Alfonso Martínez Cearra
‘By and large, the quality of life in Bizkaia is extraordinary; its society is highly developed, its lifestyle is humane, people are sociable, and the environment and landscape are wonderful. Bizkaia’s features might not be unique nor the best in the world, but they are difficult find all together, in the same place.
’For 20 years, Bizkaia witnessed a huge development of infrastructure and facilities, all that is required to create the adequate conditions for growth at the human, social, technological, entrepreneurial or cultural levels. In my opinion, the following step will consist in trying to help people understand that our opportunities are much better than those we had 20 years ago. We must take advantage of them.’
‘Bizkaia Talent is currently a key organisation when it comes to recruiting talented professionals who would otherwise be difficult to reach. The organisation provides many things, but I would like to point out institutional support. In other countries, they greatly value private or public projects that enjoy solid support. Bizkaia Talent realises this, the importance of the support institutions like the Provincial Council of Bizkaia can give to foreign professionals who come here to work in our projects.’
Engagement of world-class professionals: Charles Landry
‘The project launched by BM 30 together with Charles Landry, “Creativity in Bilbao-Bizkaia”, was aimed at raising awareness among institutions, businesses, citizens and the whole society in Bizkaia of the importance of fostering creativity. We need to start trusting ideas too, not only projects.’
Alfonso Martínez Cearra: General Director at the Association for the Revitalisation of Metropolitan Bilbao, BM 30