Category Archives: Leading Lights

Baden-Baden: Brand your event in the international, elegant spa town in the Black Forest

By offering a unique array of meeting facilities and event locations ranging from the highly modern to the very traditional, Baden-Baden – the world-famous spa resort in the Black Forest – is the ideal destination for hosting your conventions, incentives and product placements. With its beautiful and breathtaking natural surrounds and relaxing atmosphere, the former “Summer Residence of Europe” looks forward to playing its part in your success story.

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Croatia’s on the Money

2013. What is special about this date? On this day Croatia will be the 28th country to enter the EU, symbolising a break with the Balkans and former Yugoslavia and highlighting a strong connection with the European community. So what does this mean for the country? And what does it mean for business? This move will mark an important shift in Croatia and how we view the country. Access to the EU will open up markets and economies to Croatia, will focus attention on this location, and will have a very positive impact on tourism. Croatia, a nation of 4.4 million people, will be the second ex-Yugoslav country after Slovenia to join the EU. It has been in talks regarding EU accession since 2005, making it a long awaited historical date, over 7 years in the making. What will this actually mean for Croatia and  what can you gain from awareness of this promising spot? Make sure you are not left lagging behind when it comes to this budding location. Read on to find out about the hidden gem that is all but uncovered.

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Considering Investing Abroad? Then read on…

The Polish economy is one of the most attractive economies for foreign investors, and the Świętokrzyskie region, in particular, with its rich industrial history and progressive business attitude makes it a prime location for Foreign Direct Investment. The region, situated in south-eastern Poland covers 3.4% of the country and comprises prime brown and green field opportunities for business development. Its excellent geographical location means it is located at the intersection of the main north/south and east/west communication routes and oscillates 120-180 km from the nearest major cities.

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Tourism investments in the middle of Sweden

Ms Palm

What is the economic outlook in your region in terms of tourism investments for the coming year and how does it contrast with the previous 12 months?

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in Sweden and it is the mountain destinations that have experienced the largest growth. During the year of 2010 €633 million was invested in the tourism industry in Sweden. The financing was mainly from private investors (68 %) and about one third was from the public sector. The largest investments were done in hotel properties and in ski resorts.

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Saxony in its Stride

Saxony has many pictures that tell many tales, creating lots of history: The digital heart of the semiconductor industry beats in Dresden. Silicon Saxony is a network of 280 commercial enterprises and research institutions, is Europe’s leading and the fifth largest microelectronics cluster in the world. Geared towards the future, researchers and young entrepreneurs between Leipzig and Dresden are working hand in hand in the biotechnology and environmental technology sectors.

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