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King Felipe and Queen Letizia attend conference for entrepreneurs

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have paid a visit to the annual conference of “Rescuers of Talent” in Girona, Spain. The King and Queen talked with young entrepreneurial talent during meetings organised by the Princess of Girona Foundation. During the day, the royal couple were informed about the training of entrepreneurs and the opportunities for students on the labour market.

The day kicked off with the attendance of King Felipe at the conference of the British writer Mark Stevenson. Then, the King watched the projection of the video of the 2016/2017 projects and the launch of the call for the best entrepreneurial school 2017. Later, a presentation was given by Marc Sanz, responsible for the programme “Google for Education in Southern Europe” which King Felipe was eager to attend. All of these activities were part of the fourth annual conference of the programmes of “How to Educate Entrepreneurial Talent” and “Talent Rescuers.”  King Felipe also announced that from next year on, a prize would be awarded to the educational institution with the best training for young entrepreneurs.

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At the same time, Queen Letizia talked with the young participants in the programme “Rescuers of Talent” and their mentors so that she could get to know more about the programme first hand. Later she attended the workshop “Find Work in the Digital Age and Live Happy” by Riccardo Maggio.

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Then Their Majesties saw the performance “The Journey of the Butterflies” of the ballet of the Madrid School of Santa María la Blanca de Montecarmelo, together. Letizia and Felipe took the time to talk with the ballerina’s and pose for a group picture.

Rescatadores de Talento (or Rescuers of Talent) is supported by the Princess Girona Foundation. King Felipe is the current honorary chairman of the foundation, in the name of his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. King Felipe was honorary chairman in his name since the foundation of the organisation in 2009 until he became King in 2014.

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