The Fundación’s main activity is organizing, in conjunction with the United States Spain Council, the United States – Spain Forum, an important annual meeting held alternately in each country, bringing the members of the two organizations together with public and private sector leaders and experts to discuss economic, technological, political and cultural issues of common interest.
The Forum is the principal platform for dialogue between the civil societies of Spain and the United States and, since it was first held in Seville in 1995, has proven to be useful in strengthening bilateral relations within a framework of public–private cooperation.
Strengthening relations between our two countries for over 25 years
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this important event on our annual calendar, former Fundación presidents Jaime Carvajal, Antonio Garrigues Walker, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, Juan Rodríguez Inciarte, Juan María Nin and José Manuel Entrecanales, and former honorary presidents of the United States – Spain Council, Governor Bill Richardson and U.S. Senators Bob Menéndez, Mel Martínez and Tim Kaine, reviewed the work of the United States-Spain Forums from their own personal experience and reflected on its present, its future and its value as a tool for strengthening relations between our two countries: