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The Mediterranean Contract Forum is an annual international event organized by the Institute of Development. Professionals who attend explore new emerging markets through meetings and presentations to promote innovation.
Save the date for the 7th International Contract Forum Meeting! A shared vision from the Caribbean and the Arabian Gulf
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What is the Contract Forum?
It is an international event organized by the Institute of Development and framed within the Contract Sector. It is held annually with the aim of allowing professionals to explore new emerging markets through meetings and presentations, as well as promoting innovation in the creation of new spaces.
Companies in the furniture, upholstery, natural stone, and lighting industries, as well as professionals in architecture, interior design, engineering, construction entrepreneurs, and hotel operators participate in the event, where you can discover the priority markets of the Contract Channel, with the presence of international specifiers. North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the Maghreb were some of the protagonists of the last edition.
Among its main activities, it is also worth highlighting the presentations by the most relevant international experts in the channel, emphasizing the equipment of spaces for collective use and marble and natural stone, great competitive values of the Region of Murcia.
With the aim of generating new business opportunities and establishing direct contacts with project leaders worldwide, the Mediterranean Contract Forum features B2B business meetings in which leading architecture and interior design firms, contractors, habitat sector companies, and developers of technologies applied to project management, among others, participate.
Learn about previous editions
Did you miss the previous editions of the Mediterranean Contract Forum? Here’s a summary of past editions:
6th Mediterranean Contract Forum. A shared vision from the Caribbean and Gulf
This global event took place in 2022 and offered a detailed view of different regions of the world, including the Caribbean, Arabian Gulf, and Mediterranean.
We continued to promote a shared vision of the challenges and opportunities for contract businesses in the markets of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Arabian Gulf. The event featured prominent project specifiers and decision-makers from the three regions, establishing a common thread among them that passes through Cartagena-Murcia, facilitating market feedback. The forum served as a space to share experiences, knowledge, generate new angles of collaboration, and business opportunities.
The forum was used to follow up on past actions that have been held physically or online and to advance future actions such as the Contract Business Meeting held in Dubai (coinciding with Murcia Week at the Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai).
VI Mediterranean Contract Forum. A shared vision from the Caribbean and Gulf
V Mediterranean Contract Forum. Creating spaces / Integrating solutions
During the event, international trends in contract project design were analyzed, with a special emphasis on the shared vision between the Mediterranean and Latin America. The main markets of interest in Latin America were also explored, and the situation at that time, perspectives, and new opportunities for connection with the United States, Europe, and the Mediterranean region were discussed.
In addition, the challenges and opportunities presented by development in the Mediterranean area as a growth engine in the contract sector were addressed. In this context, roundtable discussions were held in which entrepreneurs shared their experiences and success stories, enriching the event with their knowledge and insights.
In summary, the Mediterranean Contract Forum was an opportunity to delve into the trends and opportunities in the contract sector, strengthening collaboration between professionals from different regions and promoting growth in the field of project design and development in the Mediterranean area.
You can download the program for the VI Mediterranean Contract Forum from this link.
IV Mediterranean Contract Forum. Virtual Meeting. Colombia and Peru Contract Sector
The event, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, featured the participation of companies interested in accessing the contract channel as a way to internationalize. During the presentations, the current situation and prospects of priority markets were addressed, analyzing how projects and collaborations with international companies were being worked on. Strategies to stimulate market dynamics in the current situation were also debated, identifying new needs and solutions.
In another presentation, the importance of design and creative collaboration as central elements in new solutions and strategic basis for maintaining and improving the position of Murcian companies in international markets was highlighted. The exchange of ideas and collaboration among professionals was promoted to find innovative solutions adapted to the changing needs of the sector.
In summary, the IV Mediterranean Contract Forum was a successful virtual meeting that allowed Murcian companies in the Construction Habitat sector and related services to explore opportunities in Colombia and Peru, strengthening international collaboration and promoting internationalization through the contract channel.
You can download the program of the 4th Mediterranean Contract Forum from this link.
III Mediterranean Contract Forum. International Meeting
The III Mediterranean Contract Forum, focused on the internationalization of Murcian companies in the Construction Habitat sector and related services, addressed priority markets and existing projects thanks to the presence of international specifiers in Murcia.
The presentations analyzed the current situation, challenges, and opportunities in the North and South American and Caribbean markets for Mediterranean companies. In addition, the potential of the Mediterranean for business cooperation and the generation of business opportunities was highlighted.
The plenary keynote conference by Edgar González (IE School of Architecture and Design) and the company Chapman Taylor delved into the importance of design and architecture in the contract field.
In summary, the III Mediterranean Contract Forum promoted collaboration and internationalization in the Construction Habitat sector and related services, exploring opportunities in various international markets.
You can download the program of the 3rd Mediterranean Contract Forum from this link.
II Mediterranean Contract Forum. Cooperation in the Contract Channel: Internationalization Strategies
The II Mediterranean Contract Forum aimed to promote business cooperation in the Contract Channel and delve into the key aspects of this channel for internationalization. The event brought together companies in the furniture, upholstery, natural stone, lighting, and other Habitat-related sectors, as well as architects, interior designers, engineers, builders, and hotel operators.
Presentations focused on the importance of business cooperation in the Contract Channel, especially in internationalization processes, addressing keys, approaches, and strategies. In addition, there was an activity with companies and professionals, sharing experiences and knowledge on the topic.
Key aspects of the Contract Channel, both in market entry and internationalization processes, were debated, fostering dialogue between entrepreneurs and professionals in a roundtable discussion.
Finally, progress was presented on the 2018 Contract Region of Murcia Action Plan, showcasing the initiatives and strategies that would be carried out to boost the sector in the region.
In summary, the II Mediterranean Contract Forum was an enriching event that promoted business cooperation and internationalization strategies in the Contract Channel, bringing together Habitat sector professionals and companies to share experiences and knowledge.
You can download the program of the 2nd Mediterranean Contract Forum from this link.
1st Mediterranean Contract Forum. International Meeting in the Region of Murcia
The main objective of the 1st Mediterranean Contract Forum was to identify priority markets for companies in the Region of Murcia interested in using the contract channel as a means of internationalization. The event featured the presence of international influencers in Murcia and was aimed at companies in the Construction Habitat sector and related services.
The presentations addressed various topics, starting with the international perspective of design in contract projects, highlighting the restaurant as the centerpiece of a hotel and the importance of industrial craftsmanship collaboration. Additionally, destination markets in Europe, such as the Algarve and the Costa del Sol, were analyzed as priority areas for international investment.
Europe as a platform market was also examined, with a focus on Qatar and the regional vision in the Middle East. Destination markets with differential value for the Spanish offer were explored, including Latin America, the United States, and the Caribbean.
The event concluded with a panel discussion on how Brexit could affect prescription and the contract channel, addressing internationalization strategies and business cooperation in this context.
In summary, the 1st Mediterranean Contract Forum was a successful international meeting that allowed companies in the Construction Habitat sector in the Region of Murcia to explore opportunities in various international markets, fostering collaboration and internationalization through the contract channel.
You can download the program of the 1st Mediterranean Contract Forum from this link.