• 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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Winter 2018
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Category Archives: Leading Lights

Reykjavík: A source of energy

In the acclaimed novel of Jules Verne, A journey to the centre of the earth, the journey started in Iceland. It still does.

The fast track
Few nations have evolved as fast as Iceland in the last 150 years. Moving from a community based on agriculture and fishing to a modern hi-tech society with a strong profile in fisheries in harmony with nature, tourism, renewable energy, innovative businesses and culture.

Next door to nature
Reykjavík is not a big city, but it has all the characteristics of a capital. Reykjavík is known for its vibrant art scene, nightlife, restaurants and nature. To describe the connection to nature in Reykjavík: A salmon river runs through the city, you can go on a short whale-watching tour from the harbour in the heart of Reykjavík, if you drive for two hours you can be riding a snow-mobile on a glacier, in a few hours tour you can experience amazing geysers, waterfalls, the birthplace of the Icelandic parliament and be back to Reykjavík for a late dinner at one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants, perhaps one with a Michelin star.

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Johannesburg Expo Centre

A World-Class African Venue Situated just south of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Expo Centre is Southern Africa’s largest fully-contained and purpose-built exhibition, conference and events venue. It is home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer event, the Rand Show, and it has hosted many other diverse and world-class shows such as Ultra South Africa, Automechanika, BAUMA Conexpo Africe, Sexpo and Electra Mining.

The Expo Centre has kept pace with the remarkable growth of the local exhibition and conference industries, evolving into a world-class facility that offers exhibitors, visitors and delegates a first rate experience every time. Thanks to a network of excellent and carefully-selected service providers, the Expo Centre handles every event with professionalism, flexibility and elegance.

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Mondial Travel & Events

The Mondial Group, a rich blend of services Beginning with just two employees in 1966 in the remnants of a former bird shop in the satellite town of Baden, located 30km outside Vienna, this company has long since spread its wings. Just as with the painting of a masterpiece where numerous shades and strokes combine to create long-lasting impressions in our minds, Mondial’s business units mix and collaborate with each new challenge.

Armed with a diverse squad of artists brimming with a can-do attitude, this company does not merely join the dots but re-invents the whole notion of meeting client needs. Coffee with cream has after all become standard, has it not? Vienna’s café culture remains relatively untapped by the masses but cherished by those who spend hours upon hours in the quirky coffee establishments of the old town. The fine blends and aromas capture one’s senses instantly, but often it is the rustic rooms and accommodating service staff that leave one planning the next visit before one has even left.

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The Fortress City

Malta offers many reasons to choose it for your next conference destination, not least because of its geographical proximity to mainland Europe, varied venue choice, widespread English speaking culture, cost-effectiveness, cultural brilliance and the islands high-quality MICE services.

There are a total of five specific convention centres on the island including the Mediterranean Conference Centre found in the capital, Valletta. One advantage of hosting on Valletta is its small size, encouraging stress-free pre and post conference meetups, providing programme flexibility and good value for money. It is outdated to think that business is only conducted during the actual event. More and more delegates, business associates and colleagues network outside of these settings, affording the opportunity for longer, more meaningful meetings where more business can be discussed. Valletta’s size and surroundings accommodates such a modern, effective approach to business.

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The Mediterranean Conference Centre

Malta’s Business Venue Located on the periphery of the historical city of Valletta and overlooking the Grand Harbour, the Mediterranean Conference Centre is a 16th Century building formerly known as the ‘Sacra Infermeria’ of the Order of St. John. The MCC, the largest Conference Centre on the Island of Malta, boasts a total of 8 halls over an area of 7,000 sq. metres with a capacity ranging from 15 to 1,400. No matter what the size of the event being organised – from a small presentation to a large conference, a product launch or an exhibition, a convention or even a theatrical performance – the Mediterranean Conference Centre can cater for all your requirements.

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