Who we are

Madrid Open City is a non-profit association, independent, apolitical and consensual comprised of Spain’s leading entrepreneurs, prominent institutions, companies and organizations in every field of enterprise
Madrid, Spain financial district skyline at dusk.

What we do

Our mission is to promote Madrid in foreign markets, to attract and support new international businesses as they expand their global presence. Madrid Open City offers experienced, multi-lingual, specialized assistance for cutting edge technology development, innovative workforce solutions, and finding highly skilled executive leadership talent.

Why Madrid?

Madrid is known for providing established access channels to lucrative Spanish speaking markets worldwide, a high standard of living for a reasonable price, cosmopolitan amenities, and best of all, abundant, versatile and well-educated multi-lingual talent at every level. In recent years, Madrid’s impressive economic growth has established its reputation as one of the most important international business centers in Europe.
With agile, solution-minded regulatory changes, and the implementation of business-friendly policies, Madrid Open City extends a great welcome to companies who wish to join the economic, educational, cultural and social engine that is driving one of the 4 most important economies of Europe.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTER

Madrid is the political, economic and financial hub of Spain, chosen by the most important national and foreign companies operating in the country.

TALENT / HUMAN CAPITAL

A high concentration of universities, research, development and innovation centres and international business schools provide highly qualified professionals and very competitive labour rates in one of the Europe’s key markets.

NODES OF EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

A highly productive research and technology cluster allows a strong cooperation between science and business, which also enables the development of start-ups.

UNIQUE LIVING STANDARDS

The higher longevity of Europe and one of the best in the world. A work/life balance highlighted in all of the world rankings.

Excellence Showcases

SECTORS / CLUSTERS

Engineering, Architecture and Construction

Fintech

Cybersecurity

Big Data

Circular Economy

Technology Parks

BUSINESS AREAS

Business HQ and international organizations

Human Resources

Planning and Strategy

Marketing & Communication

Financial

Legal

Madrid up to date

STRATEGIC PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

Madrid Nuevo Norte

  • Europe’s largest intervention in urban renewal.
  • Strategic location of 5.6 kilometres long in the north of the capital city.
  • It is planned the construction of 2.6 million of square meters and the 77 % will be intended for public use and the rest for residential or tertiary use.

Public and Private partnership agreements

Implemented programme for the creation of clusters in diverse strategic sectors:

  • Engineering, Architecture and Construction
    (Project submitted in Dec 2018).
  • Cybersecurity (Project submitted in Oct 2019).
  • Fintech (cluster “Madrid Capital Fintech” created in Jan 2020).
  • Big Data (Project presented in Oct 2019).
  • Circular Economy.

Our services

Madrid Open City offers, without charge, expert executive consultation tailored to the needs of new companies deciding to move to Madrid, Spain. We offer a convenient concierge approach to help facilitate business relocation and growth.

Through the Association, top multi-lingual executives who are established global business leaders are available to assist those charged with research, deciding, planning, budgeting and execution of expansion for foreign businesses large and small.

This liason assistance may include but not be limited to:

  • Design and execution of image campaigns that publicize the goals and advantages of the move to Madrid.
  • Assisting foreign companies relocating in Madrid and expansion of their business.
  • Helping companies create initiatives to attract and retain top workforce talent in Madrid.
  • Generating ideas and contacts promoting the ongoing progress of technology innovation in Madrid.

Governance

PRESIDENTS OF HONOR

  • Antonio Garrigues
  • Isabel Villacís

VICEPRESIDENT

  • Isabel Pardo de Vera

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

All partners who join the Association are members. They form the governing body.

ADVISORY BOARD

Technical-assessment body for the Board of Directors, comprised by specialists in each strategical area working on a voluntary basis.

BOARD

President

  • Gerardo Seeliger

Vicepresidents

  • Jorge Segrelles
  • Ángel Asensio

Members

  • Laura González Molero
  • José Antonio Granero
  • Ernesto Mata
  • María Benjumea

Secretary

  • Rodrigo De la Mota