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Setting up a business in Barcelona

  1. 1. SETTING UPINBARCELONA/A PRACTICAL GUIDE
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  3. 3. Practical Barcelona is a dynamic, innovative city with a business activity that is one of the maininformation reference in Europe. The city has more thanfor 3,300 foreign businesses and a rate of entre-starting up preneurship of 6,7%. Barcelona is Europe’s number one city in terms of quality of life fora business its workers, and if that’s still not enough, itin Barcelona also has a 4.5km of beaches waiting for you./ In this guide, we would like to provide you with all the information necessary to get on your feet and start a business in Barcelona, so that you are aware of all the resources and tools the city offers to entrepreneurs. If you want to start a business, DO IT IN BARCELONA!/3
  4. 4. 1. City information / 62. How to start up a business in Barcelona / 6 2.1 Legal status / 6 2.2 Incentives for starting up businesses / 8 2.3 How to find funding / 9 2.4 Taxation system / 12 2.5 Support services for business start up and growth / 123. Business spaces in Barcelona / 144. BUILD your contacts network in Barcelona / 155. Experts directory / 166. LANDING IN BARCELONA / 167. Useful addresses / 17
  5. 5. More than 10 millionsquare metres offloor space foreconomic activitiesin the Barcelonametropolitan area/And 4.5 Km ofmagnificent beacheswaiting for you/
  6. 6. 1. 2. Barcelona in figures (2009) 2.1 Legal status Are you an entrepreneur who City 1st city in quality of living for employees (ECM) How to wants to start up a new business in Barcelona? information start up In Barcelona, you can start up a new busi- Catalonia, 6th European ness by means of creating a company or by destination for international becoming an individual business owner: / a business investments (EIM) Company: in the Spanish legislation, there are a number of different legal status for Barcelona, 5th European most in companies, among which some of the most attractive city for business (ECM) common are the Limited Liability Company (Societat Anònima — SA), the Limited Com- Barcelona 2nd world city in the pany (Societat de Responsabilitat Limitada organisation of international — SL), and the New Limited Company (Soci- meetings (ICCA) etat Limitada Nova Empresa — SLNE). • Barcelona city: 1,621,537 inhabitants • Metropolitan area: 4,992,193 inhabitants / Individual Business Owner: this is a self-employed person who works on their own account and regularly, personally and • Foreign population: 18.4% of total directly carries out an economic activity for population profit, without being subject to a professional • Catalonia’s GDP per capita (ppp) in % contract. Within the Social Security there of EU-27 average: 126.4 (2010) is a special system for individual business • Catalonia’s Foreign Direct Investment: owners, known as RETA (Règim Especial de 1,873.54 million € Treballadors Autònoms), which has its own • Workforce employed in the service sector: special regulations. 85.6% • Salaried workers in high-tech manufactur- For more information regarding the different ing & knowledge-intensive services: 47.7% legal statuses, visit: • University students in Catalonia: 226,787 > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/legalstatuses • 2 Business schools amongst the top 20 in the world To know more about legal proceedures, visit: • Tourist overnights: 12.8 million > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/proceduresguide • Airport passengers: 27,595,181 > www.acc10.cat/en/invest-catalonia/how • 1st Mediterranean port in cruiser passen- todobusiness gers: 2,154,057 > www.investinspain.org in the Invest in • Delegates attending fairs and congresses: Spain section 576,157/6
  7. 7. Different legal statuses for businesses For further information: > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/proceduresguide Legal entity Minimum num. Minimum equity Liability Direct taxes Accounting books of partners capital Individual 1 - Unlimited IRPF Income and expenses ledger, VAT Book - accured and paid, Book of business owner (Personal Income Investment goods and Book of supplies - this last one only for Tax) professional activities Private Partnership At least 2 There is no minimum Unlimited IRPF Income and expenses ledger, VAT Book - accured and paid, Book of (SCP) equity capital (Personal Income capital assets and Book of supplies - this last one only for professional Tax) activities Limited company 1 or more € 3,005.06 Limited Corporate Tax Daily Ledger, Inventory and accounts book, Book of minutes, Registry of (SL) nominative shares - only Unipersonal LC, Book of certain intracommunity operations Cooperative company 3 € 3,000 Based on what Corporate Tax Daily Ledger, Inventory and Accounts