– The public-private partnership initiative is organising a conference on 31st October at the Seville Exhibition and Conference Centre (FIBES) to put Seville and its metropolitan area on the world map for the great investment opportunities it offers.
– Seville, due to its demographics – the third largest metropolitan conurbation with over one and a half million inhabitants -, its economic development – Spain’s fourth largest economy -, its urban growth and its commitment to the environment.
– The Metropolis of Southern Europe has recently been chosen by the European Union in the mission to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.
– It is an ambitious project open to the business world with more than 30 top-level companies already adhering to the initiative and which also has the collaboration of public administrations such as Seville City Council and the Andalusian Regional Government.
28 de junio 2023 Seville City One, a public-private partnership initiative, was created to place Seville and its metropolis on the world map “for the great investment opportunities offered by the capital of southern Spain”. This was stated by the initiative’s spokesperson, José Ignacio Fernández, a founding member of the initiative, who also emphasised that “Seville, due to its demography – it is the third largest metropolitan conurbation in Spain with more than one and a half million inhabitants -, its economic development – Spain’s fourth largest economy -, its urban growth and its great commitment to the environment”.
“The challenge of Sevilla City One is to contribute to the transformation of the metropolis under a principle of action and sustainable development in its residential, industrial, logistic and tertiary growth”, he added.
In this sense, Sevilla City One is organising the ‘1st International Conference of Sevilla City One, Metropolis of the South’, which will be held on the 31st October at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (FIBES) to showcase the opportunities of the metropolis of Southern Europe and will attract national and international investors who will contribute to the sustainable and innovative urban growth of Seville.
One of the sectors that shows the current power and capacity for transformation of Seville and its metropolis is the real estate development sector, whose activity, together with construction, represents 15% of the provincial GDP. Currently, for example, the south of Seville concentrates 50% of the new developments underway with unique projects such as Hacienda Rosario, Avenida de Jerez, Palmas Altas, Villanueva del Pítamo or Entrenúcleos.
Moreover, this transformation of Seville and its metropolis is characterised by innovative urban growth aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030, adopted by the United Nations (UN). The Metropolis of Southern Europe has recently been chosen by the European Union in the mission to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 and Seville aspires to respond and become a benchmark for the most efficient urban growth in line with a city clearly committed to meeting the smart city objective and with this climate neutrality.
Sevilla City One was created almost a year ago thanks to the strategic alliance of the main developers in the national real estate sector (AEDAS Homes, CBRE, Bekinsa, Caralca, Grupo Insur, LAndCo, Metrovacesa and Vía Célere) and with the sectoral support of the Association of Builders and Developers of Seville, GAESCO, to highlight the great national and international prominence of the city of Seville and its metropolitan area. It is an ambitious project open to the business world with more than 30 top level companies already adhering to the initiative and which also counts on the collaboration of public administrations such as the Seville City Council and the Andalusian Regional Government.
This project works to highlight the great potential of Seville as an investment destination, highlighting the many benefits of the city for investment capital and the great opportunity it represents. Sevilla City One makes Seville visible as an international benchmark in sustainability, the fight against climate change, innovation and sustainable mobility thanks to the great contribution of international poles of attraction of knowledge of sectors rooted in the city such as aeronautics – among the main aerospace hubs in the world -, science and technology – such as the Cartuja Park – and education – positioning Seville’s universities among the world’s university elite.
In addition, Fernández points out that “from a residential point of view, with the pandemic the world changed, and so did people’s mentality and the phenomenon of the digital nomad and teleworking appeared and Seville has become a fantastic residential destination for these nomads and, therefore, for real estate investment”.
Seville, a strategic global enclave
Seville is a strategic enclave, intermodal and Mediterranean arc, and has all the regulatory guarantees and very good connections. It has an international airport that connects the city with the rest of the world and an AVE high-speed train that links it with the rest of the country. In addition to its legal security and excellent communications, it has a good climate and a wide range of very attractive sectors such as hotels, restaurants, leisure, tourism and heritage.
These other sectors and Sevillian society in general have allowed the establishment of a national and international industrial fabric with high added value which is mainly distributed among three poles, as I said before: the Port of Seville, Synchromodal Hub; Aerópolis, one of the main aerospace hubs in the world; and the Cartuja Science and Technology Park, a reference point for innovation.
And special mention to the University, with a presence both in Seville and in its metropolitan area, which is positioned among the world’s university elite; and reference infrastructures such as the facilities of the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), considered the largest and most versatile auditorium in Spain.
Attracted by all these attractions, since the Covid-19 pandemic, Seville has seen a very favourable evolution of the international clientele who move to live in the city to develop their profession. With this international demand in mind, Seville is prepared to provide what it needs from all sectors. It is a city ready to attract investors and foreign capital – as is already happening – to respond to the new profile of the inhabitant coming from other countries and other Spanish cities.