The Spanish Exporters and Investors Club and IE University have signed a collaboration agreement to promote the internationalisation of Spanish companies.
The two institutions will cooperate in the field of training leaders, managers and professionals in order to provide them with knowledge and skills that respond to the new scenarios and challenges posed by international business today.
With this agreement, both institutions also contribute to strengthening stable links between the academic world and internationally active companies.
The agreement was signed in Madrid by the President of the Exporters and Investors Club, Antonio Bonet, and the Dean of IE School of Global & Public Affairs, Susana Malcorra.
Within the framework of this agreement, the two institutions are committed to jointly develop projects and educational activities, including courses, technical visits and international seminars and colloquiums, among others.
The agreement also provides for the hosting of volunteers and trainees, consultancy studies with students, documentation and case studies, as well as the publication of joint editions.
As part of this collaboration agreement, the Exporters' Club and IE University have signed a complementary agreement that will facilitate the participation of Club member companies in the Executive Master in International Trade (EMIT) programme.
Antonio Bonet, President of the Exporters and Investors Club, said: "The complexity that underlies international markets, conditioned by various aspects, requires highly trained professionals to respond to new challenges. For this reason, being able to collaborate from the Exporters Club with an institution of national and international prestige such as IE University is an extraordinary opportunity that will benefit both students and companies".
Susana Malcorra, Dean of IE School of Global & Public Affairs, said: "At IE University we have understood the importance of taking a holistic view of international trade, recognising its impact on the economy and the development of countries, but, above all, incorporating the perspective of small and medium-sized enterprises in global value chains".