Ledger, Book of Minutes, Partner is determined in paying 20% Registry Book the Statutes New Limited Company 1 Minimum € 3,012 Limited Corporate Tax Simplified accounting and a one-stop registry system, Record book of (SLNE) and maximum Nominative Shares is suppressed and the obligatory nature of Daily € 120,202 Ledger remains Worker owned 3 € 3,005.06 Limited Corporate Tax Daily Ledger, Inventory and accounts ledger, Book of Minutes, Registry Limited Company of nominative stocks, Record of invoices issued, Record of invoices received, (SLL) Record Book of Assets Worker owned limited 3 € 60,101.21 Limited Corporate Tax Daily Ledger, Inventory and accounts book, Minute book, Nominative liability company Share Register, Book of invoices issued, Book of invoices received, Record (SAL) Book of Assets Limited liability 1 or more € 60,101.21 Limited Corporate Tax Daily Ledger, Inventory and accounts ledger, Book of minutes, Registry company (SA) of nominative shares - only Unipersonal LLC, Record of invoices issued, Record Book of Invoices Received, Record Book of Assets Community property At least 2 There is no minimum Unlimited IRPF Daily Ledger, Inventory and Accounts Ledger equity capital (Personal Income Tax)/7
  8. 8. Do you have an overseas Affiliate: this is the most common option 2.2 Incentives for • Investment in tangible and intangible business which you would like to relocate or expand into for facilitating foreign investment and de- veloping economic activities that have their starting up businesses fixed assets (except for real-estate and land) intended exclusively for use in R&D Barcelona? own legal status. It involves setting up a new activities: 8% The Spanish taxation system offers a range company in Catalonia, with 100% (or close to In the case of an overseas business that of advantages for businesses and employees. 100%) of the capital coming from a foreign Technological innovation moves its activity from its country of origin It also offers advantages for specific types of company. Spain and Catalonia offer one of the best to Barcelona, the most common legal activity: business tax deduction systems for research, statuses that it can assume are: development and technological innovation in For more information about the legal the world: Subsidiary: this requires a public deed to be forms that foreign companies can adopt Benefits of the Spanish tax system • Expenditure corresponding to industrial granted, which must be filed with the Mer- in Catalonia, visit: for companies design and manufacturing engineering cantile Register. It must have assigned capital, > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/foreign The Spanish taxation system offers a range of processes: 8% even though there is no minimum established companieslegalstatuses advantages for businesses and employees. It also • Expenditure corresponding to the acquisi- amount. The subsidiary must have a legal rep- To consult the legal procedures involved offers advantages for specific types of activity. tion of advanced technology in the form of resentative with administrative powers. in transferring a foreign company to • Tax deduction for exporting companies patents, licences, know-how and designs Barcelona, visit: (3% in 2010) (maximum 1 million euros): 8% Branch office: this does not have a distinct > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/proceduresguide • Additional deductions including profes- • Expenditure corresponding to obtaining or independent legal status from that of its > www.acc10.cat/en/invest-catalonia/how sional training (1% - 2%), activities related certificates for the compliance of ISO 9000, parent company, and it therefore need not be todobusiness to R&D (25% - 42%), and technological GMP or similar quality standards: 8% registered in the Mercantile Register. For the > www.investinspain.org in the Invest in innovation (8%), among others • Expenditure corresponding to techno- purposes of taxation, trade and social security, Spain section • After the payment of taxes, a business’ logical diagnostic activities for identifying, a public deed may have to be granted which effective tax rate can be 0 defining and orientating advanced techno- certifies the opening of the branch office, the • Spain has a large number of tax treaties, logical solutions: 8% assignment of funds if necessary, and the iden- especially with Latin American countries, tity of the legal representative, individual or which makes it an ideal base for investments legal entity resident in Spain and their powers. For more information about company within Latin America start-up incentives, visit: > www.acc10.cat/catalonia/en/index.jsp in Doing business in Catalonia section Tax deductions for R+D+I. Deductible activities for 2010 Research and development The Spanish tax framework for R&D&I is recognised by BUSINESSEUROPE (the former Union of Industrial and Employer’s Confederations of Europe) as one of the best in the OECD: • Expenses which correspond to R&D: 25% (in exceptional cases up to 42%) • Expenditure in personnel for qualified researchers devoted exclusively to R&D /8 activities: an additional 17%
