Conferencia: Free Market Road Show 2015
A Time for Change in Europe

27 de Abril 2015, de 17 a 20.30 h., en el Hotel H10 Casanovas.

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Por segundo año consecutivo, traemos a Barcelona el Free Market Road Show, organizado por el Austrian Center @AustrianCenter, con la colaboración del Liberty Funds @Liberty_Fund entre otros patrocinadores.

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17 – 17.15 h.: Registration

17.15 – 17.30 h.: Opening Speech

17.30 – 18.15 h.: Panel 1: To grow or not to Grow? From secular stagnation to robust recovery (english)

Speakers: Leszek Balcerowicz (President, Civil Development Forum), José Luis Cordeiro (Director, The Millennium Project, Venezuela Node), Barbara Kolm (Director of Austrian Economics Center).


18.15 – 18.30 h.: Coffee-break

18.30 – 19.15 h.: Panel 2: Free market and Railways: is it possible? (english)

Speakers: Santiago Montero (industrial engineer), José Bové (consul de Austria); Bader Lawson (President, Competitive Enterprise Institute).


19.15 – 19.30 h.: Coffee Break

19.30 – 20.15 h.: Energía: la clave del futuro (castellano)

Ponentes: Jon Ganuza (Strategy manager in Gas Natural Fenosa) y Virgina Guinda (Founder and manager of Energía local).


20.15 – 20.30 h.: Closing Speech



Biografías de los ponentes


Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek-Balcerowicz_webEconomist, professor at the Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa), MBA at the Saint John’s University in New York. Author of the economic reforms in Poland that were commenced after the fall of communism in 1989. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the first non-communist Polish government after the Second World War (1989-1991) and in the years 1997-2000. Chairman of the National Bank of Poland in the years 2000-2007. He was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa title at 20 Polish and foreign universities. Author of over 100 publications on economics published both in Poland and abroad. Awarded with many Polish and foreign prestigious prizes and honors – including the Order of the White Eagle, the highest possible Polish decoration, awarded to Leszek Balcerowicz for his input in the systemic transformation in Poland. In 2007 he founded the Civil Development Forum Foundation (FOR) of which he is the Council Chairman.


José Luis Cordeiro

Cordeiro-Jose-e1425550312413Is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is a tireless traveler and has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries around the world. He combines his experience in economics and engineering to promote a better world with more freedom and more technology.

He studied science at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, economics at Georgetown University, Washington, and management at INSEAD, France. He is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, founding faculty and energy advisor in Singularity University at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California, visiting research fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan, and adjunct professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and former director of the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute in the USA.

He has authored a dozen books in four languages, and has also written and has been interviewed in major media (press, radio and TV) including ABC, BBC,CNN, Chosun Ilbo (Korean Daily), El Comercio (Ecuador), El Comercio (Peru), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico), El Universal (Venezuela), Los Andes (Argentina),O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mainichi Shimbun (Japan Daily News), La Tribune (France), The New York Times, Univision and The Washington Times (USA). He has also filmed documentaries with Discovery Channel and the History Channel.


Barbara Kolm

Kolm_Barbara_OH_WebPresident of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and Director of the Austrian Economics Center. Being a worldwide networker she uses these abilities to promote free market policies; in addition she is a frequent speaker on public policy related issues, especially on deregulation and competition topics, the Future of Europe and Austrian Economics.

Barbara Kolm is an Associate Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro and a member of the Board of Business Consultants of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and a Member of the Mont Pélerin Society. She is President of the European Center for Economic Growth.


Santiago Montero

santiagomontero2Industrial engineer in ETSEIB (Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyers Industrials de  Barcelona (1972)), he has developed his career in several manager position in different companies in the field of logistic, iron and steel distribution, building materials and industrial production. Had been president of Tecnifuego-Aespi a professional association and consultant of the Barcelona chamber of commerce and active member of European technical institutions. Actually is technical and business consultant in many companies and institutions.



José Mª Bové 

JMBoveDegree in Economics, Business Administration and Law, PhD in Business Administration. Honorary General Consul of Austria for Catalonia and Aragón. Statutory Auditor, Economist, Lawyer, Founding partner and President of Bové Montero y Asociados (1978). He is member and holds various positions in institutions related to accounting and auditing. Various articles and interviews about auditing, accountancy, internal control and taxes have been published in the following medias: El País, La Vanguardia, Actualidad Económica, Radio Economía, La Gaceta de los Negocios, Expansión, Revista Técnica del Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España, Alta Dirección, Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaf.


Lawson Bader

LBADER2In this third year as president, he has streamlined CEI’s policy efforts and focused its legal and litigation work to demand government transparency and rein in executive branch overreach.

Before joining CEI, Bader served as vice president of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for 16 years; manager of government relations at SRI International; legislative analyst with Pierson, Semmes and Finley; and a special assistant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.



Virginia Guinda

VirginiaGuinda2She has a Degree in Industrial Engineering by UPC Barcelona. Speciality in Energy Engineering (1999). She has taken a course in Finance in IESE business school (2011). Virginia has fifteen years of experience in energy consultancy on energy markets, legal frameworks, and business development at international level (Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgian, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Iran, Pakistan, Madagascar, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Argentina). In 2006 she co-founded ENERGIA LOCAL ( a consultancy and project development firm in Barcelona. She is member of Spanish Energy Regulation Committee since 2008 ( She is President of Energy Commission at Foment del Treball, trade organisation in Catalonia ( She is Technical Director of Spanish Cogeneration Association since 2006 (


Jon Ganuza

BARCELONA2 JonGanuza2He is majored in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He also holds and Executive MBA by IESE (Spain)

Joined Gas Natural Fenosa  more than 7 years ago where he has held several positions in Strategy and Development.

Previous to joining Gas Natural Fenosa, he worked 2 years in Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (Spain) and for more than eight years at AT Kearney and Deloitte (management consulting) where he worked in several industries including energy, pharma and financial institutions.


Ubicación de la conferencia: Hotel H10 Casanovas. Gran Vía, 559 con esquina c/Casanovas. Barcelona.


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