- The first ever Barcelona London Day, under the theme “Barcelona: an opportunity to invest”, seeks to enhance Barcelona’s brand and boost investment in this city
Representatives of the largest companies in Barcelona have gathered today in London, together with UK investors, to attend the first ever Barcelona London Day, organised by Banco Sabadell and the Barcelona Global association, entitled “Barcelona: an opportunity to invest”. The aim of this event is to enhance Barcelona’s brand in the United Kingdom and boost UK investment in this city.
José Nieto, Deputy General Manager at Banco Sabadell, and Pau Guardans, CEO at Barcelona Global, welcomed attendees to the event, during which speeches were made by the Chairman of Banco Sabadell, Josep Oliu, and the President of Puig, Marc Puig. “The history of Banco Sabadell is closely linked to the world of business in Barcelona and to the growth and transformation undergone by the city” said Josep Oliu in his speech, during which he shared some of the characteristics of the city of Barcelona and its business in relation to Banco Sabadell: “The internationalisation process of the economy that has taken place in both Barcelona and Spain as a whole has required financial services and here, the banking industry has played a key role”. Oliu concluded his speech emphasising that Barcelona will continue to have, “as always, the support and commitment of Banco Sabadell”.
The event then continued with four parallel, themed sessions on the real estate market and tourism, biomedical science, technology and start-ups and the ecological footprint of global industry.
The event took place at The Leadenhall Building, commonly known as the Cheesegrater, where Banco Sabadell has had its UK offices since 2016, when it moved from Sabadell House, its historical London headquarters, to the very heart of the City.