Schedule

 
MONDAY, 4th NOVEMBER
TUESDAY, 5th NOVEMBER
08:00
09:00
Collecting accreditations
09:00
10:15
Inaugural plenary session «Talent attracts talent»
Welcome from the president of the FPdGi
Generations on stage: experience and courage +
10:15
10:30
WORKSHOP TALK
10:30
10:45
Disruptive innovation competition
Xavier Verdaguer


Sala Sils

10:30 - 13:45
Strengthen your ability to influence others
José Conejos


Sala Banyoles

10:30 - 12:30
Critical thinking and information
Beatriz Martín Padura, Hernán Zin, Julio Montes and Antonio Vargas


Sala Camprodon

10:30 - 12:00
Strengthen your ability to manage difficult conversations
Marta Romo


Sala Blanes

10:30 - 12:30
Designing to evoke memories and emotions
Javier Cañada


Sala Palamós

10:30 - 12:00
You are what you communicate
Manuel Campo Vidal and Daniel Rodríguez


Sala Girona

10:30 - 12:45
How graphics lie to us
Alberto Cairo and Xaquín G. V.


Sala Figueres

10:30 - 11:45
10:45
11:00
11:00
11:15
11:15
11:30
11:30
11:45
11:45
12:00
12:00
12:15
12:15
12:30
Fact checking and verifying information
Beatriz Martín Padura, Carlos Beltrán, Julio Montes and Antonio Vargas


Sala Camprodon

12:15 - 13:45
12:30
12:45
How to manage your brand better on social networks by dedicating just the right amount of time
Álex López


Sala Palamós

12:30 - 14:00
Get involved in your own future
Maria Batet


Auditorium

12:30 - 13:15
12:45
13:00
Boost your talent
Pilar Jericó


Sala Figueres

12:45 - 13:45
13:00
13:15
Leaders of the present and the future
Ana Torres, Juan Antonio González and Alejandro Briceño


Sala Blanes

13:00 - 14:00
13:15
13:30
13:30
13:45
13:45
14:00
14:00
14:30
Closing with Jorge Luengo and Jess Wade

Auditorium

14:00 - 14:30
14:30
15:30
Networking Lunch
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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Alejandra Acosta

Social worker and entrepreneur specialised in NGO management, Alejandra is the president and director of the NGO Break the Silence, which fights human trafficking in Madrid.

She is also an ambassador for the United Nations Foundation, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals at a local level and representing Spain in the network of young people for sustainability 2030 Today.

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Javier Agüera

Javier Agüera (1992, Madrid) is the principal promoter of the company Geeksphone, which has already designed three mobile telephones and launched two of them under the Geeksphone brand. Set up when Agüera was only 16 years old, the company was the first European brand to create and sell a handset based on Google’s Android operating system. Some details of the company’s latest model, the GP2, were launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Agüera is behind other prior initiatives that demonstrate his innovative spirit and entrepreneurial nature, such as the start-ups TopKami and Darkgate Softworks.

 The handsets conceptualization is made in a small office with a sales and support point in Madrid, while the manufacturing is done in China. Geeksphone, which currently employs 15 people, has a clear international focus and currently 30% of its sales are made outside Spain.

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Get involved in your own future

5 November
Auditorium

The future belongs to young people, and it is your ideas and projects that are building that future through your tenacity and drive to keep improving yourselves day after day. An experiential workshop, aerial silks show and brief talk in which Maria Batet and her fantastic team, made up of Fèlix Díaz-Prieto Masana, Alba Esteve, Joan Blanch Batet, Foix Martin and Anna Pasqual, will bring into play the essential values and skills needed to be an entrepreneur, demonstrating that the future is in your hands.

Maria Batet

An expert in creativity and entrepreneurship, Maria specialises in creating and teaching new methodologies and new ways of improving education through entrepreneurship and the values that accompany it.

 

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Fact checking and verifying information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Carlos Beltrán

Carlos Beltrán is a television presenter, dubbing actor, director, screenwriter, editor, producer and sports commentator. He has presented and written programmes such as Escuela del deporte, El sueño olímpico. ADO 2004, Deporte divertido, Todo nieveand Pódium, and directed the documentaryLas Niñas de Oro. Carlos has been a basketball player and trainer, as well as a theatre and television actor. From 2011 to 2019 he was councillor for Physical Activity and Sports in Torrelodones Town Council (Madrid).

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Leaders of the present and the future

5 November
Sala Blanes

Tools for taking responsibility for change. Learn how appreciative inquiry can be used to build a better future. Learn first-hand the leadership principles designed by the participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ programme.

Alejandro Briceño

Alejandro Briceño is a chemical engineer whose involvement in projects conducted by multidisciplinary teams has taught him valuable leadership, public speaking and negotiation techniques.

He currently volunteers at the NGO Solidarios para el Desarrollo, giving talks at various prisons in Madrid. He is also a member of the Global Shapers community, where he leads the ‘Digital Alphabet’ project,which teaches marketing skills to people over the age of forty in order to help them find employment.

He took part in the 2019 ‘Junior leadership campus’ project, organised by the Princess of Girona Foundation.

