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ACCIONA is a global company with a business model based on sustainability. Its aim is to respond to society’s main needs through the provision of renewable energy, infrastructure, water and services.

ACCIONA's activity in Australia started in 2002 through the Energy division. Since 2007, the Infrastructures and Water divisions were added to the Energy division. At the moment the group has a staff of more than 1.000 people in the five delegations in the country: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. + Info


The Alianza 4 Universidades (4 Universities Alliance, A4U) is a strategic partnership between four leading Spanish public universities: the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

The association grew out of the desire of these four universities, which share the same commitment to quality research and excellence in teaching, to pursue joint projects. In 2008, the A4U was set up as an official alliance. + info 

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles)

With over 100 years of experience in the supply of comprehensive transit solutions positioned at the forefront of technology for high value added sustainable mobility. CAF is a leader of the railway industry offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway related markets, such as rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishing and financial services).

The Company started operations creating CAF Rail Australia in 2010, and was awarded with his first contract for the Sydney Tram, followed by Canberra and Newcastle Tram´s. + info


CaixaBank is a financial group with a socially responsible, long-term universal banking model, based on quality, trust, and specialisation, which offers a value proposition of products and services adapted for each sector, adopting innovation as a strategic challenge and a distinguishing feature of its corporate culture, and whose leading position in retail banking in Spain and Portugal makes it a key player in supporting sustainable economic growth.

CaixaBank boosts its international strategy with the opening of a representative office in Sidney, Australia, and is now present on five continents. This opening makes it the only Spanish bank with a presence in the Australian market and it continues to strengthen support for its customers at a global level. + info


The Spanish Chamber of Commerce coordinates the network of Chambers of Commerce in Spain and acts as its representative before national and international governing bodies, as well as providing advisory services to the Spanish government. Its mission is to promote and defend the general interests of trade, industry, services and maritime navigation.

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce coordinates and promotes collaboration between the different territorial chambers of commerce in Spain and the 36 official Spanish chambers of commerce abroad, Spanish business associations and local businesses with interests in Spain. This network boasts a long-standing tradition and experience, recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and is capable of providing the support and services needed by businesses to access and operate on international markets. + info


Casa Asia was created in 2001 with a consortium made up of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, through its Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona and Madrid City Councils.

Casa Asia was created with the will to strengthen the knowledge and dialogue about Asia in Spain, with the analysis and discussion of civic, political, social, cultural, economic and environmental issues, supporting activities and projects that contribute to a better knowledge between Asian and Spanish societies, and to promote the development of relations among them. + info


Since its foundation in 1952, Ferrovial has become one of the leading infrastructure and services operators, committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions.

Ferrovial Services has provided a diverse range of essential services that support economic and social development across Australia and New Zealand since 2016 with the acquisition of Broadspectrum. Today, the company has 14.000 people working in Australia. Among the main contracts the construction of Toowoomba and Pacific Highway motorways, the maintenance and improvement of Melbourne motorways, and the contract for the maintenance of the infrastructures for the Australian Ministry of Defence.  + info


ICEX, Institute of Foreign Trade, is a public business body, answerable to the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce. It main goal is to promote the internationalization of the Spanish companies

Australia is one of the countries in which ICEX has an Economic and Commercial Office. These offices are the official instrument specialized in the internationalization of the Spanish economy and in giving support to the companies and entrepreneurs in foreign markets. They are, as well, the responsible for the economic and commercial institutional relations, and generate the economic information. + info


Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and one of the leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2017 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.011 billion, with 40,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

Indra has been operating in Australia since 2000 providing highly safety critical integrated systems solutions to both government and private organizations, including Commonwealth of Australia, Airservices Australia, Airways New Zealand y Transport for NSW. PDF presentation | + info


The Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organization founded by the Government of Spain in 1991. Its mission is to promote Spanish language teaching as well as that of Spain’s co-official languages, in addition to fostering knowledge of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.

It operates in 87 cities in 44 countries in all five continents. Instituto Cervantes has a branch office in Sydney. + info


MAXAM is an industrial leading company in the development, manufacture and sale of civil explosives and blasting services for mining, quarries and infrastructures; products and services for the defence industry; hunting cartridges and key raw materials for the nitro chemical industry. Since its foundation by Alfred Nobel in 1872, MAXAM has become a global organization with over 6.500 employees worldwide, with industrial facilities in more than 45 countries and sales in over 100, operating across the five continents.

Australia was the first market where MAXAM started operations out of Spain, in 1988, being after 25 years one of the leading companies in the local market. + info | PDF corporate presentation


Australia is for the Ministry one of the strategic countries in the external policy. The Spain-Australia Council Foundation was born as a result of this interest of the Ministry for this country. + info


The Ministry of Culture and Sport of Spain is the government department of the Spanish government responsible for the promotion, protection and dissemination of the Spanish historical heritage, national museums, art, books, reading and literary creation, of cinematographic and audio visual activities and of state books and libraries.

It's also responsible of the promotion and dissemination of culture in Spanish, as well as the promotion of cultural cooperation actions and, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, of international relations in the field of culture. + info


Spanish state-owned company reference in the design and construction of high technology military and civilian vessels

Navantia has been represented in Australia since 2000 and working there since 2006. Navantia’s productive partnership with the Royal Australian Navy began with the contracts to design the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers (DDG); and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships (LHD), the construction of twelve LHD landing craft (LLC), and the recent contract to build and maintain two Replenishment Ships (AOR).

In 2012 the subsidiary Navantia Australia Pty Ltd was created, and since then the number of offices and workers has been growing. + info

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