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Conference 'Sports, Socialization and Economic Development'

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Summary of Activities
Speech by Anna Pruna
PowerPoint presentations by Borja García, Pedro FontanaGuillermo Pérez and Jordi Alcover

In collaboration with:
Patronat CatalunyaMon

With the 2012 Olympics approaching, the LSE's Catalan Observatory organized a full-day conference on Sports, Socialization and Economic Development. 

11.15 Welcome by Josep Manuel Barberà
11.30-12.45 Round Table Sport and Community Socialization
Chair: Josep Manuel Barberà (Director, Patronat Catalunya Món)
Speakers: Borja Garcia (Loughborough University), Martin Davies (National Representative) and Jordi Alcover (General Secretary of the Director Board, Union for Sportive Federations of Catalonia)

13.00-14.00 Round Table Barcelona 1992, London 2012, sharing the experience
Chair: Joan Costa Font (Director, Catalan Observatory, LSE)
Speakers: Pedro Fontana (Former Director, Commercial Barcelona Organising Committee of the Olympic Games), Guillermo Pérez (Sub-Director, The High Performance Centre, Barcelona) and Ricky Burdett (Director, LSE Cities and Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism, Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012)

Clockwise from bottom left: Pedro Fontana, Joan Costa, Josep Manuel Barberà, Jordi Alcover, Borja García and Guillermo Pérez

Public Lecture
18.00 Welcome by Prof. Paul Preston and Rafael Niubó (General Secretary, Vice-Presidential Department of the Government of Catalonia)
18.15 Opening remarks by Anna Pruna (General Secretary, Vice-Presidential Department of the Government of Catalonia)
18.30 Address by Charles Wijeratna (Director of commercial negotiations for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games)
19.00 Address by Tatxo Benet (Representative of the Management Team of MEDIAPRO)
19.45 Round of questions
Charles Wijeratna during his address

From left front to right back: Paul Preston, Borja García, Anna Pruna, Charles Wijeratna, Jordi Alcover, Joan Costa, Adam Austerfield, Josep Manuel Barberà and Rafael Niubó