Barcelona Global is a private, independent and non-profit association composed by 256 of the city's leading companies, research centres, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions, and more than 960 professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world's best cities for talent, and economic activity.
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We want to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for impactful talent and economic activity.
We envision Barcelona as a cosmopolitan, inclusive, diverse, prosperous and responsible city.
At Barcelona Global we believe that cities progress through civil society and business commitment with sustainable development.
We aim to faithfully work for citizens willing to commit to a better city, regardless of their political ideology. We ensure our independence from government and receive no public financial support.
We aim to transform our members’ ideas into tangible, sustainable projects through our combined efforts. That’s why “Fem que passi / Make it happen” is our motto.
The cities that prosper are the ones in which government and civil society are aligned. For that reason, we believe in public-private partnerships as management tools in the pursuit of long-term, public-interest objectives.
Our commitment is so strong because of the diverse backgrounds of our members. It is this cross-sector approach that allows us to focus on the issues of the city in a moment when Barcelona has the opportunity to prosper in many areas simultaneously: research, entrepreneurship, tourism, culture and social impact. Actions that cut across all sectors will be key to the success of the city as a whole.
June 2023 Barcelona Global is registered as a stakeholder of the Catalan Govermment with the number 1395
- TimelinePremiere of the documentary 'Barcelona 2050. Urgent challenges for a sustainable future'The film has the support of Aigües de Barcelona and the Consorci de la Zona Franca, and has been directed by Joan Úbeda and co-produced by The Mediapro Studio.Aurora Catà appointed new president of Barcelona Global.The General Assembly also appoints Carmina Ganyet, Jaume Oliu and Lluís Torner as Vice Presidents of Barcelona Global.Discover the 2019 of Barcelona GlobalBarcelona Global has worked during 2019 on 25 projects we and 16 proposals, to continue making Barcelona one of the best cities in the world for talent and economic activity.Presentation of the results of the 4th International Talent MonitorBarcelona Global presents the results of the 4th International Talent Monitor edition, the survey for the international talent that lives and works in Barcelona, to better know what the Barcelonian by Choice think.16 propostes per rellançar la col·laboració publicoprivadaBarcelona Global has presented the report 'El reto de sumar para multiplicar: la colaboración público-privada como eje de transformación de Barcelona' as a result of the Challenge in public-private partnership.2nd Barcelona MBA DayMore than 600 students of IESE, ESADE and EADA met the business, entrepreneurial, scientific and cultural Barcelona, during the 1st edition of the Barcelona MBA Day.7th Hola Barcelona! CocktailThe 7th Hola Barcelona! Cocktail welcomes the international talent that has decided to live and work in BarcelonaBarcelona London DayBarcelona Global traveled to London aimed to improve the international reputation of the city with more than 40 prestigious speakers and to present Barcelona as a city of investment, architecture and design, quality tourism, culture and science.Objectiu Barcelona: 50 preguntes per als candidatsBarcelona Global brings together the seven candidates for mayor of Barcelona to know their proposals on specific issues with which we have been working for Barcelona in recent years.Barcelona Global Challenge in Affordable HousingCreate a concrete, viable proposal, with detailed and realistic measures that allow a reasonable solution to access to affordable housing.1st Barcelona MBA DayMore than 600 students of IESE, ESADE and EADA met the business, entrepreneurial, scientific and cultural Barcelona, during the 1st edition of the Barcelona MBA Day.Pau Guardans appointed new president of Barcelona Global.The General Assembly also appoints Teresa Garcia-Milà, Jaume Oliu and Lluis Seguí as Vice Presidents of Barcelona Global.1st Barcelona Global Summit: Innovation in Urban TourismBarcelona Global celebrated the 1st Summit: Innovation in Urban Tourism, to propose concrete recommendations to improve the relationship between the city and tourism.New corporate image and web design of Barcelona GlobalThe 5 main work areas of Barcelona Global are definedScience, entrepreneurship, culture, tourism and social impact are Barcelona Global’s main lines of work.Gonzalo Rodés appointed new president of Barcelona Global.The General Meeting also appoints Pedro Fontana, Pau Guardans and Lluis Segui as Vice Presidents of Barcelona Global.Presentation of the project ‘Barcelona Obertura Classic & Lyric’This is one of the flagship projects of Barcelona Global, born from the collaboration between the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Música Catalana and the L’Auditori.Marian Puig appointed new president of Barcelona GlobalA position for honorary presidents is created, and given to Emilio Cuatrecasas, Maria Reig and Joaquim Coello.The First Research RouteVisits to the IRB and PRBB centres.Journey to Miami with the mayorBarcelona Global organises a journey to Miami for Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias, accompanying him there.Presentation of the text 'Barcelona i el seu futur'The text was approved by members on January 24th, 2014.First Hola Barcelona! Cocktail event at Palauet AlbenizJourney to New York with the mayorBarcelona Global organises a journey to New York for Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias, accompanying him there.First Christmas LunchBarcelona Global holds its first Christmas Lunch and meeting of the Barcelona Global International Council.The International Council is bornBarcelona Global International Council establishes itself as a network of Barcelona natives abroad, under the leadership of Luis Conde.The new articles of association are approvedDifferent categories of membership are created: corporate protector, basic corporate, basic individual and individual protector.The first big companies join Barcelona GlobalCuatrecasas, Reig Capital, Abertis, Saba, Puig, Seeliger & Conde, Natura Bissé, Applus, Deloitte, Havvas, the first companies to form part of Barcelona Global.Emilio Cuatrecasas, new president of Barcelona GlobalCreation of the Association ‘Fem que passi - Barcelona Global’Joaquim Coello is appointed president of the association.Publication of the book ‘Dibuixant la Barcelona del 2020’The book compiles the working conclusions of the PEMB prospective committee.