Maria Dolores Parra

The Valencian Institute for Business Competitiveness, IVACE

Maria Dolores Parra is currently Director General of Internationalization of the Regional Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade and Labour and she is Deputy Director of IVACE.

Previously she was the Economic councillor in Vila-real's City Council.
She holds a PhD in Economics by Universitat Jaume I (UJI) and she made a post doctorate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in the Innovation Research. She is specialized in international trade, especially in MENA countries and she obtained the diploma of Master of International Commerce by the Universitat Jaume I.

She graduated in Business Administration from the UJI and she studied in the École de Commerce de Pau (France) as well. She has completed research stages in the University of Goettingen (Germany) and has participated in research projects abroad.

Besides her academic background, she also has experience in banking, in the ceramics sector and in the large retail sector.

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The presentation will verse on the competitive advantages of The Valencian Region showing the opportunities that offer to the potential investors and offer a short description of the available public business parks in the region.