Successful models + approaches to knowledge + innovative thinking = A space to confront each topic in the context of the real professional and business situation of each and every participant.

The II International Connecting Plus IC+ Congress has been organized by BPW Spain, in collaboration with evap/ BPW Valencia, with the support of BPW Europe and BPW International.

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8.00-9.00 Accreditations and collection of documentation
9.00-9.05 Introduction to the Congress by Susana Roza, presenter of the event.
9.05-10.00 Inauguration ceremony by the Authorities.

Introduction by Mr. Antonio Ariño, Vice rector of the Valencia University.

10.00-10.45 Conference “The “new normal”. Influence of the Orient in the world”.
  Ms. Saskia Sassen, Award Principe de Asturias 2013.
10.45-10.50 Introduction by Mr. Rafa Navarro, Journalist, economist and CVO of InnSomnia.
10.50-11.30 Conference New paradigms in the economy. A new sustainable future.
  Mr. Alan Krueger, Obama’s Ex-chief economic advisor 2011-2013.
11.30-12.00 Coffe Break.
12.00-13.15 Section I.  “The emerging new order”. The “new normal”.  Influence of the Orient in the world”.
  Moderator: Mr. Rafa Navarro, Journalist, economist and CVO of InnSomnia.
  Mr. Francisco Xavier Mena, Doctor in Economics at the University Ramón Llull.
  Ms. Delia Albert, Former Ambassador of  Filippines in Switzerland.
  Mr.  Hervé Falciani, activiste and known for his role in “the Falciani List”.
13.15-15.00 Networking Lunch
15.00-16.00 High Level Panel of “More than a Mother Campaign and Award”
  Moderator: Ms.  Amany Asfour, Vice President of BPW International.
  Hon. Julia Cassell, Minister of Gender, children and social development of Liberia.
  Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of health of Uganda.
  Hon. Alejandra Mora, Minister of women Affairs of Costa Rica.
  Ms. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social office and Vice president of Merck.
  Ms. Yasmin Darwich, President of  BPW International.
16.00-17.30 Section II “Digital economy. The revolution of data”
  Opening conference to the section by Ms. Nuria Oliver, Chief Data Scientist en DataPop Alliance
  Moderator: Ms. Gloria Lorenzo, Director SW Development Oracle.
  Ms. Joana Sánchez, Vice president of Adigital.
  Ms. Gloria Bonder, Director of the Regional UNESCO Chair "Women, Science and Technology"
  Ms. Montse Serra,  Director of  HP Solutions and Services.
17.30- 19.00 Sharing best practices of BPW Federations.
  Moderator: Ms. Giuseppa Bombacci, ECC Member of  Bpw Europe.
20.30-23.30 GALA DINNER
Hotel Balneario de Las Arenas C/ Eugenia Viñes 22-24
08.30-09.00 Accreditations and collection of documentation
9.00-10.45 Section III “Scientific challenges. Open doors. The ‘bio’’s revolution”
  Moderator: Mr Josep Vicent Mascarell, Manager of RSC Area in Balearia.
Mr. José Remohí, Co-President of IVI. Speciality: Reproductive Medicine.
Ms. Ángela Pérez, CEO of  Imegen.
Ms. Elisa Tarazona, Deputy to Management in the Department of La Ribera.
Ms. Luisa Monini, expert in scientific medical programs. BPW International Health Committee Chairperson
10.45-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 Section IV “New Models of Leadership”
  Moderator: Ms. María Gómez de Pozuelo, CEO Womenalia.
  Ms. Isabel Fernández, Adecco Chair Associate Professor Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School (LBS).
  Ms. Mª Ángeles Martín, President of Skylife Engineering.
  Ms. Dolores Perea, General Manager of  Froneri Iberia S.L
13.00-13.15 Conclusions by Susana Roza.
13.15-13.30 Closing sessions  by Ms. Yasmin Darwich President of BPWI
13.30-13.35 D. Raúl Mir, Director private bank. CaixaBank
13.35-13.40 Closing the II IC Plus by the Regional President of the Generalitat Valenciana Mr. Ximo Puig i Ferrer



Where social and economic models have become globalized, thus affecting business management models and business processes of growth.


Which requires innovative and sustainable contributions. The opportunity to confront the paradigms underpinning the management of our business.


To confront the paradigms underpinning the management of our business, with a focus on world order trends and conception.


Which will create spaces to confront each topic in the context of the real professional and business situation of each and every participant.

Valencia Conference Centre

The 2nd International BPW Spain Connecting Plus will be held at the Valencia Conference Centre.

The Valencia Conference Centre is located in Avenida Cortes Valencianas, one of the main arteries of the city, it has easy access to the international airport of Manises and an excellent connection to the city centre by metro, bus and tram.

This convention centre has a large secure underground parking with capacity for 600 vehicles, as well as two smaller capacity multi-purpose outdoor parking facilities (up to 22 spaces for buses and 45 for authorized vehicles).

There are no architectural barriers posing an obstacle to access in the building.

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First International BPW Spain Connecting Plus

Marbella, 24 and 25 october 2013

New paradigms in economics. A new sustainable future.

Our world is in constant change, social and economic models have become globalized. This has an impact on business management models and processes of growth. This new context requires several innovative and sustainable contributions.

Section 1

The new global order.
The “new normal”.
Oriental ascendancy.

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Section 2

The Digital Economy.
The data revolution.

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Section 3

Challenges of Science.
Open doors.
The 'bio' organizational revolution.

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Section 4

New leadership.
Input from experts in leadership at international level.

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