19-21 OCTOBER 2022
FIRA BARCELONA

Malaga, the guest city of The District

This year, Malaga has been chosen as the guest city for The District 2022. There are many reasons to have Malaga as a guest city, as it is a city that has undertaken an unprecedented transformation focused on innovation and culture and with a strong commitment to sustainability and the SDGs. But among them are the following:

  • In its project to host the next expo in 2027, Malaga defends its candidacy as ‘The urban era: towards the sustainable city’ a proposal for reflection on one of the main challenges facing contemporary society in the medium and long term: making population growth and urban development compatible with environmental protection and the adoption of innovative solutions that guarantee an improvement in the quality of life of city residents.
  • Malaga is also home to the Andalusia Technology Park, a place where companies that contribute to economic growth and employment are located and work in a network. It is home to 621 companies and more than 20,000 workers.
  • It is also one of the cities within Invest in Andalucia seeking to create new business opportunities within the city.
  • The city is recognized for its enormous potential as a pole of attraction for talent and investment, as well as the need to reach agreements and public-private partnerships as the only way of development.
  • It is currently undergoing a strong commitment to the development of new housing models, with an emphasis on build-to-rent construction.
  • It will also be home to the largest planetarium in the European Union (EU), which will be located on a plot of 8,811 square meters between the Plaza Mayor and Bahía Blanca shopping centers.