  9. 9. 2.3 How to find funding This is a table of the different types of funding that a company in Barcelona can opt for: Types of funding See also next pages > Source of funding Objective Beneficiaries Funding Contact GUARANTEED LOANS AT LOW INTEREST RATES INICIA loan The INICIA loan is aimed at the creation Entrepreneurs who are developing Soft funding for starting up > www.inicia.gencat.cat of new businesses, and it may be granted to a business idea with the counselling businesses: anybody who has a business idea which they of any accredited organization in the - Catalan Saving Banks: up to 70% develop with the consultation of any advisory Inicia network, and who obtain of the fixed assets body within the Inicia network, and for which certification that their business plan - Other institutions: with no limits they obtain a certification of the viability of is viable for viable business projects their business plan. Financial institutions can request the guaran- tees and endorsements they consider necessary for their approval, in accordance with their operative procedures and criteria. This loan is known to financial bodies by its former name of Préstec Autoempresa ICF Credit Funding aimed at micro-businesses, SMEs, Small and medium-sized companies Up to 100% of the investment, plus a Institut Català de Finances and individual business owners who invest based in Catalonia complimentary 20% for current assets Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 635 in fixed assets, both tangible and intangible, needs. A maximum of € 1,000,000 08010 Barcelona in Catalonia: land and buildings, machinery, can be applied for Tel. 902 22 40 80 facilities, fixtures and fittings, computer appli- E-mail: info@icfinances.com cations, R&D&I, and other intangible assets > www.icfinances.com ICO Entrepreneurs The ICO loan is aimed at providing support for New businesses and new professional Up to 100% of the project’s net The application is made directly 2010 the creation of new businesses or professional activities investment in the banks or building societies activities by granting preferential loans which adhere to the Line. More information can be obtained from the Barcelona Activa Resource Centre for Entrepreneurs, or from the website: > www.ico.es/9
  10. 10. Source of funding Objective Beneficiaries Funding Contact MICROCREDITS Microbank Microbank aims to aid potential businesses Entrepreneurs with a viable business Preferential rate loan (the amount Applications via Barcelona Activa, to secure microcredits plan who do not have access to the granted is determined by the capacity Entrepreneurs Resource Centre: guarantees or endorsements necessary to return the microcredit) C/ Llacuna 162-164 for applying for a loan from the 08017 Barcelona conventional financial institutions > www.barcelonanetactiva.com FIDEM: This microcredit aims to help women start up Female entrepreneurs Maximum amount € 15,000.00, FIDEM microcredits new businesses (see the website for requirements) with a maximum funding of 95% Plaça Ramon Berenguer el Gran, for women of the total investment (excluding VAT) 1 entl 2a 08002 Barcelona Tel. 933 103 166 > www.fidem.net FUNDING OF CURRENT ASSETS INICIA funding The aim is to fund the working capital of Businesses started up no more than Soft funding for working capital Applications via banking institutions of current assets businesses which have recently started up five years ago which have sought (credit accounts) (with a previous viability certificate consultation from a body which forms from Barcelona Activa) part of the Department of Labour’s > www.inicia.gencat.cat Inicia network The aim is to allow businesses to fulfil Individual business owners and The maximum amount of funding The application is made directly in ICO Liquidity their investment projects, as well as other SMEs that do not have any operations will be: branches of the main banks, building complementary funding in arrears with any Credit Institution - For freelancers and businesses with societies and rural savings banks in less than 50 workers, Spain. Applications are examined, ap- 2 million euros proved and formalised by the bank, sav- - For businesses with 50 workers or ings bank or building society according more, up to 50 million euros to the conditions specified. > www.ico.es/ 10
