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Catalonia in Business
Catalonia Trade & Investment
Issue 49 | January 29th, 2020
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Barcelona hits 1,500 startups, a record figure for the economy
Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
Barcelona and Catalonia are building the economy of the next decade, consolidated as Southern Europe’s leading hub. According to the Barcelona & Catalonia Startup Hub’s 2019 figures, the city is today home to 1,500 startups, a number that has increased 38% over the last three years.
Catalonia sees its number of Blockchain companies double over the last year
Blockchain technologies are emerging in many sectors of the economy and will be disruptive in the near future. The blockchain sector is growing steadily in Catalonia, and startups can even enjoy a new location for them in Barcelona.
Barcelona’s Airport reaches 52.6 million passengers in 2019
Barcelona’s Airport set a new traffic record and reached 52.6 million passengers in 2019, 5% more than the previous year. The number of international passengers experienced the highest increase (5.4%), with a total of 38.6 million users.
Top startup investments in 2018
Coming to the Mobile World Congress 2020?
We’ll help you out organising your personalised MWC agenda
Barcelona climbs 21 positions in the ranking of the most talented cities in the world
The 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, recently presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, states that the Catalan capital is placed in the Top 30 for talent worldwide.
EADA Business School rated as one of the best of the world
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Mobile World Congress 2020 will have an economic impact of 497MEUR in Barcelona
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Singapore company TDCX creates 50 jobs in Barcelona with the opening of its first office in Europe
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Spending by tourists from abroad in Catalonia goes over €21,000M for the first time
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Bio€quity Europe 2019
Mobile World
24 - 27 February 2020
Bio€quity Europe 2019
(4 Years From Now)
24 - 26 February 2020
080 Barcelona
3 - 6 February 2020
Pick and Pack Expo (Smart Logistics & Packaging)
12 - 14 February 2020
Corporates & Startups Open Innovation Challenge
25 - 26 February 2020
Brokerage Event at the Mobile World Congress
26 - 28 February 2020
The tourism trade show
27 - 29 March 2020
Technology for Marketing
31 March - 1 April 2020
fDi Catalonia
Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency of the Catalan Government that works to attract foreign investment to Barcelona and Catalonia, promoting the area as an attractive, innovative and competitive business location.
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