Port of Barcelona increases its stake in the second edition of the Barcelona New Economy Week
2 de July de 2021
- Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona and Port of Barcelona have signed a sponsorship agreement whereby the entity will be the BAir Sponsor of the second edition of BNEW.
- The Port of Barcelona increases its commitment to BNEW and will actively participate in issues related to logistics and sustainability.
- The sponsorship agreement has been signed by the special delegate of the State in the Consorci de la Zona Franca, Pere Navarro, and the president of Port of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa.
Barcelona, 18 June 2021 – The Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB) and the Port of Barcelona have signed a sponsorship agreement for the next edition of the Barcelona New Economy Week (BNEW), which will take place from 5 to 8 October, by which the organization has increased its sponsorship support to the new edition of the event with a BAir Sponsorship category. With this agreement, the Port of Barcelona will offer its logistics experience and will play a prominent role in the BNEW Logistics seminar, one of the ten ones designed to reactivate the economy. Likewise, the entity will also be involved in another of the new cross-cutting themes of the event: sustainability.
At the signing ceremony, which took place at the offices of the Port of Barcelona, were present Mercè Conesa, president of the Port of Barcelona, and Pere Navarro, special delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona and president of BNEW.
Pere Navarro pointed out that “we appreciate Port de Barcelona’s involvement in BNEW one more year and to a higher degree, adding resources and expertise. We are very proud to continue incorporating sponsors that join forces with us to make BNEW grow as the great economic event of the year”.
For her part, Mercè Conesa has highlighted that “at Port of Barcelona we work decisively to be a smart port and we are committed to spaces for the exchange of knowledge that make innovation and digitization possible, two very important levers to promote the development of the new economy. In addition to sponsoring BNEW, we want to help with our experience and know-how in this second edition of the event, as we did last year in the first edition”.
With a completely innovative, 100% professional and hybrid B2B format, the great economic event expands its program to ten thematic areas: Mobility, Sustainability, Talent, Science and City, as a novelty, together with Logistics, Digital Industry, Ecommerce, Economic Zones and Real Estate, already present in the first edition. In turn, the CZFB also plans to expand the number of speakers from 389 to 700 in this new edition.
BNEW Logistics will address global issues such as new consumption habits and sustainability in transport, emission reduction, supply chains (globalization or regionalization), SaaS for their democratization, female leadership in the sector and public-private collaboration in the definition of urban microhubs; as well as deeper issues such as climate change and its effect on port structures, the regulation of maritime transport, the possibilities of drones for the transport of goods or the impact of 3D printing on logistics and the last mile and fulfilment challenges.
The second BNEW edition will continue to increase its internationalization as a key element, as well as on generating business transactions through 100% virtual networking using artificial intelligence, matching interests and directly connecting supply and demand. Likewise, in the BVillage space, participating companies will be able to make presentations of their products or services via videoconference, as well as interact with attendees. The organization hopes to go from the 128 companies present in this space to 400 in this new edition.
The first edition attracted 11,000 attendees from 111 different countries, 90% of which participated online.