Organized by the Barcelona City Council, the tenth-anniversary edition of Barcelona International Community Day will be held this year on Saturday, 28 October.
The event is now the main point to welcome and help settle foreign professionals who have just arrived in the city – but it is also a space of information, fun, networking, business, and much more for the entire international community.
As in previous years, it will be held in the Barcelona Maritime Museum, located in the former Royal Shipyards. The event runs from 10:00 to 19:00 and is open to anyone who wants to connect with the international community, which brings diversity and wealth to Barcelona.
Better yet, it’s completely free of charge. Tickets are available by registering on the event website here.
This year’s theme: 10 years with you
For a decade now, Barcelona’s international talent ecosystem has gathered at the event, which is designed to welcome and help them integrate into the city. Barcelona International Community Day has become a benchmark for members of this group, even beating its attendance record last year by bringing together more than 5,400 people.
This year’s edition offers a new program of activities for all audiences, including informative talks, workshops, round tables, networking activities, musical performances, and children’s activities. There will also be a fair where exhibiting companies and organizations will present their services, products, and initiatives to international professionals.
With the slogan ‘10 years with you’, Barcelona International Community Day is gaining ground as an ongoing event in the city as it celebrates its tenth consecutive edition. To commemorate this tenth anniversary, it has partnered with the US artist Philip Stanton to create an exclusive illustration, which will be given out on a postcard to all attendees and on a t-shirt to the first 200 people to arrive at the event. The renowned painter, illustrator, and designer moved to Barcelona in 1988, and the city has inspired much of his work.
More than 60 activities and almost 100 speakers
The activities scheduled – most of them in English – will all revolve around major topics like arriving, settling, and enjoying the city, working and doing business, and making contacts.
Some of the most prominent activities will examine topics like Barcelona’s scientific potential, entrepreneurial talent, searching for an apartment in the city, access to healthcare services, practicing Catalan, and promoting entrepreneurship among women.
There will also be fun, family-oriented activities, like a performance by Castellers (human tower builders) and a virtual reality experience, in addition to entertainment, live music, and a huge final celebration with a toast, an anniversary cake, and a Catalan rumba concert.
Like every year, the event’s host ambassadors will be there to share their inspiring experiences. These six professionals living in Barcelona will be among the almost 100 speakers and experts of different nationalities participating in the program of activities.
The city’s business ecosystem is also participating
The event will again feature a fair in which companies and organizations will offer their products, services, and initiatives to the city’s international talent. The fair will welcome almost 80 exhibitors, including companies and public entities, associations, social clubs, nonprofits, and international schools. Twenty-one percent of the companies are participating in the event for the first time.
The exhibitors will be from many different sectors, including real estate, relocation, talent management, legal and financial advice, education and training, insurance, and medical services. In short, they represent all areas of living and settling in the city.
Organizers and supporters
Barcelona International Community Day is organized by the Barcelona City Council with major participation from Barcelona Activa and the involvement of numerous organizations, entities, and professionals that make it possible to both hold and spread the word about it.
The project is an example of a public-private partnership, given that it has significant support from Banco Sabadell as a premium sponsor, as well as the sponsorship of ERES Relocation Services (managing workers’ international mobility), MAPFRE (insurance and medical and health services) and Entre Trámites (tax and legal consulting for SMEs, freelancers, and foreign companies that want to move to Barcelona).
This year, the Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA), the Maremagnum shopping center, the Old Irish Pub, and childcare services company The Nanny Line are also supporting the event.
Don’t miss out – mark your calendar for Saturday, 28 October, and register for free on the event website here to secure your spot at this special tenth edition of Barcelona International Community Day.
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