  11. 11. Source of funding Objective Beneficiaries Funding Contact INNOVATION R&D&I loans ENISA loan Funding for innovative business projects Small and medium-sized companies Between € 100,000 and € 1,000,000. > www.enisa.es constituted by more than one Higher amounts will be considered in individual, from any sector except exceptional cases real estate and financial NEOTEC loan Funding aimed at the initial phases of a Entrepreneurs in the process of Financing quantity according to > www.cdti.es technological company’s life cycle creating their technology-based loan type company and newly created technology companies ICF Innovation Funding for innovative projects Businesses based in Catalonia Minimum amount € 300,000 with > www.icfinances.com funding for a maximum of 80% of the investment ENISA loan for Stimulates the creation of businesses by young SMEs (See website for conditions) Maximum loan amount: € 50,000 > www.aijec.es young entrepreneurs people, helping them to secure preferential funding with the sole guarantee of their business project SECTOR-SPECIFIC LOANS NEOTEC loan Funding aimed at the initial phases of a Entrepreneurs in the process of Fundable quantity according to > www.cdti.es technological company’s life cycle creating their technologically-based loan type business and newly created technological businesses NEBT loan Consolidation of recently started business Recently created businesses consisting Maximum of € 300,000 with a > www.acc10.cat projects with a technological foundation of more than one individual, which are maximum limit of 75% of the project’s operational in Catalonia accepted budget Crèdit cultura Facilitates and reduces the cost of access Businesses that have a company domi- Loans for productive investment of up > www.gencat.cat/cultura/icic to funding for cultural industries cile or are permanently established in to 180,000 euros Catalonia, devoted to the production, distribution and/or commercialisation of cultural products/ 11
  12. 12. 2.4 Taxation system The Property Transfer Tax and Stamp 2.5 Support services Executive Training Catalonia’s current taxation system includes Duty (Impost sobre Transmissions Patrimonials i Actes Jurídics Documentats for business start-up Sessions aimed orientating entrepreneurs in specific aspects of starting up a business, a range of different state and municipal – ITP-AJD) applies to transfers between and growth for example legal processes and procedures, taxes: non-entrepreneurs and also to certain real funding plans and elevator pitch. property transactions. For certain real-estate Barcelona Activa, the Local Development > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/seminars acquisitions the interest rate is 7% and to Agency of the Barcelona City Council, has Available in English and Spanish State taxes incorporate a company, 1%. created a specific itinerary of resources and services in English, available to foreign Expert Coaching entrepreneurs who wish to create a new The Personal Income Tax (Impost sobre A free, personalised service for all those Local taxes company or make their company grow. Most la Renda de les Persones Físiques — IRPF) entrepreneurs that are in the process of services and resources are free of charge. places a progressive scale of tax rates of be- starting up a business. tween 15% and 45% on an individual’s avail- The Property Tax (Impost sobre Béns Im- Available in English and Spanish able income. For increases and decreases in mobles — IBI) taxes property ownership, Resources for new property assets the payment is 19% or 21% and its value depends on the value of the entrepreneurs Online Business Incorporation depending on the net savings tax base. property and the rate of interest set by the Coaching point and processing of the online council. incorporation of new companies. Welcome Sessions The Non-Residents Income Tax (Impost > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/pait Welcome sessions are the entry point to de la Renda de No Residents — IRNR) The Buildings, Works and Facilities Tax Barcelona Activa. Two-hour long sessions applies to foreign people that work in the (Impost sobre Construccions, Obres i to introduce programs, activities and Online Applications Spanish State but are not residents, or those Instal·lacions — ICIO), is applied according services designed to support the creation • Test Idea, for testing out a new business idea businesses that want to start up a subsidiary to the value of certain works. of new businesses. Attending these ses- (Available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic) in the Spanish State. sions provide a user-name and a password • On-line business plan (Available in English The Tax on the Increase in Value of to access applications such as the online and Spanish) The Corporate Income Tax (Impost sobre Urban Land (Impost sobre l’Increment de business plan or the executive training • The keys to entrepreneurship, as well as the Societats- IS) applies to the income of legal Valor