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by Anna Domanska

High-growth companies need steady-handed managers, mostly internally focused, who bring steadiness to an enterprise growing at lightning speed. But such companies also need outward-facing leaders who are highly examining. Among America’s Top companies, leadership is based on dynamic duos-two individuals who complement one another to build the business from a small enterprise to a billion dollar corporation and beyond. Dynamic duos are the stuff of corporate legend. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Jerry Yang and David Filo, William Fargo and Henry Wells, Gottlieb Diamler and Karl Benz and many more have proved in a true sense that the Dynamic Duo pattern proves to be a great success. Our cover story lists a few companies which were started by Dynamic Duos who took them to the highest level. Ever wondered who are the owners of the most expensive diamonds in the world? In our popular feature ‘larger than life’ we have tried to include about 10 diamond owners who are the proud owners of the world’s most expensive diamonds. All this and more..

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Anna Domanska, Editor-in-Chief

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Europe’s car market flattened in early eight months to the lowest level since 1990.

Perseverance is necessary for success. Nothing great can be achieved without overcoming some obstacles. However, it is easier to preach about the importance of perseverance.

Google was founded in 1998 and has grown to serve millions of users around the world. The proud Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University, California in 1995. 06

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With Mitel Networks and Aastra Technologies merging, the resultant entity will have a global installed base.

Most people like to spend their vacation with their family and what better way to do that than to visit some exotic destination with one’s spouse and children.

Lost under the sea either by catastrophic earthquakes or intentionally flooded to create dams, ancient and contemporary civilizations await to be found all over the world. 07

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Often referred as a City of dreams, Vienna is ranked as the number one city in the whole World.

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

Europe’s car market flattened in early eight months to the lowest level since 1990. September merchant rebates or abatement in Germany rose to moderate 12 percent off the price tag from 11.6 percent in August, the topmost level in view of June.

The outstanding transactions are accessible on Peugeot and Renault cars, with connected moderate discounts of 14.9 percent. Fiat presents enticement in proportion to 13.7 percent off the list price. 10

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New - Ford - Focus

But Ford is doing well as the largest Automaker and sustains to witness sales growth in its established 19 European car markets and that could support losses abrupt than anticipated. Ford, the largest automaker is doing well by acquiring 4.6% sales increase in September, which pronounced its fourth ensuing month of sales growth. Ford’s retail market contribution registered its eighth consecutive month of achievement as it rose by

1% to 9.5%; its year-to-date retail market contribution rose to 8.4%. Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world based on 2010 vehicle sales. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. Ford is doing well as the eighth-ranked overall American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 list, located on global revenues in 2009 of $118.3 billion. 11

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Aaron Swartz

Recently, The New Yorker launched StrongBox, a system based on DeadDrop. This StrongBox project was written by deceased Aaron Swartz, with the help of Dolan and Wired’s Kevin Poulsen. Aaron Swartz was an internet activist, who committed suicide while

facing a possible prison sentence for downloading academic journals from JSTOR through the computer network at MIT.

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James Dolan

The non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) announced the launch of SecureDrop on Tuesday. They are really putting a big effort into support of installation of the program to all news outlets. The Foundation has come forward to send one of SecureDrop’s creators, security consultant James Dolan, to inclined news outlets to help install it. In certain cases FPF will even pay for the necessary hardware.

Trevor Timm, The Freedom of the Press Foundation’s executive producer said that with this step they wanted to take all the pain out of this process. So nobody would have possible excuse for not using it. That they simply wanted everybody to start using it. For all this, they will actually physically fly Dolan around country to major media organizations, so he could install this to everybody. 13

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Disney Research

Disney Research has developed technology for textures to let people feel what is on their touchscreen surfaces. The technology for textures involves sending tiny vibrations through the display to replicate the ‘feel’ of hollow bumps,

ridges and borders of an object, the vibrations re-create the effect felt in reality and make people believe as if really touching a textured surface. “Our brain perceives the 3D bump on a touch screen surface mostly from information that it receives via skin 14

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Ivan Poupyrev

stretching,” said Ivan Poupyrev, who directs Disney Research, Pittsburgh’s Interaction Group. “Therefore, if we can artificially stretch skin on a finger as it slides on the touch screen surface, the brain will be fooled into thinking an actual physical bump is on a touch screen even though the touch surface is completely smooth.” Disney’s demo shows off a wide range of applications, such as feeling the craters on the Moon, feeling the bumps

and curves of hills and valleys, despite the touch screen’s smooth surface, being able to feel a cactus without worry of blood spilling, or even feeling a dainty fossil or work of art without disturbing their integrity. The Pittsburgh branch of Disney Research achieves this through the application of a three-step algorithm for tactile rendering of 3D features and technology for textures. 15

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Japan Airlines

For the first time ever, Japan Air line placed a deal with Airbus. Airbus, Giant Aircraft maker has too agreed with the deal for 31 long-haul A350 jetliners having a price of $9.75 billion. The agreement on Monday predicts that the deliveries will start in 2019

and new planes will be rolled over six years. Airbus, the giant aircraft maker cracking this deal with Japan Air Line (JAL) gives a flurry to the Asian ambitions of rival aircraft maker Boeing. It is consecutively second 16

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Fabrice Brégier

stumbling block over the past few weeks after south Korea delayed an $8bn tender for fighter jets – which the US group was favorite to win. The contract is now expected to be accomplished. Asia is expected to be the world’s biggest source of jet orders over the next 20 years. Airbus, the giant aircraft maker spreading its value in the Japanese market will support its presence in the

region. After a recent deal with JAL, the next deal is announced worth around 13bn with two Chinese airlines a Vietnamese carrier and a Singapore-based aircraft lessor. “It’s a historic contract, because it is the first with Japan airlines,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus chief executive, adding that he hoped that it could be the start of a long-running relationship. 17

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Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems announced a massive security breach on Thursday that could impact up to 2.9 million Adobe customers. The personal information of Adobe Customers has been illegally accessed on the company’s network.

According to Brad Arkin, Adobe’s chief security officer, the hackers hacked and accessed Adobe customer IDs and passwords on its systems. By which, they were able to steal Adobe Customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration 18

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Brad Arkin

dates and other Personal Information related to orders from adobe customers all over the world. The company does not believe attackers removed credit and debit card numbers that weren’t encrypted. He disclosed the Adobe Security breach in an announcement on the company’s website. Industry Leaders have been concerned about the Adobe data being stolen.

