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Issue #9
November-June 2014
Features
Israeli design at Barcelona Design Week 2014
 / November 17 2013

The Mayors of Barcelona, Mr Xavier Trias, and Holon, Mr Moti Sasson, announce the participation of Israel as guest country of Barcelona Design Week 2014 (2-14/6/14) during a visit to the Design Museum Holon.


* Israel will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation aiming to show the creative and innovative potential of Israel, and to facilitate synergies and business opportunities with professionals and companies in Barcelona

* The initiative, that has the collaboration of Design Museum Holon and the Embassy of Israel in Spain, will include exhibitions, conferences, business meetings, round tables, and networking sessions.

* Barcelona Design Week, organised by BCD since 2006, closed the last edition with thousands of attendees, 1.500 businesses and professionals, and more than 70 activities, and consolidated itself as the reference event for design and business in Barcelona, and as one of the most important Design Weeks internationally

"Guest Country: Israel"
Aiming to show the creative and innovative potential of Israel, and to facilitate synergies and business opportunities with professionals and companies in Barcelona, the Barcelona Design Week 2014 will include a full programme of activities under the initiative "Guest Country: Israel", organised in collaboration with Design Museum Holon and the Embassy of Israel in Spain.

"Guest country: Israel" will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, two strategic areas for both Israel and Barcelona. The activity programme will be composed of conferences, exhibitions, business meetings, networking sessions and a roundtable that will discuss about the creative and entrepreneurship system in Israel and Catalonia.

By taking part in the Barcelona Design Week 2014, Israel joins Austria (2011), Sweden (2012) and the Netherlands (2013) as guest country, a unique opportunity to show its creative and entrepreneur potential within an international event, as well as enhancing business and institutional links with Barcelona.

Barcelona Design Week, organised by BCD since 2006, consolidated itself as the reference event for design and business in Barcelona, and as one of the most important Design Weeks internationally. The Barcelona Design Week has the support of the Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat (Autonomous Government) of Catalonia, and the sponsorship and collaboration of a large number of companies and professionals.

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Israeli Design Barcelona Design Week 2014
From the left: Mr Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, Mr Moti Sasson, Mayor of Holon |  photo: Benny Gam Zo Letova

Israeli Design Barcelona Design Week 2014
From the left: Hana Hertzman, Hollon's general manager, Mr Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, Mr Moti Sasson, Mayor of Holon | photo: Benny Gam Zo Letova

Israeli Design Barcelona Design Week 2014
The representatives of the city of Barcelona, Barcelona Design Week, Holon, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Design Museum Holon | photo: Benny Gam Zo Letova

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