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Fundación Consejo España–Estados Unidos at the XXI Forum

Jun 13, 2016

Press Contact: Anais Carmona

703-901-7144

June 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under the leadership of Honorary Chair U.S. Senator Kaine (D-VA) and Chairman José Manuel Entrecanales, the United States Spain Council and its Spanish counterpart, the Fundación Consejo España–Estados Unidos, will convene prominent leaders of the public and private sectors to discuss common interests at the XXI Forum, to be will be held in the historic Santiago de Compostela, Spain on June 17th and 18th, 2016.

Since 1996, the councils have significantly contributed to the strengthening of bilateral relations and the growth of economic ties between the U.S and Spain. Both councils meet annually to discuss topics such as trade, defense, investment, economic growth, technology, immigration, and energy.

This year, the forum will assemble speakers from the highest levels of government in both countries, experts in fields of particular interest and academia, and representatives from major financial institutions and industrial companies worldwide to discuss the following three topics: 1) “Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience and the Fight Against Cybercrime” 2) “Decarbonization of the Economy: Beyond a Global Commitment, An Opportunity for Economic Growth” and 3) “The Role of Cultural Institutions in Social Progress, Global Integration and Economic Development”

Members will discuss how businesses and governments can find ways to collaborate on protecting data without hampering growth, how to incorporate innovative technologies and business models for a lower carbon-economy, and explore how public-private partnerships can help preserve valuable cultural heritage while embracing innovation.

About the United States Spain Council:

The United States-Spain Council is a non-profit organization created to better relationships between the public and private sectors in both countries. The council seeks to stimulate bilateral trade and investment, conducting annual forums where business and government leaders explore the key policy and economic matters affecting commerce, and foster educational and cultural programs. Former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore and former Spanish President José María Aznar established the United States-Spain Council in May 1996.