The World Free Zones Organization confirms that the city will host its office in southern Europe and will host the fifth international trade congress
Barcelona gains prominence in international trade. The World Free Zones Organization (WFZO), which brings together 350 free zones from 78 countries, has confirmed today that the city will host its new regional headquarters for the Mediterranean countries.
Likewise, the Board of Directors of the WFZO has agreed that Barcelona will be the host city for the fifth edition of the World Free Zones Congress, which will be held in June 2019. The Barcelona Free Trade Zone Consortium (CZFB) will be the entity in charge of organizing an event that will attract about a thousand international trade representatives to the Catalan capital.
The city will host the fifth world congress of free zones in 2019
The special delegate of the State in the Zona Franca Consortium, Jordi Cornet, highlighted the importance of maintaining the leading role of Barcelona in the economic world “as an open, inclusive and cosmopolitan city”.
“The experience of the CZFB in the organization of international fairs and congresses, the prestige of Spain as a global logistic platform and the attractiveness of Barcelona as the capital of the Mediterranean have been decisive factors in hosting the congress,” Cornet explained.
In addition, the delegate of the State for the CZFB thanked the Vice President of the Spanish Government, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría “his support for Barcelona to host this congress, which is excellent news for Spain, for Catalonia and for the city ” “This is demonstrated,” Cornet added, “that the unity of action and the sum of efforts allow us to meet the challenges posed by the globalized world.”
For his part, the president of the WZFO, Mohammed Al Zarooni, who has been meeting in Barcelona on Monday to approve the budget of the entity for 2018, has congratulated himself for “the continued growth of the WFZO and its usefulness as a platform international innovation and sustainability “, while asserting that the leading organization” shows the key role of free trade zones in world trade and their contribution to socio-economic development “.
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