Interview with Marco Sabetta, General Director of Salone del Mobile Milano

Interview with Marco Sabetta, General Director of Salone del Mobile Milano

Salone del Mobile: “a dress rehearsal for Expo 2015”

The timing could not be better: Just before World Expo in Milan opens its doors next year, the international furniture fair Salone del Mobile takes the stage. Managing Director of Salone del Mobile, Marco Sabetta, talked to International Trade News about everything that Milan will present to the world in 2015.

Guest editorial by Fabian Hold, Simon Kratzer and Dr. Philipp Sandner

Guest editorial by Fabian Hold, Simon Kratzer and Dr. Philipp Sandner

SAP and the patent disaster: Shocking announcement with notice

Software publisher SAP has been hit with a fine running into hundreds of millions of euros after being found guilty of patent infringement. The case demonstrates the extent to which SAP has for years underestimated the significance of copyright laws.

Interview with Lego expert and book author Professor David Robertson

Interview with Lego expert and book author Professor David Robertson

„The toy that almost killed the company was Lego Star Wars“

Professor David Robertson, author of Lego’s success story, which has been published in several languages, uses particular products to explain how the Danish toymaker was almost pushed to the brink of bankruptcy – and what brought the company back on track. In an interview with International Trade News, Robertson tells the real Lego story. And he does not leave out the little stories that show the human face of Lego’s roller coaster ride.

Interview with the Hall-of-Fame inductee Prof. Dr. Dr. Theo Seiler

Interview with the Hall-of-Fame inductee Prof. Dr. Dr. Theo Seiler

The triumphs of an opthalmologist

He revolutionized eyecare and gained immortality in the Hall of Fame: Prof. Theo Seiler. He was the first to perform laser surgery on the human eye. Since then progress has marched on at full speed as the eyecare pioneer explains in an interview with International Trade News. The joy expressed by patients able to see the world with new eyes after their operations moves Prof. Seiler far more than the public acclaim his achievements have brought him.

ITN Special

ITN Special

Made in France

France is famous for its high-quality goods, which are among the best in the world. With our unique online special “Made in France,” we introduce companies from different sectors that, with their successes, have helped bring French products international renown. You, too, can become a part of this success story “Made in France” and boost your company’s name recognition throughout Europe.

Featured Company

AMEOS Group

Health care is our prime concern

The issue of affordable and sustainable healthcare management that even goes the extra mile to care for its patients and its employees does not have to remain a mere vision, as the example of the AMEOS Group, headquartered in Zurich, demonstrates day after day. In the past twelve years, the company has turned into one of Europe’s leading health service providers, operating 61 healthcare facilities with a workforce of 10,200 people. Truly impressive figures, but the impact of modern healthcare services for the patient himself is significant, showing how healthcare services of the future might be operated.

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Transport & Logistics

Centralfin Group – CSA Central Shipping Agency SpA

Shipping and more

Its nucleus is a shipping agency established over 20 years ago. Since then, several other activities have been developed in both related and non-related sectors, including transport and logistics, port management, customs brokerage, real estate management, property development and tourism. Today, Centralfin is one of the leading Italian and European liner shipping agencies, NVOCC, Port operator and trucking company with offices and exclusive agents all over the world and a particularly strong position in the non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) market.

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Food & Drinks

DAGNIAUX RUIZ SAS

A paradise for foodies

End consumers from all over the world love to treat themselves to high-class food and sweets. For this reason, the market for gourmet food is increasing and provides customers with culinary delights for all imaginable tastes. DAGNIAUX RUIZ SAS, located in Roubaix, France, specializes in this business area. The long-established company is a manufacturer of premium-quality ice cream, sorbets, iced cakes and individual desserts for the domestic and foreign markets.

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Textile Industry & Fashion

Cenci Roma.

Unique precious pieces

Italian jewellery shines throughout the world. High-quality craftsmanship, inventiveness, design originality and creativity are the elements behind the elegant products enticing people around the globe. Italian jewellery is an international status symbol. Now the Italian jewellery sky has a new shining star: Cenci Roma Srl in Roma, Oro Italia Investimenti’s new brand. The company has long been active in the gold market and now shifts its focus towards the most precious jewellery.

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Interview with Aaron McNeilly, Sherpa of the G20YEA summit in Australia

“Transforming jobless young people worldwide into entrepreneurs”

The ambitious aims set out by the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance - G20YEA - sound breathtaking. Youth unemployment should be cut to below 10% by 2030. In an interview with International Trade News Aaron McNeilly, Sherpa of this year's G20YEA summit in Australia, explains how this will be achieved: By transforming young jobless people worldwide into young entrepreneurs. There are already several examples.

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INTERVIEW

Interview with Götz W. Werner, founder of the pharmacy chain dm

“Every company has the customers it deserves“

The saying “you reap what you sow” also applies in business. For Götz W. Werner – founder and Member of the Supervisory Board of the pharmacy chain dm – it is a synonym for a responsible customer focus: Responsible shoppers seek out companies with an integrated business philosophy. On a global scale, the entrepreneur sees a corporate culture that still lacks a fully developed awareness for sustainable practices.

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INTERVIEW

Interview with the fashion designer Daniel Kroh, fashion label ReCLOTHINGS

„100% handmade, 100% made in Berlin“

More and more business leaders worldwide are seeking to embed sustainable values in their corporate strategies. However, the fashion industry in particular is often viewed as a byword for unsustainable practices. What the industry needs are small revolutions like Fashion Revolution Day on 24th April to commemorate the Rana Plaza disaster. What it needs even more are courageous pioneers like the Berlin fashion designer Daniel Kroh, who has long realised a sustainable vision. In an interview he talks about “100% handmade” clothes and why we can no longer afford “cheap”.

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There are few other countries in the world with such a comprehensive system of church taxes as Germany . Whether Catholic or Protestant – everyone has to pay . And now , to top it all , there is KISTAM – not to be confused with a Catholic saint . KISTAM ... more...


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Guest editorial by Fabian Hold, Simon Kratzer and Dr. Philipp Sandner

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