FRIDAY, JULY 1, PARTICIPANTS

Attire: Casual

10.00 a.m:

Departure By Bus from Gran Hotel Domine to Pío Baroja Pier.
Gran Hotel Dómine – Alameda de Mazarredo, 61. Bilbao.

11.00 a.m:

Nervión River Cruise.
From the center of Bilbao to the mouth between Santurce and Getxo, passing under the historic “hanging bridge”.

1.00 p.m:

End of Cruise. Bus Transfer from Pío Baroja Pier to Gran Hotel Dómine

1.30 p.m:

Welcome Lunch (Cocktail) for Participants and their Companions.
Rooftop of the Gran Hotel Dómine.

2.45 p.m:

End of Welcome Lunch.

Attire: Business.

3.15 p.m:

Walking Transition from Gran Hotel Dómine to the Library of the University of Deusto.

3.30 p.m:

Forum Registration at the Library of the University of Deusto.
Library of the University of Deusto (CRAI) – Calle Ramón Rubial, 1. Bilbao.

4.00 p.m:

Opening Session of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum.
Emcee: Margit Sperling Founder and Managing Director of Walk and Eat Spain

Remarks by:

  • Juan Lladó, Chairman, Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.
  • Joaquín Castro, Honorary Chairman, United States – Spain Council.
  •  Santiago Cabanas, Ambassador of Spain to the United States.
  • Julissa Reynoso, United States Ambassador to Spain.

4.30 p.m:

Working Session I: “Into the Seventh Secade of Spain and US Security Cooperation”.
Moderator: José Ignacio Torreblanca,Director, Madrid Office, European Council on Foreign Relations.

Speakers: 

  • Ángeles Moreno, Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs
  • Gina Ortiz Jones, Under Secretary of the Air Force
  • Eduardo Serra, Chairman of NTT DATA EMEAL
  • Antony Cook,Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, MICROSOFT

6.00 p.m:

Fireside Chat: “Changing the Narrative: Why the Inclusion and Portrayal of Latinos in American Media Matters” with:

  • Eva Longoria Bastón, Producer, Philanthropist, Activist.
  • Joaquín Castro, Honorary Chairman, United States – Spain Council.

6.45 p.m.:

End of the Fireside Chat. Walking Transition from the Library of the University of Deusto to Gran Hotel Dómine. Free Time.

Attire: Cocktail:

8.30 p.m:

Walking Transition from Gran Hotel Dómine to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

8.45 p.m:

Welcome Reception and Private Visit to the Galleries of the Museum.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Abandoibarra Avenue, 2. Bilbao.

9.45 p.m:

Opening Dinner of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum, sponsored by BBVA

Atrium of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Remarks by:

  • Juan Mari Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao
  • Juan Lladó, Chairman, Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.
  • Joaquín Castro, Honorary Chairman, United States – Spain Council
  • Peio Belausteguigoitia, Country Manager for Spain, BBVA
  • José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation

11.30 p.m:

End of Dinner. Walking Transition from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to Gran Hotel Dómine.

FRIDAY, JULY 1, COMPANIONS

Attire: Casual

10.30 am:

Departure by Bus from Gran Hotel Dómine to Pío Baroja Pier.
Gran Hotel Dómine – Alameda de Mazarredo, 61. Bilbao

11.00 am:

Nervión River Cruise.
From the center of Bilbao to the mouth between Santurce and Getxo, passing under the historic “hanging bridge”.

1.00 pm:

End of Cruise. Bus Transfer from Pío Baroja Pier to Gran Hotel Dómine.

1.30 pm:

Welcome Lunch (Cocktail) for Participants and their Companions.
Roof of the Gran Hotel Dómine.

2.45 pm:

End of Lunch. Free Time.

Attire: Cocktail

8.30 pm:

Walking Transition from Gran Hotel Dómine to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

8.45 pm:

Private Visit to the Museum Galleries
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Abandoibarra Avenue, 2. Bilbao.

9.45 pm:

Opening Dinner of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum, sponsored by BBVA

11.30 pm:

End of Dinner. Walking Transition from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to Gran Hotel Dómine.

SATURDAY, JULY 2, PARTICIPANTS

Attire: Business.

8.45 a.m:

Walking Transition from Gran Hotel Dómine to the Library of the University of Deusto.