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How graphics lie to us

5 November
Sala Figueres

Maps, statistical charts and infographics have become ubiquitous in the media and social networks thanks to their power and effectiveness. However, quite often we do not understand them as well as we think we do. We believe that ‘an image is worth a thousand words’ and that informative graphics are intuitive, simple and easy to interpret, when in many cases the total opposite is true. This talk explains the many ways in which we can misinterpret a graphic, the methods used by some unscrupulous agents to fool us and how we can avoid being deceived.

Alberto Cairo

Educator, designer and consultant in the field of infographics and data display. He holds the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at Miami University's School of Communication. He currently works with Google and has written a number of books, including How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information.

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You are what you communicate

5 November
Sala Girona

Communication is key in our professional and personal lives. Discover the value it can add to your leadership. This talk presents some practical techniques that, when applied to your public speaking, will greatly improve your communication skills.

Manuel Campo Vidal

Manuel Campo has presented more than 2,000 news and other programmes on Spanish national television TVE1, Antena 3 and regional TV channels. In 1993 he moderated the first ever televised electoral debate, between Felipe González and José María Aznar. In 2008 he negotiated and moderated the debate between José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Mariano Rajoy, and in 2011 he did the same for the only television debate between Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba and Mariano Rajoy. In 2015 he moderated the only face-to-face debate between Pedro Sánchez and Mariano Rajoy.

In 1992 he led the relaunch of Antena 3 TV as channel director, and in 1995 he was named vice-president of the same channel. He was cofounder of the global channel in Spanish Telenoticias, and founder and president of Audiovisual Sport.

He is the author of the books ¿Por qué los españoles comunicamos tan mal?(Why do the Spanish communicate so poorly?) and ¿Por qué los profesionales no comunicamos mejor? (Why don’t professionals communicate better?). He collaborates with Spanish national radio RNE on the ‘Comunica que algo queda’ section of its programme No es un día cualquiera. He is a faculty member of various business schools and leads the Master’s in Advanced Integrated Communication at Next International Business School, where he is also president.

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Designing to evoke memories and emotions

5 November
Sala Palamós

Discover how our memories function in connection with our emotions and sensory perceptions. What if by reproducing perceptions we could create products that would evoke memories and emotions in us? Are you ready to design an acoustic Instagram?

Javier Cañada

Director and founder of the Instituto Tramontana, he is one of the pioneers of digital product design in Spain and Latin America. He has worked on strategic projects for global organisations and start-ups and has trained some of Spain’s best designers.

 

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Héctor Colunga

Born in Gijón in 1981, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro has always been linked to community initiatives in the neighbourhood where he lives, promoting all kinds of social projects with a focus on solidarity and transformation. For five years he led the youth and social promotion area of the Marianao Foundation in Sant Boi de Llobregat, during which time he promoted some emblematic projects that have won the organisation several awards, such as the alternative youth leisure programme “Project VPK” and the “ESFERA, Young social entrepreneurship promoter” project, in which more than sixty young people are currently participating by promoting actions to improve their surroundings.

His professional and personal experience took on a new dimension especially from 2010, when he assumed leadership of the organisation Mar de Niebla in Gijón, where he is running a global community project to fight against inequality and poverty. In just under three years, this initiative has become a reference project in the La Calzada neighbourhood of the city of Gijón, assisting more than 1000 people per year.

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Strengthen your ability to influence others

5 November
Sala Banyoles

The ability to influence or have a positive impact on others is not something that just a few lucky people are born with: it is a skill that we can all develop if we are given the keys to acquiring it. This workshop covers aspects such as learning to lead oneself in order to lead others.

José Conejos

Senior professional coach. He works as a coach and consultant with CEOs and boards of directors to define and implement human resources, leadership, talent and change management strategies, supporting large-scale cultural and business transformations. With his strong track record in the design and successful implementation of unique human resources and talent strategies, he has been recognised for having taken Nokia, under his leadership, to 1st place in Europe and 3rd place worldwide as the best company for leaders in the Fortune ranking.  

He has more than 25 years' experience in international management and leadership positions in human resources, talent management and organisational development in companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Nokia or Credit Suisse. He has provided support to global and local businesses around the world, and he has directed large, global, multicultural organisations. He has also given many lectures and training courses at business schools (ESADE, IESE), congresses and professional networks. He is currently professor at the Instituto de Empresa.

Holder of a BSc in Psychology, he has gained in-depth knowledge in his field of specialization at INSEAD - Euroforum and in David Ulrich's flagship HR Leadership Program.

He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

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How graphics lie to us

5 November
Sala Figueres

Maps, statistical charts and infographics have become ubiquitous in the media and social networks thanks to their power and effectiveness. However, quite often we do not understand them as well as we think we do. We believe that ‘an image is worth a thousand words’ and that informative graphics are intuitive, simple and easy to interpret, when in many cases the total opposite is true. This talk explains the many ways in which we can misinterpret a graphic, the methods used by some unscrupulous agents to fool us and how we can avoid being deceived.

Xaquín G. V.

