• Top of the Class, Elite Capital & Co

    After being awarded Infrastructure Project Finance Provider 2018, Henry Martin sits down with George Matharu President and CEO of Elite Capital & Co. Elite Capital & Co’s services are suitable for all types of Infrastructure Projects in either Greenfield (Pre Operations Stage) or Brownfield (Operations Stage) including but not limited
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  • The Rise of Tax Technology

    As new tax rules proliferate and governments call on companies to demonstrate greater tax transparency, corporate tax functions need to strengthen their tax determination, tax data management and tax reporting capabilities. This need drives more chief tax officers to weigh investments in cloud-based tax technology solutions. Getting the highest returns
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  • Economic Factor

    As an international and cosmopolitan city, Berlin attracts founders, entrepreneurs, investors and talented individuals from all over the world. James Brown interviews the CEO of Berlin's economic development organisation, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, Dr. Stefan Franzke, regarding Brexit, the election of Trump and a city where the spirit
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  • Lisbon Hits the Top Spot

    1st Lisbon Forget London or Stockholm - everyone is upping sticks to the new capital of cool. Lisbon, once regarded as a second class city, promotes an enviable can-do entrepreneurial spirit and lays claim to the most exciting creative scene in mainland Europe right now. Undervalue Western Europe's oldest city at
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  • Direct Access

    Henry Martin interviews Michael Sturm, Managing Director at Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH (Invest in MV) Henry Martin: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a very established and reputable knowledge and skills base with both a solid research base and established clusters in advanced industry sectors. How do you consider these factors to influence potential
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  • Hamburg: Gateway to Europe

    Henry Martin spoke to Rolf Strittmatter, managing director of the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation. The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has led to insecurity and relocation considerations in the corporate world. It is widely anticipated that companies that generate their revenue mainly within the European Union will
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  • Leader of the Pack

    We speak with Mikael Spuhl, CEO at 3D Interactive Sthlm AB James Brown: Could you give us a brief introduction to AR and its benefits? The usual technical description of augmented reality (AR) is “a technology that layers computer generated enhancements on top of an existing reality”. I would introduce
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Creative Connections – Sweden’s leading design firm PS Arkitektur take Skype to the next level

ImageLuxembourg based company Skype, founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström from Sweden and Janus Friis from Denmark, was valued earlier this year by Microsoft at $8.5bn. With close to 700 million users, the world’s leading peer to peer communications company has set countless new standards in innovation and technological development.  
To create its new flag ship Stockholm offices Skype has joined forces with leading Swedish architects PS Arkitektur and has revolutionized design standards for the working environment.

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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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