CanariasZEC en evento de turismo diversificador

CanariasZEC at Tourismatch 2020

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Canary Islands.- The Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) has held virtual B2B meetings during the celebration of the Tourismatch 2020: International matchmaking event of the tourism sector, a platform designed to establish bilateral contacts between companies, universities, research organizations, and representatives of the international public administrations with the common objective of promoting innovative solutions to strengthen the tourism sector throughout its value chain in order to be prepared for the future.

In this context, issues related to health security in tourism, solutions in information and communication technologies (ICT), sustainable tourism, circular economy, environment and energy, and transport and logistics are addressed. Tourismatch 2020 is an event organized by the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network and that has the close support of local agents to generate new business contacts, technical cooperation and R & D & I in the sector. In this edition, Tourismatch 2020 will take place as a parallel activity to the Maspalomas International Tourism Forum, “Challenges of the tourism industry”.

It should be remembered that the ZEC is a tool aimed at the diversification of the regional productive fabric, and within this framework activities related to tourism can be developed in the Canary Islands under this regime authorized by the European Commission (EC). A sector that represents 19% of the total number of companies in the Official Register of ZEC Entities, according to data from last year.

Misión a empresas de animación americanas

CanariasZEC participates in the virtual mission of animation companies from the USA

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Canary Islands. -The Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) has participated in a virtual mission of animation companies from the US interested in learning about the unique fiscal framework of the Islands for the production and development of content for the sector.

This online meeting, organized by the Canary Islands Society for Economic Development (Proexca), has brought together almost thirty specialists between CEOS of American and Canarian animation studios, as well as representatives of the different public institutions among these: Proexca, the ZEC, Gran Canaria Film Commission and Tenerife Films, which promoted opportunities for animation under the Canary Islands Film brand.

Participating US companies include audiovisual production studios, animation, visual effects (VFX), and service production. During this week the organization of a meeting request is planned, where the ZEC has also already arranged an agenda for B2B meetings with companies to advise in more detail on this incentive and its benefits.

Juan Alberto Martin dies, former president of the Consortium of the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC)

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Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) Canarias.- Canarias dismissed Thursday after his death, Juan Alberto Martin at the age of 76 years. Martin chaired the Consortium of the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) from 2007 to 2012. His official appointment was published in the Official Bulletin of the State (BOE) on 13 November 2007, a joint proposal by the then second vice president of the Government of Spain and Minister of Economy and Finance, Pedro Solbes, and the Canary Islands Government. Cargo being held until February 2012. However, before taking command at the front of this organism, Martin was part of the Governing Board of the company since November 2004.

Martin takes up the challenge of the presidency of the entity with the conviction that this is a fundamental tool for economic future of the Canary Islands for their enormous potential to create skilled jobs and sectorally diversified regional economy. Therefore, he took on the challenge to assemble and lead a team of experts who conducted a study: “The ZEC of the future” which was presented in Parliament of the Canary Islands.

As a political leader is noteworthy that was Vice President of the Government of the Canary Islands during the first presidency of Jerónimo Saavedra, as well as regional deputy in the regional parliament. He played roles in the delegations of the Ministries of Labor and Public Works of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and the engineering office in the Ministry of Presidency of the Canary Islands Government. As a counselor he was part of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, besides being also adviser to the Board preautonomic Canary Islands and the Territorial Administration. Launched the Foundation Pedro García Cabrera, under his chairmanship body was positioned as a cultural reference of the Islands.

. Since this entity is fired with an affectionate remembrance, paying a deserved tribute to his great work at the front of this institution, highlighting the affable character who always transmitted to the team of employees of the entity. Therefore, the ZEC moved its condolences and deepest sympathy for his lost his wife and all his family.