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Why the shipping industry must bridge the gender divide

Why the shipping industry must bridge the gender divide
The numbers surrounding women in the maritime industry suggest room for improvement. Seeking to address this issue and create a level playing field in our sector is not, as some may think, p

Prague: A fairy tale city steeped in culture and romance

Prague: A fairy tale city steeped in culture and romance
Prague is no longer one of Europe’s hidden gems but remains brilliant nonetheless, the city’s alluring architecture, culture and history having combined to create a romantic atmosphere which conti

Slovenia: Europe’s closest answer to a natural paradise

Slovenia: Europe’s closest answer to a natural paradise
Part of Yugoslavia for most of the 20th century, Slovenia has opened itself up to the world in a big way since it declared independence in 1991, an announcement which triggered the Ten-D

An interview with ENGIE Impact CEO Mathias Lelievre

An interview with ENGIE Impact CEO Mathias Lelievre
The signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015 marked an important milestone in intensifying efforts to create a sustainable future. Charting a new course in the global climate effort, the accor

Opinion: Is the Euro becoming a threat to democracies?

Opinion: Is the Euro becoming a threat to democracies?
The 20th anniversary has been hardly celebrated with joy given the European context. Nationalistic parties are growing across Euro-members including founding countries like Italy and Fra

What can CIOs learn from F1 teams?

What can CIOs learn from F1 teams?
With the Formula One season well underway, a mixture of new blood and old rivalries means the competition for the World Championship is closer and fiercer than ever before.However, while fan

Case study: How Vodafone boosted its efficiency by seven percent

Case study: How Vodafone boosted its efficiency by seven percent
In an industry that can change overnight, how do you improve productivity, stay responsive and keep long-term customers happy?Vodafone is a great example of a company who’ve evolved to do ju

Q&A: Former OMV Exec Manfred Leitner discusses the future of low carbon technologies

Q&A: Former OMV Exec Manfred Leitner discusses the future of low carbon technologies
The future of alternative fuels, OMV’s low carbon technologies, political situation around NordStream 2 and football career - a former member of the OMV Executive Board (2011-2019) Manfred Leitner

Portugal's 2027 vision to become one of the most sustainable tourist destinations in the world

Portugal's 2027 vision to become one of the most sustainable tourist destinations in the world
The Official Portuguese Tourism Board, Turismo de Portugal, will manage the 2027 strategy approved by the Portuguese Government in 2017 under the patronage of Ana Mendes God

John Luck on Carabao’s challenge to the UK energy drinks establishment

John Luck on Carabao’s challenge to the UK energy drinks establishment
In 2017 UK consumers drank 669 million litres of energy drink. In monetary terms, this amounts to expenditure of £1.65 billion on topping up energy levels through the likes of Red Bull, Mons

Exclusive: How Tetra Pak is helping to turn the tide on plastics

Exclusive: How Tetra Pak is helping to turn the tide on plastics
Blue Planet II won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Created using 6,000 hours of footage collected from 125 expeditions in 39 countries across a four-year period, the subsequent six-episode, 364

How Inchcape is transforming the dynamics of the global shipping industry

How Inchcape is transforming the dynamics of the global shipping industry
“We’ve been in the industry for over 170 years, and the issues around shipping have always been that what happens in faraway lands has always been a faraway thing,” explains Frank Olsen, present

Business travel guide: Lisbon, Portugal

Business travel guide: Lisbon, Portugal
Sat in the estuary of the Tagus River, Lisbon is the westernmost capital city in continental Europe and serves as Portugal’s chief port, largest and capital city, and commercial, political and tour

Event preview: Jeddah Health 2019

Event preview: Jeddah Health 2019
Jeddah Health is Saudi Arabia's premier healthcare exhibition and conference, to be held on October 7-9, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Jeddah Health is an optimum meeting pl

What can a zombie apocalypse, gorilla and kids teach us about innovation?

What can a zombie apocalypse, gorilla and kids teach us about innovation?
In research from McKinsey than 70 percent of senior executives said that innovation is at least one of the top three drivers of growth for their companies in the next three to five years. Others sa

Q&A: Claire Carter, Lenovo’s Marketing Director for MEA

Q&A: Claire Carter, Lenovo’s Marketing Director for MEA
Claire Carter, Lenovo’s Marketing Director for MEA, chats about the business benefits of having more women in the tech industry and why Lenovo sees this as a priority.

UK manufacturers turn to existing people and processes to drive productivity

UK manufacturers turn to existing people and processes to drive productivity
At the same time a rapidly increasing number of manufacturing firms are seeing turnover and profits nosedive compared to this time last year. These are two headline findings of the latest SM

Expert Eye: Accenture on how Tesla got it right

Expert Eye: Accenture on how Tesla got it right
Written by: Eric Schaeffer and David Sovie, Senior Managing Directors at AccentureDigital technology is highly disruptive, but also the biggest

Ask the execs: If you could offer one piece of advice for a young entrepreneur entering your industry, what would it be?

Ask the execs: If you could offer one piece of advice for a young entrepreneur entering your industry, what would it be?
Each issue we ask our contributing business leaders to answer a common question. This edition of EME Outlook magazine saw our execs answer: If you could offer one piece of advi

City of Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

City of Helsinki launches local sustainability programme
According to a survey carried out by the City of Helsinki in 2018, two thirds of residents identified the climate crisis as their major concern when thinking about the future of the city. In respon

Opinion: Why the future of construction is modular

Opinion: Why the future of construction is modular
It’s no secret that the UK is suffering from a housing crisis. Modular homes are seen as the answer. They are designed to be incredibly energy efficient – some costing just £1 per d

IBM and Wimbledon: From Data Deuce to Analytical Advantage

IBM and Wimbledon: From Data Deuce to Analytical Advantage
Wimbledon is best described as a special affair.The tennis grand slam has entrenched itself as one of the most prestigious sporting events of the calendar year, renowned as beautifully Briti

Exclusive: In conversation with the FinTech Alliance

Exclusive: In conversation with the FinTech Alliance
Financial technology. Two words that are readily associated with innovation, it is often thought that the field has only began to come to fruition in recent years with the emergence of mobile banki

Industry 0.0: Heineken on the rise of low-alcohol beer and its Formula E partnership

Industry 0.0: Heineken on the rise of low-alcohol beer and its Formula E partnership
Beer, it is safe to say, has stood the test of time. It is the oldest recorded recipe in the world, the Egyptian’s documenting brews with ingredients such as dates, pomegranates and indigeno