9.00 a.m:

Forum registration at the Library of the University of Deusto

Emcee: Margit Sperling, Founder and Managing Director, Walk and Eat Spain

9.30 a.m:

Working Session II: “How cities bring us together”.

Moderator: José Ignacio Torreblanca, Director, Madrid Office, European Council on Foreign Relations.

Speakers: 

  • Juan Mari Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao
  • Andy Brown, Travis County Judge
  • Roberto San Salvador, Director, Deusto Cities Lab
  • Jim Perschbach, President and CEO, Port San Antonio

11.00 a.m:

Presentation on Bilbao native “Diego Mª de Gardoqui, first Ambassador of Spain to the United States”, by Fernando Prieto, Secretary General of the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.

11.15 a.m:

Coffee Break.

11.30 a.m:

Working Session III: “Green Finance: the Next Frontier of Social Responsibility”.

Moderator: José Ignacio Torreblanca, Director, Madrid Office, European Council on Foreign Relations.

Speakers: 

  • Hugo Morán, Secretary of State of the Environment
  • José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, Chairman of CaixaBank
  • José W. Fernandez, Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment
  • Enrique Lores, President and CEO, HP

1.00 p.m:

End of Working Session III. Walking Transition to Iberdrola Tower.

1.30 p.m:

Working Lunch, sponsored by IBERDROLA
Iberdrola Tower – Plaza de Euskadi, 5. Bilbao.

Words by: Juan Manuel González Serna, Vice President, Iberdrola

3.00 p.m:

End of Working Lunch. Walking Transition from Torre Iberdrola to Palacio Euskalduna.

3.30 p.m:

Meetings of the Members of the United States – Spain Council and the Trustees of the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.

Euskalduna Palace – Abandoibarra Avenue, 4. Bilbao.

  • Members of the United States – Spain Council: Room OE.
  • Trustees of the Fundación Consejo España – Estados Unidos: Room 0A.
  • Joint Final Meeting: Room OE.

4.45 p.m:

End of Meetings. Walking Transition from Euskalduna Palace to Gran Hotel Dómine. Free Time.
[A bus will be available for people who do not wish to walk].

Attire: Cocktail.

6.45 p.m:

Departure by Bus from Gran Hotel Dómine to Torre Loizaga.
Loizaga Tower – Concejuelo neighborhood, s/n. Galdames

7.30 p.m:

Closing Reception of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum.
Loizaga Tower – Garden

Entertainment with Basque folklore and sample of traditional rural sports.
Possibility of visiting the most important private car collection in Europe.

9.00 p.m:

Closing Dinner of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum.
Loizaga Tower – Great dining room.

Words by:

  • Nora Friend, Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development, TALGO
  • Emérita Torres, Vicepresident, Community Service Society of New York, on behalf of the “Young Leaders” community
  • Joaquín Castro, Honorary Chairman, United States – Spain Council
  • Ben Ray Luján, Senator of New Mexico
  • Juan Lladó, Chairman, Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.

10.45 p.m:

After Party
Loizaga Tower – The little music house.
[A bus will be available to return to the hotel at 10:45 pm, after the dinner, and another at 00.45 am., after the party].

SATURDAY, JULY 2, COMPANIONS

Attire: Casual.

10.00 am:

Departure by Bus from Gran Hotel Dómine.

11.00 am:

Visit to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (Bermeo).
One of the most spectacular spots on the Biscay coast.

2.00 pm:

Back in Bilbao, lunch based on “pintxos” in the Old Town, the historic center also known as “The Seven Streets”

3.30 pm:

Guided Walk through the Old Town of Bilbao

4.30 pm:

Return to Gran Hotel Dómine. Free time

Attire: Cocktail

6.45 pm:

Departure by Bus from Gran Hotel Dómine to Torre Loizaga.
Loizaga Tower – Concejuelo neighborhood, s/n. Galdames.

7.30 pm:

Closing Reception of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum.
Loizaga Tower – Garden

Entertainment with Basque folklore and sample of traditional rural sports.
Possibility of visiting the most important private car collection in Europe.

9.00 pm:

Closing Dinner of the XXVI United States – Spain Forum.
Loizaga Tower – Great dining room

10.45 pm:

After Party
Loizaga Tower – The little music house.
[A bus will be available to return to the hotel at 10.45 p.m., after the dinner, and another at 00.45 a.m., after the party].