PROGRAMME

Programme

A wide range of activities and workshops will be offered throughout the whole day. The activities will be focused on four main topics:

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Personal landing

Information and services that are useful when a person arrives and settles down in Barcelona, whether they are alone or with their families

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Working and doing business

Information for developing professional careers or investing and doing business.

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Enjoying the city and making contacts

Tips for learning about the city’s attractions, discovering the cultural and leisure offer and connecting with the locals

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Entertainment

To enjoy with your family with activities made specially for you

 

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SALA LLOBREGAT

SALA BESÒS

SALA COLLSEROLA

10:00 DOORS OPEN
10:30 From 10:30 to 11:00 am
CONFERENCE: “CREATING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO FIND A JOB”, by English with Impact
From 10:30 to 11:00 am
CONFERENCE: “HOW DOES HEALTHCARE WORK IN CATALONIA?”, by Clínicum

From 10:30 to 11:00 am

CONFERENCE: “ARTICKET, THE BEST ART IN BARCELONA WITH JUST ONE TICKET”, by Grupo Articket

10:45
11:00
11:15 From 11:15 to 11:45 am
CONFERENCE: “KEY FINANCIAL ISSUES FOR GETTING STARTED IN BARCELONA”, by Banco Sabadell
From 11:15 to 11:45 am
CONFERENCE: “INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF PROFESSIONALS AND INVESTORS”,by OMB Immigration
From 11:15 to 12:15 am
PANEL DISCUSSION: “NEW CITY, NEW SCHOOL: TIPS FOR CHOOSING WISELY”, moderated by MumAbroad
11:30
11:45
12:00

From 12 to 12:30 pm
CONFERENCE: “MOVING TO BARCELONA: EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY”, by BRS Relocation Services

From 12:00 to 1:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTS: “WORKING IN BARCELONA: SHARING EXPERIENCES”, moderated by aPortada Comunicació

12:15
12:30 From 12:30 to 1:30 pm
WORKSHOP: “VERMOUTH, CATALAN TRADITION”, by VadeVermut
12:45 From 12:45 to 1:45 pm
WORKSHOP: “HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC AND NOT DIE TRYING”, by Prestigious Speakers – Toastmasters International
1:00
1:15

From 1:15 to 1:45 pm

CONFERENCE: “CHALLENGES, CHANGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR IN THE BARCELONA AREA”, by Atipika Barcelona, Real Estate

1:30 From 1:45 to 2:15 pm
CONFERENCE: “DISCOVER THE CULTURAL OFFERING IN BARCELONA”, by the Barcelona Culture Institute (ICUB)
1:45
2:00 From 2:00 to 2:30 pm
CONFERENCE: “ENJOYING BARCELONA AS A FAMILY”, moderated by Mammaproof

From 2:00 to 3:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: “MADE-IN-BARCELONA ENVIRONMENTS: INCUBATORS, COWORKING, ACCELERATORS”, moderated by Barcinno Media

2:15
2:30 From 2:30 to 3:00 pm
CONFERENCE: “PREPARING FOR BREXIT”, by Spectrum IFA Group
2:45 From 2:45 to 3:15 pm
CONFERENCE:
“THE ABCs OF TAXES IN SPAIN: ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS”, by Net Craman Abogados
3:00
3:15 From 3:15 to 3:45 pm
CONFERENCE:
“IMPROVING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE”, by Nuria Roura

From 3:15 to 3:45 pm
CONFERENCE: “LIVING ABROAD: IDEAS TO HELP YOU ENJOY IT AND MAKE IT YOUR HOME”, by Mercedes Segura

3:30 From 3:30 to 4:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: “BARCELONA WELCOMES PROFESSIONAL WOMEN”, moderated by Professional Women’s Network Barcelona
3:45 From 4:00 to 4:30 pm
CONFERENCE: “RUNNING IN BARCELONA: WHERE AND HOW TO START DOING SPORT”, by Physiotherapy Barcelona
4:00 From 4:00 to 5:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: “LGBTI COMMUNITY IN BARCELONA”, moderated by Barcelona Activa
4:15
4:30 From 4:45 to 5:15 pm
CONFERENCE: “ENTREPRENEURIAL BARCELONA: HOW TO START A BUSINESS”, by Barcelona Activa
4:45 From 4:45 to 5:30 pm WORKSHOP: “VOLUNTEERING FOR CATALAN LANGUAGE”, by Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística
5:00 From 5:15 to 6:15 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: “NEW CITY MODELS: SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY”, moderated by Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona (PEMB)
5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00
6:15
6:30
6:45
7:00

