• 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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Umeå – European Capital of Culture 2014

Umeå is popularly known as the City of Birches, which dates from 1888 and the enormous city fire that devastated large areas of the city. When Umeå was rebuilt, wide avenues with birches planted along them were used as fire breaks to prevent fires from spreading. There are now more than 3000 birch trees in the city centre.

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Geared to expansion: Leonardo Hotels expands its portfolio with additional hotels and destinations

In one of Europe’s largest hotel deals in recent years, in April 2013 the Israeli hotel chain Fattal Hotels Group acquired the 20 former hotels of the Queens Moat Houses Holding GmbH Germany, including 15 Holiday Inn Hotels, four Best Western Hotels and one Queens Hotel.

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Castilla La Mancha, the best connection

” when the renowned knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, quitting the lazy down, mounted his celebrated steed Rocinante and began to traverse the ancient and famous Campo de Montiel; which in fact he was actually traversing.”

(DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA, Miguel de Cervantes)

The image of a vast plain comes to mind when we think of Castilla-La Mancha. Its plateau and geographical situation in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula have historically made this region a natural crossroads for transport and commerce between Madrid and the South Coast.

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The Stuttgart Region – Number One in Sustainability, Culture and Conferences

Fascinating and beautiful, cosmopolitan and charming, traditional and future-oriented – the diversity of the Stuttgart Region makes it worth visiting more than once. Its economy and its culture are equally thriving, and one is often interlinked with the other, as in the case with the world-famous automobile brands that are synonymous with the Stuttgart Region (think Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, among others).

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Dresden. Meeting culture

Photography © Sven Döring

The Saxon state capital’s repute as a Baroque art and cultural metropolis is legendary. The enjoyment of art and a love of life not only go hand in hand, but can also be ideally combined with MICE events and supporting event programmes. Word has gotten around – all around the globe: Dresden recorded more than 4 million overnight stays from all corners of the world in 2012; yet another record. Dresden ranks 88th among the ICCA’s rankings of the world’s leading convention and conference cities and No. 8 among the larger cities in Germany, according to the latest Meeting & Event Barometer.

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