José Ramón Calvo participates prominently in the last International Horasis Meeting

José Ramón Calvo, full academician and president of the Institute of International Cooperation of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has participated prominently in the last International Meeting of Horasis, dedicated to the future of India, which was held in Segovia between the past 23 and 25 of June. Known as the “Davos of the South”, Horasis is an international organization that annually gathers in Cascais (Portugal) and in three other cities outstanding internationally relevant specialists who discuss topics of interest on the world’s agenda. This edition had Spain as the second protagonist and its inauguration was chaired by the Spanish minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.

Calvo moderated the round table “High density cities and mass transportation of India”, with the participation of specialists in urbanism, transport and urban density as Mudhit Gupta, president of the Emgee Group (India); Nguyen Viet Long, general director of Becamex IDC (Vietnam); Alfonso Vegara, president of the Metrópoli Foundation (Spain); Martha Thorne, dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the IE University (Spain); Ignacio Sánchez Pérez, head of Project Development at INGKA Centers (Spain) in India, and María Luisa Huidobro, president of the Energy Division of the Villar Mir Group (Spain).

More than 300 business leaders, politicians and academicians participated in the event. The objective of this summit was to analyze the new geopolitical, economic and technological challenges of the Asian continent, the globalization of Indian companies, their growth and impact on the world economy, as well as business and investment opportunities. On this occasion, in addition, topics were discussed about the possibilities offered by Spain to companies in the Asian country as a basis for its expansion in Europe. This year’s edition was organized by IE University and the Confederation of Indian Industries and had representatives of large Asian, international and Spanish corporations.

The topics covered a wide range of sectors, from the use of Blockchain technology in the Indian economy to the possibilities of collaboration between Spain and India in innovation and technology, including the educational model of the Asian country, tools for investing in Spain, the overpopulation of Indian cities and transport problems that the country presents, in addition to the analysis of the world economy, globalization and protectionism. With an annual growth close to 8%, India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

The most emblematic meetings of this international organization with which the Royal European Academy of Doctors is in very advanced conversations to establish an annual collaboration protocol are the Horasis Global, held once a year, as well as the regional summits focused on India, China and Southeast Asia. All Horasis meetings are held with the assumption that growth strategies require thought leadership, so programs are always structured to achieve the maximum amount of knowledge. The first edition of Horasis India was held in 2009 in Munich (Germany). Since then it has been held in Madrid (2010), Naples (Italy, 2011), Antwerp (Belgium, 2012), Belfast (Northern Ireland, 2013), Liverpool (England, 2014), Interlaken (Switzerland, 2015), Cascais (Portugal, 2016), Interlaken (Switzerland, 2017) and Malaga (2018).

Meeting programme