DOORS CLOSE

LUDOTECA

OTHER SPACES

ÀGORA

10:00 DOORS OPEN
10:15 NETWORKING SPACE: “PUT DOWN ROOTS, CREATIVE NETWORKING TREES” CULINARY SPACE, FOOD TRUCK AND CRAFT BEER
10:30

From 10:30 to 11:30 am
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “PRINTING WORKSHOP”, by El Culturista

From 10:30 to 11:30 am
ACTIVITY: “SPEED NETWORKING”, by aPortada Comunicació

Museum Garden

10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45 From 11:45 to 12:45 pm
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “MAKING A PUPPET”, by Comeet

From 11:45 to 12:45 pm
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: “UNLIMITED FUN WITH LEGO BRICKS”, by Bricks 4 Kidz Barcelona

Museum Garden

12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00

From 1:00 to 2:00 pm
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “FACE PAINTING”, sponsored by Barcelona International
Schools Association (BISA)

From 1:00 to 1:45 pm
ACTIVITY: “SPEED NETWORKING”, by aPortada Comunicació

Museum Garden

1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00

From 1:15 to 2:15 pm
ACTIVITY WITH BICD 2017 HOSTS: “A COFFEE WITH…”, by aPortada Comunicació

Àgora 

2:15 From 2:15 to 4:00 pm
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “ROBOTICS WORKSHOP”, led by LEGO Education ROBOTIX and sponsored by Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA)
2:30

From 2:00 to 3:00 pm
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “MAGICWORKSHOP”,led by La Magia de Albert Llorens and sponsored by FLG- Associació de Famílies LGTBI

Museum garden

2:45

From 2:00 to 3:00 pm
WORKSHOP: “YOGA AS A PART OF DAILY LIFE”, by International Yoga Teachers Association – IYTA

Sala Montjuïc

3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45

From 3:45 to 4:45 pm
ACTIVITY: “SPEED NETWORKING”, by aPortada Comunicació

Museum garden

4:00
4:15 From 4:15 to 6:30 pm
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “FACE PAINTING“, sponsored by Barcelona International Schools Association(BISA)
4:30
4:45
5:00

From 5:00 to 5:30 pm
PERFORMANCE: “CORAL BARCELONA RAINBOW SINGERS”

Museum garden

5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00

From 6:15 to 7:00 pm

SHOW: “RUMBA CATALANA”, by Aires de Rumba

Museum garden

6:15
6:30
6:45
7:00

DOORS CLOSE

ACTIVITIES

Sala Llobregat

SALA LLOBREGAT

10:30 – 11:00 am
CONFERENCE: “CREATING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO FIND A JOB”, by English with Impact

SPEAKER: Caroline Harvey, founder, English with Impact

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Looking for work in Barcelona? Want to take advantage of your personal brand to open up new opportunities? This session will share tips on how to convey your strengths, where to find your target audience and how to create your brand to help you find a new job.


11:15 – 11:45 am
CONFERENCE: “KEY FINANCIAL ISSUES FOR GETTING STARTED IN BARCELONA” by Banco Sabadell

LANGUAGE: English

SPEAKER: Sandra García, Project Manager Segments & Value Proposition

DESCRIPTION: Have you come to Barcelona to set up a company? Or do you prefer to invest? Is Barcelona where your new professional future lies? This conference will give financial tips on how to get started in the city: opening a bank account, applying for a loan and doing the financial paperwork necessary to get your personal or business project going.


12:00 – 12:30 pm

CONFERENCE: “MOVING TO BARCELONA: EXPECTATIONS VERSUS REALITY”, by BRS Relocation Services

SPEAKER: Beatriz Carro de Prada, General Manager, BRS Relocation Services

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities for expats thanks to its climate, culture, cuisine and location. When thinking about moving to Barcelona, you have to remember that the reality of the experience may not always live up to your expectations. So it’s very important to get all the information you can beforehand. Based on the real experiences of several clients, this conference will share stories to help understand the aspects of our city that attract expats most and important things to keep in mind.


