Become a member
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
- Barcelona Global Projects
The association aims to reinforce and innovate the real estate sector and the construction industry.Learn Barcelona Global's proposals to improve the relationship between city and tourism
- Barcelona Global News and EventsNewsEvents
- Read the latest news from Barcelona in terms of city, talent and investment
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) dedicates an exhibition to Jaume Plensa with a summary of his nearly 30 years of work. The 3rd edition of Barcelona Games World breaks attendance record with more than 138.000 visitors and more than 80 planned activities. The North American video game company Tilting Point will open a new studio in Barcelona that will generate 50 new jobs by the end of 2019. According to the World’s Best Cities Report, Barcelona ranks fifth best city in the world after London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The Financial Times ranks three Barcelona business schools among the top 30 in Europe: IESE (5th) ESADE (15th) and EADA (29th). FreeOx Biotech, a spin-out of Hospital Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS, has closed its first funding round with €500,000 for development and creation of new drugs to prevent strokes. People in Red Gala raises €720.000 to fight AIDS. More than 700 people gathered for this event which for the ninth consecutive year tried to bring its modest contribution to AIDS research. According to the Startup Heatmap Europe 2018 Ranking, Barcelona remains as the third best destination to startup in Europe. Barcelona together with London and Singapore is considered one of the top smart cities in the world. Sharing economy, transportation and energy efficiency are the key factors. Smart City Expo World Congress 8th edition exceeds expectations and breaks attendance record with more than 21.000 visitors i.e.17% more than in 2017.Receive the Barcelona Global UpdateRegister now