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Sweden – How Clean Is Your Economy?

ImageThere is a central tenet to the school of thought on the traditional approach to green business initiatives; namely, that creating wealth and jobs and saving the environment are mutually exclusive pursuits.  Sweden has proved that there is in fact another way – and skimming over the statistics, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that their approach may well be right…

With a population of just over 9m, Sweden is proof that you can actually have both – responsible and sustainable growth.  It’s a concept that rarely rises above the rhetoric in Britain, but in Sweden it’s a reality.

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Gothenburg – View From the Top

ImageWith nine exhibition halls and 50 meeting rooms under the same roof, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg already ranks as one Northern Europe’s finest MICE venues. But the big news is, the complex will soon have the largest fully integrated hotel – Gothia Towers, exhibition and conference facility in Europe.

 

Plans are in place to add a third, even taller tower to Hotel Gothia Towers and extend the hotel’s original East Tower. The new tower and the extension, which is slated to be ready in the second half of 2014, will increase the number of rooms by more than 500 to a total of 1,200.

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Tromsø – Land of opportunity

ImageTromsø is located centrally in the High North of Norway, high-lightened as the most important strategic area by the Norwegian government.

 

Due to its geographically advantageous position the region has developed strong traditions with fishing and other marine and maritime based industries and services.

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Welcome to Stavanger

ImageWhen most people think of Stavanger, the first image that springs to mind is one of oil and gas.

The city, after all, has maintained a close connection to this global sector for over 30 years. Stavanger is home to some of the world’s biggest petroleum companies, including Statoil ASA, whose head office is located in the city.

 

As an internationally oriented city and the vibrant administrative capital of the county of Rogaland, we fully understand that the region needs to be able to rely on comprehensive air transport access. This is of vital importance to our long-term economic prospects.

 

Accordingly, the City of Stavanger is keen to invite potential airline partners to take a fresh look at what we have to offer and to come and join us as we look forward to a bright future for the airport, city and the greater region of Rogaland.

 

We have got the energy and desire to help make new airline routes work over the long term, and we are sure that once you have paid us a visit you will find the energy to establish Stavanger firmly on your route map.

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A Drop in the Ocean – Norway’s Gift That Keeps on Giving

ImageSituated at the southern tip of Western Norway, Stavanger isn’t exactly a huge place – as you’d probably hope for a town that acts as the de facto gateway to the impossibly beautiful Fjords.  The population of 121,000 could never be confused with, say, Sao Paolo or Tokyo; metropolis just doesn’t enter into the equation. 

 

In fact, you only begin to square with Stavanger’s profile once you understand the city’s nick name: the Petroleum Capital of Norway.  Except there are no nodding-donkey pump jacks here – and even fewer JR Ewing wannabes.  Nope, the black gold, Texas Tea, or whichever name you favour for oil is around 320 km southwest of Stavanger in the Ekofisk oil field.

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