12:45 – 1:45 pm
WORKSHOP: “HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC AND NOT DIE TRYING”, by Prestigious Speakers – Toastmasters International

LEADER: Julia Pardo, Vice-president for Public Relations, Prestigious Speakers – Toastmasters Club in Barcelona

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Who hasn’t felt like crawling into a hole and hiding when they have to speak in public? This feeling is totally normal and can be overcome with the right tools and loads of practice. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of public speaking so that the next time you have to do it you won’t feel like burying your head in the sand like an ostrich.


2:00 – 2:30 pm
CONFERENCE: “ENJOYING BARCELONA AS A FAMILY”, moderated Mammaproof

SPEAKERS: Mavi Villatoro (CEO) and Anaïs Orihuela (Brand, Communication & Content Manager)

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Barcelona offers many activities to enjoy your free time as a family. This session will go over some of the most interesting options available for families with children who have recently moved to the city.


2:45 – 3:15 pm
CONFERENCE: “THE ABCs OF TAXES IN SPAIN: ADVANTAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS”, by Net Craman Abogados

SPEAKER: Tomás Lamarca, founding partner, Net Craman Abogados

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: What fiscal obligations do foreign citizens have in Spain? What tax breaks can you take advantage of when starting up a business? This conference will answer these questions and cover the special tax regime for displaced workers, also known as the “Beckham law”, going over the fundamentals and specifics of this regime, which is extremely important for inpatriates as it reduces their tax burden.


3:30 – 4:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION:BARCELONA WELCOMES PROFESSIONAL WOMEN”, by Professional Women’s Network Barcelona

MODERATOR: Eimear O’Neill, VP of Marketing & Communications

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: What do professional women need to ensure their projects will be successful in Barcelona? This round table will show how Barcelona welcomes foreign professionals and those returning after spending time abroad. Participants will also debate the importance and value of networking, mentoring and training programmes.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Caroline Courtier, Conduent, Head of International Compensation & Benefits
  • Rosa Mª Di Capua, Mercer Consulting S.L.U, partner
  • Jelena Trajkovic Karamata, Nestlé, Head of Global Digital Hub
  • Ana Sarmiento, Speaker, coach and specialist in work strategies for Millennials and Employer Branding

4:45 – 5:15 pm

CONFERENCE: “ENTREPRENEURIAL BARCELONA: HOW TO START A BUSINESS”, by Barcelona Activa

SPEAKER: Xavier Dumont, Head of Entrepreneurial Resources Centre

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: If you’re thinking of embarking on a new stage in your professional life and starting up your own business in Barcelona, you’ll be interested in knowing that Barcelona Activa has programmes and activities to help you throughout the process, from a business idea to launching your business. Plus, we’ll go over all the key factors to keep in mind when starting up a company.

Sala Besós

SALA BESÒS

10:30 – 11:00 am
CONFERENCE: “HOW DOES HEALTHCARE WORK IN CATALONIA?”, by Clínicum

SPEAKER: Dr Joan Giralt, head of the Vitreo-Retina Unit at Hospital Clínic Barcelona

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The healthcare system in Catalonia is a mixed model, with public, private and charter centres. This conference will explain how this mixed system works, as well as covering the range of options in addition to public care that can speed up medical appointments and give patients immediate access to a world of healthcare services.


11:15 – 11:45 am
CONFERENCE: “INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF PROFESIONALS AND INVESTORS”, by OMB Immigration

SPEAKER: Oriol Mosso Bel, lawyer

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: This session will cover what is popularly known as the Entrepreneurs’ law, which offers a shortcut in visa and residency processing for specific profiles of foreign talent in order to support economic growth and job creation. These profiles include investors, people who start up companies or those who are highly qualified and meet a series of requirements.


12:00 – 1:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTS BICD 2017:“WORKING IN BARCELONA: SHARING EXPERIENCES”, moderated by aPortada Comunicació

MODERATOR: Cristina Salvador, Director of aPortada Comunicació

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The five hosts of BICD 2017, expats established in Barcelona, will reflect on their arrival in Barcelona: their early days working, what surprised them most and what they are doing now. A place to share experiences and offer up useful advice for new arrivals. Plus, people who come to this panel discussion will have a chance to sign up for the activity “A coffee with…” when the session is finished.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Philippe Delespesse (Belgium): Managing Partner, Inteligencia Creativa.
  • Tomás Díez (Venezuela): Director, Fab Lab Barcelona.
  • Mohamed Soulimane (Morocco): composer, founder and conductor, Orquestra Àrab de Barcelona.
  • Gaëlle Patin Laloy (France): Head of the Diversity and Multiculturalism programme at Casa Asia.
  • Ma Kexing (China): cultural manager and translator of Spanish and Catalan literature.

