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Barcelona Global

28/05. 2019

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More than 800,000 people visited the Automobile Barcelona in a historic edition, with a record of sales and a special interest in electric vehicles.

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Nine Catalan biotechnology companies are the 80 most promising in Europe according to the BioEquity2019 committee, the largest biotechnology conference hosted in Barcelona.

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Barcelona Tech City opens its second headquarters, Pier 03, focused on technologies with great growth potential such as health, energy or mobility.

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The Japanese technology group NTT Data chooses Barcelona to locate the European headquarters of its global center of Artificial Intelligence.

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Barcelona reaffirms its potential as the 5th best tech attraction hub chosen to work by the technological experts, according to Boston Consulting Group.

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Fundació Privada Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau opens the Kàlida Sant Pau Center, the first center for psycho-social cancer treatment, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue. 

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Vall d'Hebron is the top center in distraction osteogenesis, a technique to save limbs damaged by massive bone defects

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Biomedical companies in Catalonia attract 106 million euros of investment in 2018 for new drugs and technology that increase the alliances and the value of the licenses.

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Nemuru, the technology platform created from Antai Venture Builder that manages 100% online loans, captures € 1.9 million from various investments.

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Sabadell Asabys, an investment vehicle managed by Banco Sabadell and Asabys Partners, leads the investment in Ona Therapeutics, a biomedical startup created at IRB Barcelona.

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The Glòries shopping center in Barcelona hosts the Bloom Art Fest, a novel proposal that seeks to bring visitors to the Street Art movement with the best-known artists of urban art.

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The chef Carles Abellán moves its bar La Barra to the business premises of the hotel W, after winning the first Michelin star. 

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BStartup gains 200 million euros in loans to startups and presents its ten new investments.

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Movo, the electric micro-mobility startup, together with Cabify, settles down to Barcelona with his electric motorbikes

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BBConstrumat, the International Building Convention, increases its exhibitors by 34% and opens its doors to start-ups and to R & D into construction processes, sustainability, and new materials.

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Port de Barcelona joins to the Maritime & Blue Logistics Startup Weekend Conference aimed at young entrepreneurs and focused exclusively on the maritime and port sector.

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El Prat airport opens its connection with Toronto, operated by the Canadian company WestJet Airlines.

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona heads the top ten Spanish universities, in which there are three more Barcelona university campuses.

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Barcelona, one of the five best cities in the world, according to the Best Cities ranking. 

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Forbes magazine highlights the offices of OneCoWork in Barceloneta as one of the most unique shared workspaces in the world.

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The Hard Rock International group opens a hotel in Barcelona, in the area of Sant Adrià del Besòs, which represents an investment of 200 million.

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Barcelona increases its office park by 10%, which encourages to continue building the 22@ and to rehabilitate in the center.

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Fernando Aleu, Chairman Emeritus of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, recounts the exchange of prisoners of the Allied and Nazi armies in Barcelona during the World War II in his novel El intercambio.

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Javier Faus will chair the Cercle d'Economia, after the board of directors of the entity backs the first Meridia executive.

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CaixaBank opens its biggest branch on Avenida Diagonal with 2,600 meters and will have 75 employees

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Where: Fira Barcelona Gran Via
When: May 29 

Retail & Brand Experience World Congress is a new event organized by Fira de Barcelona which counts with 165 worldwide experts and is showcasing the next wave of innovation of a key economic sector and debating the sector’s global future.

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07/06 - 09/06/19

Where: Club Natació Barcelona 
When: From June 7 to June 9

The Barcelona Surf Festival, together with Seat, will celebrate everything that means surfing: Music & Party, Talks & Films, Market & Expos, Food & Good Vibes.



Where: Círculo Ecuestre
When: June 5 at 8.15 pm

Do not miss the session on leadership in values that will discuss matters such as the vision of talent from yesterday, today and tomorrow



Where: RCDE Stadium
When: June 13 at 7:00 pm

Once again, Somos Uno celebrates its 7th solidarity event, organized by AURA Foundation, Fundación Pasqual Maragall, and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu to raise funds and step forward in several of its projects. 

The formal dinner and awards ceremony will take place on June 13 from 7:00 pm at the RCDE Stadium, if you want to contribute, there are different collaborations in which each company can participate.

For any questions and registration, you can contact Somos Uno in this email.




Where: Antiga Fàbrica Damm
When: Wednesday 29th of May at 12:30 a.m

Barcelona Global presents on Wednesday 29 of May at 12:30 am at the Antigua Fàbrica Damm el Barcelona London Day, aimed to improve the international reputation of Barcelona and travels between 12 and 13 June, with more than 40 prestigious speakers to London to present Barcelona as the city of investment, architecture and design, quality tourism, culture, and science.

Register here 


Where: IMO -  (Carrer Josep Maria Lladó, 3, 08035 Barcelona)
When: June 26th at 6 pm

One more year, we invite you to the Barcelona Global General Assembly, a moment in which we want to share with all our members the advances of the association in these last months and the projects in which we are working. 

Your attendance is important to us, so register to attend.

Stay tuned for more information. 

Register here 


Where: Club Natació Barcelona
When: June 29 at 4 pm

On Saturday, June 29th come and enjoy a family journey at Club Natació Barcelona.  

The CNB invites us to its facilities to share an afternoon full of activities, both for children and adults, in a unique location in Barcelona, in front of the sea.

After a welcome by Xose-Carlos Fernández, General Director of the club, we will have fun with a beach volleyball tournament and different activities for children.

Check the program:
  • 4.15 pm: Registration and welcome
  • 4.30 pm: Accommodation in cloakrooms
  • 5 pm: Beginning of the activities
  • 7 pm: End of the activities

Register here 
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