Galician journalist Xaquín G. V. is an expert in data visualisation and journalism and new digital formats. From 2014 to 2017 he led The Guardian newspaper’s Visuals team. Prior to that, he was the graphics editor for National Geographic, The New York Timesand elmundo.es.

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Leaders of the present and the future

5 November
Sala Blanes

Tools for taking responsibility for change. Learn how appreciative inquiry can be used to build a better future. Learn first-hand the leadership principles designed by the participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ programme.

Juan Antonio González

Juan Antonio González is an industrial engineer and works at Hewlett-Packard, a Forbes100 company specialised in technology development and leading research investment in 3D printing and digital manufacturing. He is currently project manager in the Operations and Industrialisation Area.  He also leads a number of initiatives targeting young people, such as the Global Shapers community hub in Barcelona and the Spanish Engineering Institute's Young People's Committee, which seeks to bring about positive transformation in our society.

He has taken part in the "Mentoring talent" project and had a mentor from the company Ferrovial. He also took part in the 2019 Junior Leadership Campus.

 

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Lucía González

Lucía González graduated in Journalism from the University of Santiago de Compostela, and specialised with several different master’s in marketing and political consulting, territorial cooperation and protocol. After completing her degree she worked in the press and radio, in press offices, including that of the Galician government, and in the communication departments of companies such as Naturgy. She currently heads up the Communication and Marketing Department of Galician tech company Dinahosting.

Lucía has participated in the ‘Talent rescuers’ project since 2014 and she collaborated with the FPdGi in its 2016 Awards. In addition, she was co-presenter, together with journalists Àngel Llàcer and Pepa Fernández, of the 2017 and 2018 FPdGi Awards ceremonies, respectively.

 

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Borja Ibáñez

Borja Ibáñez (Madrid, 1975) graduated in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, and holds a PhD from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He combines mixed research activity as group leader at the Carlos III National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), where he is also director of the Clinical Research Department, with work as a cardiologist at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital. His main focus is the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial diseases, searching for new therapeutic targets in the laboratory and later testing them on patients. He has led different clinical trials that have tested therapies discovered by his group in the laboratory. He is the chairman of the European Society of Cardiology’s clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Years after receiving the FPdGi Award for Scientific Research, he also received other prestigious awards, in particular the Banco Sabadell Foundation’s Biomedical Research Award.

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Boost your talent

5 November
Sala Figueres

We all face various challenges throughout our professional lives, many of which actually offer us great opportunities for development. When facing these challenging situations that force us out of our comfort zones, we usually go through a series of phases that are interesting to learn about, as this may help us get through them faster and more successfully.

In this talk, Pilar Jericó reveals the best kept secret for confronting our fears, accepting challenges and boosting our talents to the maximum: the growth mentality.

Pilar Jericó

As president of Be-Up, writer and lecturer, she is acknowledged to be one of Spain's Top Women Leaders in the category of thinkers and experts, and she is an international pioneer in talent analysis and the impact of fear on organisations and people.

Holder of a PhD in Business Organisation and a BSc in Economics and Business Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid, she has completed postgraduate studies in strategy, organisational behaviour and leadership at Harvard University, UCLA and West Point.

Considered one of the best Spanish analysts in emerging issues in organisational management, she has worked for more than 15 years in leadership development and innovation and has directed projects in more than 250 organisations in Europe and Latin America.

In the course of her extensive career, Pilar has held senior management positions in several companies. She has been managing partner at Walker y Newman, Talent Management director at Hay Group and head of Knowledge Management at Euroforum Escorial. She has also managed several research projects funded by companies to ascertain professionals' levels of engagement, satisfaction and motivation.

Recognised as one of Spain's best lecturers, she has given more than 500 lectures since 2001 in thirteen countries. She also teaches leadership and coaching at the Instituto de Empresa.

Pilar has received various awards for her work. She has been given the Manager Forum Speaker award for the best lecturer in Spain; she has received several academic excellence awards from the Instituto de Empresa and has been recognised as a human resources influencer by RRHH Digital.

She is a regular contributor to El País, Expansión, RNE and TVE, and is considered a social media influencer.  As a writer, she has sold more than 350,000 copies of her books, which have been translated into six languages. Some of her best known publications are No miedo (No fear), La nueva gestión del talento (The new talent management), ¿Y si realmente pudieras? (And if you actually could?), Héroes cotidianos (Daily heroes) or Poderosamente frágiles (Powerfully fragile). She has topped best-seller lists for more than 14 weeks consecutively in Spain, Colombia and Argentina, among other countries.

 

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How to manage your brand better on social networks by dedicating just the right amount of time

5 November
Sala Palamós

It is undeniable that social networks as a communication channel are demonstrably more effective than others, a fact that more than 3.2 billion people all over the world would attest to. However, despite their proven effectiveness, at some point or other all of us have probably felt that we have to dedicate a great deal of time that we can’t always afford to maintaining our presence on these networks.

Their immediacy, reach and constant updates are part of their huge appeal and success but, at the same time, this can create pressure and anxiety in us by making us feel that we must be permanently up-to-date and not get left behind. To manage this stress, it is vital to have a strategy, an action plan that allows us to manage and optimise our time using this digital media.

