Catalan capital kicks off Barcelona New Economy Week
Debates on sustainability, mobility, science, talent, and cities from October 5 to 8
The Catalan capital's second edition of the Barcelona New Economy Week, a hybrid in-person and digital B2B event, began on Tuesday.
Taking place from October 5 to 8, the city will host debates on logistics, real estate, digital industry, E-commerce, economic zones, mobility, talent, sustainability, science, and the city sectors.
Events will be held simultaneously at different "emblematic" venues, such as the Estació de França train station, Gaudí's iconic La Pedrera Catalan modernist building, the old Damm beer factory, or La Boqueria market.
"After La Mercè, this is the event that will take place in the highest number of venues at the same time," Pere Navarro, the Spanish government delegate to the Zona Franca Business Consortium, said in reference to the city's patron saint festivities, which were celebrated recently.
The 2021 edition will have over 240 hours of activities and over 800 speakers — twice as many as last year, with 11,000 attendees from 111 countries who made 25,000 business contacts. This year there will also be some 1,000 start-ups present that have signed up for networking opportunities.