After Security Breach,”Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today. Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers which resulted in Security Breach,” said Adobe chief security officer Brad Arkin, in reply to the questions about the stolen Adobe data. 19

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Flutter App

Flutter, known for gesture detection technology, announced that it has been acquired by Google. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the deal was speculated to be worth around $40 million (ÂŁ24 million). The acquisition has caused speculation

that Google Inc., the search engine Giant will integrate the technology in to its wide array of services, as gesture detection technology has become big in recent years. San Francisco based the Flutter app was launched in 2010, detects 20

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simple hand signals via webcam, using them to control apps. The company says its mission is to “build joyful-disruptive products using computer vision - the next frontier in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) - and change the world forever by making gesture based interaction with computers ubiquitous.” The Flutter app already works with popular apps such as Spotify, iTunes, Keynote, VLC Player, Quicktime,

Netflix, Youtube and Pandora through a Chrome web browser extension. It’s still unclear what Google Inc., the Search Engine Giant plans to achieve with the acquisition, but considering Google is working vigorously on its Nexus lineup, we might be able to see the acquired technology put in to use in its next smartphone, Chromebook devices or as an extension for its Google Chrome browser. 21

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Perseverance is necessary for success. Nothing great can be achieved without overcoming some obstacles. However, it is easier to preach about the importance of perseverance than to actually 24

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experience failure and continue undeterred. The path to success can be difficult; not impossible. But, perseverance alone does not guarantee a fortune. A certain amount of risk is involved in the process. Only those individuals willing to think outside the box and bend the rules are worthy of success. Many innovators in business have shown the world that truth, daring, ingenuity, improvisation and, of course, perseverance are more important than blindly following the rules. 25

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Milton Hershey claims the top spot in the chocolate industry. But the road has been filled with years of bitter struggle. Dropping out of school in the 4th grade, Hershey took an apprenticeship with a printer but he was fired soon after. Another apprenticeship followed with a candy-maker, based in Lancaster, PA. He studied business for four long years, following which he began three candy companies in Philadelphia, Chicago, and then, New York. All of them were unsuccessful. Hershey could have quit at this moment. But he chose not to give up on his dreams. He relocated to Lancaster and started the Lancaster Caramel Company. He got the first taste of success with his unique caramel recipe, which he had picked up earlier during his travels. Hershey possessed foresight and realised 26

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that chocolate products would be more beneficial in the future than caramel. In 1900, he sold the Lancaster Caramel Company for a hefty $1 million and started the Hershey Company. Milk chocolate, a Swiss delicacy, was introduced by the company to the public. Hershey was able to overcome his past failures and achieve his goals, and managed to do so close to home. His company gave rise to hundreds of employment opportunities for Pennsylvanians. But he never forgot his roots and used a portion of his fortune to erect churches, schools, and houses, sealing his status as a legend in the Keystone State area. Hershey’s success story indicates that while persistence is important, a concrete business plan from the start hastens success. 27

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Simon Cowell is, without a doubt, one of the most influential men in the music industry at present. However, Cowell faced a considerable amount of struggle, early on in life. He dropped out of school at the young age of 15 and bounced around jobs for some time. Eventually, he landed a job in the EMI Music Publishing mail room. Cowell slowly worked his way up to the A&R sector. He then went on to start E&S Music, his very own publishing company. E&S, however, folded right in its first year of business. Cowell faced a lot of debt and eventually moved back in with his parents. In spite of all that he had been through, Cowell never gave up hope. He wanted to make a name for 28

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himself in the music business, any way possible. He soon got a job at Fanfare Records, a small company. He worked with the company for 8 long years and helped transform it into a successful label. Cowell spent many years working behind-the-scenes and signing talent, prior to launching the “X-Factor” and “American Idol” franchises that made him a household name. In spite of being successful and rich, Cowell is involved in several new projects. This sort of dedication has been instrumental in helping him overcome his early hurdles. 29

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Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star Newspaper as a young man, for his apparent lack of creativity. He formed Laugh-O-Gram, an animation company in 1921. Disney was able to raise as much as $15,000 for the company using his natural skills of salesmanship. However, Laugh-O-Gram had to be shut down when the New York distributor Disney had made a deal with went out of business. The low point came in his life when he was unable to pay his own rent and resorted to eating dog food. But, Disney was yet to give up on his dream. He spent his last few dollars on a Hollywood train ticket. More trouble was in store for Disney. He created a cartoon character called Oswald the Rabbit in 1926. When Disney tried to negotiate a better deal with the distributor, Universal Studios, he discovered that they had patented the character without his knowledge. The company even hired his artists away from him. Disney also had to undergo a lot of difficulty 30

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trying to release some of his now-classic films, including Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio and Bambi. But Disney exhibited a sense of perseverance when he attempted to make the Mary Poppins book into a movie. However, Pamela Travers, the author of the book, had no interest in selling the rights of Mary Poppins to Hollywood. In order to persuade her, Disney visited Travers at her home in England repeatedly over the course of 16 long years. She was finally compelled by his vision and gave him her permission to make the big screen version of Mary Poppins. The movie is now a timeless classic. Disney had the last laugh when the Disney Company purchased ABC in 1996. ABC owned the Kansas City Star newspaper. Thus, the company, which had once fired him, was now a part of Disney’s vast empire. 31

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Estee Lauder was born in the Corona section of Queens, N.Y. She belonged to the working-class and lived with her eight brothers and sisters in a small apartment above the hardware store owned by her father. She had her first job selling skin creams manufactured by her uncle to beauty shops. It was by no means an easy life but she made do with what she earned. But, her ambition and dream went much further than selling skin creams to shops. 32

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She began formulating new beauty creams of her own, assisted by her husband, and in 1947, started Estee Lauder Inc. The company has since become one of the most reputed cosmetic and lifestyle brands around the world. Estee died back in 2004, leaving behind her legacy and a fortune, which started in her kitchen as just a dream. 33

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Oprah is a shining example of how perseverance and hope can lead one to success. She overcame several challenges in her early life to become a media baron. Oprah Winfrey was born to unwed teenage parents in 1954. She overcame a troubled childhood, living in poverty in the home of her grandmother for the first six years of her life. She then had to split her time between the residence of her father in Nashville and her mother’s in Milwaukee. She was an excellent student and gained full scholarship to the Tennessee State University. It was here that she became interested in media and 34

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journalism. She began her career in broadcast news and later went on to talk show television. The success of the Oprah Winfrey Show helped her build a media empire, covering a magazine, a cable network and a film production company. The only thing separating the common man from these successful entrepreneurs is the sense of belief in oneself. Almost anyone can become anything they want to be if they believe in themselves and work hard for their goal. Any business requires capital and perseverance is needed to build capital. One can build the business of his dreams only if they have sufficient capital. 35

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Larry Page & Sergey Brin Founders of Google Inc. Google was founded in 1998 and has grown to serve millions of users around the world. 39

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Google Inc.