In this workshop you will learn about the measurement tools that often come with the platforms themselves and particular resources that can be added easily. Analysing our own actions and correct planning once certain variables have been measured are both very useful ways to continue improving our personal or company brands online, while avoiding the unpleasant sensation of lack of control or, in the worst case, that being oversaturated prevents us from focusing our digital strategy.

Delivered by: Álex López, one of the world's top 10 influencers in social selling

Álex López

He is currently one of the world's top 10 influencers in social selling. He is a professor at the University of Navarra and works as a trainer in LinkedIn, social selling and digital selling at IESE Business School, ISDI, ESADE and Deusto University.

He has written the first book in Spanish about social selling, Cliente digital, vendedor digital(Online customer, online seller).

More than 2000 companies have taken part in his workshops on social media and social selling.

For over ten years, he has managed two LinkedIn communities, with more than 14,000 users each.

He has given lectures about social selling and LinkedIn in countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Andorra, Guatemala and Chile.

 

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Closing with Jorge Luengo and Jess Wade

5 November
Auditorium

Science, diversity and magic: Jorge Luengo interviews Jessica Wade.

Jorge Luengo

Illusionist, presenter, public speaker, magician and mentalist. During his professional career Jorge has won numerous international awards, such as the FISM World Championship of Magic in the Invention category, in the edition held in Beijing in 2009. In 2010 he won the European Commission’s Global Youth Talent Award in Brussels, after which he began collaborating with different Spanish television programmes, such as ¡Qué tiempo tan feliz!, Hermano mayor, Buenafuente, etc. He currently has his own TV show:Desafío mental, on DMAX.

 

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Critical thinking and information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Fact checking and verifying information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Beatriz Martín Padura

General manager of FAD, Beatriz Martín graduated in Psychology and has an MBA from IESE Business School. She has thirty-six years’ experience in different sectors (telecommunications, consultancy, insurance, retail and the third sector), working in human resources, diversity, strategy, business development in Latin America and general management. She is convinced of the need for companies and NGOs to embrace digital transformation, innovation and collaborative work and to develop 21st-century competences, and is committed to youth development as the main driver of change and for achieving the SDGs.

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Elena Medel

Elena Medel was born in Cordoba in 1985, and currently resides in Madrid. She is the author of three books of poetry, republished together in the anthology Un día negro en una casa de mentira(Visor, 2015), and the essays El mundo mago. Cómo vivir con Antonio Machado(Ariel, 2015) and Todo lo que hay que saber sobre poesía (Ariel, 2018). Her first book of poetry has been published in English (My First Bikini, translated by Lizzie Davis; Jai Alai Books, 2015), and several of her poems have been translated into over a dozen languages. She runs the poetry publisher La Bella Varsovia and coordinates the ‘Cien de cien’project to raise awareness of the work of twentieth-century Spanish poets. Among other awards, she won the 26th Loewe Foundation International Poetry Prize for Young Poets and the Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award.

 

 

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Critical thinking and information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Fact checking and verifying information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Julio Montes

Julio Montes Moreno (1983) is a journalist and cofounder of Maldita.es. He worked for the TV channel laSexta for over a decade, starting out in news programmes. He was one of the creators of laSexta Columnaand, until June 2018, co-editor of the TV debate programme Al rojo vivo. He collaborates daily with the radio programme Julia en la Onda, on Onda Cero. In 2015 he won the José Manuel Porquet Award for Digital Journalism for Maldita Hemeroteca. In addition, he has twice been a finalist in the European Press Prize.

As a teacher of subjects related to misinformation, he has given courses at the International University of Catalonia, the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, the Miguel Hernández University in Elche and the Europea University, among others, as well as at different press associations (Seville Press Association, Salamanca Association of Journalists, Association of Journalists of Aragon and the La Coruña Press Association). His experience of training journalists is complemented by his teaching work within the project Comprobado, led by Maldita.esand First Draft, whose sessions were attended by representatives from 40 editorial departments.

In the business world, he has given talks and presentations in forums such as Kreab, Dircom, Llorente & Cuenca and other consultancies.

Thanks to his experience in the area of fact checking and misinformation, Julio Montes is a regular guest speaker at journalism conferences, such as the Digital Journalism Congress in Huesca, the International Symposium on Migration Journalism in Mérida, Santander Social Weekend and Mobile Week Coruña.

 

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Juan Pedro Moreno

Juan Pedro Moreno became CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel in 2015. With more than 12,000 professionals, Accenture is one of Spain’s leading talent hunters and recruiters(more than 2,700 people last year in Spain).

Juan Pedro has more than 25 years of experience in the company, in which he has performed different roles both nationally and internationally. He is president of the Accenture Foundation, which leads the nationwide initiative “Together for Jobs”, he is chairman of the Executive Board of the UAM-Accenture Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation, and deputy chairman of the Board of Patrons of the Teatro Real in Madrid. He feels passionate about his work and is an acknowledged professional both in the international market and within Accenture itself. He has also co-authored the book Una nueva era en banca(A new age in banking) and regularly publishes articles and opinion columns on subjects such as innovation and talent. He has received the Eisenhower 2013 prize as emerging leader in Spain and the Leader of the Year 2018 award given by the magazine Dirigentes.