1:15 – 1:45 pm

CONFERENCE: “CHALLENGES, CHANGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR IN THE BARCELONA AREA”, by Atipika Barcelona, Real Estate

SPEAKER: Renzo Riva, Manager, Atipika Barcelona, Real Estate

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Have you just arrived in Barcelona and are looking for a place to live? Do you know how the real estate sector works? This conference will give an overview of the sector, which expects to see housing prices stabilise. Plus, it will include advice to help make the purchase or rental process easier.


2:00 – 3:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION:MADE-IN-BARCELONA ENVIRONMENTS: INCUBATORS, COWORKINGS, ACCELERATORS”, moderated by Barcinno Media

MODERATOR: Scott Mackin, founder of Barcinno Media and Bourbon Creative

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Are you freelance and looking for a place to work? Do you have a business idea and need help developing it? Barcelona has several types of spaces where you can work and carry out your project. But how do you know which one suits you best? Do you know the initiatives available? This panel will discuss what makes these spaces different, which services they offer and their advantages.


3:15 – 3:45 pm
CONFERENCE: “IMPROVING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE”

SPEAKER: Nuria Roura, Lifestyle coach

LANGUAGE: Spanish

DESCRIPTION: How can you improve your quality of life? What every-day things should you pay more attention to? This session will provide tips, tools and ideas for habits that can be changed if you make an effort to lead a more healthy, coherent, sustainable lifestyle that brings you physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.


4:00 – 5:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: “LGBTI COMMUNITY IN BARCELONA”, moderated by Barcelona Activa

LANGUAGE: Spanish and English

DESCRIPTION: Barcelona is a city committed to gender and sexual diversity. In this panel discussion, the spokespeople from several local organisations will discuss areas of interest for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex individuals (LGBTI), like for example the advances in legal rights, family life, members of the community and the cultural, sports and leisure activities available in the city.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Andreu Agustín, Coordinator for the Municipal Plan for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Barcelona City Council
  • Katy Pallàs, President, la FLG-Associació de Famílies LGTBI
  • Toni Travieso, President, Les Panteres Grogues

5:15 – 6:15 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: «NEW CITY MODELS: SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY», moderated by Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona (PEMB)

LANGUAGE: English

MODERATOR: Nel·la Saborit, transport, urban-planning and mobility specialist, Studies and Projects expert, Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona (PEMB)

DESCRIPTION: A sustainable mobility model is a healthy, low-carbon model that prioritises urban quality of life and collective wellbeing, and the creation of comfortable public spaces that foster interaction among residents. Barcelona is positioning itself as a global benchmark in ef cient public transport. This panel discussion will focus on the initiatives geared towards gradually reducing the use of fossil fuels and their impact on the environment and people’s health.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • SílviaCasorrán:SustainableMobility expert. Head of BICI, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB).
  • IreneNavarro:environmentalscientist and landscape designer, Consultant on popular participation and landscapes, Espai TReS.
  • Lluís Alegre: Technical Director, Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM).

  • Ricard Riol: President, Association for the Promotion of the Public Transport (PTP).

Sala Collserola

SALA COLLSEROLA

10:30 – 11:00 am

CONFERENCE: “ARTICKET, THE BEST ART IN BARCELONA WITH JUST ONE TICKET”, by Grupo Articket

SPEAKER: Elisabet Pueyo, Head of Marketing, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

LANGUAGE: Spanish and English

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in knowing the latest about art exhibits in Barcelona? Do you want to delve into the work of artists like Miró, Picasso and Tàpies? In 1998, seven cultural institutions in the city came together to create a product to make it easier and more comfortable for people to see art. This conference will explain how to use this passport that allows you to visit the permanent collections and temporary exhibits at Barcelona’s best art museums for a year.


