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Gastronomically 3 out of the top 4...

Posted by John Worthington on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Which countries have the best food? I was pleased to find a report by CNN (who better for an informed, unbiased opinion?) on the subject of gastronomical excellence and country ranking. The study ventured to tell us that at the top of the list of the countries with the best food, we have #4 Spain, #3 France, #2 China and guess what #1 Italy. Surprised? Agree? Well it works for me, in this article, so I will stick with it. Anyone care to dispute or comment on this? Go on, CNN can take it!!! So led by Spain, France and Italy, Europe's >505M citizens, across 28 nations, and their >570M foreign tourist visitors annually enjoyed the benefits of a fast growing, quality driven, food and drinks industry worth >$1.1 Tn, which employs >4.5 million persons, in 300,000 companies that are mainly small mid cap enterprises (SMEs). These SMEs, small producers and restaurateurs, you need to know about to ensure that you too can get gastronomical (art of the table), in Europe.  

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UK exporting firms’ confidence at record high

Posted by Susanna Hardy on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

UK’s international exporters’ hopes for improvement are rising strongly, according to a new report released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Their research shows that 72% of exporting firms have confidence in their turnover for the first quarter in 2014. The survey conducted by the BCC and DHL gives us insight into the current health of the UK market.

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Moselle Developpement to visit Hannover Messe 2014

Posted by Michael Hawksley on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Moselle Developpement will be an exhibitor at this year’s Hannover Messe 2014 industrial fair with two stands, one in Hall 17, Stand B53 and also Hall 13, Stand C30. The annual event will be taking place in Germany between 7-11 April, and there are typically 250,000 visitors each year.

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Boeing: 2013 was a record year for USA aircraft manufacture Boeing

Posted by Michael Hawksley on Tue, Jan 07, 2014

For USA aircraft manufacture Boeing, 2013 was a record year for the company.

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UK Manufacturing sees strong growth in Dec 2013

Posted by Michael Hawksley on Fri, Jan 03, 2014

The UK manufacturing sector continued to see strong growth in Dec 2013 with the PMI index recording a level of 57.3 according to the latest Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). Although slightly down from November's near three-year high of 58.1, it was still well above the 50 mark that indicates expansion.

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17 Robots from around the world compete in Darpa Robotic Challenge

Posted by Michael Hawksley on Sat, Dec 21, 2013

#USA #Florida - 17 #Robots from around the world compete in #Darpa #Robotic Challenge (DRC) this Friday and Saturday. The DCR challenge is to spur on#technology to help in disaster zones. 

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Horizon 2020: EU's new €80bn programme for research and innovation

Posted by Michael Hawksley on Fri, Dec 13, 2013

The European Union is bringing research and innovation to the forefront with the dawn of Horizon 2020, an €80bn programme created to place new emphasis on the EU’s knowledge-based sectors.

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Susanna Hardy from IBT Partners heads to MEDICA 2013

Posted by Katherine Cook on Mon, Nov 18, 2013

It's that time of year once again, yes, we're talking about MEDICA 2013, the world's leading trade fair for medicine and medical technology.

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Sailing on Sunshine – A Solar-Powered Ship

Posted by Hannah Bryant on Fri, Sep 13, 2013

With shipping accounting for 2.7% of global CO2 emissions (compared with less than 2% for aviation), scientists are always looking for new ways to balance the need to protect the environment with our ever-growing dependence on technology. Cue the MS Turanor PlanetSolar, riding in on 500m² of solar panels to save the day.

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Organic food trade agreement between the US and the EU

Posted by IBT Partners on Thu, Mar 08, 2012

For the first time the European Union and the United States will accept each other's organic certifications.  On February 15, 2012, after two years of negotiations, the organic food trade agreement was signed at the BioFach World Organic Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. The deal that will come into effect in June will open up US$50 billion market combined value, and will avoid costly administrative duplication, strengthening the competitiveness of this sector.

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