BNEW 2021 solidifies Barcelona as the world capital of the new economy

The second edition of BNEW, held from October 5 to 8, the event has reaffirmed its role as the driver of economic recovery, with a clear focus on sustainability and digitization.

Held in 6 emblematic spaces in Barcelona

Estación de Francia

La Pedrera

Movistar Centre


Roca Barcelona Gallery

La Boqueria

The sectors present in the first edition were doubled, reaching 10 verticals:

  • Logistics
  • Digital Industry
  • Real Estate
  • Ecommerce
  • Economic Zones
  • Sustainability
  • Mobility
  • Talent
  • Science
  • City

In the second edition of the week of the new economy, record figures were reached.

More than 12,000 online participants

3,000 in person attendees


145 countries: 47% internationality

1,000 start-ups

240 hours of content

821 speakers

200 direct jobs

700 indirect jobs


"For four days, Barcelona was once again the headquarters of the new economy and showed it has a strong, consolidated and diverse business fabric, as well as great potential in the areas of digitisation, innovation and progress. We have already confirmed that the third edition will be held from 3 to 6 October 2022".

Statement of Pere Navarro, Special Government Delegate to the CZFB

BWAW has positioned itself as a benchmark event in accelerating gender equality

Barcelona Woman Acceleration Week (BWAW) is here to break the mould:

Equal and inclusive participation and audience

Renowned speakers

Proposals that promote a real transformation towards a greater presence of women

This event gives Barcelona visibility as a key city for the development of the new economy, a more sustainable economy with higher standards of gender parity.

Winner of the 12th Corresponsables Award at the ceremony which took place at the Ministry of Labour


“BWAW was a challenge that received a spectacular response. The changes to achieve gender equality in business and industry must come from the whole of society working together".

Statement of Blanca Sorigué, Managing Director of CZFB

All sessions of BWAW took place at RTVE Catalonia in Sant Cugat, and at RTVE Madrid

100% digital event

More than 2,200 virtual attendees at the event: 70% women and 30% men

50 speakers, seeking a balance between men and women