11:15 am – 12:15 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: “NEW CITY, NEW SCHOOL: TIPS FOR CHOOSING WISELY”, moderated by MumAbroad

LANGUAGE: English

MODERATOR: Carrie Frais, founder, MumAbroad

DESCRIPTION: One of the biggest challenges facing families with children when moving to Barcelona is choosing the right school.  Local or international? In this panel discussion, education professionals and parents will debate the key aspects to take into account when making this decision.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Mark Pingitore, Director of The American School of Barcelona (ASB), President of BISA and father of two
  • Deborah Gray, founder and Director of Canela PR, mother of two

12:30 – 1:30 pm
WORKSHOP: “VERMOUTH, CATALAN TRADITION”, by VadeVermut

LEADER: Goretti Pérez

LANGUAGE: Spanish

DESCRIPTION: What is the history of vermouth? How is it made? What is it like? This culinary workshop will cover all of these questions and give participants the opportunity to taste four Catalan-made vermouths with select snacks.


1:45 – 2:15 pm
CONFERENCE: «DISCOVER THE CULTURAL OFFERING IN BARCELONA» by the Barcelona Culture Institute (ICUB)

LANGUAGE: Spanish

SPEAKER: Jaume Muñoz, Foreign Relations expert

DESCRIPTION: Culture is something that has characterised Barcelona for centuries. Today, this can be seen in the artistic legacy on the city streets as well as the wide variety of cultural activities that are created and exhibited in the city every day. We’ll explore the aspects of Barcelona’s cultural life that will allow you to enjoy and discover all its potential.


2:30 – 3:00 pm
CONFERENCE: “PREPARING FOR BREXIT”, by Spectrum IFA Group

SPEAKER: Chris Burke, partner

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Do you know how Brexit may affect expats from the United Kingdom? Wills, personal finances, residency, travel and other issues to take into account when you have a non-EU passport.


3:15 – 3:45 pm

CONFERENCE: “I’M LEAVING! THE ADVANTAGES OF LIVING ABROAD”, by Mercedes Segura

SPEAKER: Mercedes Segura, ESADE professor, personal communication advisor and theatre producer

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: This conference is inspired by the book “¡Me Voy!”, in which several professionals who live and work in other countries share their experiences honestly and with a sense of humour, including what they did right and what went wrong. All of this will help new arrivals in Barcelona who want to enjoy the experience of living in a new place.


4:00 – 4:30 pm

CONFERENCE: «RUNNING IN BARCELONA: WHERE AND HOW TO START DOING SPORT», by Physiotherapy Barcelona

SPEAKER: Koen Willems, founder

LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION:

Do you want to discover Barcelona from a different point of view? Do you love running? Barcelona is a privileged environment with numerous places to do sport outdoors: the sea, mountains, parks, etc. This conference will give you tips on how to choose your route and which are the best places to run.


4:45 – 5:30 pm
WORKSHOP: “VOLUNTEERING FOR CATALAN LANGUAGE”, by Centre de Normalització Lingüística de Barcelona (Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística)

LEADER: Marcel Pellejà i Adalid, Head of Volunteering for Catalan language

LANGUAGE: Catalan and English

DESCRIPTION: Do you speak a bit of Catalan? Want to practice and become more fluent? Do you like the idea of chatting about everyday topics and getting to know people who speak Catalan on a daily basis? Come chat with volunteers participating in this successful programme. Many people have become more proficient in Catalan in this fun, easy, casual way.

 

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LUDOTECA

10:30 – 11:30 am

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “PRINTING WORKSHOP”, by El Culturista

LANGUAGE: Spanish

DESCRIPTION: The little ones will get an introduction to printing with different techniques to recreate prints and textures that represent Barcelona using stamps.


11:45 am – 12:45 pm
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “MAKING A PUPPET”, by Comeet

LANGUAGE: Spanish, Catalan and English

DESCRIPTION: An easy, creative workshop to make wooden puppets. With the help of a monitor, you can create your own favourite character and take them home as a souvenir.


1:00 – 2.00 pm /4:15 – 6:30 pm

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: “FACE PAINTING”, sponsored by Barcelona International School Association (BISA)

LEADER: Lupita Sierra, make-up artist

DESCRIPTION: Fantastic face painting. Get your face painted with all different colours, glitter or stickers. Be transformed into one of your favourite characters.


