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GLOBAL SUPER PROJECTS CONFERENCE DRAWS ELITE SPEAKERS
HELD IN MADRID, SPAIN, 2-5 MAY 1999

1999 Global Super Projects Conference, MadridThe 1999 Global Super Projects Conference, featuring "Super Cities of the 21st Century," drew hundreds of attendees to Madrid's convention center in May. Sponsored by the World Development Federation (WDF) and hosted by Madrid, conference speakers included Madrid Mayor Jose María Álvarez del Manzano, former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, and John Major, former UK prime minister.

Conference sessions explored attracting, funding and implementing large projects. While many of the sessions focused on Madrid and Spanish projects, the subjects were appropriate to other cities and places. Several Latin American mayors participated in a session devoted entirely to Latin America, and a panel of mayors of global super cities discussed the challenge of globalization for cities in the next millennium.

The conference was the 7th Global Super Projects Conference sponsored by WDF. Other sites have included Honolulu, Singapore, Barcelona, Osaka, San Francisco, and Disneyland Paris. WDF is an international federation of individuals and organizations interested or involved in large-scale development projects. WDF's goal is to improve global quality of life through the implementation of super projects that enhance the environment, create global linkages and contribute to effective economic development.


El Alcalde de Madrid


February 1999


Dear GSPC Delegate:

On behalf of the City of Madrid, I cordially invite you to participate in the Global Super Projects Conference, Super Cities of the 21st Century, organized by the World Development Federation and the City Council of Madrid.

There is no better location for such a conference, where for the new millennium we are investing Euros$40 billion in modernization and expanded infrastructure. High-speed railroads, modern highways and an enlarged Barajas Airport are already in the works. Improved mass transit will speed traffic into, through and -- with the subway extension -- under the city. Expansion northward, along the important thoroughfare, Paseo de la Castellana, will be a major focus of our development activities over the next few years, while we continue to rehabilitate Madrid's historical city center.

We have a great development story to tell. Come to our city from May 2 to 5, 1999, not only to learn what measures Madrid is taking to maintain its Super City ranking but to discover as well how our sister cities around the world are preparing themselves to meet the economic development challenges of the next century.

Hoping to have the opportunity of greeting you personally in Madrid, I send you my kindest regards.


José María Álvarez del Manzano
y López del Hierro


Final Registration List of Attendees at the 1999 Madrid Conference
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