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Dr. Christof Bosch receives Diesel Medal in recognition of the Bosch Group’s exceptional technological leadership


Special ownership structure proves its worth Consistently high levels of investment in research and development Innovations that bring real benefit and increase quality of life The award was presented in the Hall of Fame at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany's premier technology museum, by the chairman of the institute, Dr. Heiner Pollert, and the chairman of the Diesel Medal board of trustees, Prof. Alexander Wurzer. Christof Bosch was joined by four of Bosch's 2013 “Inventors of the Year” in accepting the award on behalf of the ov... Read More »

Christmas spirit for young and old at Lufthansa


Before they even set off, children and teenagers have the opportunity to win lots of different prizes online with the JetFriends Advent calendar. From 1 to 24 December, travel enthusiasts between two and 17 years old can solve exciting puzzles and play online games at The prizes to be won include hotel stays with breakfast for the whole family, Disney soft toy ‘Planes’ from the film of the same name and complete JetFriends travel sets with a trolley and rucksack. At the new family check-in desks in Frankfurt and Munich, c... Read More »

GFK purchasing power for retail product lines 2013


The study "GfK Purchasing Power for Retail Product Lines" reveals the regional purchasing power potential for approximately 60 standard product lines. Using data from the GfK consumer panel, GfK also provides retailer-specific regional sales potential for more than 200 product-line groups. Purchasing power measures the average available purchasing potential at consumers' places of residence; as such, this indicator encompasses product line-specific potential for both stationary and online retail. Gastronomy-related expenditures are not taken in... Read More »

Allianz: E-driving is good and fun


Oliver Bäte, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, was one of the first clients to pick up a BMWi3 at BMW-World in Munich. The car will be part of the Allianz management fleet in Munich. “By integrating e-cars into the Allianz fleet, we are supporting the mobility solutions of today and tomorrow,” says Oliver Bäte of Allianz SE. ”It’s important that Allianz is a leader when it comes to delivering solutions for the challenges that society faces. We support a decrease in CO2 emissions and as an insurer and investor, we also support ... Read More »

Oktoberfest in Germany – party without remorse


Inevitably, at an event of this size, many mishaps happen ranging from drunks staggering through the city until the early hours of the morning to stolen handbags or sprained ankles from dancing on the tables. Both festival visitors and organizers should be prepared for some of these risks. Safer festivals thanks to proper risk management Small performances, large celebrations, multi-day festivals and seasonal events require extensive planning and thorough organization. In case of incidents like damages to technical equipment or the evacua... Read More »

BT protects children and teenagers from internet threats in SOS Children’s Villages across Germany


As part of a pilot project, BT installed filter software that allows residents of the SOS Children’s Village in Nuremberg to surf the web safely, without staff supervision. The software blocks pages containing content inappropriate and/or illegal for children. Nina Wegner, CEO at BT Germany, said: “This is an important project for two reasons. Firstly because it’s important not to let children use the internet without guidance. And secondly because it gives the SOS Children’s Village the security of knowing that illegal activities such as music... Read More »

Ministry of Foreign Affairs faces far-reaching budget cuts


In 2014, the budget for foreign affairs will be €9.1 billion, including the Netherlands’ EU contribution of €7.8 billion. Other expenditure will be aimed at policy on the international legal order, human rights, security and stability, and consular assistance. The budget for foreign trade and development cooperation will be €5 billion, of which €3 billion will be earmarked for development cooperation. However, when programmes already under way at other ministries are taken into account, actual expenditure on development cooperation will total €... Read More »

Lufthansa Group: business@school – business sets an example


In the 2013/14 school year, around 30 employees from various areas of the Lufthansa Group are making a commitment as voluntary school patrons within the context of business@school. During their six to eight visits each to schools, they impart knowledge about key skills like teamwork and time management and, as experts from business, train the entrepreneurial thinking of the students. That includes, among other things, support for a team of students in the calculation of the key figures and analysis of an annual report as well in the development... Read More »

Lufthansa taking off during Oktoberfest with crew in traditional Bavarian dress


This time around, the 14-strong inflight team, which will be made up of ten female and two male flight attendants, will be heading for destinations in North America and Japan. On 18 September they will take off for New York, on 24 September for Chicago and on 30 September for Tokyo. “The response from our passengers has been overwhelming. That is why we are taking up the Oktoberfest theme again – on the ground and in the air,” said Thomas Klühr, Chief Financial Officer & Hub Munich Lufthansa German Airlines. As in 2012, the traditional B... Read More »

SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz join hands to develop next-generation antenna technologies


SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM), Korea’s largest telecommunications company, and Rohde & Schwarz announced on Tuesday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. Under the MOU, SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz will work together to create a test bed for AAS, a core technology in next-generation antenna systems, for performance verification. Under this agreement, the two companies will also conduct research and development for next-generation antenna system ... Read More »

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