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Josep Oliu

Josep Oliu graduated in Economics from the University of Barcelona and has a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota (USA). In the academic sphere, he was associate professor of Economics and Econometrics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and chair of the Economics Department of the University of Oviedo. 

Between 1982 and 1983 he was an advisor to the World Bank and the Spanish Ministry of Economy. In 1983 he was appointed director of Studies and Strategy at the Spanish National Institute of Industry (INI), and subsequently managing director of Planning at this same entity. He has also been a board member of the companies Aviaco, Elcano, Enresa and Inisel.

 Josep joined Banco Sabadell in 1986 as technical general secretary, and in 1991 he was appointed chief executive officer. Since 1999, he has been chairman of Banco Sabadell’s Board of Directors. His other current positions include being chairman of Exea Empresarial, whom he represents in Puig, S.L.

He is a trustee of the Princess of Asturias Foundation and of the Princess of Girona Foundation, and a board member of the Applied Economics Studies Foundation (FEDEA).

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Julia Otero

Journalist, presenter and director of the radio programme Julia en la onda, on Onda Cero, since 2007. Previously, she was the presenter and director of programmes such as Protagonistas, has presented television talk shows and interview programmes on Antena 3, TVE, TV3 and Telecinco. She has won numerous awards an recogntions for her professional career. 

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You are what you communicate

5 November
Sala Girona

Communication is key in our professional and personal lives. Discover the value it can add to your leadership. This talk presents some practical techniques that, when applied to your public speaking, will greatly improve your communication skills.

Daniel Rodríguez

A communication skills specialist, Daniel Rodríguez is a consultant and coach in this field for C-level executives, politicians and spokespeople for national and multinational companies.

Founding partner and managing director of 6W Comunicación, his current work also focuses on developing strategic plans for companies and institutions in different sectors.

He collaborates with Spanish national radio RNE, leading the communication section‘Cómo hablar’ on the programme No es un día cualquiera. He has directed and presented En plan de negocioon ABC Punto Radio and also presented this same programme on television.

He has worked with various media, such as the newspapers El Mundo, La Voz de Galiciaand EL PAÍS Semanal, and is currently collaborating with Spanish national television TVE, the newspaper ABCand Gestiona Radio.

He is a faculty member of the University of Deusto’s EMBA programme, Next International Business School, and Camilo José Cela University’s master’s in Image and Political Consultancy. He designed and codirected the postgraduate degree in Corporate and Institutional Communication at the Complutense University in Madrid and he has also been a lecturer for the Open University of Catalonia.

 

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Strengthen your ability to manage difficult conversations

5 November
Sala Blanes

A key element of communication in the workplace is how we handle conversations about important issues. Ensuring that a difficult conversation becomes a learning situation is not always an easy task.

This workshop analyses generativeconversations: those which lead to compromise and action, while avoiding confrontation and defensiveness. To do this, we use a methodology based on explaining the situation (the evidence), talking about the emotions involved (of both parties), expressing the needs linked to these emotions and, finally, making our request.

Marta Romo

Holder of a BA in Education from the Complutense University of Madrid, a master’s degreein Neuroscience applied to Creativity and Learning from the University of Chicago, and a MA in Human Resources Management from the CEU business school, she is a professional coach certified by the AECOP (Spanish Association of Executive and Organisational Coaching) and a neurofeedback trainer (brain training) from the Zengar Institute (Canada). She is certified in brain synchronisation techniques and is an expert in emotional intelligence using the BHES (brain hemisphere synchronisation) method from the CESMA Business School, a Gestalt psychotherapist certified by the AETG (Spanish Gestalt Therapy Association) and a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute.

She teaches at the universities of Deusto (master's degree in Human Resources), Granada (master's degree in Neuromarketing) and Barcelona (master's degree in Emotional Education), and also at several business schools, such as the Instituto de Empresa (MBA and master's degree in Human Resources), EOI (higher course in Coaching) and the Hune Institute (higher course in Emotional Intelligence). She has taught at the Complutense University of Madrid for six years.

She is founder of the first brain training centre in Spain, Neuroclick, and co-founder of the Be-UP consulting firm, where she works as managing partner. She has also founded an association to work with dogs and disabled people (ALIC-LealCan). She started working in strategic consulting in 2001.

She has taken part as trainer in faculty workshops organised by the European University of Madrid, and in 2002, she was involved in designing and developing Deusto Business School of Bilbao’s projectto train teaching staff as coaches.

She has written the following books: Entrena tu cerebro(Train your brain) (2014, 5th edition) and La mujer líder: el talento femenino en la empresa(The woman leader: female talent in business) (2008), and is co-author of Teoría general del coaching(A general theory of coaching) (2012), Traza tu rumbo (Set your course) (2011), Coaching y diversidad (Coaching and diversity) (2010), El jardín de Babel: cómo hacer que un equipo diverso funcione(The Babel garden: how to make a diverse team work) (2009) and Coaching realmente (Really coaching) (2007).

