The present international context challenges the future of the management of the international relations. The XXVI Ibero-American Summit in Antígua, Guatemala, and XIII G-20 Summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, intend to reflect on the temporal projection of the ibero-american space nowadays, and mainly on the future of the ibero-american project itself. This project is a part of the transatlantic relations and need to be taken into account to answer to the main question of this conference 'Is there a place for Ibero-american area?'.
To give an appropriate context to this debate, the VIII International Conference of RIBEI will cover several issues as the new geopolitical scenario, development problems and the evolution of democracy, technological revolution, the future of transatlantic relations and the convergence options in face of the last political changes, to get a wider perspective.