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Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum

Organised by Alumni & Careers and the Corporate Development department Online

ABOUT

UIC Barcelona is launching the Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum, an online event that aims to connect the University's master’s degrees with the world of business.

This four-day forum will be held across 3, 4, 5 and 6 May from 4 to 7 p.m. It will feature guest speakers and professionals from a range of sectors, representatives from leading companies, and entrepreneurs who have set up successful businesses. They will each share their professional experiences through lectures and round table discussions, and reflect on current business issues.

Innovation in business and management, the digitisation of companies due to the outbreak of COVID-19, corporations’ social and cultural impact and the link between cooperation and sustainability as new impact emergencies within the business world, are just some of the many topics that will be discussed during the Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum.

The event is aimed at final-year bachelor’s degree and master’s degree students, and members of the University’s Alumni. The lectures and round table discussions will be introduced by the directors of the University's master's degrees, who will briefly explain the vocational programmes offered at UIC Barcelona.

PROGRAMME

*All sessions will be held in English or with simultaneous English translation.


Monday 3 May - Investments: Industry, Technology, Real Estate & Enterpreneurship


4 p.m Welcome talk by the rector of UIC Barcelona, Dr Xavier Gil.

4.10 p.m. Opening speech by Josep Maria Pujol – President of FICOSA - ‘Entrepreneurship today and in the future in our company. A story about life and business’

4.30 to 5.20 p.m.

LECTURE 1 - ‘Optimising investments following COVID-19’(Session held in English)

Moderated by: Dr. Juanjo Marín, lecturer at UIC Barcelona.

Participating speakers and companies:

5.30 to 5.40 p.m. Presentation on the Innovation Hub & Valorisation Projects by Òscar Carbó, director of the Centre of Knowledge Transfer and Research Valorisation at UIC Barcelona. (Session held in English)

5.40 to 6.30 p.m.

LCETURE 2 - ‘Entrepreneurship inside and outside the university sphere’ (Session held in English)

Moderated by: Òscar Carbó, director of the Knowledge Transfer and Research Valorisation Centre at UIC Barcelona.

Participating speakers and companies:

7 p.m. Closing talk for the first day of the Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum given by Òscar Carbó, director of the Knowledge Transfer and Research Valorisation Centre at UIC Barcelona.


Tuesday 4 May - Industrial Production, Logistics & Quality Operations 


4 p.m. Welcome talk by Dr Felipe Pich-Aguilera (UIC Barcelona School of Architecture)

4.10 to 5 p.m.

LECTURE 1 - ‘The construction industry and its repercussions on value chains’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Maria Isabel Gabarró, UIC Barcelona lecturer and Alumni member.

Participating speakers and companies:

5.10 to 6 p.m

LECTURE 2 - ‘Operation and quality: strategies for disruptive businesses’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Marta Mas, lecturer at UIC Barcelona.

Participating speakers and companies:

6.10 to 7 p.m.

LECTURE 3 - ‘Logistics and the new paradigm for sustainable global mobility’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Francisco Diéguez, managing director at ITeC (Catalan Institute of Construction Technology) and member of the UIC Barcelona University Advisory Council (CAU)

Participating speakers and companies:

7 p.m. Closing talk of the second day of the Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum, given by Francisco Diéguez, general manager at the ITeC (Catalan Institute of Construction Technology) and member of the UIC Barcelona University Advisory Council (CAU).


Wednesday 5 May - Biodigital, AI & Advanced Analytics


4 p.m. Welcome talk by the vice rector for Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Dr. Jordi Villà.

4.10 to 5 p.m.

LECTURE 1 - ‘Barcelona as a digital HUB. From macro to micro: an overview of online business’ (Session held in English)

Moderated by: Jordi Villà, vice rector for Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer at UIC Barcelona.

Participating speakers and companies:

5.10 to 6 p.m.

LECTURE 2 - ‘The IoT and new guidelines in the field of technology and health. Digital innovation and trends in e-health’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: José María Martínez and Carlos Cosials, lecturers at UIC Barcelona.

Participating speakers and companies:

6.10 to 7 p.m.

LECTURE 3 - ‘Bioengineering and bioethics applied to research’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Dr. Jordi Villà, vice rector for Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer at UIC Barcelona

7 p.m. Closing talk for the third day of the Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum, given by the UIC Barcelona vice rector for Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Dr Jordi Villà


Thursday 6 de May - Social, Sustainable & Cultural Impact


4 p.m. Welcome talk by Ainhoa Grandes, president of the MACBA Foundation and of the Ship2B Foundation.

4.10 to 5 p.m.

LECTURE 1 - ‘Challenges faced by the cultural sector following the COVID-19 crisis’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Marta Crispí, director of the Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona

Participating speakers and companies:

5.10 to 6 p.m.

LECTURE 2 - ‘Climate impact emergencies: cooperation, development and prevention’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Carmen Mendoza, director of the University Master's Degree in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture at UIC Barcelona

Participating speakers and companies:

6.10 to 7 p.m.

LECTURE 3 - ‘Urban resilience: making the city of the future a reality today’ (Session held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.)

Moderated by: Lorenzo Chelleri, director of the Master's Degree in City Resilience Design and Management at UIC Barcelona

Participating speakers and companies:

7 p.m. Closing talk of the fourth and final day of the Executive Education & Business Challenges Forum, given by the UIC Barcelona Vice Rector for Planning and Quality, Dr. Frederic Marimon.

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