Barcelona, the best shop in the world
November 23rd, 2022
Auditori Cercle d’Economia. C/ Provença 298. 08008 Barcelona.
Barcelona’s retail sector is at a time of great challenges and opportunities. The city centre has suffered a progressive degradation as a result of the pandemic, with a consequent decrease in visitors and residents, an increase in theft, and a lack of cleanliness and security. Also, the changes in the mobility of Barcelona’s main arteries and commercial areas have not favoured economic activity or considered the needs of local residents either.
In this edition of the Summit prior to the city’s municipal elections, we want to focus on analysing which aspects are key to achieving commercial excellence in Barcelona, with the aim of making Barcelona the best shop in the world.
ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DEL RETAIL
Daniel del Pozo
Chief Corporate Development Officer
BARCELONA+B, B LAB SPAIN
La Vanguardia Deputy Director
In this edition, the organisation wanted to listen to the voices of several experts to reach a consensus on the role that trade has to play in the transformation process of the city of Barcelona.
Some 200 personalities from the economic and institutional world attended today the V Summit organised by Barcelona Oberta at El Molino, to participate in the debate on how to promote the capital of the city of Barcelona.
The Barcelona we want must aspire to be the best place to live, invest and develop talent and ideas. The Barcelona that we want must regain confidence in the public sector, especially with our city council.
The III Summit of Barcelona Oberta under the title “Public-private collaboration key to success”, has been the platform from which the mayors have launched today the Manifesto “Barcelona more than ever”, to request publicly and jointly that Barcelona be the city chosen by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
The II Summit organised by Barcelona Oberta has brought together the main political, business, institutional, trade union and academic voices to debate the project for the future of the city and defends the union of the business sector.
Barcelona Oberta is organising the first debate on trade and tourism to reflect and reach a consensus on how to distribute the benefits of ‘shopping tourism’ to all the city’s districts.