The proud Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University, California in 1995. By 1996, they had developed a search engine (called BackRub then) that used links to establish the importance of individual webpages. Larry and Sergey called the search engine they created “Google,” a play on the word “googol,” which is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Google Inc. was officially set up in 1998, after the co-founder of Sun, Andy Bechtolsheim wrote a check for $100,000 to that entity. As Google’s CEO, Larry is in charge of Google’s daily operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. He was pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University when he co-founded Google with Sergey

Brin. He was also the first CEO until 200 responsible for growing the company to more than 200 employees and its profitability. After 2001 Larry was president of products until 2011. Larry Page holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, while Sergey Brin has a bachelor’s degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Larry is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the University Of Michigan College Of Engineering, and together with Sergey Brin, they were also honored with the Marconi Prize in 2004.

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Founders of Yahoo Inc. Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational Internet corporation with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. It is globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo Search, and related services, including Yahoo Directory, Yahoo News, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Answers, Yahoo Groups, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo websites every month. Yahoo itself claims it attracts “more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages. Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. The story of Filo and Yang’s success began at Stanford University, where the two doctoral candidates were occupied in a project to create computer chips using computer-aided design. While they didn’t seem to find the work too interesting, their faculty supervisor took a sabbatical to Italy, and the duo decided to take a small sabbatical of their own. Leaving their academic work aside, they began spending major time surfing the Web. This certainly was an interesting

diversion from their engineering studies as they surfed the Net in search of new and exciting sites to explore. While surfing, they observed that even though there were plenty of interesting sites, due to the Internet’s lack of formal organization, finding them was similar to searching for a book in a library without the help of a card catalog. There was some kind of indexing needed. Frequently, Filo and Yang would find a site that would be interesting, and later would be unable to locate it the next time they logged on. Frustrated by not being able to keep track of the good websites they’d visited, Filo and Yang came up with the idea to provide a kind of road map for online users. They put together a list of their favorite sites, organized them into topics and designed a search engine that made search for the right site as simple as typing in the right keywords. As for the dynamic duo’s future with Yahoo!, Yang says, “Both Dave and I realize that we want to be contributors to Yahoo! The inevitable fact is that we want the company to get to the point where it perhaps doesn’t need us. where it’s on its own. At that point, it will have grown enough for us to say we’re successful.”

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Jerry Yang

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Founders of Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

In 1850, Wells and several associates including William G. Fargo, created the American Express Company in New York. Later in 1852 Wells and Fargo founded a new banking and express company to serve the western frontier: Wells, Fargo & Company, when the directors of American Express declined to extend the business westward to California during the gold rush. Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company

with its operations spread around the world. Today, Wells Fargo is the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by assets and the largest bank by market capitalization. Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing, and debit cards. In 2011, Wells Fargo was rated as the 23rd largest company in the United States. Wells Fargo is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with “hubquarters� throughout the country.

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Henry Wells

William Fargo

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Founders of Daimler-Benz

Daimler-Benz

Daimler-Benz AG was a German manufacturer of automobiles, motor vehicles, and internal combustion engines; founded in 1926. When Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft formally merged-becoming Daimler-Benz AG (Aktiengesellschaft) it was officially decided that thereafter, all of the factories would use the brand name of “Mercedes-Benz” on their automobiles. Although Daimler-Benz is best known for its Mercedes-Benz automobile brand, during World War II it also created a remarkable line of aircraft, tank, and submarine engines. Daimler also produced parts for German arms, particularly barrels for the Mauser rifle. Gottlieb Daimler was the first man to harness with any true degree of success a combustion engine into a road vehicle. Granted there were horseless vehicle predecessors to Daimler’s motorcycle but Daimler’s

was the first recognized internal combustion vehicle and the first to incorporate a practical transmission system. Shortly after Daimler applied for his combustion motor patent, Carl Benz of Mannheim, Germany was granted a German patent covering a three-wheel motor car he constructed in 1844. This single cylinder, 3/4 hp, benzene fueled motor car had a combination of belts, chains and gears to transmit power to the rubber tired rear wheels but no gear change was possible. Daimler’s first four-wheeler, a Victoria-type motor driven carriage, was built in 1886. By 1890 demands for Daimler’s engine made expansion necessary and a corporation was formed, the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft or Daimler Motor Company as it was known in English. Benz, with several associates formed another corporation, Benz & Company, at Mannheim.

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Gottlieb Daimler

Karl Benz

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Founders of Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard

William Hewlett and David Packard founded an electronics company called Hewlett-Packard. The company’s first product was an audio oscillator invented by William Hewlett named the HP model 200A. William Hewlett and David Packard were undergraduate engineering students at Stanford University when they first met. They formed the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1939 and their first product was the audio oscillator invented by William Hewlett in 1938. David Packard thought up the name “HP Model 200A” to make the company appear more established. Hewlett-Packard, now famous world-wide, started out of William Hewlett’s garage in Palo Alto with a capital investment of $538 and a Sears-Roebuck drill press. After the company was found in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William “Bill” Redington Hewlett and Dave

Packard, HP has been achieving a skyrocketing growth and is currently the world’s leading PC manufacturer and has been since 2007. Today it specializes in various verticals of developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines of HP include personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small-to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors.

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William Redington Hewlett

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Founders of McKesson

McKesson

John McKesson and Charles Olcott founded the company in 1833 in New York City to import and sell therapeutic drugs and chemicals wholesale. The company did a brisk business stocking the medicine chests aboard trade ships with pharmaceutical drugs imported from Europe as well as medicinal herbs, roots and spices from Pennsylvania

Shaker colonies. In 1853, the company was renamed McKesson & Robbins, after an employee who became a partner in the firm, Daniel Robbins. By then, the company was distributing pharmaceutical products by covered wagon to 17 states and territories across America, from Vermont to California.

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John McKesson

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Most people like to spend their vacation with their family and what better way to do that than to visit some exotic destination with one’s spouse and children. Despite the current state of the economy, tourism is a booming industry right now and foreign tourist destinations are all the rage among the moneyed classes. The most important factor, which decides the final destination, is money, of course, and connectivity. However, what if money was no object? What destination were people most likely to visit then? The answer is obvious - the most expensive vacation spot available on the face of the globe. Currently, that slot is occupied by French Polynesia. 53

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French Polynesia happens to be a cluster of islands, which act as an overseas nation connected to France. It is situated halfway between the continent of Australia and California right in the South Pacific Ocean and covers an area of ocean about four million square kilometers which happens to be almost as huge as the European continent. There are roughly 118 islands, which are subdivided into five separate archipelagos. Tahiti is the main island of French Polynesia and the most expensive tourist location. The region enjoys a moderate tropical type of climate. However, there is a high amount of humidity and the entire area is prone to natural and seasonal hazards such as the occasional cyclonic storm, which is witnessed in the month of January. Still, there is no cause for worry as all hotel rooms and resorts are fitted with ceiling fans or air coolers. The entire terrain is an amalgamation of rocky high islands and low islands, which are home to different species of reefs. There are two main official languages – Tahitian and French. The latter happens to be the most widespread and recognized language on the island. In tourist areas, however, there is a predominance of the English language. 55

