FEMAC participated together with another 15 Catalan clusters in the 7th edition of Strategic Training Week, organized by the Catalan Government Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIÓ). In this occasion, New York City was the new ecosystem to explore.
Clusters not only had the opportunity to attend strategy training sessions provided by renown professionals such as Ms Rita Guther McGrath – currently professor at Columbia University –, but they also could met with agents, entrepreneurs and people related to American business ecosystem – some of them successful Catalan managers settled in America, from where they were managing their business.
Enric Pedrós, the cluster manager of FEMAC, reached out diverse companies and managers during the trip – some of them might be strategically interesting for both FEMAC and its members. Strategic Training Week is a program coordinated by Catalonia Clusters and promoted by Catalan Government through the agency ACCIÓ, which seeks for strategic alliances, fosters competitiveness and introduces Catalan clusters’ activity internationally.
Beyond the activities already mentioned, the program included visits to multinational corporations. For instance, participants visited Google, Parsons The New School for Design, The World Bank and The Inter-America Development Bank (IDB) in Washington.