Catalonia Trade & Investment's office in Sydney

Are you a company from Australia considering a new investment in Europe? Does your business need connections with Barcelona-Catalonia’s industrial and economic ecosystem?

From Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Sydney, you get tailor-made information and full support for a smooth, fast and successful set-up of operations in Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe) from start to finish. We also offer personalized assistance to Catalan companies wishing to open in Australia and find new global business opportunities.

Contact our office in Sydney

Meet the director.

Gemma Puig

Mrs. Gemma Puig, Director of the Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Sydney, holds a double degree in Business Administration by the UOC university and a degree in Contemporary Political History by the UAB university. She completed her studies with a postgraduate degree in business management and with a master’s in public administration from ESADE Business School.

After different roles in city council and regional departments, including Trade General Director of the Catalonian Government and director of the Agency for business competitiveness (ACCIO), she took on her current role as Director of the Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Sydney in 2015.

Services for Australian companies.

Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe) is an ideal region for Australian companies to locate when they expand into Europe because of the breadth of tech, sciences, engineering, and creative talent. Furthermore, the superb quality of life makes it easy to attract top professionals to live and work in Catalonia.

From Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Sydney, our team will assist you personally in all the steps needed for a successful landing in Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe). With us, you will get:

  • Qualified support, insight, and advice to Australian companies interested in investing in Southern Europe.
  • Full, practical, up-to-date information on the legal, tax, and labor context.
  • Information on costs for opening a business in Catalonia (Southern Europe) and average wages.
  • Connections to the Catalan industrial and economic ecosystem.
  • In-depth information on financing and location possibilities.
  • Help with the proper steps to get started in Catalonia.
  • Ongoing support throughout all the phases of the investment project in Southern Europe.
  • Promotion of strategic business alliances between Australian and Catalan companies.
  • Identification and location of Catalan technology partners for joint R&D and innovation projects.
  • Help source suppliers, manufacturing partners, technology providers, or any other local company to fulfill a specific need.

Catalan companies in Australia

Around 30 Catalan companies are settled in Australia, among them Wallbox, Grifols, Werfen, Roca, Fluidra, Freixenet, Adasa and Spin.

“According to the Financial Times, Catalonia is the best region for FDI in Southern Europe”

Australian companies in Catalonia.

A number of Australian companies are already operating out of Catalonia (Southern Europe). Some of them have been assessed by Catalonia Trade & Investment. 


    Based in Perth (WA) with a subsidiary in Barcelona, Moodle is a free, open-source learning management system, distributed under the GNU General Public License and used for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other online learning schemes.


    Afterpay Limited is an Australian fintech company known for its buy now, pay later service, present in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. In 2021 it launched its service Clearpay to merchants across Spain, France, and Italy.


    With 5 offices in 5 time zones, one of them in Barcelona, the Sydney-based Polyglot Group offers business services overseas as a growth partner, trusted advisor, expansion accelerator. Its mission is to help businesses grow sustainably all over the world.


    CSL Behring is a biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in Australia manufacturing plasma-derived and recombination therapeutic products. They operate multiple facilities around the world, one in Barcelona.


    Nufarm, with products marketed in over 100 countries, is an Australian agricultural chemical company headquartered in Melbourne, and a branch in Barcelona. They hold more than 2,100 product registrations to globally help growers fight disease, weeds, and pests.

Location of the Catalonia Trade & Investment's office in Sydney.

Our team’s expertise lies in doing business both in Catalonia and Australia. Contact us and we will help you grow.

Suite 3613, Level 36, Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Pl., Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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