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Society Islands

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It was roughly 300 AD when the first settlers from the region of Southeast Asia arrived in the French Polynesian region. The northeastern portion of the island country was then known as the Marquesas Islands while the western parts, which included Tahiti, were called the Society Islands. The latter part was fully inhabited by 800 AD. In 1767, Samuel Wallis visited the region while James Cook arrived in 1769. They happened to be the earliest European explorers to set foot on the islands. The islands were claimed in the name of France by Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, the French explorer. The British missionaries who came here in the year 1797 had gained considerable influence at the cost of the native culture. The French were soon successful in driving the British from the area and exercised considerable influence. The place was formally renamed as the Territory of French Polynesia in 1957. Native culture, however, has seen a resurgence in recent years, which has generated greater tourism opportunities and a revival of different indigenous industries. Nevertheless, the entire territory is still mostly dependent for its survival on France. The islanders have been struggling to gain autonomy and financial independence but the process is a slow one and may take a few more decades to yield sure results. 57

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Nui Resort

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If the best in comfort and elegance which money can buy is what one prefers, it is always advisable to opt for one of the most expensive luxury hotels spread across the country. Almost fifty international hotel chains are spread across the twelve different islands. Listed among of the most expensive hotels in the world is the Intercontinental Thalasso-Spa in Bora Bora. It is a new Five Star hotel present in Motu Piti Aau. The Intercontinental Resort Tahiti is Tahiti’s very own leading international resort, a primary choice for many celebrities and other notable personalities. Another very expensive hotel is the Intercontinental Le Moana, also in Bora, which is located at the renowned Matira Point. The Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island in Nunue constitutes a whole island. However, if a good view is the first preference, one could check in at the Le Meridian Tahiti, which is located in Punaauia area, right in front of the beach. The scenic beauty of the lagoon is fully showcased during one’s stay at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. For the ultimate in luxury and the best vacation experience possible, the best options possible would be the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora and the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa. All of these hotels come with a host of amenities such as spas, all-round room service, and private suites etc., which are dedicated to making one feel as pampered as possible. It could also be possible that one may not want to leave at all. 59

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Tahaa Islands

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It should be noted that the cost of all things is very high in French Polynesia. Lodging, food and even groceries tend to usually burn a hole in one’s pocket. Therefore, a lot of money is required if one plans to visit this place. All sorts of traveler’s checks, global credit cards and legal bank currency are accepted in the region. If someone is on the lookout for jewelry, this is a very lucrative destination. Black pearls are extremely valuable and beautiful. Mother-of-pearl jewelry is reasonable priced and make for great gifts. Tahitian jewels are valued as costly and exclusive trinkets. The pearl farms located on the Tahaa islands or in the Tuamotu region is an unforgettable experience. Fine dining in French Polynesia is a wholly natural blend of Europe-inspired cuisine with a hint of the tropical locale. It has also been somewhat influenced by the Asian style of cooking. Fish dishes are the most popular. Wine is quite easily available in the region as are fruit juices of different kinds. Another local drink, which has earned quite a name for itself, is Hinano beer. If art and culture were, what one takes interest in; the best place to visit would be the Musee Gaugin, which is situated almost 50 kilometers away from Papeete on the Tahiti Nui area, which houses works of art from the time Gaugin stayed in Tahiti, including many accurate reproductions of his canvasses. It is placed away from the din and bustle of the city on a well-manicured lawn that is dotted with gift shops and unenclosed buildings. The botanical gardens are situated right beside it. 15 kilometers further away from Papeete lies the Museum of Tahiti that has interesting exhibitions on Polynesian ethnology, history and culture. Tahiti is also the site of the famous Robert Wan Pearl Museum that is ideal for lovers of pearl. There are two primary hospitals as well as a number of private health centers. 61

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Carnival Cruise Ship

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Citizens of most countries require a valid passport and a visa to enter the country. Nationals of a few nations like Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, however, do not need a visa for staying up to 90 days. A visa can be applied for at the French embassy in one’s residential country. The only way to reach the island country is by flight. Cargo and cruise ships are also present but have no definite schedule. The chief airport, Faa’a International Airport, has its own flagcarrier, Air Tahiti Nui. The French Polynesian territory is made up of mainly two islands – Moorea and Tahiti. These islands boast of a reliable tourist infrastructure including a well-connected network of streets and efficient public transport system. Travelling from one island to another is possible with the help of a plane (domestic or chartered) or rented helicopter or even by boat. There is a constant stream of ferries to and from the islands. Cargo boats and schooners can take one to inhabited islands. There are even two luxury cruise liners or ships plying the islands at this time. There is always the option of chartering a yacht, luxury or bareboat. The French Polynesian Islands truly epitomize the beauty and luxury of the South Pacific. Even though the region has been labeled as the most expensive vacation destination, it truly provides you with value for money. 63

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Mergers & More

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With Mitel Networks and Aastra Technologies merging, the resultant entity will have a global installed base and the technology and scale to migrate their customers, and a broader market to cloud based solutions. Both the companies are looking forward to a lot of advantages the merger would result into. They look forward to US$1.1 billion total revenue, US$100 million cloud business, Global customer base of 60, million end users, No.1 market share in Western Europe region, Competitive solutions portfolio to address businesses of any size, Attractive synergies expected within first 24 months and an accelerated path to further de-leverage the business. 67

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Mergers & More

Mitel Networks Corporation is a leading provider of cloud and location-based unified communications software solutions, while Aastra Technologies Limited is considered a leader in enterprise communications. Both the companies entered into a definitive arrangement agreement unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, under which Mitel will acquire all of the outstanding Aastra common shares for US$6.52 in cash plus 3.6 Mitel common shares per each Aastra common share. Using the Mitel closing common share price on November 8, 2013, and a CAD/USD exchange rate of 0.9531, this amounts to CAD$31.96 per Aastra common share, a total value on closing to Aastra shareholders of CAD$392M and represents a 20.9% premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) of Aastra common shares. 68

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This strategic move is designed to build scope and scale in a consolidating market which will help create a billion dollar company with one of the largest global footprints in the industry, No.1 market share in the Western Europe region, a US$100 million cloud business, and a global installed customer base ready for upgrade as the US$18 billion business communications market prepares to migrate to software-based cloud services.

