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European Mining Convention: Where European mining meets the world

European Mining Convention: Where European mining meets the world
The European Mining Convention (EMC 2019) is an international mining conference and exhibition that will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland on December 3-4.EMC 2019 i

Q&A: Mapping out the prospects of driverless vehicles

Q&A: Mapping out the prospects of driverless vehicles
Autonomous vehicles are living proof that the future is here. The sort of thing that we used to see in sci-fi films, driverless cars are well on their way to becoming the new normal of globa

How AgrosMilk is ensuring farmers across Western Europe are paid properly

How AgrosMilk is ensuring farmers across Western Europe are paid properly
Dairy is an essential part of billions of people’s diets. From milk to butter, yoghurt to ice cream, it is consumed in a tremendous number of ways all over the world, and although modern dai

DORIS: Powered by people, synergy and a fit-for-purpose approach

DORIS: Powered by people, synergy and a fit-for-purpose approach
“With specialised engineers working together, we deliver all the engineering services that energy operators and contractors need to enable safer, faster and lower cost production."These are

Naples: A slice of Italian culture

Naples: A slice of Italian culture
Naples is Italy at its most soulful. It’s city of castles and cupolas, with so many historic attractions it’s known as an ‘open air museum.’ As the birthplace of pizza, it’s also renowned fo

How Finland and the UAE are pursuing happiness

How Finland and the UAE are pursuing happiness
So, how has Finland achieved this national sense of wellbeing and is there something the UAE can benchmark from the

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