Presentation of the new Spanish Chamber of Commerce, chaired by H.M. The King

His Majesty the King Felipe VI chaired the presentation of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation. Felipe was accompanied by the Minister of Economy and Competitiveness Luis de Guindos, the Minister of Equipment Ana Pastor, the Minister of Industry, Energy and Turism José Manuel Soria, the president of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce José Luis Bonet and the High Commissioner of the Government for the “Marca España” Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros.

During his intervention, Felipe remarked three aspects in which the Spanish Chamber of Commerce is destined to do a very valuable contribution, boosting the freelancer and innovative spirit: the internationalization, the competitiveness and the helps for SMEs and freelancers.

About internationalization, the King stressed that “we are living in a world that is still accelerating his globalization and expanding his effects, a world where the economic progress of Spain and the future of young generations depends on how we face this important challenge. It is essential for our companies going abroad. Most of them have already done it, others are trying it and some of them have not started this adventure yet. But it is important for Spanish enterprises to be aware that their future depends on the opening to foreign markets“.

The president of the Spanish Chamber, José Luis Bonet, expressed during his speech: “We must strengthen our enterprises for the progress of Spain and the welfare of the Spaniards”.

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce was established last November under the Law 4/2014, of the 1st of April, substituting to High Council of the Chambers of Commerce as the representative and coordinator of all the Chambers of Commerce.

The Spanish Official Chambers outside of Spain are represented in the Plenary of the Spanish Chamber. The president of FEDECOM -Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania- and president of our Chamber, Juan Rodríguez-Villa, and the president of FECECA -America- Rafael Roldán, attended the event of the last 9th of February. Both of them are members of the Plenary of the Spanish Chamber.