Category Archives: Briefing

Insights about biotechnology in Colombia: the successful case of CorpoGen in Bogota DC, Colombia.

In 2011, the Colombian Government approved a policy aimed at promoting biotechnology and the sustainable use of biological resources (CONPES 3697), as part of the current National Development Plan (Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2010-2014). The aim is to establish the conditions necessary to attract private and public investment in biotechnological endeavours. These include legislation that will allow access to genetic and biological resources, commercialization of products and the establishment of venture capital funds for investment.

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Madrid – go for your conference, stay for its architecture

For those looking to plan a business conference in a lively, thriving city marked by eclectic historic and contemporary architecture, Madrid could be just the ticket. In recent decades, Madrid has undergone a huge expansion of its overall infrastructure for convention and conference facilities and special-event venues. A congenial blend of an old European city and modern facilities, Madrid has culture, style and energy. Its transportation infrastructure has played an important role in helping the city attract congresses and incentive programs: a fourth terminal has been added at Madrid Barajas Airport, the subway has been enlarged and new four and five-star hotels have been added to the urban fabric. The International Congress & Convention Association has identified Madrid as the third most popular city in the world for congresses, and the Union of International Associations has identified it as the seventh city in the world for convention tourism.

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Get it Right – Conference Connection

Getting the location right is key to the perfect meeting or conference, we give you a rundown of one of our favourites – Leipzig.

Leipzig, Germany, known for its large trade fairgrounds and its important place in world commerce, is today fast becoming a centre for multi-cultural sights and activities too. The city is a hub for conference and trade events and this has led to great developments for the urban area. Why has Leipzig become this world conferencing centre and can the city itself handle the challenge?

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Old World Style – Thoroughly Modern Content

It’s been variously described as the new Prague, Vienna, and even Paris. But the truth is Ljubljana is all of these things – and consequently, a meetings and incentives destination that really does cover all bases.

You want a stately hilltop with a clear emerald-green river winding through the city? You’ve got it. A place you can explore on foot but with enough culture, sights, activities and good old-fashioned fun to be the envy of a city twice its size? Ping! Ljubljana has it in spades – everything is within easy reach; hotels, bars, restaurants, venues.

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