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·  November 22th, 2010

Salvador Alemany is awarded the “2010 Global Businessman of the year“ prize by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Chile

The Chairman of abertis will tomorrow take part in the ENADE 2010 business forum, which is being held in Santiago de Chile, presenting a paper on public-private partnerships.

On Saturday, the Chairman of abertis, Salvador Alemany, was awarded the "2010 Global Businessman of the Year" prize by the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Chile, as part of the traditional annual gala dinner held by the organisation. It is a prize which is awarded annually by the Chamber to two personalities - one Spaniard and one Chilean - from the business world. In the local field, the award winner this year was the Chilean businessman, Alvaro Saieh, Controller of Corp Group, Copesa and Supermercados Unimarc.

By awarding the prize to Salvador Alemany, the Spanish Chamber intends to recognise "the drive and tenacity that the Chairman of abertis has invested in business relations between Spain and Chile". Last year, this same award was given to Juan Manuel Martínez, the Chairman of Mapfre. Other Spanish businessmen to have been awarded the prize include César Alierta, Emilio Botín, Ricardo Fornesa and Florentino Pérez.

In addition, the Chairman of abertis - who is in Chile travelling on business - also plans to take part tomorrow in the National Meeting of Private Enterprises (ENADE) in Chile, a prestigious debate forum with more than 1,600 participants which will be attended by the country's leading businessmen and politicians and this year coincides with the 200th anniversary of the country's independence. Salvador Alemany, who this year will be the only non-Chilean speaker, will present a paper entitled "Economic growth and development in a context of crisis: the public-private opportunity". The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, is expected to close the conference.

abertis has been present in Chile since 1997. The Group has gradually consolidated its presence in the country, where it now has a workforce of more than 750 employees and has become one of the biggest infrastructure operators, with a presence in four different activity sectors: toll roads, through the management of around 500km; car parks, through the management of 15 car parks with more than 9,000 spaces; airports, with a stake in the company that manages the capital city's airport; and logistics parks, with the development of the first integrated logistics park in Santiago de Chile.

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