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Mr. Richard McBee

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The combined company will be headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and will operate under the name Mitel while continuing to leverage Aastra’s strong brand recognition in select European markets. The executive management team will continue to be led by current Mitel President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Richard McBee. “The business communications market is ripe for consolidation and on the cusp of a mass migration to cloud-based services. We believe that small competitors with narrow focus and limited global reach will quickly be marginalized,” said Mr. McBee. “Aastra’s solid financial structure, complementary portfolios, geographic reach, and large installed-base immediately augment and expand Mitel’s market footprint, enabling us to capitalize on a unique opportunity to leap-frog the competition and lead the market.” 70

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Reporting to Mr. McBee will be Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Steve Spooner, and Aastra’s Co-CEOs, Mr. Francis Shen, who will assume the position of Chief Strategy Officer, and Mr. Tony Shen, who will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mitel will increase the number of directors on its Board from eight to nine. Two existing members of the Mitel Board will step down and Aastra will have the right to appoint three new board nominees to fill the vacancies. “Our two organizations are tightly aligned culturally and financially with little product, geographic or channel overlap” said Tony Shen. “We are stronger together, and combined we will be a major global player. We are confident that this merger will create value for our shareholders, customers, partners and employees,” added Francis Shen.

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The combination of Mitel and Aastra will enable the companies to significantly expand their organizational scale and scope with a combined market presence of over 60 million end users in more than 100 countries and a global network of more than 2,500 channel partners, ideally positioning the new company to immediately capitalize on several key strategic growth opportunities. The Analysts are looking at this merger to be maximizing near-term installed base upgrade opportunities in large. The company’s reach will extent to Western European countries including Germany, France and the U.K., and in primary Latin American markets such as Brazil and Mexico with a strong foothold in the Asia Pacific region including Australia. This would also open the door for an Immediate and aggressive expansion in the large enterprise cloud segment in the United States. It will accelerate global cloud expansion by leveraging the strength of their respective cloud technologies and channel 72

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partners. The combined company will provide channel partners and customers access to a broad portfolio that supports businesses of any size, from SMB to enterprise. With minimal channel overlap between the two organizations, the combination significantly expands the addressable market opportunities of existing partners, equipping them to sell into the small and mid-size business market in local or regional geographic opportunities as well as large and lucrative global enterprise accounts.Enhanced Scale and Operating Leverage with Attractive Cash Flow Generation.

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The Merger would be nearly doubling the stand-alone revenue of either company, the combination results in combined revenue for the new company of approximately US$1.1 billion for the trailing four quarters. The deal will create the financial scale and operational leverage to drive shareholder value. Approximately US$1.1 billion in diversified annual sales will position the company to deliver sustained and profitable revenue growth. Company’s yearly Research and Development budget would approximately come to US$100 million. About US$45 million of run rate synergies are to be achieved within two years, driven by supply chain optimization, facilities consolidation and economies of scale. Meaningful reduction in the debt leverage ratio of Mitel is also expected along with a strong free cash flow generation. 74

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Aastra shareholders, who will own approximately 43% of the combined company, are expected to benefit from substantial potential upside over the long-term, driven by the combined company’s strategic position and achievement of full run-rate synergies. The combined company’s cash flow will allow for ongoing debt repayment and will provide Mitel liquidity and flexibility to support ongoing growth opportunities

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These mystical towns represent some of the most significant archaeological findings of our times and may be the key to unveil several mysteries in the history. However, these fabulous sea pearls may only open their hearts to those who dare to swim through their underwater stress in scuba suits. This account saves you the swim and allows you to submerge smoothly in the depths of these wonderlands connecting you to their most recent findings.

Many have heard about the Cleopatra-Mark Antony love story; but few are the ones who have seen the places where their lives transformed in history. Alexandria was lost for 1,600 years, leaving us only with tales that appeared to be no more than legends, since the city itself was nowhere to be found. It was until 1992, when researchers from the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology set out a search in Alexandrian waters. Literary texts, papyrological documentation, ancient inscriptions as well as archaeological information provided by Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities indicated a great promise in this region, unveiling an exciting path for new discoveries about the millenarian culture. Having this on mind, an international team, led by French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, has been exploring the harbor, mastering the control on extremely poor visibility conditions and excavating below the seabed, with the help of to pographical surveys. Vast monuments have been unearthed and a great variety of things have being retrieved, from coins and everyday objects, to colossal granite statues of Egypt’s rulers and sunken temples dedicated to their gods. Many treasures are completely intact, protected from saltwater by a sediment wrapping. 79

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Using advanced technology, the team has examined the ancient Alexandria’s Royal Quarters, covered deep below the harbor deposit, in order to confirm the accuracy of descriptions about the city by Greek geographers and historians more than 2,000 years ago. The city was likely taken by the sea as a result of earthquakes. Furthermore, they have explored the remarkable palace and temple complex where Cleopatra, the last of Egypt’s Greek-speaking Ptolemaic ruler, seduced the Roman general Mark Antony before they committed suicide upon their defeat by Augustus, the future Roman Emperor. Other key scenes of their lives include the Timonium, commissioned by Antony after his defeat as a place where he could retreat from the world, though he committed suicide before it was completed. A colossal stone head believed to be of Caesarion, son of Cleopatra and her previous lover Julius Cesar, has been found too, along with two sphinxes, one of them probably representing Cleopatra’s father, Ptolemy XII.

Unlike other underwater ruins, which are incomplete or difficult to verify as real man-made structures, Pavolopetri is perhaps one of the most well preserved ancient cities. This urban jewel was possibly submerged off the south-east coast of Greece by a series of earthquakes around 1,000 B.C. and is the oldest archeological town of its kind. This Bronze Age city, dating back about 5,000 years, was first discovered by an oceanographer, Dr. Nic Flemming, in 1967, while looking for evidence of sea level change in the area; nevertheless, no further exploration was ever carried out until 2011, when a specialized team from the British School at Athens, in collaboration with a team from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, decided to take action. 81

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The survey revealed a fully equipped civilization that covered an area about the size of eight football fields. It has around 15 structures, all submerged about 10 to 13 feet underwater, organized in a complete town plan, including streets, architecture, and even tombs. The town was a port with an urbane society, a city of people living side by side in detached and semi-detached two storey homes along well-planned streets. Houses had garden spaces, courtyards, and town planning features such as well defined boundary walls. Apparently larger public buildings and evidence of complex water management systems were discovered. Furthermore, built into the walls themselves, over 40 stone-lined graves have also been found, along with a more organized graveyard in the outskirts of the city. Life in Pavlopetri was similar to our modern suburban style of life and is considered to be an example of a new type of European city, based on trade and economics rather than a king or a sacred palatial structure. Being a port, it was open to a great range of influences from the sea. Visiting traders guaranteed that the people of this now lost civilization were in touch with the latest innovations and trends in fashion. A stratified society filled the town and everyone had a clear and defined role to play: officials, writers, merchants, artist, craftsmen, soldiers, farmers, shepherds, city leaders, among others. Everyday items, including cooking pots, crockery, jugs, storage vessels, and grinding stones were recovered. An interesting fact is that remains of hundreds of large storage vessels, known as pithoi, were found. These could have been easily loaded on and off ships and used to transport a range of commodities. Dense concentrations of them at particular buildings suggest a form of centralized storage and redistribution, which required an advanced level of administration and accounting to keep track of imports and exports. 83

