SOURCE: Telvent


November 11, 2010 15:06 ET

Telvent Backs Innovation as a Business Strategy at the 3rd Annual International Excellence Conference

Experts on Leadership and Quality Management Analyzed Business Challenges at the Forum Sponsored in Madrid by the Spanish Multinational Company

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has renewed its commitment to business excellence and quality management at the third annual International Excellence Conference. The event, held October 27, turned Madrid into a forum for debate on good corporate practices.

Innovation experts and international thought leaders from the political, academic and business sectors took part in this year's event which focused on analyzing challenges the business community faces in creating a business-friendly environment. The conference was held at the Mutua Madrileña Auditorium (33 Paseo de la Castellana), in Madrid and brought together more than 800 people.

The Spanish multinational company has partnered with the Community of Madrid on the conference since 2008. The initiative was originally conceived with the goal of positioning Spanish companies as global points of reference in the area of innovation, as well as promoting and disseminating a culture of excellence in business management.

Telvent Chief Executive Officer Ignacio González underscored the dynamic force of these types of events, which serve as forums for exchanging expertise and experiences among companies noted for their good practices. "Since its inception, the International Excellence Conference has played an active role in heightening entrepreneurs' awareness of the importance of implementing quality management policies to foster competitiveness, adhering at all times to a key philosophy: learning from the best," Ignacio González said.

The conference devoted special attention to the study of business success stories and practices that have been acknowledged for their excellence. During this event, Guy Sorman, French economist and intellectual, received the 2010 European Excellence Award. This prize was presented by Community of Madrid President Esperanza Aguirre.

Featured speakers included Ken Robinson, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, and Michael Portillo, former British minister of economy. Other participants included Madrid Antonio Beteta, chairman of the Economy and the Treasury of the Regional Government, and Manuel Pizarro, former president of Endesa, Ibercaja, and the Madrid Stock Exchange.

"The quality of the panelists featured this year contributes to the success of the event and has already proven valuable to the business sector, both in Spain and abroad," said Ignacio González. "As a company that aspires to renewing the Madrid Excellence seal of assurance, and that makes excellence a daily goal, Telvent is proud to sponsor this event and to be involved in its development."

About Telvent

Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world's leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (

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