Barcelona International Community Day is back! One of the year’s key events for expats and entrepreneurs in the city, the sixth edition takes place on Saturday 26th October at Museu Marítim.
With an eclectic program of speeches, exhibitions, round tables and workshops, the event will build upon the success of previous years to deliver invaluable tips, strategies and inspiration to the city’s expat community. Whether you’re a bright-eyed newcomer or a seasoned Barcelonian, this free event is the perfect place to make connections, share experiences and find out more about this amazing city!
For anyone new to the city, finding your feet and building your foundations can be a daunting task. Barcelona International Community Day 2019 will provide an insight into how to hit the ground running. And for those who have already settled into the city, the event will give up-to-date expert advice on the essential practicalities of life in Barcelona.
Expert advice and information will come from a wide range of sectors. This year’s event will see exhibitions from the social, financial, legal, cultural, educational and leisure sectors, among many others. Whatever your area of interest, you’re sure to find plenty of professional guidance.
Perhaps most importantly, Barcelona International Community Day 2019 will give you a chance to make connections with others living and working in Barcelona. For seasoned expats, the chance to meet new people is always valuable. For those new to the city looking to forge connections after moving away from friends and family, an event like this is an incredible opportunity – a place to share experiences, meet inspirational people, create long-lasting ties and begin to truly settle into life in the big city.
This Year’s Hosts
Each year, Barcelona International Community Day assembles a collection of successful, self-made professionals who have first-hand experience of what it means to become established in Barcelona.
Last year our very own Scott Mackin, Barcinno’s founder, was one of five ambassadors chosen to host the event. Barcelona International Community Day 2019 will see five more key players in the city’s international community provide a unique insight into life in the Catalan capital.
Demonstrating Barcelona’s amazing diversity, this year’s hosts come from five different continents.
Anjalina Chugani, who was born in London but has roots in India, trained at the prestigious Escola Hofmann to become a private chef and teacher. She regularly runs workshops, has cooked up culinary collaborations with renowned chefs and has published a book, ‘Soul Spices’ a celebration of Indian cuisine.
Fadima Diawara, from Guinea, is the creator of the first African high-quality low-cost smartphone, Kunfabo. Fadima has lived in Barcelona for 10 years and aims to revolutionize the smartphone market from a social perspective.
Intercultural training specialist Jean-Philippe Charles, from Belgium, has been in Barcelona for 22 years and has raised his family here. Jean-Philippe has worked with people from 90 countries. His client list includes the likes of Henkel, Mango, Esade and Hewlett-Packard.
Argentinian Julieta Alberio moved to Barcelona 15 years ago after falling in love with the city. She has since created Hockey Plus – in conjunction with FC Barcelona – a social project that has been implemented all over the world.
Peter Sotirakis is an Australian translator, writer and screenwriter. Originally trained in graphic design and journalism, Peter worked as an editor, English teacher, promotional director, radio presenter and chief producer. In 2008 he decided to reinvent himself and has since worked on films, documentaries, books, and cinema projects.
Partners & Collaborators
This year’s event will be supported by some of the city’s most influential organizations. Previous years’ premium sponsor Banc Sabadell return and will be presenting at the exhibitors’ area. Don’t miss their keynote speech ‘Starting out in Barcelona: a few financial and non-financial tips’.
Other high profile sponsors for this year’s event include the likes of Eres Relocation (international workers mobility management) Allianz Care (insurance and health services), Page Personnel (international consultants of human resources) Atipika – Lifestyle Properties (real estate services) and Barcelona International School Association (education services).
La Vanguardia, one of the key daily newspapers in the region, return as a media partner, while Barcelona Metropolitan, Radio Equinox and yours truly – the one and only Barcinno – will join in for the first time as media collaborators.
So get yourself over to the Museu Marítim on Saturday 26th October from 10am–7pm for a day of workshops, talks, exhibitions, round tables and networking.
Don’t forget to register for this free event. We’ll see you there!