| Bjørn is cycling from Norway to South Africa in support of International refugees and has made it to the Southern Coast of Spain on his epic journey to travel through at least 50 countries en route to the World Cup Finals in South Africa. His project “The Shirt 2010” is in cooperation with The Refugee Council (www.nrc.no) and their campaign: “Forget me not” to raise awareness and funds for the plight of the world’s ever growing number of International refugees… there are 45 million as of November 2009…
His aim is to create the biggest symbol in the world from the football family by collecting signed shirts from football clubs and football fans around the globe. All of these donated shirts will be sewn together to create one huge shirt symbolising unity and passion for both football and the refugee’s plight. This huge shirt will be flown as a flag during the 2010 World Cup and raise much needed media attention for the cause and also positive news about football fans.
Participants and sponsors of “The Shirt 2010” Golf Tournament held at Marbella Golf and Country Club on Friday 27th November 2009, helped to raise much needed funds for Bjørn to support him in his long journey to South Africa.
The Del Sol Packaged team in collaboration with Marbella municipality, Spanish and foreign businesses, created a platform that would help Bjørn to bring even more attention to his cause throughout the world with extensive coverage by local, national and international media; Antena 3, Talk Radio Europe, KustRadion, Svenska Magasinet, GH Productions, MK Espana, Linda Magazine, Tout Magazine all attended the event.
The glorious sunshine contributed to a quality golf day and a wonderful buffet lunch prepared by the club restaurant. The T-shirt handover ceremony in aid of the project “The Shirt 2010” was opened by the Director of foreign branches of Unicaja, followed by the Director of Youth Department from Marbella Municipality (Marbella FC), Rensen Management, Blue Sky Super Car Hire, Ludmila Fowler, Tahitian Noni, Sanyres, Advent communications, and not to forget the smallest t-shirts from the children of the Del Sol Packaged Directors and biggest fans of Bjorn.
The prize presentation showed that the outstanding sponsorship support provided not only financial support but also multitude of prizes such allowing every single participant to receive at least one momento of the occasion.
“This is the best day of my journey so far, even if I do admit to cycling better than I play golf!” Bjorn laughs, “But above all this event has raised a great deal of awareness throughout Spain for the refugees and I personally thank all the participants for their support”
From the Costa del Sol, Bjorn then travels North to Barcelona to meet with FC Barcelona and then hitches a ride on a container ship to Italy. He then continues through Europe before entering Africa to visit the numerous refugee camps on the continent. You can follow Bjorn on his website www.theshirt2010.net .
B2B meeting 16th of September 2009.
Last week’s B2B meeting had a refreshing difference in how to do business along the Costa del Sol; in a previous meeting organiser Sue McClellan offered the members a chance to chair their own meeting within B2B organisation.
Last week’s meeting chaired by Simon Robertson of Del Sol Packaged was another huge success from the B2B club, these meetings just keep getting better and better said B2B member Paul Wainwright of Cabopino Lighting and this meeting was one of the best yet he says. It was a good attendance in fact extra chairs were drafted in to accommodate the extra business people that turned up unexpectedly it was a good thing that apologies were heard from some 10 members as the room was more than full.
The meeting started with a fun contest about ¨The best famous quote¨ with a bottle of champagne for the winner going to Gill Kennedy from Altura Events.
The topic for the meeting was:
“Opening up potential new markets” – An Introduction regarding the specific national groups as potentially growing markets on the Costa del Sol.
The question was asked is it possible to promote your business within the Russian-speaking community, which includes not only Russian citizens but also people from ex-Soviet Union. Within this group of Business people there are 3 Russian magazines and the dedicated newspaper “MK” plus the MK Russian travel brochure. The Russian community has dedicated retail businesses, real estate agencies, travel agencies and constructing Companies which highlights the scale of the potential business opportunity for us all.
Vladimir Suchevan CEO & Group Finance Director of Absolute resorts, Val is an International entrepreneur covering a number of business sectors he is one of the longest established Russian businessmen on the coast, a father of 2 and amongst other things has climbed Mount Everest for charity.
Dr. Michael Izotov a medical practitioner in traditional and complementary medicine and has been practicing for 8 years on the coast. He has a teenage boy and is married to a Japanese national. Dr Michael also spent a considerable period of time practicing in the UK.
Ludmila Fowler of Vida Interiors is an Interior designer, Ludmila started out in life in Hydro Electric engineering! Ludmila is married to an Englishman, which shows that she has impeccable taste.
The above speakers all talked about way in which to do business with the Russian communities along the Costa del Sol.