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Commonly referred to as “the wickedest city on earth”, Port Royal evokes images of marauding pirates, daring naval conquests, riches, destruction, and catastrophe. Situated at the end of an 18-mille long sand spit known as the Palisadoes, 15 miles from the centre of Kingston, capital of Jamaica, this city was consumed by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which sank two thirds of it on June 7, 1692. This land represented the global centre of the British merchant trade in the 17th century and was unparalleled anywhere in the world. As the only sunken city in the Western Hemisphere, the assemblage of buildings, both on land and underwater, represent a vivid image of life during the era of the colonial expansion in the new world. This land represented the global centre of the British merchant trade in the 17th century and was unparalleled anywhere in the world. Excavations have revealed great architectural ensembles and, combined with the historical documents, which include diaries, store and warehouse inventories, merchant’s lists, and captain’s lists, researchers have consolidated significant understanding of town-planning, diet, cooking, habits of dress, recreation, and other aspects of life during those days. One of the most outstanding characteristics of Port Royal was its strategic position for pirates and privateers. Piracy was sometimes given “legal” status by colonial powers, especially in England and the Netherlands. Popularly known as “privateering”, contracts or letters of marquee were awarded to ship captains who were then permitted to assault enemy strongholds in the name of the Crown. The word “Buccaneers” was also used to describe privateers in the Caribbean who attacked the Spanish, French, and Dutch ships. 85

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This American Pompeii was considered a premier location for goods, which included: flour, wine, spirits, salt, beef, fish, fruits and vegetables, clothing, iron work, among others. Slave trade also took place.

It is a belief of many Indians that the lost city of Lord Krishna is located just off the coast of modern-day Dwarka, one of the oldest cities in India. According to texts such as the Mahabharata and the Purana, the ancient Dwarka, also known as Dwarawati in Sanskrit literature, was a planned city built on the banks of the Gomati river. The city was eventually deserted and submerged into the sea; however, some experts consider this reference mythological. These ruins in the Gulf of Cambay, resting 131 feet beneath surface, were discovered in 2000 and investigated with acoustic techniques. The Marine Archaeology Union of the National Institute of Oceanography is engaged in the offshore exploration. Excavations in Bedsa (near Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh) have unearthed the remains of a temple of 300 B.C. in which Krishna and Balarama are indentified from their flagstaff. A more recent historical record, dated 574 A.D. occur in what are called the Palitana plates of Samanta Simhaditya. This inscription refers to Dwarka as the capital for the western coast of Saurashtra and states that Lord Krishna lived here. The foundation of boulders on which the city’s walls were raised proves that the land was reclaimed from the sea about 3,600 years ago.

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Identified as the “Lion City�, this ancient site lies underwater in Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province. In contrast to other submerged structures and civilizations, this one was flooded intentionally in the 1950s in order to make way for the construction of a hydro plant. Lion City is about the size of 62 football fields and used to be the political and economic heart of the region. The ancient streets and memorial archways were well preserved before it was submerged and is considered of great historical value. In 2001, divers found 265 arches in the almost perfectly preserved ruins, which have become a touristic attraction in which a dive operator based in Shangai arranges weekend trips to explore the submerged ruins. Moreover, several ideas have been submitted to make it more accessible, including transparent floating tunnels.

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Often referred as a City of dreams, Vienna is ranked as the number one city in the whole World, when it comes to the highest quality of life for last four years. The title was awarded to Vienna on the basis of characteristics such as stability, rising living standards and advanced city infrastructures.

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Does it come as a surprise then, that ever since 2005 each year Vienna is hosting more international congresses and conventions than any other world city? When to all of this added the record number of 9.7 million tourist overnight stays, attracted by remarkable architecture and art scene, you realize why doing hospitality business in Vienna might become a fairytale. 92

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With the population of approximately 1.77 million Austria’s capital; Vienna has around 750 hotels. Number really sounds strange, but there is a need for all of them and probably many more to come. They vary from the cheap ones to most prestigious someone can imagine. Some of them are to be found in the buildings which derivate from the Baroque period what makes their value even higher. If you sum all those millions of people visiting it as tourists and the ones who come there to attend some of numerous conventions or congresses you realize how they’re all capable of doing good business all year around, regarding the competition. But it’s not just the hotels that make it a place possible for good investment into hospitality business.

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Viennese cafés are well known all around the Globe. With an extremely long and distinguished history that dates back centuries, combined with the caffeine addictions and habits of enjoying the magical drink of some famous historical inhabitants, is something that turned cozy cafés into trademark of Vienna. These coffee houses are unique to Vienna and many cities have been trying to adopt them or literally copied them, but most of the time unsuccessfully. Viennese cafes are unique and have that specific compound of something old and new. When enjoying coffee at many of them you get the feeling of life in the magical city few centuries ago. Traditionally, the coffee comes with a glass of water and often with a piece of their well known Sacher cake. Over and above many cafe owners claim that Viennese cafés were the one who actually invented the process of filtering coffee from booty captured after the second Turkish siege in 1683. If you find the recipe for achieving that same feeling of prestige and coziness at the same time, there is no doubt that your future coffee place will be great investment. Having a restaurant in Vienna could be as wroth having as cafe or hotel. They range from the typical Viennese “Beisl” (tavern) to the luxurious food temples. Besides the ones who offer traditional Austrian food, there are the ones that offer all kinds of food you can imagine. There is entire spectrum of international delights to please any kind of visitor or inhabitant.

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The economic data from the city of Vienna are one of the best in the European Union. Even the worldwide economic and financial crisis hasn’t pushed it out of the way of growth and success. Vienna’s economy has held its own and continued its development. For this and many other reasons, from 2002 to 2012 the city’s population grew by over ten percent. In 2012 alone it added 25,000 people, making it the fastest growing city in the German-speaking countries. The city is recognized as a place of knowledge, research and innovation. Targeted innovation and technology policies will support Vienna in maintaining and expanding its position as research centre in Central Europe, which city holds for a long time. 96

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In 2007 Vienna launched its research, technology and innovation strategy under the motto “Vienna is a forward-looking city” and has since continuously enhanced its reputation as future-oriented location for innovation and research. More than €2.6 billion are spent on research and development in Vienna each year. About 53,500 scientists work for universities, competence centers, research institutions, innovative businesses and research businesses in Vienna. Continuous investment in qualification and education promotes creativity, innovation and the internationalization of young people across all borders. All of that effort and investments have created an excellent environment for business and employment and have insured Vienna superb reputation as competitive business location. Vienna’s position in central Europe turns it in to a main intersection for business relations between East and West in European terms. This is of course reflected in the dynamic development of foreign trade. More and more international businesses are constantly being located in Vienna. There are around 300 international groups of companies to be found in Vienna, along with approximately 103,000 enterprises. The city of Vienna strongly supports and promotes small and medium sized businesses. Key Investment Area takes us back to hospitality fairytale. The key area of investment in Vienna is in the service sector, with real estate and corporate services ranking on top.

