Register now for the Global Women in the Trades Conference, Madrid, June 2020

Join us for the first international gathering of tradeswomen from across the globe!

The first international conference for women working in the construction trades, BWI’s Global Women in the Trades Conference, will be held in Madrid, Spain from June 9-12.

The conference  is sponsored by the Building and Wood Workers International, a Global Union Federation which represents women across the world who work in the trades in the Building, Building Materials, Wood, Forestry and Allied sectors. BWI has supported the Tradeswomen Building Bridges Delegations to India and networking with tradeswomen in the Philippines and Australia.

The conference will be held at the Hotel Melia Barajas located at Avenida De Logrono 305, Madrid, Spain.

Conference registration is now open at You can also make your hotel reservations at that link. Hotel reservations require a credit card and are not refundable. The deadline for booking the hotel at the conference rate is April 24.

(I had some trouble accessing the hotel link on Google Chrome but it worked on Safari. If you have any problems, you can email the hotel directly at Be sure to tell them that you need the conference rate.)

There is no fee to register for the conference itself so costs are limited to airfare and hotel. Book with a sister tradeswoman and save money with a double room. US and Canadian citizens DO NOT NEED a visa to travel to Spain.

Please note the deadline for conference registration is April 6, 2020.

Read and download the conference call and the program here.

For questions about the conference, email Susan Moir at with “Madrid” in the subject line. We can also set up a time for a phone call.

Spread the word to tradeswomen near and far. Let’s meet in Madrid in June!




About susanmoir2015

Researcher, feminist, labor activist.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Register now for the Global Women in the Trades Conference, Madrid, June 2020

  1. This is really wonderful. I will pass the word.


  2. Virginia Hubbell says:

    Since this has been postponed, will there be a possibility of new registrations to attend?


  3. Yes, Virginia. We should have the new date in 2021 available to announce within the next month or so. Watch out for the notice here on our blog and you can also follow Tradeswomen Building Bridges on Facebook.


Leave a Reply to Virginia Hubbell Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s