Marbella Town Hall shows B2B interest:
A very proactive member of the Marbella Town Hall and Councillor for tourism, Jose Luis Hernandes is very closely involved with foreign business communities head of the tourism dept and reporting directly to the Marbella Mayoress, José Luis gave a speech on various topics, key points of which can be seen below.
Think Tank Meeting:
The Marbella Town Hall is actively seeking input from the business community to get involved in its “Think Tank”. Meeting Monday 17.00, Da Bruno, Marbella – contact Simon Robertson.
The Marbella Town Hall is running a number of familiarisation trips to new markets, e.g. Middle East, Russia. Should any member wish to participate or obtain further information, please contact Simon Robertson?
Important things to remember:
Russian consumers are just like everyone else, they demand quality, service and will refer business to others that has proven themselves.
With the right idea and marketing you can build your business to service multiple communities on the coast.
Val and Absolute have built a multi national organisation from Spain, which shows what can be done with ambition.
Speakers Contact details:
Mr. José Luis Hernándes
Councillor for Tourism (Concejal de Turismo), also responsible for the Foreign Residents Department
Rocío Recuero (secretary)
T: 952 77 14 42 / 952 86 89 77
Mr. Vladimir Suchevan
CEO & Group Finance Director
T: 952 663 000
Del Sol Packaged
Creating the Perfect Corporate Event
Planning a corporate event can be very time consuming. Creating a perfect event and selecting the best location will be determined by a selection of factors including;
• Number of Attendees
• Type of Event ( team building, conference, party, media event etc)
• Location Amenities and Facilities
• Good Transport Links
• Catering (onsite or offsite)
Even when you have all the information, you will still need to contact possible venues to arrange viewings, prices and bookings.
Furthermore co-ordination of caterers, entertainment, invitations and transport can be very problematic.
Organising a corporate event in a location known to you is hard enough but what if you need to organise an event in a foreign country such as Spain?
There are many companies that offer event planning services and they will take care of every detail. It is important to use such a service when you are unfamiliar with organising events. The event planner will have a list of reputable vendors in the industry and will assure reliability, professionalism and satisfaction.
A lot of people are often mistaken and avoid using an event planning service as they feel it will be very expensive and go over their budget. However, on the contrary an event planning service is probably going to save you money and keep you within budget as they will know exactly who to contact, and because they work in the business of events they will also be able to negotiate discounts with vendors that an individual would not. In terms of payment, different companies have different methods of charging. Some will charge a flat fee, others may charge an hourly fee and some may charge a percentage fee. But whatever you pay it will be worth the time and money that you would spend planning the event alone.
Del Sol Packaged Event Services
Del Sol Packaged can help co-ordinate any corporate event, from a small business lunch, to a large networking exhibitions. However DSP also offer event packages as follows:
DSP can assist with planning business conferences of all sizes, from the start they will help you draw up a budget before beginning the typical event planning process. On the day of the conference the DSP team will be onsite to co-ordinate the event so that your staff can concentrate on the conference itself, they can also help you to obtain visual and marketing material, equipment and technology for the conference as required. Post conference they will carry out a through evaluation of the conference including participant feedback and summary reports.
Board Meeting Packages
Board Room meetings do not need to be boring, especially when you are in sunny Spain. Some of our suggests for a unique board meeting include:
▪ Reserve your own yacht
▪ Restaurants and night clubs
▪ Casino nights
▪ Horse Racing
▪ Hog roast and BBQ
Team Building Package
It is important to have company days out and team building days to encourage your staff to work as a team in a fun environment away from the work place. The great weather in the Costa del Sol makes for many great team days out.
DSP´s favourite team activities are:
▪ La Liga football
▪ Quad biking
▪ Sports car track day
▪ Clay pigeon shooting
▪ Tennis and Golf
However if you tell us your aims and objectives we can create a tailor made day for your employees.
Corporate Golf Day
Being on the Costa del Sol which is famous for Golf, one cannot ignore the opportunity for a corporate Golf day. There are so many golf courses but DSP will find the best course according to the size of your party ,their golfing expertise and of course your budget.
They will manage your golf event for you morning til night, including tournaments, prizes, food and beverage, entertainment and transport. For example they can arrange transport to and airports and golf courses by car, limousine or coach and accommodation in luxury
hotels, frontline beach or golf.
