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GLASGOW. YOUR BUSINESS IS HERE

) The SSE Hydro – Scotland’s premier events venue situated in the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre on the banks of the River Clyde

The SSE Hydro – Scotland’s premier events venue situated in the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre on the banks of the River Clyde

Glasgow is enjoying an unprecedented period of growth and development. Having completed the major regeneration programmes that dominated the 1990s and early 2000s, the city is now fully engaged in a further phase of transformation that will ensure Glasgow maintains its status as a leading UK city and economic powerhouse.

Scotland’s largest city generated a very healthy £19.3 billion GVA in 2014, the largest of any Scottish city. Impressively, Glasgow had the fastest growing city economy in the UK in 2013-14 and is third for UK regional commercial property investment outside London (CBRE, Core Cities, Core Strengths). Figures from Quarter 2 2016 indicate that the Glasgow office market has recorded one of its best quarterly take-ups since 2008.

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Kingdom of Excellence

HARBOUR CROATIA
According to research from the Tourism Competitive Intelligence, 45 million global travellers choose a location solely because they have seen a movie or a TV show recorded in that country. However, there is a lot more than just the ‘Game of Thrones’ film set to offer those landing in Croatia – the exquisite and unique ‘national park of Europe’.

Just a few hours from London, Paris or Frankfurt, Croatia is quickly becoming a business travel hotspot. The crystal clear Adriatic Sea, stunning islands, mountainous coastline and the huge variety of incentive tours available are prompting this huge boom in business tourism.

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A Good Reputation – Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule, Jena

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The range and exceptional quality of higher education establishments in Germany means that those looking to study there are often spoilt for choice.

Germany has private as well as state-run universities, and this is also the case with the universities of applied sciences as well as the specialist art and music schools. Some 95 per cent of the country’s higher education institutions are government funded and owned, while just five per cent are in the private sector. Most students opt for state universities as these charge low or no tuition fees (source: DAAD).

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Green is Go in Gozo

GOZO

The island of Gozo, part of the Maltese archipelago, stands for culture, history, identity, tranquility and beauty. This is a 67-square kilometre island in the Mediterranean with 7000 years of history, boasting the oldest free-standing megalithic temples, that are a UNESCO World Heritage site – the Ggantija Temples in Xaghra. Anyone who sets foot here, is captured by the raw beauty and the authenticity that places elsewhere have lost. The island is connected to mainland Malta by a scenic 25-minute ferry ride that runs every hour. The Malta International Airport is itself connected to 96 European ariports.

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An Interview with the Moscow Convention Bureau

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The meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) business in Moscow is expanding rapidly. It is becoming highly professional, with a number of companies specialising only in the sector. A vibrant metropolis with centuries of history, Moscow is a magnet for resources and talent. Host city for thousands of events, the former epicentre of Communism is the now a place for effective meetings of all kinds. Here, Maria Dobroserdova of the Moscow Convention Bureau describes what the city has to offer and how the Bureau can act as a one-stop-shop for meeting organisers.

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