dels Terrenys de Naturalesa Urbana sessions. skills and attitudes that contribute to a business entities or companies. The general tax rate — IIVTNU), taxes the transmission of real > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/welcomesession project’s success (Available in English and Spanish) is 30% (25% for SMEs). This rate decreases estate. Available in English and Spanish > www.barcelonanetactiva.com notably when legally established tax ben- efits are applied, among which are benefits The Tax on Mechanical Vehicles (Impost Entrepreneurship Center for research, development and innovation. sobre Vehicles de Tracció Mecànica), taxes Self-use space open to all entrepreneurs, vehicle ownership. where a business idea can be transformed The Value Added Tax (Impost sobre into a viable business project through a pro- el Valor Afegit — IVA) affects business gramme of daily activities, access to online activities and is ultimately passed on to the material and expert coaching. consumer. Three different types of interest > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/entrepreneurs rates apply: 4%, 8% or 18%. hipcenter/ 12
  13. 13. Business Growth Resources More information: BarcelonaNetActiva: Growth Academy Web portal > www.barcelonanetactiva.com High-level workshop of four intensive work sessions aimed at company’s man- agement teams to plan their business growth strategy. > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/growthacademy Save the date: Available in English and Spanish Bizbarcelona 2011, June 15th and 16th Strategic Growth Plan Bizbarcelona, the most important meet- On-line self-diagnosis and strategy-planning ing point for entrepreneurs, businesses tool, developed jointly by Barcelona Activa and investors, held annually in Barcelona and IESE Business School for developing the with more than 12,000 participants. most suitable growth strategy. > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/pec At Bizbarcelona you’ll find: Available in English and Spanish Day of the Entrepreneur: the major meeting for turning your business idea Axelera for Global Excellence into a reality or making your company Programme aimed at selecting the most in- grow. novative companies in the area of Barcelona HIT Barcelona: access to knowledge, with a high capacity to grow and become a new ideas and investment opportunities global benchmark. across the world. > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/axelera Available in English and Spanish Fòrum Tecnio: a place where you can meet technological and business partners for your project. Technology Bridges Business trips to support innovative compa- Premio Emprendedor XXI: a competi- nies on their way to access global markets. tion for the most innovative businesses > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/technologybridge with growth potential. > www.bizbarcelona.com/en Top Seminars for Business Management High added-value seminars covering dif- ferent aspects of business growth, such as access to funding, marketing, business strategy, etc. > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/growth/ 13 Day of the Entrepreneur 2010
  14. 14. 3. Less than a week Glories Business Incubator BCN Business spaces An innovative space for newly created busi- The new search engine to find premises, Barcelona Business Corner nesses. Requirements: offices, business centres, industrial ware- Business • To have a validated business plan houses or available industrial land in • 4 work units, each one equipped with a computer • To have an innovative business project Barcelona, both for rent and for sale. • telephone and Wi-FI > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/incubator > www.barcelonactiva.cat/espaisdenegoci/en/ spaces in • Printer and photocopier • Open from Monday to Friday. 9am to 8pm, Barcelona Nord Technology Park Barcelona Venture Hub with restricted access and 24 hour security Barcelona An innovative space for technology-based Workspace and business contacts for PRICES: €5/hour, €20/½ day, €30/day companies. Requirements: investors interested in companies in • To have more than 18 months of activity Barcelona. / • Up to 200m2 to develop the business activity > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/venturehub 1-3 weeks > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/park 22@weekly • Shared, equipped space of 90 m2 and 10 work units • Internet connection Find the most suitable office space to your • Reception, restricted access and 24 hour needs: security PRICES: €100/work unit/week Temporary office spaces Temporary office spaces for foreign entre- 1-3 months preneurs in their process of creating their company in Barcelona, to start doing con- Office in a Box tacts with clients or providers, searching for • Shared, equipped space of 90m2 and funding and exploring the local market. 10 work units. • Maximum of 4 work units per company The temporary spaces are fully equipped and • Internet connection can be rented for a period of days, weeks or • Reception, restricted access and 24 hour months. security PRICES: €150/work unit/month All the information can be found on the Barcelona Activa website: > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/landingspaces/ 14
