Paul Tostevin from the World Research team began the event looking at major tech trends from across the world and discussing Barcelona’s position on the international tech stage.
This was followed by a panel discussion with Anna Gener, CEO of the Savills Aguirre Newman Barcelona office, and Miquel Marti from Barcelona Tech City, a third party organisation which promotes tech incubators and startups in the city. The panel touched upon why global tech occupiers are choosing Barcelona as a base to grow not only in Spain, but also in Europe and also what the city can do to continue to attract and retain talent in the tech sector.
Paul Tostevin commented: “Our tech cities report allows us to take a closer look at cities which are leading the way in the technology sector whilst also examining macro trends such as co-working, mobility and wellness. It was a pleasure to speak alongside local experts who were able to add colour our findings on a local level.”
Anna Gener added: “As we know from the report, Barcelona ranks very highly when it comes to city buzz and wellness but was also interesting to examine how it is moving up the ranks when it comes to other metrics such as business environments, skilled workforce and venture capital investment. The feedback from our clients after the event was very positive and they were impressed that Savills is able to tackle topics such as technology which is only growing in importance as the world of work becomes increasingly international.”
For more information about Tech Cities, please visit the website here.