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Marbella Twins with Batumi, Georgia

August 10th, 2010 DSP Comments off

Last week, the Mayor of Marbella, Mª Angeles Muñoz hosted a senior delegation from Batumi, Georgia headed by the Mayor of Batumi. The objective of the two cities and of the twinning project is part of the enlargement policy of tourism markets from the City of Marbella towards emerging markets. During the visit, the delegation along with the MarbeSigning the protocol agreementlla Municipality, signed a protocol agreement for joint cooperation in the sectors of trade and tourism and held an hour of talks with Mayoress Muñoz.

Georgia’s economy is undergoing a process of adaptation in its strong growth, which makes it a target country for the tourist market of Marbella. The collaboration with the City of Batumi becomes a tool to promote culture and trade within the Caucasus region and to promote Marbella as a new destination for Georgian Nationals.

Together with the Marbella Municipality, EuroGeorgia, DSP (Del Sol Packaged) and a number of Georgian Nationals resident in the area hosted an informal dinner and arranged visits to a number of touristic and residential developments. This included guided tour of old Marbella, Golf at Los Flamingos and lunch at La Zagaleta. Natalie Stuart-Fox the president of EuroGeorgia said “ This is an excellent opportunity for both cities to develop both trade and tourism. Georgia is rich in culture, gastronomy and investment opportunities and is seeking more exposurein European markets. Marbella is the perfect place to promote to the Georgian community and Batumi has so much to offer a beautiful place like Marbella”

By way of thanks, The Mayor of Batumi invited Mª Angeles Muñoz and her delegation to a reciprocal visit to Batumi in September together with a selection of the Marbella business community.
For more information contact Simon Robertson at the DSP press office on +34 951 89 40 26, or email to pressoffice@delsolpackaged.com

The Marbella Business Event of the Year 2010

March 26th, 2010 DSP No comments
Annual Entrepreneur Assembly, A.E.A.

Annual Entrepreneur Assembly, A.E.A.

Marbella Town Hall’s Think Tank initiative goes live!

March 19th, 2010 DSP No comments

The “Think Tank Advisory Group” comprises representatives and foreign business groups in the area, among which are the Center for Tourist Initiatives (CIT), the British Chambers of Commerce and German-American Club and Dutch Business Club

The City Council, through the municipal delegation of Tourism, has launched an advisory group, called “Think Tank Advisory Group”, with the aim of bringing together the international business sector about an integration project in cooperation with the Center Tourist Initiative (ILC) in Marbella. The project seeks to advance economic development in the town and its surroundings.

“The group will develop joina2739t actions to achieve integration between the business community and foreigners resident in Marbella in the first phase and then address Spanish business in the second phase”, stressed the Councilor for Tourism, José Luis Hernandez.

He recalled that 137 nationalities living in Marbella for that “must be integrated to become a rich resource, not an element of division”.

Mr Hernandez explained that the initiative comprises representatives and business groups in the area among which are the British Chambers of Commerce and German-American Club, Dutch Business Club, in addition to individual entrepreneurs.

The “Think Tank Advisory Group” has already become operational and the first event will take place on April 14 at 16.30 at the Trade Fair and Congress. The first of the Annual International Business Association of Marbella, which will address draft issues such as the new General Urban Plan (General Plan), the project of the Consortium of Tourism and the presentation of the participating groups themselves.

The advisory group also works on other actions and activities to achieve its objectives. Among them are the proposal to hold a trade show in Spanish and foreign entrepreneurs through the ILC or the “Buddy Program” that will look for companies with a complementary profile to develop joint business projects.

It will also develop networking initiatives, such as golf tournaments, “which will allow the City Council set the stage for the business has a permanent and direct contact.

It is also expected to carry out specialized language classes, which are highly demanded by foreign businessmen, and an advisory service on public grants and applicable to businesses that develop this business group.

Finally, the councilor for Tourism was accompanied at the presentation  by Laura Stanbridge, representing the British Chambers of Commerce and the American Club, Jose V. Rehnelt, the German Chamber of Commerce and entrepreneurs Simon and Marina Robertson, Michael R. Foltinger and Louise Cook.

Think Tank Advisory Group

March 17th, 2010 DSP No comments
Gabinete de Prensa del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Marbella

El Ayuntamiento pone en marcha un grupo de asesores con el objetivo de facilitar la integración a los empresarios internacionales

El “Think Tank Advisory Group” integra a representantes y colectivos empresariales extranjeros presentes en la zona entre los que se encuentran el Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas (CIT), las Cámaras de Comercio Británica y Alemana, American Club y Dutch Business Club

El Ayuntamiento, a través de la delegación municipal de Turismo, ha puesto en marcha un grupo de asesores, denominado “Think Tank Advisory Group”, con el objetivo de aglutinar al sector empresarial internacional en torno a un proyecto de integración en cooperación con el Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas (CIT) de Marbella. El proyecto busca avanzar en el desarrollo económico del municipio y de su entorno.

“El grupo desarrollará acciones conjuntas para alcanzar la máxima integración entre la propia comunidad empresarial extranjera residente en nuestro municipio en una primera etapa para, posteriormente, avanzar también en la misma línea con los empresarios españoles”, ha subrayado el concejal de Turismo, José Luis Hernández.

Ha recordado que en Marbella conviven 137 nacionalidades a las que “hay que integrar para que se conviertan en un factor de riqueza y no en un elemento de fraccionamiento”.

El edil ha explicado que la iniciativa integra a representantes y colectivos empresariales de la zona entre los que se encuentran las Cámaras de Comercio Británica y Alemana, American Club, Dutch Business Club, además de contar con emprendedores a título individual.

El “Think Tank Advisory Group” ya ha comenzado a funcionar y la primera cita tendrá lugar el próximo 14 de abril en el Palacio de Ferias y Congresos con la convocatoria de la I Asamblea Anual de Asociaciones Empresariales Internacionales de Marbella y en la que se abordaran cuestiones de calado como el nuevo Plan General de Ordenación Urbana (PGOU), el proyecto del Consorcio de Turismo y la presentación de los propios colectivos participantes.

El grupo de asesores también trabaja en otras acciones y actividades para alcanzar sus objetivos. Entre ellos, destacan la propuesta para celebrar una feria profesional de empresarios españoles y extranjeros a través del CIT o el “Buddy Program” que buscará empresas con un perfil complementario para que desarrollen proyectos de negocios conjuntos.

Asimismo, se desarrollarán iniciativas de networking, de socialización como torneos de golf “que permitirá que el Ayuntamiento ponga el escenario para que el tejido empresarial tenga un contacto permanente y directo”.

También está previsto que se lleven a cabo clases de idiomas especializadas, que son muy demandadas por los empresarios foráneos, y un servicio de asesoramiento sobre subvenciones y ayudas públicas aplicables a los negocios que desarrollan este colectivo empresarial.

Por último, el concejal de Turismo ha estado acompañado en la presentación de hoy por Laura Stanbridge, representante de la Cámara de Comercio Británica y del American Club; José V. Rehnelt, de la Cámara de Comercio Alemana; y los empresarios Simon y Marina Robertson, Michael R. Foltinger y Louis Cook.

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