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Global talent trends and the opportunities for Barcelona

Barcelona Expat Week’s opening session will focus on the new paradigm of international talent due to the Covid-19 pandemic and how Barcelona is positioned in the face of this new scenario.

Barcelona Expat Week’s opening session will focus on the new paradigm of international talent due to the Covid-19 pandemic and how Barcelona is positioned in the face of this new scenario.

2020 is a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its impact has affected everything, everywhere, also international talent. To learn about the new paradigm of international talent in this new reality, Barcelona Expat Week has organised a double opening session with Katerina Psychopaida, Practice Lead Employee Engagement and Experience at consulting firm Mercer, and Jaume Collboni, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council; conducted by Mario Rubert, City Promotion Director of Barcelona City Council.

2020, the year that changed the employee experience forever

Katerina Psychopaida leads different initiatives and international engagement programmes in Europe from her position at Mercer, a leader strategic consulting firm providing services in managing and transforming talent, digitalization, wellbeing, social prevention and investments. With over 25,000 employees in 130 countries, it’s a specialist in international talent management and has a 40 years’ experience in Spain. On her part, Katerina works with global clients in manufacturing, HiTech, financial services, retail and luxury goods sectors, for which she designs and develops employee feedback and engagement programmes to help HR and Executives drive business performance and goals. Thus, she is an expert who deeply knows the real needs of professionals and the goals of the companies and has lived first-hand the impact of Covid-19 in the relationships between the two. At Barcelona Expat Week she will share her outlook on the current state of international talent and which opportunities it can bring for Barcelona in her keynote speech (in English) that will take place on Monday October 19th at 9 a.m.

Barcelona, a city for talent

Afterwards, Jaume Collboni, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council and Responsible for the Department of Economy, Employment, Competitiveness and Tax Office. Collboni will give a speech on how Barcelona is positioned in the face of this new scenario created by the pandemic and the initiatives that the city offers for the international talent. Because, despite the coronavirus, Barcelona continues to be a diverse, welcoming and filled with opportunities city for the international professionals and we’ll be able to learn more about it through the opening session of Barcelona Expat Week. To attend it (virtually) you only need to register for free through the official website.