June 21-22, 2007
NH Eurobuilding Hotel
Madrid Spain

The Sumaq Summit program, aimed at members of the business community and academics in Europe, Latin America, the US and Asia, has been held for three consecutive years in Atlanta, US, where it enjoyed great success. These programs generated numerous opportunities for executives, as they exchanged experiences and insights into business management and established contacts with top-level representatives from different world regions and sectors.


Background
International trade has assumed a pivotal role in wealth creation in globalized countries with open economies. International demand is growing and logistics are increasingly sophisticated, resulting in a need for new capacities and infrastructures to manage this changing scenario. The kind of development can be, and should be, observed in all those countries and cities that aim to foster economic development through international trade, the success of which will be greatly enhanced by effective infrastructures and logistics.
Thousands of firms in different European and US sectors compete on a global level, managing international and multimodal logistic operations. There are also numerous firms offering services to meet these complex challenges, enabling logistics that are both efficient and effective.
International logistics involves a large number of players with shared interests and concerns, in both private and public sectors. Subsequently, the sector is poised to have a growing impact on the success of international business and the global economy.
Objectives
• To discuss best practices and strategies with a view to defining, implementing and managing modal and multimodal logistics and infrastructures (ports, airports, railway terminals, motorways, etc.) required for international integration of trade.
• To analyse the different alternatives and successful cases that have enabled the implementation of modern and effective logistics and infrastructures that foster the development of companies, cities and countries.
• To gain cognisance of development models used in different countries and cities, such as
Madrid’s plan for logistics infrastructures.
• To generate a top-level contact network, with experts in the field of management and developmentof logistics, infrastructures and services in Europe, America and Asia.
• To provide a platform for top-level directors who recognise globalisation as their main challenge and relevant connections as their major allies.
Acomodation
There is an agreement with the hotel whereby rates for participants stand at 161 € plus taxes, for a limited number of rooms. Participants who wish to take advantage of this offer must reserve by May 31, calling the hotel at the above number. Please refer to Sumaq Summit 2007. Program will be held at NH Eurobuilding Hotel. www.nhhotels.com. Address: Padre Damián 23, 28036 Madrid (Spain) • E-mail: nheurobuilding@nh-hotels.com • Tel.: +34 91 353 73 00 • Fax: +34 91 345 45 76.
Air Travel
Iberia Airlines is offering a discount of up to 45% to be applied to the applicable one way or round trip published fare. To take advantage of this discounted fare and arrange your travel needs, please call the travel agency Grupo 7 Viajes at the number +34 91 564 1626
and refer to Sumaq Summit 2007 or agreement number 40700601 (contact: Ms. Eva Fernandez). Alternatively, you may send an e-mail to evafernandez@grupo7viajes.com.
Cancellation Policy
After registration, 70% refunds will be made if notice of cancellation is received in writing at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program. A registered participant may be substituted by another from the same firm up to the day before the start date of the program. The program organizers reserve the right to alter the content, speakers or schedule of the sessions, in case of unforeseen circumstances. Any modifications will respect program objectives.
Networking
Our delegates are some of the most senior decision-makers in the infrastructure and logistics industries. Attending Sumaq Summit 07 provides multiple opportunities for networking, building alliances, appreciating cutting edge initiatives and understanding competitor strategies.
Organized by Sumaq Alliance
EGADE – Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
FGV-EAESP, Brazil
IE – Instituto de Empresa Business School
IESA, Venezuela
INCAE Business School
PUC – Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
For more information
Mr. Marcos Gorgojo
Tel. +34 91 745 34 80
marcos.gorgojo@ie.edu
Pinar 7, bajo
28006 Madrid, Spain
www.sumaq.org

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