  15. 15. 4. Biznetbarcelona is a new network for entre- preneurship and innovation, and a meeting point for doing business, sharing knowledge BUILD your and experiences and helping your business project to grow. Here you will find entrepre- neurs, investor, institutions, a calendar of contacts events in Barcelona, information, work groups, and, above all, a lot of entrepreneurial spirit. network Sign up at > www.biznetbarcelona.com in Other entrepreneurial networks in the city: Barcelona XarxActiva d’Empreses > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/xarxactiva ENB (Entrepreneurs Network Barcelona) / > www.networkbarcelona.com EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) > www.eonetwork.org Gild > www.gildinternational.com Barcelona Entrepreneurship City > www.barcelonaentrepreneurshipcity.com First Tuesday > www.firsttuesday.es Mobile Monday > www.mobilemondaybarcelona.com iWeekend > www.iweekend.org Aijec > www.aijec.es Cava&Twitts > www.cavaandtwitts.com JCI (Jove Cambra Internacional Barcelona) > www.jci.cat/ 15
  16. 16. 5. The Network of Experts for Innovative Businesses is made up of professionals with accredited experience, especially committed experts to developing start-ups that offer services with a high-added value related to the dif- ferent processes and key aspects of business Directory consolidation and growth. Experts deal with legal consultancy and administrative and general business manage- / ment services for start-ups, communications and public relations strategies, and searching for and processing subsidies. Check the experts directory on BarcelonaNetActiva website: > www.barcelonanetactiva.com/expertsguide 6. The guide Welcome to Barcelona, practical relocation guide for foreign professionals and business people will LANDING help you to prepare your arrival in Barce- lona, with practical information regarding the most basic and essential aspects to help in you to get on your feet in Barcelona, such as the residents’ permit, finding housing or schools for the children, importing a Barcelona vehicle, registering yourself with the local authorities, and even day-to-day aspects such as the metropolitan transport system, / timetables and holidays, the city’s cultural and leisure highlights, etc. > www.bcn.cat/barcelonabusiness > www.doitinbcn.com/ 16
  17. 17. 7. Public Administration Institutions and Services Supporting Trade Associations and Official Useful Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona) Enterprise Professional > www.bcn.cat Associations addresses Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry Barcelona City Council - Economic Promotion and Navigation of Barcelona (Cambra Barcelona Aeronautics and Space Associa- Economic Promotion is the department of Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació tion (Barcelona Aeronàutica i de l’Espai / Barcelona City Council for the promotion de Barcelona) - BAIE) of Barcelona as an attractive place to do An independent body which defends the An association which promotes space and business and provide support to companies, interests of businesses and entrepreneurs in aeronautics activities in the Barcelona area professionals and institutions interested in the Barcelona area in relation to their com- and Catalonia. setting up and doing business in the city. mercial and professional relationship. > www.bcnaerospace.org > www.bcn.cat/barcelonabusiness > www.cambrabcn.org Barcelona Design Centre (Barcelona Cen- Barcelona City Council – Barcelona Activa Mercantile Register (Registre Mercantil) tre de Disseny - BCD) Barcelona Activa is the local development The body in charge of registering public A foundation which promotes design in the agency of the Barcelona City Council. It pro- documents and conferring on new businesses business context as a key factor for innova- motes quality and future oriented employ- full legal capacity to act. tion and competitiveness. ment and businesses. > www.rmc.es > www.bcd.es > www.barcelonactiva.cat Tax Agency (Agència Tributària) Barcelona Medical Centre (Barcelona ACC1Ó CIDEM / COPCA The public body in charge of managing the Centre Mèdic - BCM) The Catalan government agency supporting State and customs tax system as well as the re- An association which provides informa- Catalan companies promoting innovation sources of other Spanish or European Union tion regarding the city’s health services