On 12 June, the Business and Training Series with 15 business people from Argentinian SMEs concluded in Barcelona and Sabadell at the 11th edition of the Training and Business Trip.
On 7 March the “Herramientas públicas de financiamiento” seminar was held in the Tres de Febrero partido in Buenos Aires Province. It was organised by the Foundation through the First Export Programme, the Provincial Government of Buenos Aires and the Town of Tres de Febrero through its Foreign Trade Department.
On 2 March, the Foundation organised the seminar “Oportunidades y desafíos del nuevo escenario internacional” (Opportunities and challenges on the new international stage), in the Auditorium of the Casa de la Provincia in Buenos Aires. The seminar analysed the different ways the province of Buenos Aires can penetrate the new global environment.
Through its First Export Programme, the Foundation has given 15 Spanish and 15 Argentinian entrepreneurs the opportunity to complete a postgraduate course in international business at the UPF Barcelona School of Management. The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation has organised two training seminars for SMEs —one in Madrid and the other in Barcelona— about how to use the Internet to grow.
The First Export Programme has been supporting Argentinian SMEs for 15 years, and Spanish SMEs for two years. The main initiatives of the First Export Programme include grants for training on foreign trade, provided by the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation. A programme that has provided an opportunity to thirty companies.
On 19 May, as part of its First Export Programme, and with support from Gasnor S.A., a natural gas distribution company that CGE has in Argentina, the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation organised the “Claves del éxito más allá de la economía” (Keys to success beyond the economy) seminar in the Auditorium of the Economic Federation in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán.
The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation First Export Programme has provided customised advice and consultancy to 50 of these SMEs, 25% of which already export their products. In Argentina training has been provided to over 25,300 companies, of which 1,200 are now exporters. The initiative focuses on lending support to SMEs as they take their first steps towards exporting.