Casa Valonia, which will be held from April 25 to 27 in Madrid, is a unique 360° event organized by the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX) and Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) to present Wallonia in all its facets, both economic, academic, cultural, tourist, gastronomic, ... This third edition in Madrid aims to strengthen the links between Wallonia and Spain around the digital. This is one of our leading sectors and is of great interest to the Spanish, who are big fans of gaming, life shows and XR (extended reality). Spain is also the 2nd European producer and the 5th worldwide producer of animated feature films.
The prestigious Fundación Carlos de Amberes and the ESNE (University School of Design, Innovation and Technology) will be during three days the framework of a great event of visibility and contacts for the various actors of the Walloon cultural and creative industries in Spain.
Initially set up in Spain with Casa Valonia in 2019 and 2021 and in Milan in 2022, this visibility operation for Walloon economic actors and operators of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Wallonia Belgium Tourism is designed as a traveling event that is organized every two years in a different Italian city, alternating every other year with Madrid in Spain.
On the program: visits to Spanish companies, incubators and laboratories in the digital sector, roundtables and exchanges of best practices between professors from both countries on innovation, Erasmus programs or European projects, pitching sessions to present Walloon companies to their Spanish counterparts or a tourism workshop of immersion in Wallonia. It will also be an opportunity to present to the Spanish our financing funds, the Walloon Tax Shelter for gaming and animation and the tracks of Belgian-Spanish partnerships and co-productions in collaboration with ICEX, the equivalent of AWEX in Spain.