Social Life joins Mayoral visit to Madrid

Social Life joins the ‘Europe Roadshow’ as part of the Mayor’s International Business Programme 

Social Life is delighted to have been selected as one of 24 companies to join the Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, in Madrid this week. The initiative, led by the Mayor’s International Business Programme and London & Partners, helps businesses operating in the urban sector to explore partnerships, gain exposure to global business opportunities, and grow their international customer base.

From 29 to 31 March 2017, Christina Bayram from Social Life and other delegates from the selected companies will have the opportunity to meet with senior-level executives and government officials working on smart city initiatives through one-to-one meetings, networking events and roundtables.

Nicola Bacon, Social Life Founder and Director, said: “The desire to create socially sustainable places is shared across different countries and continents, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to meet new Spanish partners to build on our international work in the US, Denmark and Sweden. We all need to find ways to build smarter and more socially sustainable places all over the world.”

Social Life is one of 58 companies selected to join the 4th cohort of the Mayor’s International Business Programme this year. The 12-month programme supports businesses from London’s technology, life sciences and urban sectors realise their growth ambitions through targeted trade missions, a bespoke mentoring scheme and expert advice and workshops. 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is this week visiting Paris and Brussels to make the case that, despite Brexit, London remains open to business, investment, talent and ideas. At the same time, representatives of companies on the Mayor’s International Business Programme are accompanying the Mayor in Paris, while Social Life and others are with Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, in Berlin and Madrid.

Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “I am delighted that Social Life is joining me in Madrid as we showcase some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses London has to offer. Our great city has a long and proud history of trading and doing business with our friends overseas and that will never change.”