Pablo Isla and Pau Gasol, headliners of the South Summit 2023


In this year’s edition of the South Summit, former basketball player Pau Gasol and the former CEO of Inditex and current President of the International Governing Council of IE University, Pablo Isla, will be headliners.

The event, co-organized by IE University, will be held between June 7 and 9 in Madrid and so far 4,500 companies have entered the ‘startups’ competition held at the event, 1,000 more than the year earlier, according to a statement.

Gasol, who was recently honored by the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team with the retirement of his number, has been excited about the possibility of “sharing reflections and knowledge in such an innovative environment.”

In addition to his career as a journalist and ambassador for humanitarian causes, the Catalan is an active investor with stakes in companies such as the luxury home co-ownership company Vivla or the sports nutrition company Indya.

For her part, after 17 years at the head of Inditex, Isla has combined her activity at IE University with the founding of her own film production company Fonte Films.