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Maria Jose Gonzalez

January 19, 2024 | 7:51 a.m.

The VIII edition of the 'Inspiring Women Leaders in the Digital Era' Congress will be held in Bilbao on February 1 and 2

This event, which will take place at University of Deusto, promises to be a key meeting point for institutional leaders, companies and agents of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The congress has become a reference on the international scene for its focus on making visible and promoting female disruptive talent in the digital field.

A meeting of inspiration and global connection

This year's central theme is 'Inspiring Women Leaders in the Digital Age – Creating Sustainable Value'. The congress seeks to highlight the importance of female entrepreneurship and its role in creating value in the digital economy. Through the union of the different sectors of the economy, the aim is to build bridges between traditional and industrial businesses and new business models, academia, technology centers and associations.

An agenda full of relevant personalities. Among the personalities who will be part of the welcoming committee are Juan José Etxeberría, rector of Deusto; Teresa Alarcos, founder of W Startup Community; the mayor of Bilbao, Juan María Aburto; Estíbaliz Hernáez, Deputy Minister of Technology, Innovation and Digital Transformation of the Basque Government; Ainara Basurko, deputy for Economic Promotion; MEP Susana Solís; and Virginia Navarro, vice president of the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce.

A global hub for female entrepreneurship. For two days, Bilbao will be transformed into a global center for women's entrepreneurship. The event, which is supported by the European Parliament, will attract more than 1000 attendees, nearly 100 speakers and 40 investment funds, representing 22 countries. It is a unique opportunity to connect local projects with international ecosystems and markets.

Avant-garde themes. The presentations and round tables will address current topics such as cybersecurity, the Metaverse, generative artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Investment, internationalization and the synergy between boards of directors and innovative ecosystems will also be discussed.

High-level closing. José María Galofré, president of Volvo Cars Spain, will open the second day of the congress. The closing ceremony will be led by Manuel Ardanza, president of the Bilbao Stock Exchange, putting the finishing touch to an event that promises to be inspiring and transformative.

In conclusion, the VIII edition of the 'Inspiring Women Leaders in the Digital Era' Congress in Bilbao is an essential event for those seeking to be at the forefront in the field of female entrepreneurship in the digital era. This conference not only stands out for its ability to bring together leaders and experts from various fields, but also for its commitment to creating sustainable value and promoting gender equality in the business and technological world. Bilbao is thus consolidating itself as a benchmark in the promotion of female leadership in the digital age, opening paths and opportunities for current and future generations.

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