I love Barcelona. I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful city during the World Trade Center General Assembly of 2009. I was able to see the architecture of Antoni Gaudi and several of the 68 municipal parks. Whether strolling down La Rambla in the evening, eating fine cuisine at the 4 Gats, walking the beach of the Mediterrean Sea or exploring, this city is definitely on my list to return to again and again.
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and a prominent economic center, rich cultural area and major tourist destination. It is the 4th largest most visited city and 4th best business city Europe. It is “one of the world’s major global cities.” The Port of Barelona is over 2000 years ago and is Europe’s 9th largest container port. (538,700 TEU in the first quarter of 2011.) Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, and according to the Ajuntament de Barcelona, leads the cities of Spain in exports and new business creation. Of all the new companies, 14% are in the Barcelona province. Its business creation index of 6.7% is higher than New York, London, Berlin or Dubai.
World Trade Center Barcelona
Management: Gestio i Serveis Trade Center (GIS).
Mission: The World Trade Center Barcelona ia a point of reference for business on an international scale, and of course the ideal place to locate your company or hold an event.
Background: The largest owner of the WTC Barcelona is the Port of Barcelona (52.8%). The WTC Barcelona was built in 2000.
Trade Focus: Leading industries in Barcelona are: textiles (Barcelona is becoming a major fashion center), chemicals, pharmaseuticals, motors, electronics, printing, logistics, publishing, telecommunications and information technological services. The largest areas of trading are: East & Southeast Asia as well as North Africa and Turkey.
Imports: China is the main import area of orgin. South Korea, India and Morocco made up 57 % of the total import volume at Port Barcelona in the first quarter of 2011.
Exports: Barcelona tops the export table in Spain and accounts for 20% of all exports. Total volume of exports between 2007 and 2010 was 130,090 million (Euro). Major exports include: machinery, motor vechicles, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and medicines.
Services: WTC Barcelona is an amazing building with 40,000 m2 office space located in the Port Vell. It is on the seafront and so has great views. It is an ideal place to locate your company or business event. The Club WTC Barcelona Roof Terrace Meet & Eat boasts of a place to meet business people from around the world. It also features a commercial area and a Grand Luxe 5-star hotel. “It provides full integrated service management, from telecommunications to maintenance, security and interpreting services.” www.portvellbnc.com.
Contact Information:World Trade Center Barcelona Moll de Barcelona s/n Edifici est, ler plata Barcelona, 08039 SPAIN 34-93-5088010 www.wtcbarcelona.com