also attend.
The local government representative will also be present, the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, the Mayor of Santander, Gema Igual and the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre. The leaders of Spanish public and private organizations such as CEOE, SEGITTUR, RED.ES, CDTI, ENISA, INCIBE, UGT and CCOO, as well as representatives from the European Commission will also attend.
A total of 112 national and international speakers will take part in the event, and a total of 24 discussion tables and 35 high-level institutional representatives as well as the most important company representatives from companies in the sector will be organized.
Looking to Latin America
In this issue, the eye is drawn to what is happening in Latin America. For this reason there will be two specific discussion tables dedicated to digitization in Latin America.
During the day they will discuss digitization issues that affect the sector and the impact of which is essential to the country’s economic recovery. Topics for discussion include the development of the Macro-Projects Tractors for Health, Tourism, Sustainable Mobility and Food; PostCovid Security in Smart Cities; the need to digitize SMEs; the digitization of public administration; the role of municipalities in digitization; the role of associations in reconstruction and the need for a new social contract; intelligent re-industrialization and Industry 4.0; the need to implement digital innovation hubs; entrepreneurship; the importance of developing digital talent for employment conversion, binomial digitization and sustainability; the commitment to innovation and its impact on recovery; the development of 5G and its challenges in the digital transformation.
The applications of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity in the networked society, the blockchain in companies and administration or the cloud as a pillar for digitization and quantum technologies will also be discussed.
The meeting takes place under the motto “Digitization and sustainability for reconstruction. NOW OR NEVER”, and it will have the co-organization of Banco Santander as well as the collaboration of Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) and be hybrid, personal and digital at the same time in Madrid, Barcelona, Santander and Malaga.
AMETIC believes it is part of the main sector that creates jobs and wealth, and hence the debate on the strategies and plans needed for the economic, industrial and social reconstruction of Spain.
Both the Spanish government and the private investment sector know that the Latin American market is a sector that needs to be exploited and grown. In fact, the multitude of blockchain projects in the Latin America region shows that both the use of cryptocurrencies and the use of this type of technology during the pandemic were an escape valve that made it possible to keep the basic industries in Latin America at an operational level.
With this in mind, the Association of Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Associations for Information and Communication Technologies (ALETI) will be part of the tables defining the near future of digitization and sustainability in Latin America.
During the event, the Prize for the Promotion of ICT in Spanish Companies will be awarded, which rewards the actions of companies that excel in promoting ICT and in actions promoting the digital technology sector.
In the AMETIC press release, President Pedro Mier affirmed: “As a country, we have a unique opportunity that we cannot miss. Now is the time to promote the digitalization of society, industry and economy in a sustainable and sustainable manner and to guarantee the welfare state and the future of the next generations. Overall, on days 2, 3 and 4 in September, administration, companies and social actors will discuss the strategies and plans for digitization and sustainability that the country now needs in order to emerge stronger from this crisis. “
Latin America remains an attractive market for technological innovation and development. Due to restrictive measures such as that of governments like Venezuela and now Argentina, companies are surgically measuring investments in the technological development of their subsidiaries in the region. While Europe and part of the world seek consensus to develop 5G technology, Argentina this week announced by decree that telecommunications is a public service.
This decree identifies an investment problem precisely when the South American country needs it most. The declaration implies setting tariffs for services rather than prices, which undermines today’s competitiveness and reduces investment in developing new platforms that allow better access to digitization of businesses that urgently need it.