She contributes to the radio programme Las mañanas de RNE, with a weekly section on coaching, and the Emprende TV programme on TVE's Canal 24h, with a section on neuroscience for entrepreneurs. She also has her own blog: http://www.martaromo.es/.

 

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez

Born in Terrassa in 1980, holds a degree and PhD in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Center for Young Scientists (Japan), the National Institute for Materials Science (Japan) and the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden (Germany).

Sánchez Ordóñez has also been a researcher at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart (Germany), and since January 2015 has formed part of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), where he is an ICREA researcher leading his own research group, entitled "Smart nano-bio-devices".

His principal research has focused on designing self-propelled nanorobots that navigate within the human body for medical purposes, such as delivering precise doses of drugs. Nanorobot design also has other uses beyond the field of medicine such as, for example, decontaminating water and other environmental applications. Samuel Sánchez has also written several scientific articles published in prestigious national and international journals.

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Ángel Simón

Angel Simon (Manresa, 1957) graduated in Civil Engineering from Barcelona Tech (UPC).

He worked as an engineer in various companies and was manager of Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona. In 1995 he joined Grupo Agbar —a leading group of water and environmental management companies with over 150 years of history— as its representative in Portugal.In 1999 he relocated to Chile after being appointed general manager of Aguas Andinas, one of Latin America’s largest water management companies. In 2002 he became managing director of Aguas de Barcelona, a firm in which he held different positions over the years until being made president of Agbar in 2010.

Since 2013 he has been executive vice-president of Suez, currently with responsibility for Spain and Latin America and the Advanced Solutions and Smart Cities divisions.

As a humanitarian, he has chaired and participated in several foundations and led projects to increase sustainable development in different geographical locations. At an institutional level, he has held positions in the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the Hispano-Chilean Committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, and Cercle d’Economia and Foment del Treball Nacional.

 

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Leaders of the present and the future

5 November
Sala Blanes

Tools for taking responsibility for change. Learn how appreciative inquiry can be used to build a better future. Learn first-hand the leadership principles designed by the participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ programme.

Ana Torres

Ana Torres Damas holds a degree in Tourism and has developed her career in international relations and protocol. She has worked in UNESCO, where she developed communication and organisation skills. Subsequently, she worked as project manager in event organisation, although she is currently more focused on the communication area.

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Ana Vallés

An Economic and Business Sciences graduate from the University of Valencia, Ana Vallés is president of the Sorigué group and director of the Fundació Sorigué. She also chairs the Barcelona Building Construmat trade fair in Barcelona and is a member of Banco Santander’s Advisory Council for Catalonia and a consultant for Tarragona’s Chamber of Commerce.

In the field of architecture, Ana sits on the Board of the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad and of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). In the social sphere, she is a member of Fundación Exit’s Advisory Council.

She is the creator and promotor of PLANTA, an innovative project that brings the worlds of business and art together. Within this artistic side of her work, Ana is a member of ARCO’s Advisory Council and a patron of such important institutions as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

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Critical thinking and information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Fact checking and verifying information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Antonio Vargas

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Disruptive innovation competition

5 November
Sala Sils

Dream Big Challenge FPdGi es la competición de innovación disruptiva donde, en tres horas, cientos de jóvenes, trabajando en equipo, generan soluciones innovadoras a retos sociales previamente planteados. La actividad permite empoderar a jóvenes y formar a docentes, para facilitarles herramientas centradas en cómo definir y hacer realidad el futuro con el que sueñan, a través de la metodología Lombard basada en Design Doing.

Xavier Verdaguer

Xavier Verdaguer is a serial entrepreneur from Barcelona who, in the past 15 years, has launched several technological innovation companies. Xavier has degrees in Information Systems Engineering and Technical Architecture from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña and has completed graduate studies at Stanford Universtiy in California. Xavier began his professional career as an IT Director for Consulting Taller de Ingenierías, SA and, at the age of 25, began his career as a serial entrepreneur.

Xavier Verdaguer currently resides in Palo Alto (California) where he founded Innovalley, Incin 2010. Innovalleyis a company that develops smart clothing merging creativity from Barcelona with the latest American technology. Innovalleyhas among its shareholders BConsultingengineering, the innovation studio Haiku, the textile firm Cooking Labs, and the Cetemmsaresearch center. Innovalleyalso conducts research with Stanford Universtiyand sells its products through the Web at www.innovalley.us.

Xavier Verdaguer also founded in Silicon Valley a software development company called Seven4sevenand Imagine Creativity Center. The main objectives of Imagineis to generate disruptive ideas to change the world and to change the lives of people involved in the creation of these ideas.

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Closing with Jorge Luengo and Jess Wade

5 November
Auditorium

Science, diversity and magic: Jorge Luengo interviews Jessica Wade.

Jess Wade

From wearable sensors to personalised medicines and solar panels, nanostructures made from functional molecules are already enhancing our lives. Nonetheless, science is still playing catchup as nature has been nailing nanostructures for hundreds of millions of years. Jess reveals that the most miraculous molecules of all exist as mirror image pairs, where the left and right-handed forms can have remarkably different material properties. Whether it is peacock feathers or butterfly wings, science can only aspire to manipulating matter at the subatomic scale. 