and and internationalization. It has 35 offices public institutions and administrations. facilitates access to Barcelona’s traditionally around the world. > www.aeat.es internationally renowned hospitals, clinics > www.acc10.cat and health care units, coordinating the avail- able services. Invest in Catalonia - ACC1Ó > www.bcm.es The investment promotion department of ACC1Ó, Invest in Catalonia provides advisory Barcelona Digital (Fundació Barcelona services and assistance to the needs of com- Digital) panies interested in setting up or expanding A foundation which promotes and encour- their facilities in Catalonia. ages Barcelona and Catalonia as a strategic > www.acc10.cat/catalonia centre for creating and starting up innovative projects, businesses and companies in the Invest in Spain new technologies and advanced services. It is the Government Agency for the Promotion > www.bcndigital.org and Attraction of Foreign Investment to Spain. > www.investinspain.org/ 17
  18. 18. Airports / Ports / The Property Registry (Registre de la Propietat Immobiliària) Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (+34) 93 318 49 99 Consulate General of Mexico (+34) 93 201 18 22 Logistics A record giving notice of ownership of real property to third parties. Spanish Russian Chamber of Commerce Consulate General of The Netherlands Barcelona Airport (Aeroport de Barcelona) > www.registradores.org (+34) 93 218 72 95 (+34) 93 363 54 20 This is the second largest airport in Spain in terms of number of passengers, and the air hub 22@BCN Society (Societat 22@bcn) Spanish Indian Chamber of Commerce Consulate General of the Russian Federation which best connects the Mediterranean area. A body with legal personality which brings (+34) 93 318 84 41 (+34) 93 280 02 20 > www.aena.es/barcelona together the appropriate instruments and competences to manage the transformation Spanish Israelian Chamber of Commerce Consulate General of Brazil in Barcelona Barcelona Port Authority (Autoritat Por- process of the activity district 22@ with (+34) 93 321 94 49 (+34) 93 488 22 88 tuària de Barcelona) the development and execution of all kinds This sets the guidelines for Barcelona Logistics of city planning actions in Barcelona city’s Spanish Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Consulate General of Belgium Activity Area (ZAL) and its future expansion. industrial and production areas classified as (+34) 93 414 40 41 (+34) 93 467 70 80 > www.apb.es forming part of 22@, and therefore linked together in terms of planning, management, Spanish Swedish Chamber of Commerce Consulate General of Portugal Barcelona Logistics Centre (barcelona projection and execution. (+34) 93 488 05 03 (+34) 93 318 81 50 Centre Logístic - BCL) > www.bcn.es/22@bcn An organization that promotes the logistics Honorary Consulate General of Austria community in the Barcelona area by coordinat- Foreign Consulates in (+34) 93 368 60 03 ing it and equipping it with services and infra- structure to consolidate the city’s position as a Chambers of Barcelona Consulate General of Sweden major logistics platform in Southern Europe. commerce in Barcelona (+34) 93 488 25 04 > www.bcncl.es Consulate General of Germany in Barcelona American Chamber of Commerce (+34) 93 292 10 15 Consulate General of Norway Mercabarna (+34) 93 415 99 63 (+34) 932 184 983 The largest food and agriculture centre in south- Consulate General of France in Barcelona German Chamber of Commerce ern Europe, supplying over 10 million people. (+34) 93 270 30 00 Honorary Consulate General of Finland (+34) 93 415 54 44 > www.mercabarna.es (+34) 93 443 15 98 Belgium and Luxembourg Chamber of Consulate of the USA in Barcelona Barcelona Trade Fair (Fira de Barcelona) Commerce (+34) 93 280 22 27 Royal Consulate General of Denmark It is one of the sector’s top four institutions (+34) 93 237 94 64 (+34) 93 488 02 22 in Europe in terms of number of events. Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona British Chamber of Commerce > www.firabcn.es (+34) 93 467 73 05 (+34) 93 317 32 20 Barcelona Tourism Board (Turisme de Chilean Chamber of Commerce British Consulate General in Barcelona Barcelona) (+34) 93 310 15 85 (+34) 93 366 6200 / (+34) 933 666 206 Consortium for the promotion of tourism, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry divided and customised, of the world’s most Consulate General of China in Barcelona (+34) 93 270 24 50 appealing markets. It includes a unit special- (+34) 93 254 1199 / (+34) 93 254 1137 ising in promoting conferences and conven- tions: Barcelona Convention Bureau. / 18 > www.barcelonaturisme.com
  19. 19. www.doitinbcn.com www.bcn.cat/barcelonabusinessCofunded by European Union European Regional Development Fund Investing in your future www.doitinbcn.com

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