Join EBS2020’s session focused on Catalonia’s competitive advantage!


EBS 2020 is proud to present its exclusive session focused on Catalonia’s competitive advantage taking place on 16 November 2020.

The purpose of the event is to present Catalonia as a world-class Tech Hub investment destination and to highlight its outstanding position as a foreign investment venture. AAM, Novartis, IBM, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Hempel are just a few examples of cutting-edge multinationals investing in Catalonia. Alstom and Oracle have also chosen Catalonia for their industry 4.0 strategy.

The roundtable will focus on Catalonia’s competitive advantage as the first European Capital of Innovation (according to iCapital Prize) and on how the Catalan Government can support your future investments in this strategic location.

According to different rankings, Catalonia most R&D investments and showed the highest number of R&D jobs. According to PwC’s latest report, Barcelona stands out for its digitalisation efforts in fields such as culture and tourism, smart healthcare, smart housing and utilities. This positions the Catalan capital as the fourth most well-prepared city for the technological future, coming just after Singapore, London and Shanghai.

The session, moderated by Jennifer Baker, will be chaired by Joan Romero, Chief Executive Officer of Catalonia Trade & Investment. Two high-level representatives, Marc Gomez Managing Director & President of ABB Robotics in Spain and Jaume Vives, General Director of Roche Diagnostics will also be joining the panel to share their company’s experiences as active investors in Catalonia.

The session will be part of the EBS 2020 Theme: “Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Europe”, which aims to speed up the action to reconcile short-term economic growth and long-term sustainability of our natural resources.

The EBS2020 edition will be presented as a digital event. All EBS2020 sessions will be live-streamed and participants will have the possibility to matchmake and network with other participants online through the Active Online Pass.

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We hope to see you on 16-17 November 2020!