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Minister Torrent announces at ISE that the audiovisual sector has grown by 7% in Catalonia and already generates more than 7.5 billion euros

Minister Torrent announces at ISE that the audiovisual sector has grown by 7% in Catalonia and already generates more than 7.5 billion euros

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Minister Torrent announces at ISE that the audiovisual sector has grown by 7% in Catalonia and already generates more than 7.5 billion euros

  1. A government study puts the number of companies in the audiovisual sector in Catalonia at 4,000, 8.3% more than last year, and responsible for more than 37,000 jobs
  2. The Minister for Business and Labour made the announcement this Sunday at the opening of the Catalan pavilion at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the most important audiovisual integration show in Europe, which is being held this week in Barcelona
  3. According to the report, Catalonia is the third region in the world to have attracted the most foreign investment projects in the audiovisual sector


The Minister for Business and Labour, Roger Torrent i Ramió, announced on Tuesday that the Catalan audiovisual sector grew by 6.9% in 2023. This is one of the main conclusions of a study by the agency for business competitiveness of the Ministry of Business and Labour (ACCIÓ), prepared in collaboration with the Catalan Audiovisual Cluster and published on the occasion of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world's leading audiovisual integration event, which is taking place this week at Fira de Barcelona.

According to the study, which can be consulted at this link, the Catalan audiovisual sector is made up of 4,000 companies (8.3% more than in 2022) with an aggregate turnover of 7.56 billion euros (6.9% increase). With regard to employment, the report concludes that this sector in Catalonia is currently made up of more than 37,000 professionals, 14.1% more than the previous year. The vast majority of companies are SMEs (98.6% of the total) and 4.3% are subsidiaries of foreign companies.

The Minister for Business and Labour stated that "the show helps to consolidate the international vision of Catalonia and Barcelona as a hub for the technology sector". In this regard, Minister Torrent stressed that "the ISE is an important springboard for the country's projection and for generating new business opportunities for Catalan companies, strengthening the local audiovisual ecosystem and bringing it into contact with foreign companies and investors". Roger Torrent highlighted"the Government's commitment to promoting a powerful, strong, growing sector full of its own talent".

For his part, the managing director of Integrated Systems Europe, Mike Blackman, highlighted the "support and commitment of the Government and ACCIÓ to having a business ecosystem that encourages the growth of the sector and the arrival of new companies". Blackman said that "Catalonia is an example of creativity and innovation, and this helps the ISE to grow and become rooted in the territory".

In terms of business volume, the largest Catalan companies are those dedicated to audiovisual development and production (producers of film and television, video games, immersive experiences, production and post-production services and sets), with 48.3% of the total turnover for the sector and accounting for 40.5% of the number of companies. Next come those specialising in advertising and communication (which generate 41.6% of the sector's turnover and account for 53% of the number of companies) and those specialising in distribution, radio and television (which account for 10.1% of turnover and 6.2% of companies in the sector).

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El conseller Torrent acompanyat del director general de l'Integrated Systems Europe, Mike Blackman, i el secretari d'Empresa i Competitivitat, Albert Castellanos Maduell.

El conseller Torrent acompanyat del director general de l'Integrated Systems Europe, Mike Blackman, i el secretari d'Empresa i Competitivitat, Albert Castellanos Maduell. 248442

El conseller Torrent durant la visita al saló ISE

El conseller Torrent durant la visita al saló ISE 864732

El conseller Torrent durant l'atenció als mitjans de comunicació

El conseller Torrent durant l'atenció als mitjans de comunicació 905427