2:15 – 4:00 pm

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: «ROBOTICS WORKSHOP», led by LEGO Education ROBOTIX and sponsored by Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA)

DESCRIPTION: Delve into the world of robotics in this workshop. Through teamwork, you’ll be able to tackle fun missions and overcome challenges. A great activity to foster teamwork, communication and problem resolution.

OTHER SPACES

OTHER SPACES

Throughout the day:

CULINARY SPACE AND FOOD TRUCKS

PLACE: Àgora

DESCRIPTION: In the àgora, you’ll find a wide variety of food options: coffee, juice, soft drinks, sandwiches, omelettes, salads and other options for when hunger strikes and you want to rest or meet new people.


Throughout the day:

NETWORKING SPACE: “PUT DOWN ROOTS, CREATIVE NETWORKING TREES”, by Comeet

DESCRIPTION: Participants will hang a leaf with their offers or proposals on the creative networking trees to trade contact info and share both professional and personal experiences. Together we will create beautiful trees representing the international community in Barcelona.


10:30 – 11:30 am / 1:00 – 1:45 pm / 3:45 – 4:45 pm

ACTIVITY: “SPEED NETWORKING”, by aPortada Comunicació

VENUE: Museum garden

LEADER: Meritxell Jordana, Head of Consultancy, aPortada Comunicació

DESCRIPTION: We invite you to join in this fun experience at one of the three networking sessions, where you can chat and socialise with other people. Don’t miss out on these unique gatherings with informal activities where you can present your business and meet other people from the international community in the Barcelona area. Fancy joining us?


11:15 am – 12:45 pm

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: “UNLIMITED FUN WITH LEGO® BRICKS”, by Bricks 4 Kidz®

VENUE: Museum garden

DESCRIPTION: Let your imagination soar, overcome challenges and have fun playing with unique models made from LEGO® bricks. A place where there are no limits on your creativity. Activity suitable for children from 3 to 14 years old.


1:15 – 2:15 pm

ACTIVITY WITH OUR HOSTS – AMBASSADORS  «A COFFEE WITH..» , by aPortada Comunicació

VENUE: Àgora

DESCRIPTION: Have you just arrived in Barcelona? Do you need tips to tackle a specific area of your life in the city? In this activity, which you must sign up for after the panel discussion “Working in Barcelona: Sharing experiences”, participants will have the chance to have a coffee with one of the five hosts of BICD 2017: Philippe Delespesse, Tomás Díez, Gaëlle Patin Laloy , Ma Kexing or Mohamed Soulimane. A speed-dating activity to share experiences with other expats in Barcelona.


2:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP: “YOGA AS A PART OF DAILY LIFE”, by International Yoga Teachers Association – IYTA

VENUE: Sala Montjuïc

DESCRIPTION: Hatha Yoga class to prepare you for self-observation. You’ll become aware of your body as a whole through breathing, relaxation and concentration, boosting your general mood and balancing mind and body for increased wellness. Comfortable clothing recommended.


2:00 – 3:00 pm

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: «MAGIC WORKSHOP», led by La Magia de Albert Llorens and sponsored by FLG- Associació de Famílies LGTBI

VENUE: Museum Garden

LEADER: aPortada Comunicació

DESCRIPTION: Classical magic tricks with handkerchiefs that change colour, ropes that get shorter or longer, etc. Tables will y through the air; spoons will bend with only the power of the mind. Do you want to witness impossible predictions? Where’s the trick in this activity? Or is it just magic?


5:00 – 5:30 pm
PERFORMANCE: “CORAL BARCELONA RAINBOW SINGERS”

DESCRIPTION: Barcelona Rainbow Singers is the choir of the Club Esportiu Les Panteres Grogues. This is an LGBTI, heterofriendly group that is open to anyone who loves music and likes to sing. It is a mixed-voice choir with both professional and amateur singers performing an eclectic repertoire of international pop hits.


6:15 – 7:00 pm

SHOW: “RUMBA CATALANA”, by Aires de Rumba

VENUE: Museum garden

DESCRIPTION: The Catalan rumba is a type of music born in the Gracia and Raval neighbourhoods, created by the Catalan gypsy community. Highly influenced by flamenco rumba and Cuban music, its hallmark is the combination of strumming and hitting the guitar. Come enjoy this live show featuring Catalan rumba!