Martorell asks to influence the ‘Next Generation’ funds at the 3rd Riba-roja Logistics Forum

3rd Riba-roja de Turia Forum

The Mayor of Martorell, Xavier Fonollosa, and the Councilor for Economic Promotion and Trade, Rosa Cadenas, took part in the 3rd edition of the Logistics Forum held today in the city of Riba-roja de Túria (Valencia). Martorell, Riba-roja, Arteixo, Mondragón, Mérida and Antequera, industrial municipalities in the G6 network, have signed a manifesto calling for influence in the European Union’s restructuring funds. In addition, they claim their own network within the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.

The 3rd Logistics Forum has been a space to reflect on the processes of development and industrial investment from a local perspective, promoting innovation, sustainability and public-private collaboration in the field of industrial investment. Representatives from more than 200 municipalities took part, where the industrial or logistical factor has a specific role in developing the local economic model. The welcome was given by the Mayor of Riba-roja de Túria, Robert Raga, and the Minister of Finance and Economic Model of the Generalitat Valenciana, Arcadi España.

Xavier Fonollosa has participated in the Forum ‘The G6 network: a strategic alliance for the Next Generation’, together with the mayors of Riba-roja, Arteixo, Mérida, Antequera and Mondragón, who have signed the G6 Manifesto of Interest to promote the objectives of this industrial municipality within the provisions of the European Union Recovery Plan and the Next Generation funds.

The G6 municipalities have highlighted their logistics locations, which play a role in supporting the mainland goods distribution networks and have identified the opportunity posed by Next Generation funds. In this sense, they want the state government to take into account the proposals of the industrial municipalities, which are those who perceive the reality in the territory.

Mayor Fonollosa said that “the six municipalities in the G6 have been forging ties and finding joint needs that we will raise with the state government. We want to have direct access to Next Generation funds to boost infrastructure, which is the nerve of the economy. In addition, to have its own voice within the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, and to pay special attention to cities that have an important industrial and logistical development ”.

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Subsequently, different discussion tables have been developed. The Councilor for Economic Promotion and Trade, Rosa Cadenas, took part in the ‘Emblematic projects for industrial recovery’ panel, together with Juan Jaime Cano, professor at the UPV, María José Tortosa, Mayor of Vallada, Maria José Carrera, Deputy Mayor of Sagunto, and Miguel Ángel González, Deputy General Manager of the Iberum Central Platform.

This block has addressed the major projects of industrial recovery from the point of view of their local impact: territorial transformation, investment in infrastructure, employment impacts, socio-economic opportunities of the local fabric, training and preparation of human capital.

Rosa Cadenas, spoke of ‘Martorell Urban Lab: Building a Sustainable Future’, a project framed in the program Work, Talent and Technology promoted by the Diputació de Barcelona, ​​related to “the detection of general needs, technological and formative of the business fabric in the construction sector to move towards a more sustainable building ”.

It aims to “promote decent work, improve the skills of local talent and sustainable economic growth through technology.” It is based on the promotion of technology as a transforming engine and the support for the digital transition of people and companies towards a sustainable, competitive socio-economic model aimed at minimizing inequalities.

Rosa Cadenas, regidora de Promoció Econòmica i Comerç

The table ‘Energy transition, industrial reconstruction and Agenda 2030’ was also held with Juan Pablo Tur, president of the Alcodar industrial estate and vice-president of the CEV, Raúl Villalba, director of business development at Indertec Solatom, Ximo Masip, CEO of Grupo Impacte. UPV Energy Transition Chair, and Máximo García, manager of processes, operations and digital transformation at Acciona Energia Generación Distribuida.

The table ‘Strategic infrastructures, transport challenges and the logistics sector’ was attended by Fátima Zayed, manager of Valencia Intermodal and Logistics Platform, Valenciaport, Andrés Morata, general manager of Nederval, Luis Garrido, director of Grupo Raminatrans Logistics, Yolanda Atienzar, President of the Transport and Logistics Commission of the CEV, and Vicente Palomo, Head of Technical Unit of the INECO Mediterranean Corridor Office, Ministry of Sustainable Mobility.

And closed the table ‘Successful business experiences in the industrial sector’ with Federico Aguar, director of operations of Andreu World, Ander Etxeberria, head of cooperative dissemination of Corporación Mondragón, Antonio Torregrosa, director of the Hub Innovation Valenciaport, and Jesús FAjardo, manager of TPF Aspor.

The closing consisted of a Thinking space by Javier Iriondo, Personal Growth Lecturer and Writer.

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