Monday, March 16, 2009

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs banks on the support of Spanish infrastructure firms

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs to Speak at Spain Business Forum

March 16, 2009

News Release from Comptroller Susan Combs
Window on State Government
Copyright 2009

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will participate in two panel discussions during the Spain – U.S. Sustainability Conference on Tuesday, March 17, at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

During the 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. sessions, Combs will speak about topics including: challenges in transportation, Texas investments in infrastructure, renewable energy and financing public and private partnerships under current economic circumstances.

Combs will speak alongside HRH Prince Felipe of Spain; U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, from Connecticut; Miguel Sebastián Gascón, Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce; Alfredo Sáenz, CEO of Banco de Santander, the biggest bank in Spain; Francisco Gonzalez, president of BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank; Rafael del Pino, president of Ferrovial, a Spanish-based infrastructure company; Baldomero Falcones, CEO of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), a leading Spanish construction company ; Juan Villar Mir, vice president of Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL), a Spain-based highway construction company; and Barry Gold, managing director of the Carlyle Group Infrastructure Fund, a private equity firm.

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