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We are a private, independent and non-profit association made up of 146 of the city’s leading companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions, and more than 800 professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for talent and economic activity.
The association also has a network of 70 members living and working outside of Spain, and a 20% of international members that have chosen Barcelona as a city to live and work in.
Barcelona Global promotes and leads projects to attract talent and business, is committed to initiatives driven by its members and support their success, and mobilizes its members to identify challenges and projects for the city in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness, Research and Knowledge, Culture, Tourism and Social Impact.Read more Close
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The Korean Asiana Airlines chooses Barcelona-El Prat airport to open its first headquarters in Spain. The oncologist Josep Baselga, a world reference in the fight against cancer, is signed up by the multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to lead the research against cancer. Two exhibitions from Barcelona, among the 2018 top 10 European exhibitions, according to The Guardian: the Saul Leiter exhibition “In search of Beauty” presented in Foto Colectania and the exhibition of Susan Meiselas co-produced by Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Moncler, an Italian brand known for their coats, rents more than 250 square meters at nº 89 on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona to open a large store. Boom of entrepreneurial ecosystem: a global investment of 750 millions in funding rounds in 2018. The three leading companies in capital attraction were Letgo, Glovo and TravelPerk. The Port of Barcelona inaugurates the new Passeig del Trencaones and the enlargement of the Plaça Rosa dels Vents. The Sagrada Familia is the 6th most popular tourist attraction in the world according to the latest TripAdvisor ranking. Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the UB will open an international hospital to their image and likeness in China. Biocat notes that during 2017 the Catalan biotechnology industry received €107 million, multiplying the investment by five in just five years. Barcelona will be the European capital of urban mobility. The city outperforms other candidates and will lead a large international innovation community.Receive the Barcelona Global UpdateRegister now