An event that has achieved to become a benchmark on its very first edition
Speakers
2022 edition
  • Josep Borrell
    Vice-President of the European Commission
  • José Manuel Albares
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Mauricio Macri
    Expresident of República Argentina
  • Andrés Allamand
    Ibero-American General Secretary
  • Isabel Schnabel
    Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Pablo Hernández de Cos
    Governor of Banco de España
  • Carlos Costa
    Exgovernor of Bando de Portugal
  • Carmen Artigas
    Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence
  • Alberto Núñez Feijóo
    President of Partido Popular
  • Felipe González
    Expresident Spain
  • Mariano Rajoy
    Expresident Spain
  • Antonio Huertas
    President of MAPFRE
  • Mario Ruiz-Tagle
    Chief Executive Officer of Iberdrola Spain
  • Antonio Llardén
    Chairman Enagás
  • Carmen Becerril
    President OMIE
  • Alfonso Rueda
    President of the Regional Goverment of Galicia
  • Juan Manuel Moreno
    President of the Regional Government of Andalucía.
  • María Chivite
    President of the Regional Goverment of Navarra
  • Antón Costas
    President CES
  • Anabel Díez
    Journalist
  • Miri Barreira
    Senior Adviser Thinking Heads
  • Trinidad Jiménez
    Exminister of Spain
  • Josep Piqué
    Entrepreneur, economist and former minister
  • Alejandra Kindelán
    Chair and CEO of the Spanish Banking Association (AEB)
  • Rocío Martínez Sampere
    Director Fundación Felipe González
  • Carlos López Blanco
    Senior Adviser Flint Global & Presidente of Fundación ESYS
  • Soraya Saenz de Santamaría
    CUATRECASAS Presidency assistant, Councilor of State and Former Vice President of the Government
  • Jose Juan Ruíz
    Chairman of the Elcano Royal institute
  • Mr. Ignacio Torreblanca
    Director of the Office in Madrid and and Chief Investigator of the European Council on Foreing Relacions (ECFR)
  • Javier Sánchez Prieto
    CEO Iberia
  • Francisco Botas Ratera
    CEO Abanca
  • Beatriz Corredor
    President of REDEIA
  • Iñaki Garay
    Director of Communication, Brand and Advertising of the Public Business Entity Renfe – Operadora
  • Irene Cano
    CEO Meta Spain and Portugal
  • Thomas Hitschler
    Viceminister of Defense German Government
IV Edition
The fourth edition of La Toja Forum-Atlantic Link brought together nearly 35 high-level speakers and over 100 prominent representatives from companies, institutions and organisations connected with the economic, political and academic world.

The great media impact of its discussions has positioned La Toja Forum-Atlantic Link as an essential space for dialogue between both Atlantic coasts. Since its first edition, it has succeeded in becoming a benchmark for public conversation, an invitation to analyse the challenges that we share, the problems that we must face and the possibility of doing so together.
  • More than 40 media channels175 accredited journalists
  • 35 accredited speakers
  • 10 tables in 3 days of discussion
Media coverage
The significance of the forum sparked great interest among the media and journalists, who covered the event in great detail
  • Over 40 media 175 accredited journalists
  • 543 mentions 384 in press · 95 on television · 64 on radio
  • 350k impressions on digital platforms
  • 2.680 Total interactions in Twitter
Central themes
Forum Round Tables
  • DEFINING A NEW WORLD ORDER
    The invasion of Ukraine has violently shifted the world’s geostrategic axis. With a focus on the dispute between the USA and China over world hegemony, a smaller yet hugely destabilising power has crept in the back door. All Western efforts to engage Russia in democracy and a cooperative vision of international politics have been in vain. Putin’s regime has proven violent and warmongering towards its neighbours and its own population as it moves towards increasingly dictatorial behaviour. The big question remains which role China wants to play in the new order and the true extent of its cooperation with Russia.
  • EUROPE’S ENERGY AUTONOMY AND SECURITY
    Beyond the outcome of the war in Ukraine, an urgent debate has opened up in Europe regarding its energy sufficiency. Dependence on Russian gas has put major economies and the wellbeing of millions of households across the continent at risk. We have realised that our quality of life and the competitiveness of our economies depend on a factor over which we have no control, and sufficient supplies of which are becoming increasingly problematic. Policymakers are beginning to talk about unprecedented issues such as energy rationing and many are wondering how the ambitious decarbonisation targets set before the war in Ukraine can be maintained.
  • IBERO-AMERICA IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER
    The West is no longer defined by a geographical position but by a shared strategy against global risks, as demonstrated by the support of countries such as Japan and Australia for sanctions against Russia. The electoral cycle that began in the region a few years ago has led to a clear predominance of new leftist governments that are questioning traditional institutions of regional cooperation such as the OAS. Meanwhile, the U.S. has stopped looking at the region only for its migration agenda. Ibero-America is now acquiring a new leading role in the emerging strategic balance.
  • CYBERSECURITY: FROM NECESSITY TO URGENCY
    Cybersecurity is a key element in developing the digital society of the twenty-first century: mass digitisation of society and the economy is not possible and unviable without robust cybersecurity. Therefore, when it comes to digitising the entire economy, it makes increasingly less sense to differentiate between security and cybersecurity, since both will integrate and complement each other. In this context, the growing threats, the sophistication of cybercriminals and their increasingly diverse motivations are putting governments and companies in check. Cybersecurity is part of the geostrategic agenda of the twenty-first century while China and the US continue to compete for technological supremacy. If this was obvious before the war in Ukraine, today it is an unmistakeable urgency with the new pressing challenges both Europe-wide and globally.
  • COMBATING INFLATION
    This year, we have experienced inflation rates not seen for decades. This spike in inflation, caused mainly by the energy crisis but also by supply chain problems, has set off alarm bells in economies that had not yet managed to recover from the shock waves of the pandemic. The US Federal Reserve initiated a policy of rate hikes months ago and the ECB followed suit shortly afterwards. The main responsibility for combating inflation lies with the central banks, which are torn between orthodox monetary policies and the fear of a new global recession.
  • THE FUTURE OF GLOBALISATION
    The sanctions imposed against Russia are unprecedented and will lead to the Russian economy being cut off from international trade in capital, goods and services. This follows growing concerns about China's aggressive trade and supply chain issues following the end of the pandemic. Global supply chains are no longer governed by efficiency but by security. All this uncertainty has led some observers to announce the end of globalisation as we have known it for the past 30 years, while the more optimistic talk of reinventing it.
  • HOW THE WAR IN UKRAINE HAS CHANGED EUROPE
    WAR AND EUROPE’S STRATEGIC RESPONSIBILIT
    The war in Ukraine has given a definite impetus to the challenge of European defence within the framework of a renewed Atlantic Alliance, which has also renewed its strength and cooperation. Putin's warmongering has forced European countries to urgently take up the long-delayed idea of a Defensive Europe and the economic commitments that this entails. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's radical U-turn, announcing a massive armed forces modernisation programme, is the best example of Europe's new strategic priority, which goes hand in hand with NATO's increased deployment on its eastern flank.
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