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Art and culture had a long tradition in Vienna, including theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. Apart from being regarded as city of dreams, Vienna was first recognized and remained the city of Music. Music is one of Vienna’s legacies. Musical prodigies including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II and many others lived and worked in Vienna most of their lives. 98

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Rich musical heritage which all of them left remained indelibly till today. And for this, many of the world’s most prestige Music academies understandably have Vienna address. Every student who is part of them fulfils the puzzle of over 150,000 public university students in Vienna, and almost 3,000 students of private universities, making it the European-equivalent of a fun college town. What understudy enriches hospitality market in the city. Today the city’s concert halls and stages offer the whole range from classical to progressive sounds with end-to-end festivals the whole year through. The offer again attracts many visitors. Opera fans will meet international stars here and jazz lovers will find a pulsating jazz scene. When it comes to music there is one other thing that makes Vienna the brightest star in the sky.

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Beside unique and extremely rich cultural scene, architecture of the city is enough to attract millions of tourists, even if there was nothing else to offer. There really aren’t many capitals in the world which can be proud of having the city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When it comes to architectural styles in Vienna they range from Romanesque and Baroque to modern architecture. Art Nouveau also left many amazing architectural traces in Vienna. Buildings from the period rank among the best known examples in the world. Also known for its city planning, Vienna was even awarded the prestigious 2010 Scroll of Honor from the United Nations for reducing its sub-standard housing to less than 9 percent. The city is a place with more than 100 art museums; most popular of them receives over a quarter of a million visitors per year. This doesn’t shock at all, regarding the fact that Vienna is constantly host to many world’s most well known artists and exhibitions. Taking into the consideration stated facts, chances of not succeeding while starting a hospitality business in Vienna are reduced to minimum.

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The Austrian capital boasts more than 20 Christmas Markets set in palace courtyards and grand squares. Christkindlmarkt is the biggest and most popular, taking place outside the elegant Vienna City Hall, bronzed by golden fairy lights and a huge Christmas tree. The markets sell food, drink, and seasonal items from open-air stalls, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. Advent period for Vienna and people involved in hospitality business in it besides Christmas spirit and lights magic represent something else as well. That is the period when there is another few million people visiting it. People who are not included in the number of almost 10 million tourist with overnight staying, since the distance to many cities in bordering countries in Europe is short enough to make one day trips to markets possible. So in the period of Christmas markets it is almost impossible to find a place in any of cafes or restaurants. During the evenings even spots next to open-air stalls, in order to have warm punch or wine are hard to find. Strong and cold winter, with a lot of snow, usual for Vienna, turns walking around the city into a real Christmas magic and helps hospitality business to reach its maximum.

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Energy and Renewables Date: 11 - 12 January, 2014

Environment Kaiserslautern

Environment Kaiserslautern will be organized at Kaiserslautern on 11-12 Jan, 2014 in Germany. Approximately more than 50 industries and manufactures are supported to be participated in this leading international exhibition. Many organizers were also involves in this exhibitions. Main motive of exhibition is to show how the energy is saved by effective energy saving equipments like solar panel, sun roofing, thermal insulation, heat insulation and devices to control energy, electro technical equipment were also there.

Venue: Kaiserslautern, Germany

Date: 18 - 19 January, 2014

Environment Speyer

Environment Speyer will be organized at Speyer in the Stadthalle Hall 18 - 19 Jan, 2014 in Germany. Approximately more than 50 industries and manufactures are supported to be participated in this leading international exhibition. Many organizers were also involves in this exhibitions. Main motive of Environment Speyer exhibition is to show how the energy is saved by effective energy saving equipments like solar panel, sun roofing, thermal insulation, heat insulation and devices to control energy, electro technical equipment were also there.

Venue: Stadtallendorf, Germany

Date: 17 - 19 January, 2014

Bremer Old Days

Bremer Old Days is a three day event that will be held in Bremen in Germany. This show will help the visitors to get a wide range of information about the energy efficient measures that they can take avail of to modernize their house. This show also offers a large number of information related with the sector in order to make the attendees informed about the industry and also help them to acquire all technologies that are modern yet cost effective and energy efficient. Bremer Old Days will present a good number of products and services for the benefits of the industry and will also look forward to the excellent quality of all the latest equipments that can be used for improving the quality of its produce.

Venue: Bremen, Germany

Date: 20 - 22 January, 2014

World Future Energy Summit

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is a global summit of leadership coming together to discuss key issues around sustainable and alternative energy solutions and technologies. An international exhibition also showcases the latest developments in future energy solutions allowing you to meet the key decision makers within this growing industry at one time in one place.

Venue: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Construction Date: 10 - 12 January, 2014

Haus

Haus (House) is the Eastern Westphalia’s largest Construction Trade Fair. This show will be focused on Construction, renovation & refurbishment, Furnishing & Home Accessories. In this three days fair more than 400 exhibitors will showcase a colorful variety of housing and leisure under one roof. This show is being organized by Messe GmbH Ostwestfalen, concurrently with Garten (Garden) and Touristik (Tourism), Bad Salzuflen Messe Zentrum from Jan. 10th to 12th, 2014.

Venue: Bad Salzuflen, Germany

Date: 11 - 14 January, 2014

Domotex Hannover

Domotex Hannover is one of the most professionally organized trade shows in Germany, dedicated exclusively to the architectural designing and floor covering industry. The show provides attending exhibitors get in touch with a large number of prospective buyers, thereby boosting up their overall sales figures. Over 40000 visitors attend the Domotex show, from more than 87 countries. More than half of the total number of show attendees hail from foreign shores and an overwhelming majority of the participants have already expressed their satisfaction with the various activities that are conducted during the show. Carpets, textile floor covering options, wooden and parquet flooring and floor lamination are some of the main items of exhibit at the show and the latest market trends and patterns are closely deliberated upon by the industry professionals attending the event.

Venue: Hannover, Germany

Date: 15 - 18 January, 2014

Deubaukom

Organized by Messe Essen GmbH at Messe Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, the Deubau is recognized as one of the highly prioritized event for construction industry. It is 5 days event where more than 800 exhibitors from 16 nations will display their products/ services.