Jess is a passionate scientist with an enthusiasm for equality. She works in the Physics Department at Imperial College London, developing new materials for light emitting diodes. She has been involved in several projects to improve diversity in science. Jess won the Institute of Physics Early Career Communicator Prize in 2015, the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Award in 2016, the Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize in 2018, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s Robert Perrin Award in 2017, and the Imperial College Dame Julia Higgins Medal. Jess was selected by Natureas one of the 10 people who mattered in 2018. She is a keen Wikipedian, and every day she helps upload the biographies of women, LGBTQ+ and POC scientists – she’s made 700 so far.

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Ming-ya Wang

Ming-ya Wang (Girona, 1993) graduated in Psychology from the University of Girona and specialised in statistics and operational research (UPC-UB) and business administration (UAB). She currently works in the Program Management area of Banco Sabadell’s Human Resources Department. Her experience involves working with people, and she has held analytical and project management positions. Ming-ya has worked in executive management, talent models, strategic planning and people analytics. In parallel, she is also a volunteer, carrying out social projects linked with sustainability and providing pro bono consultancy.

 

 

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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Concha Yoldi

Concha Yoldi is an entrepreneur. Co-owner of Persán, market leader in the Spanish detergent market, which she has led for the past twenty-five years, she has chaired the Persán Foundation since it was created in 2006 and is director of the parent company. In addition, she is also president of the University of Seville’s Social Council and vice-president of the Conference of Social Councils of the Public Universities of Spain, vice-president of the Association of Andalusian Foundations and of the Gota de Leche Foundation, trustee of the Princess of Girona Foundation and member of the Exit Foundation’s Advisory Council. Concha also forms part of the Social Council of Caser Seguros in Andalusia, the Territorial Council of CaixaBank, the Governing Council of the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge and the Andalusian Council for Minors.

 

 

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Critical thinking and information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Hernán Zin

Hernán Zin is a war correspondent, writer and director who has worked in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Armed conflicts, human rights and poverty are some of the issues that concern him most. As a reporter, he has collaborated with print media such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, El País, El Mundo, ABC, La Nación, Clarínand Internazionale, and with Canal+, Cadena SER, COPE and RNE, among others. His documentary work includes Morir para contar(2018), Lucha de gigantes(2018), Nacido en Siria(2017), Bandoleros(2017), 10 años con Bebe(2016), Matadoras(2015), Nacido en Gaza(2014), Quiero ser Messi(2013), La guerra contra las mujeres(2013) and Villas Miseria(2009), for which he has received numerous awards.

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Strengthen your ability to influence others

5 November
Sala Banyoles

The ability to influence or have a positive impact on others is not something that just a few lucky people are born with: it is a skill that we can all develop if we are given the keys to acquiring it. This workshop covers aspects such as learning to lead oneself in order to lead others.

Speakers

  • José Conejos
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You are what you communicate

5 November
Sala Girona

Communication is key in our professional and personal lives. Discover the value it can add to your leadership. This talk presents some practical techniques that, when applied to your public speaking, will greatly improve your communication skills.

Speakers

  • Manuel Campo Vidal
  • Daniel Rodríguez
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How graphics lie to us

5 November
Sala Figueres

Maps, statistical charts and infographics have become ubiquitous in the media and social networks thanks to their power and effectiveness. However, quite often we do not understand them as well as we think we do. We believe that ‘an image is worth a thousand words’ and that informative graphics are intuitive, simple and easy to interpret, when in many cases the total opposite is true. This talk explains the many ways in which we can misinterpret a graphic, the methods used by some unscrupulous agents to fool us and how we can avoid being deceived.

Speakers

  • Alberto Cairo
  • Xaquín G. V.
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Strengthen your ability to manage difficult conversations

5 November
Sala Blanes

A key element of communication in the workplace is how we handle conversations about important issues. Ensuring that a difficult conversation becomes a learning situation is not always an easy task.

This workshop analyses generativeconversations: those which lead to compromise and action, while avoiding confrontation and defensiveness. To do this, we use a methodology based on explaining the situation (the evidence), talking about the emotions involved (of both parties), expressing the needs linked to these emotions and, finally, making our request.

Speakers

  • Marta Romo
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Designing to evoke memories and emotions

5 November
Sala Palamós

Discover how our memories function in connection with our emotions and sensory perceptions. What if by reproducing perceptions we could create products that would evoke memories and emotions in us? Are you ready to design an acoustic Instagram?

Speakers

  • Javier Cañada
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Boost your talent

5 November
Sala Figueres

We all face various challenges throughout our professional lives, many of which actually offer us great opportunities for development. When facing these challenging situations that force us out of our comfort zones, we usually go through a series of phases that are interesting to learn about, as this may help us get through them faster and more successfully.

In this talk, Pilar Jericó reveals the best kept secret for confronting our fears, accepting challenges and boosting our talents to the maximum: the growth mentality.

Speakers

  • Pilar Jericó
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Leaders of the present and the future

5 November
Sala Blanes

Tools for taking responsibility for change. Learn how appreciative inquiry can be used to build a better future. Learn first-hand the leadership principles designed by the participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ programme.