A few favourite event locations on the Costa del Sol
Nikki beach is synonymous with being frequented by the rich and famous and a whole host of celebrities looking for the finer things in life. Nikki Beach Marbella is located at the Don Carlos beach resort in Elviria, Marbella, which is about 15 minutes from central Marbella. Situated in a superb location in the eastern side of Marbella, Nikki Beach provides a luxurious and relaxed sun bathing environment where you can laze around in the sun whilst listening to some fantastic tunes. One thing about Nikki Beach Marbella is that a party is never far away and as the sun starts to set the volume starts to increase and the party begins – unless it is a party day in which case you don’t even have to wait for the sun to set.
Nikki Beach is perfect for corporate meetings, lunches, parties and dinners.
Rely on the executive experience of Hotel Puente Romano to host your next event. For corporate events, DSP’s dedicated staff are planning specialists and will cater to your every need ensuring your event is a triumphant success.
The world’s leading companies have chosen Hotel Puente Romano to host conferences, product launches, and a variety of events. Global decision makers trust the Hotel Puente Romano to exceed even the highest expectations — and so can you.
As the only luxury hotel in Costa del Sol that can accommodate 500-person 250-room events, Hotel Puente Romano understands what goes into making your business meeting a big success.
Hotel Puente Romano’s impeccable service and cuisine sparkle in light-filled function spaces. Unique offerings include sizeable terraces, balconies, and luxuriant landscape panoramas provide the ambiance of a sunlit residence set in a lush garden. Easily accessible with abundant parking, your business event deserves nothing less.
Hotel Puente Romano is perfect for galas and parties, product launch events, conferences, conventions and meetings of all sizes
The San Roque Club
The San Roque Club offers all the facilities you’d expect of the finest and most exclusive meeting place on the Costa del Sol. It has two contrasting golf courses which are as challenging as they are beautiful.
Away from the greens, four very different restaurants serve up a stunning array of high-class cuisine, from Japanese to Tapas. The equestrian centre’s top class facilities appeal to everyone from novices to experts, and if a more relaxing visit appeals, the terraces, the heated pool or beauty and therapeutic treatments are among the facilities members enjoy, while the meeting and conference rooms make this a perfect place to get down to business in a calming environment. Then there are the tennis and paddle courts, the Pro shop and gatherings like the club’s Summer Event, one of southern Spain’s social highlights of the year.
The San Roque Club is perfect for corporate golf days and corporate meetings and conferences
This article was written by DelSolPackaged –relocation specialists based in Marbella. They offer corporate event planning packages and can tailor a corporate event for your business in the Costa del Sol or Gibraltar. Visit www.delsolpackaged.com for more information on how we can create a tailor made event package to suit your needs.
Corporate Relocation Solutions on the Costa del Sol
Are you considering relocating your Business to Spain? Or maybe your HR team needs assistance with relocating employees to your Spanish offices from another country?
If the answer is yes, then Del Sol Packaged (DSP) can help.
Relocation specialist, DSP offers a complete portfolio of relocation solutions for businesses of all sizes wishing to relocate to the Costa del Sol, Gibraltar and surrounding areas.
With over 20 years experience of relocating, the dedicated team at DSP will work closely with each client to create a tailor made relocation package to suit the clients needs.
Executive Relocation Packages
Relocation is listed in the Top 20 stressful events of life (American Institute for Stress Management). The hassle of relocating a company can minimize productivity and profits and leave staff feeling de-motivated.
An executive relocation package from DSP means that we will direct the whole relocation process from initiation through arrival and repatriation, leaving your business and employees to continue your business activities as normal.
A representative from DSP will liaise with your organisation to find solutions to your relocation problems. The basic services included in the package are; an introduction to Spanish culture and language, orientation tours of the local area, assistance with transporting goods and furniture, sourcing business premises and accommodation for employees, handling all legalities and administrative issues with local authorities (such as setting up NIE numbers, bank accounts, tax payments) and setting up international business networks in Spain.
Executive conferences /event package
Whether you have just relocated to the Costa del Sol or are a local established business, DSP also specialises in coordinating events and conferences for corporate clients.
Using this beautiful and well resourced area to organise every type corporate event from major conferences to team building activities. We have developed a comprehensive database of premier entertainment suppliers along the length of the coast, and DSP liaises between all parties and works closely with the client to organise a cost-effective, well planned and memorable event. The Event Packages on offer include: Conference Package, Board Meeting Package, Team Building Package and Corporate Golf Day Package.
For more information on our services visit: http://www.delsolpackaged.com
Alternatively contact us for a free consultation and find out Del Sol Packaged can help you with corporate relocation or event management. Tel: 0034 951 89 40 26 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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