Venue: Essen, Germany

Date: 21 - 24 January, 2014

World of Concrete-USA

World Of Concrete ranks as one of the premier building and construction sector trade shows in the United States. The World Of Concrete 2014 serves as an ideal platform for more than 50000 professional experts from this sector to meet and directly interact with each other. The total exhibitor count at the show is in excess of 1300, with a wide array of building materials, masonry products, machine tools and electrical equipments being showcased during the event. Several interactive special events are organized during the show and participating companies are provided with ample scope to expand their corporate networks here as well. The topical demonstration sessions and the competitions that are held here feature as prime highlights of the World Of Concrete show.

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Manufacturing National Pavement Expo

Date: 08 - 11 January, 2014

National Pavement Expo is the only event in the paving and pavement maintenance industry addressing all industry segments. NPE offers educational seminars and workshops led by industry experts that provide industry-specific insights to help contractors strengthen their businesses and work more efficiently. Attendees will learn first-hand the latest technological advancements and have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals.

Venue: Fort Lauderdale, United States Of Americat Autosport International

Date: 09 - 12 January, 2014

Autosport International brings together the industries of national and international motorsport & encompasses areas such as performance engineering, aftermarket, historic motorsport and the fast growing trackday market. No other exhibition brings you the high-class mixture of trade visitors from across the world and carefully targeted public visitors who are passionate about motorsport and performance cars.

Venue: Birmingham, United Kingdom Koi Auto Parts Expo

Date: 10 - 12 January, 2014

Koi Auto Parts Expo is most relevant and significant trade fair for automotive evaluation and technology, event for any engineer involved in this sector of the automotive industry. Koi Auto Parts Expo will be held at Duke Energy Convention Center, USA. This exhibition will bring together the world’s leading automotive test equipment manufacturers and test service providers, who are all targeting the ever growing & developing automotive industry.

Venue: Cincinnati, United States Of America MicroTech JAPAN

Date: 15 - 17 January, 2014

MicroTech JAPAN is a largest frequently and most comprehensive micro fabrication, fine process technology exhibition for sales and with the concrete business meetings. It will attract more than 70,000 visitors & exhibitors from Japan & around the world.

Venue: Tokyo, Japan

Electronix R&D JAPAN

Date: 15 - 17 January, 2014

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is a global summit of leadership coming together to ELECTRONIX R&D JAPAN is a one of the largest and most comprehensive frequently exhibition for all kinds of equipment, materials and technologies for electronics manufacturing and SMT. It will attract more than 70,000 visitors & exhibitors in all events from Japan & around the world.

Venue: Tokyo, Japan

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Logistics and Supply Chain Date: 10 - 12 January, 2014

Caravan Show And Camping

Caravan Show And Camping will be a chief show, which will deal with caravans, tourist seasons and the entertainment associated with the related sector. The trade show will provide the opportunity to the participants to network effectively among the attendees. The Finnish show will aid the participants to showcase the various types of caravans and the services for the various tours and entertainment included in them. The promotion of the caravans, associated accessories and services will be done efficiently by the participants. Caravan Show And Camping promises to be a leading show, which will also known as Caravan Show. The fair will be organized by Turku Fair and Congress Center. The show will be held over a period of three days. The place where the fair will be held is Turku.

Venue: Turku, Finland

Date: 15 - 17 January, 2014

Tla Convention & Trade Show

The Tla Convention & Trade Show focuses on the loggers and forest industry. The show aims at the business prospects and also helps the professionals and experts of the sector to connect and interact with each other. A large number of products and services will be showcased at the show in front of the attendees. It helps the professionals and the loggers to come together under the same roof and to develop great ideas and prospects associated with the industry and explore the market efficiently.

Venue: Vancouver, Canada

Cincinnati Travel Sports & Boat Show

Date: 17 - 19 January, 2014

Cincinnati Travel Sports & Boat Show is one of the most popular boating industry trade shows in the United States. The Cincinnati Boat Show with its overall festive and sporting atmosphere goes beyond the boundaries of a mere trade event and ranks as a part of the Midwest tradition itself. The show is attended by more than 400 exhibiting participants, showcasing a wide range of sophisticated and well-crafted boats and accessories to the large number of visitors who are present here.

Venue: Cincinnati, United States Of America

Date: 28 - 31 January, 2014

Upakovka / Upak

UPAKOVKA / UPAK ITALIA, International Trade Fair Machinery and Equipment for the Manufacture of Packaging, Packaging Machinery, Confectionery Machinery, Packaging and Packaging Aids, Logistics.

Venue: Moscow, Russia

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Food and Drink Date: 06 - 09 January 2014

Khadhya Khurak

Khadhya Khurak is one of the premier food machinery sector trade shows in India. The event ranks high on the popularity count with a large number of visitors attending the show at each of its editions. The latest tools, products and market trends are closely deliberated upon during the event. More than 135 exhibitors are present here, showcasing a vast range of food processing equipments, ayurvedic products, beverages, sweets and ice-creams, herbal products, edible flavors, refrigeration units and other related items. Fruitful business partnership deals are struck up during the event, which also offers excellent business networking opportunities to all corporate participants.

Venue: Ahmedabad, India

Date: 10 - 12 January, 2014

The Denver Boat Show

The Denver Boat Show is the premiere boat show held in the Rocky Mountain Region. It is organized by the Colorado Marine Dealers Association (CMDA) and attracts thousands of regional visitors from the state of Colorado as well as from surrounding states. This is the three days exhibition that will be held at Colorado Convention Center - a First Class venue.

Venue: Denver,United States Of America

Date: 15 - 16 January, 2014

So Fresh Marca

So Fresh is a new event organised by BolognaFiere for the food industry and specifically devoted to fresh foods: fruit and vegetables, meat and fish.So Fresh aims at promoting and making the added value of Made in Italy fresh foods known to national and international HO.RE.CA and retail community, in a targeted and effective way.

Venue: Bologna, Italy

Date: 16 - 19 January, 2014

Salon du Chocolat Seoul

Salon du Chocolat Seoul will take place in Seoul, Korea for four consecutive days. In this international trade show all sorts of latest products and items related to chocolate will be given prime importance. The main purpose of this expo is to bring into lime light the importance and value of different types of chocolates in the recent types. In this expo chocolate makers from all over the world will take an active part in this expo and will make this expo more popular and more advanced. Salon du Chocolat Seoul is a must attend event for the chocolate makers, ice cream makers, manufacturers of raw cocoa and producers of products related to chocolate. They will get a chance to share their knowledge and experience with each other in this event.

Venue: Seoul, Korea

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Industry Leaders Magazine | November 2013



Industry leaders magazine november 2013 issue