The Spanish Chamber of Commerce (Camescom) in Mexico awarded the prestigious Vasco de Quiroga Prize to the renowned Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the Spanish Casino, located in the historic centre of Mexico City.
Carlos Slim, considered the richest man in Mexico, highlighted the business opportunities presented by the relocation of supply chains in the country, especially in a context of strengthening bilateral trade relations. Referring to the trade conflict between the United States and China, Slim highlighted the possibility of establishing a greater number of companies in Mexico, in what is known as the “nearshoring” phenomenon.
During his speech, the Mexican magnate encouraged businessmen to take advantage of these opportunities and highlighted the significant offer that Mexico presents in the midst of this conflict. Carlos Slim expressed his enthusiasm for the prospects for growth and development in the country.
The Vasco de Quiroga Prize was awarded to Carlos Slim for his outstanding business career and his valuable contribution to the strengthening of relations between Mexico and Spain. José Luis Bonet, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the importance of this distinction and acknowledged the achievements and positive impact that Slim has had in the commercial and economic sphere.
The presentation of this award represents a recognition of the entrepreneurial vision and success achieved by Carlos Slim, who has been a reference in the business world both in Mexico and internationally. His leadership and ability to identify opportunities have been fundamental to his success and to the generation of employment and economic development in Mexico.
Carlos Slim has been a key player in the transformation and modernisation of various economic sectors, from telecommunications to the construction and energy industries. His influence and contribution in business and philanthropy have been widely recognised, making him a prominent and respected figure both in Mexico and abroad.
The Vasco de Quiroga Award is a recognition of Carlos Slim’s work and achievements, while highlighting the importance of strengthening business ties and relations between Mexico and Spain. This award reflects the admiration and recognition of his successful business career and his outstanding commitment to the economic and social development of both countries.