The challenges of the sharing economy in the tourism sector

About this event :

The sharing economy is disrupting our economies. Companies like AirBnB or Uber are changing the market rules. At the same time their new business models provoke critics, specially in cities with a lot of tourists, like Barcelona. In this Salon event we will discuss about the double edged sword of the sharing economy together with experts. We will start the event watching a TED talk which will explain the success of companies like AirBnB: The currency of the new economy is trust. ¿Is it true? Elizabeth Casañas
Afterwards we will enjoy the presence of Elisabeth Casañas, president of the Plataforma Pro Viviendas Turísticas and of Roger Calleja, innovation director of the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona. Elisabeth will explain us the situation of the people renting apartments to tourists in Barcelona. And Roger will present us his vision from the point of view of the hotel sector. Each of them will give us a small presentation and then we will start our discussion among all of us:
The sharing economy in the tourims sector: in favor or against?

We will finish – as at every Salon event – with a networking session where we will invite everyone to drinks and some tapas.

Roger Calleja

The program:
18:45 Opening doors
19:00 Welcome
19:05 TED talk “The currency of the new economy is trust”
19:20 Roger Calleja: The impact of the sharing economy in the tourism sector
19:30 Elisabeth Casañas: Situation of touristic rent in Barcelona
19:35 Discussion about tourism and sharing economy
20:40 Networking with drinks and tapas
21:30 End of the event

The event will take place on 10/01 at 19:00 in Mazda Space (c/Comerç 60) in Borne. In order to attend please click on the button “Yes, I’ll attend” at the top right of this page.

Photos of the event:

Photography: Marta Pérez

About TEDxBarcelonaSalon:
At our TEDxBarcelonaSalon events we foster networking, dialog and the discussion among all members of TEDxBarcelona. In order to achieve this we meet once a month and listen to an interesting talk. After watching the talk we discuss about the presented subject. Here the list of past Salon events.

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  • Hola!

    Una pregunta, hay manera de reservar mas de una entrada con el mismo perfil?
    Muchas gracias!

    • Hola Giulia,
      lamentablemente no es posible, la segunda persona tiene que registrarse también en la web. Perdona las molestias.
      Saludos y hasta martes

      • Buenas tardes, José.
        El mail que he recibido se le muy mal y la impresión no es mejor.
        Hay algún problema en los envíos de las confirmaciones?
        Muchas gracias

        • ¡Hola! Veo que no quedan entradas para este evento… ¿Vale la pena que me acerque por si hubiera una baja de última hora?