Spain is a hugely important country for Scotland and vice-versa, particularly when it comes to trade and exports.

Resolved to provide you with an update on Spain and Scotland’s strong trade and cultural ties, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK is honoured to be working directly with the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh to deliver the 5th edition of our Meliá Business Breakfast series this year.

Hosted by the stunning Meliá White House hotel, Patrons of the Spanish Chamber, this next edition will welcome Ignacio Cartagena Núñez, Consul General of Spain in Edinburgh, as its special guest.


The Consul General will discuss topics including:


·         Bilateral relations between Scotland and Spain within the framework of consular action: including regional governments, companies and universities.

·         The Scottish economy – delving into sectors of interest.

·         Future projection of Scotland in the framework of the UK and interests for the Spanish Chamber.


The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, prior to the opportunity to network with other guests over a traditional Spanish breakfast.


Date & time: Wednesday 7th June, 8:00 (for an 8:30 start) – 9:30

Location: Meliá White House | Albany St | London NW1 3UP


This event is free for members of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK.





Tickets are limited.


About the Consul General:


Ignacio Cartagena Núñez, a career diplomat, holds a PhD in Public International Law, a Diploma in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Masters in Energy Geopolitics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. 

Throughout his career, he has held various diplomatic posts at the Spanish Embassies in Rome, Tirana (Albania) and Moscow, as well as in the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. 

He has also been Deputy Director General for Sub-Saharan Africa, Deputy Director General for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and Executive Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs in the Cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. 

He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Alicante, and collaborates frequently with various think tanks and research institutes on topics such as international security and nuclear non-proliferation. On the latter, he has published over twenty articles and papers as part of several different collective books.  

He has written eight poetry books, the latest of which was titled ‘Las cataratas de Nelson’, Ars Poetica, Oviedo, 2018.  







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