On 24th November, the XIII. TOPAKETAK encounter was held at the 'Oteiza Aretoa' in Azkoitia, Gipuzkoa. Organised by Iraurgi Berritzen (the agency for the socio-economic promotion and innovation of the Urola Erdia region of Gipuzkoa), the event is the annual encounter of the various players who work together to transform the region.
A number of different aspects were discussed during the event, such as the work undertaken over the last year and the presentation of the latest strategic projects involving various participating players. Additionally, attendees were informed about the lines of action by Socioeconomic Innovation and Promotion of Iraurgi Berritzen.
Later, the panel discussion, moderated by B+I's Oscar Valdivielso, focused on both the present and future of Urola Erdia region, and the role of Iraurgi Berritzen in that future. Also participating in the discussion was B+I's Sabin Azua, and a number of representatives from business, educational centres, and various public administrations in the region. Mr Azua offered a view from the outside of the region of the challenges being faced and the role of Iraurgi Berritzen as a promoter of projects of economic and social development of the region, while proposing new lines of work for the future.