Speakers

  • Ana Torres
  • Juan Antonio González
  • Alejandro Briceño
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How to manage your brand better on social networks by dedicating just the right amount of time

5 November
Sala Palamós

It is undeniable that social networks as a communication channel are demonstrably more effective than others, a fact that more than 3.2 billion people all over the world would attest to. However, despite their proven effectiveness, at some point or other all of us have probably felt that we have to dedicate a great deal of time that we can’t always afford to maintaining our presence on these networks.

Their immediacy, reach and constant updates are part of their huge appeal and success but, at the same time, this can create pressure and anxiety in us by making us feel that we must be permanently up-to-date and not get left behind. To manage this stress, it is vital to have a strategy, an action plan that allows us to manage and optimise our time using this digital media.

In this workshop you will learn about the measurement tools that often come with the platforms themselves and particular resources that can be added easily. Analysing our own actions and correct planning once certain variables have been measured are both very useful ways to continue improving our personal or company brands online, while avoiding the unpleasant sensation of lack of control or, in the worst case, that being oversaturated prevents us from focusing our digital strategy.

Delivered by: Álex López, one of the world's top 10 influencers in social selling

Speakers

  • Álex López
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Disruptive innovation competition

5 November
Sala Sils

Dream Big Challenge FPdGi es la competición de innovación disruptiva donde, en tres horas, cientos de jóvenes, trabajando en equipo, generan soluciones innovadoras a retos sociales previamente planteados. La actividad permite empoderar a jóvenes y formar a docentes, para facilitarles herramientas centradas en cómo definir y hacer realidad el futuro con el que sueñan, a través de la metodología Lombard basada en Design Doing.

Speakers

  • Xavier Verdaguer
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Critical thinking and information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Speakers

  • Beatriz Martín Padura
  • Hernán Zin
  • Julio Montes
  • Antonio Vargas
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Fact checking and verifying information

5 November
Sala Camprodon

Speakers

  • Beatriz Martín Padura
  • Carlos Beltrán
  • Julio Montes
  • Antonio Vargas
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Get involved in your own future

5 November
Auditorium

The future belongs to young people, and it is your ideas and projects that are building that future through your tenacity and drive to keep improving yourselves day after day. An experiential workshop, aerial silks show and brief talk in which Maria Batet and her fantastic team, made up of Fèlix Díaz-Prieto Masana, Alba Esteve, Joan Blanch Batet, Foix Martin and Anna Pasqual, will bring into play the essential values and skills needed to be an entrepreneur, demonstrating that the future is in your hands.

Speakers

  • Maria Batet
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Closing with Jorge Luengo and Jess Wade

5 November
Auditorium

Science, diversity and magic: Jorge Luengo interviews Jessica Wade.

Speakers

  • Jorge Luengo
  • Jess Wade
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Generations on stage: experience and courage

5 November
Auditorium

Journalist Julia Otero will be leading the inaugural debate of the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop on 5 November, during the FPdGi’s 10th anniversary events.

Different generations will reflect on education, employment, success and responsibility, sustainability and development, and on the future of our society and young people.

The day after the 2019 FPdGi Awards ceremony has been planned especially for young people and kicks off on 5 November with an interesting debate entitled Generations on stage’: Experience and courage, led by journalist Julia Otero. The presidents of Banco Sabadell; Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel; Sorigué and the Persán Foundation will be talking with some of the Foundation’s award winners and young people who are working to change the world.

What do the chairman of a large company, a young social entrepreneur and a researcher all have in common? This is one of the questions that will be answered on 5 November during this plenary session that opens the ‘Talent attracts talent’ workshop, before the participants divide up for the various activities that have been planned at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Barcelona). 45 minutes of debate, 15 participants and one common aim: to question the prevailing paradigms, break through ingrained ways of thinking, ask questions and encourage the attendees to reflect on the great challenges facing our society and on the future of the new generations.

THE PARTICIPANTS
The people taking part in this discussion will be divided into five intergenerational teams and asked to share their personal views on different subjects. Listed below are the names of the participants who will capture your attention:

Juan Pedro Moreno, chairman and CEO of Accenture Spain, Portugal and Israel
Josep Oliu, chairman of Banco Sabadell
Ángel Simón, chairman of Grupo Agbar
Ana Vallés, chairwoman of Sorigué
Concha Yoldi, chairwoman of the Persán Foundation
Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award winner
Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award winner
Borja Ibáñez, 2010 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Elena Medel, writer and 2016 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award winner
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award winner
Lucía González and Juan Antonio González, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Talent rescuers’ programme
Alejandra Acosta, Ming-ya Wang and Alejandro Briceño, young participants in the FPdGi’s ‘Junior leadership campus’ project

 

Speakers

  • Julia Otero
  • Juan Pedro Moreno
  • Josep Oliu
  • Alejandra Acosta
  • Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez
  • Elena Medel
  • Lucía González
  • Ming-ya Wang
  • Borja Ibáñez
  • Concha Yoldi
  • Ana Vallés
  • Javier Agüera
  • Héctor Colunga
  • Ángel Simón

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