Posts in category: Case Study

The Valetta Waterfront. Large-scale events in Malta

Malta: Large-scale events on the rocks


A guest post by Paul Selis

Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, the three main islands Malta, Gozo and Comino are small, beautiful and unique. With a fascinating 7,000 years of history and pre-historic temples older than the Pyramids, the Islands are bursting with culture, friendly locals, sunshine and ongoing events. With its thriving economy, continuous business development and considered to be a very safe destination, Malta has become an important hub for various trades, professions, services, vocations, research and education in the Mediterranean, making it an optimal choice to hold international meetings.

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A sheepishly-looking Barack Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague 2014

Holland. The Hague: The Nuclear Security Summit 2014


Dutch as Dutch can.

Citizens identifying with a Summit

Influential world leaders and thousands of delegation members convened at the city’s World Forum to attend the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2014) this March. The Hague, ranging in size behind Amsterdam and Rotterdam, is the official seat of the Crown and the government, recognised international city of peace and justice, home to hundreds of international organisations and multinationals and one of the world’s top three UN cities. The Hague’s Peace Palace stands for international justice. The magnitude of decisions taken and judgements delivered there are of universal significance for humanity. By skillfully orchestrating the Nuclear Security Summit, the city lived up to the reputation it enjoys as a hospitable, well-organised and safe convention destination. Charmingly schmoozing his hosts prior to the event, NSS initiator US President Barack Obama exclaimed: “I love Holland!“

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Seoul, an ambitious Asian metropolis.

Korea: Rock my Seoul


G20 und Gangnam Style

Der zuvorkommende Schupo verbeugt sich respektvoll vor den Insassen eines jeden Autos, das auf dem Messe- und Convention-Gelände COEX ankommt oder es verlässt. Man braucht keine als hochrangig eingestufte Persönlichkeit zu sein, um in den Genuss einer solch höflichen Begrüßung zu kommen: In Korea ist sie selbstverständlicher Standard. Eine kleine Komponente, die als zuverlässig verfügbare menschliche Dreingabe Delegierten immer häufiger stattfindender internationaler Zusammenkünfte kostenlos zuteil wird.

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