Ferrovial takes part in South Summit 2018


South summit 2018 Iñigo Meiras

The biggest event on the world of entrepreneurship and startups in southern Europe will be held in Madrid on October 3, 4, and 5.

On the coming 4, 5, and 6 of October, South Summit will again be held at La N@ve Boetticher (Calle Cifuentes, 5, 28021 Madrid). South Summit is the leading conference in the world on startups and entrepreneurs in Spain and southern Europe. From its start, Ferrovial has worked with South Summit and participated in its roundtables and activities.

As in previous years, Ferrovial will have a large stand this year, and it will be heavily involved in the presentations and roundtables at South Summit. Ferrovial partners will participate as jury members in some of the categories for competition for startups, they will present the prize to the winner of the Smart Mobility category, and/or they will participate in various roundtables as moderators and/or speakers. Furthermore, the call for Ferrovial’s innovation challenge for startups, BuildUp!, will be announced. Below you will find the schedules (these may be subject to change by the organization), people, and topics with which Ferrovial staff will participate at South Summit 2018.



Arena Stage

09.30-10.20 – Opening ceremony

11.45-12.10 – New ecosystems towards a data driven mobility. Moderator: Federico Flórez (CIIO Ferrovial)

The Next Big Thing Stage

10.30-11.00 –  Build Up! presentation + Climate KIC pitching session. Speaker: Matt Prescott (Director, Centre of Excellence for Sustainability, Heathrow Airport)

Playground Stage

15.30-15.50 – The Evolution of Mobility. Moderator: Nicolás Rubio (Operations Director, Cintra)

15.50-16.20 –  Technologies that make travel smarter and increase customer satisfaction. Speaker: Javier Lázaro (Ferrovial Digital Hub Director)

16.20-16.50 – The evolution of Smart Cities and the Eco-Mobility equation. Speaker: Juan Beneytez (Business Development, ZityCar)

17.40-18.10 – Accelerating the clean and sustainable energy revolution. Speaker: Matt Prescott (Director, Centre of Excellence for Sustainability, Heathrow Airport)

BBVA Stage

14.30-15.30 – Travel-tech Hackathon final session. Joint action from: Ferrovial, Amadeus & BBVA. Jury Members: Ana Salgado & Antonio Cuevas


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