AENIB represents the Balearic nautical sector at the 2023 Business Gala
The President of AENIB, Jaume Vaquer, and the tax advisor of the organization, Sandra Mayrata, attended the Business Gala organized by CAEB, representing the Balearic nautical sector. The event was attended by 400 people and aimed to highlight the work and investment of Balearic entrepreneurs in innovation and digital transformation.
For the first time, this event, which brought together 400 attendees, including entrepreneurs, politicians, and representatives of civil society in the Balearic Islands, took place in Ibiza, at the Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa. The President of the Balearic Confederation of Business Associations, Carmen Planas, emphasized that the Business Gala was held in Ibiza this year “because we represent the entire Balearic Islands, and because this island is home to some of the best entrepreneurs that the prolific business region of the Balearics has produced.”
In addition to Carmen Planas, the gala was attended by the President of the Balearic Government, Marga Prohens; the President of the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (CEPYME), Gerardo Cuerva; and the President of the National Federation of Self-Employed Workers Associations (ATA), Lorenzo Amor.
The President of CAEB used this "very special" business event to announce CAEB´s intention to promote the 'BUSINESS DAY in the Balearic Islands’. This festive day aims to “explain to schools, high schools, or training centers what a business is, what the role of an entrepreneur entails, and all the aspects of the challenging world of entrepreneurship.”
Carmen Planas focused her speech on “ATTITUDE, a positive way of thinking, combined with effort and daring, to think big and, hand in hand with innovation and digitalization, tackle the great challenge ahead: the transition to a circular economic model.”
Planas praised some Balearic companies as "clear examples" of this transformative path, “whose new generation leaders are committed to renewal without knowing whether there is a cliff ahead. Only with bold initiatives can we accelerate the transition toward a circular system, toward a comprehensive value network that shares measures to ensure social, economic, and environmental sustainability.”
She also emphasized that for the second consecutive summer, "we are experiencing a worrying shortage of human resources in different sectors and a deficit in the specialization of some profiles." Planas added that according to a recent report presented by CEPYME, seven out of ten SMEs, which make up 99% of the Spanish business community, face this problem. “Even with 30,000 unemployed in the Balearic Islands in the middle of August. Something is not working. We must invest in the Balearic Islands as the center of talent in Spain, promoting new qualifications and specializations in different fields and investing in better vocational and continuous training programs. This is the only way to retain talent and improve competitiveness.”
CAEB Awards 2023
In this 2023 edition, the Executive Committee of CAEB recognized entrepreneurs who openly promote the sustainability of our region, encourage leadership and value talent among their teams, invest in innovation and development, or have contributed to the growth and expansion of their productive sectors.
The awardees of the Business Gala are:
Daniel Ramon Manera, from Podarcis (environmental sustainability)
Joan Suñer Galmés, from Càrniques Sunyer (leadership and talent management)
Bartomeu Bestard, from Alcudiamar (innovation and development)
Xavier March Morlà, from Refinería Web (growth and expansion)