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Interviews

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Interview with Thomas Wimmer, General Manager at TBP Engineering GmbH

Engineering a family business

The finance crisis of 2008 resulted in significant change for many companies. In particular, those which focused on just one or two market sectors recognized their vulnerability, and many set out to diversify their services and spread their risk. TBP Engineering GmbH, an Austrian industrial plant designer, which at the time served the pulp and paper industries, was one such company. European Business spoke to General Manager Thomas Wimmer to find out how TBP responded to the crisis and the impact this has had.

Interview with Zdzisław Koziatek, CEO of CELLPAK Zdzisław Koziatek

New innovation in packaging with the oldest material in the world

Due to the increase in e-commerce, the packaging industry is experiencing a boom. New forms, sizes and weights of packaging are required. Against a background of increasing awareness of environmental issues, paper is replacing plastic packaging. CELLPAK in Poland is a well-known producer of paper for different packaging purposes. With its new brands RollFill and BoxFill, the company aims to enhance its international footprint in the coming years.

Interview with Edward Kuchta, CEO of BTG Sp. z o. o., owner of BUKOVINA Resort Brand

Find balance and harmony at a premier Polish spa

BUKOVINA Resort is a complex of many attractions and facilities in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Each guest of the resort can use all the available services: the BUKOVINA geothermal pools, which are the largest in Poland, the child-friendly BUKOVINA Hotel, the adult-focused Hotel HARNAŚ, and Wellness BUKOVINA, – a places of relaxation, tranquility and renewal. The unique complex for year-round relaxation for the whole family is a luxurious place to reclaim your inner balance, find peace, take care of your health and fitness, and restore your mood. European Business spoke with Edward Kuchta, CEO of Bukowianskie Towarzystwo Geotermalne Sp z o o, the resort’s holding group, about the spa’s beginnings and how it plans to draw in guests from Poland and beyond.

Interview with Marcell Pal, Co-Founder and CEO of Brewie

A new gateway to home brewing

Whenever you think about brewing, you might imagine large mashing tanks, filtration systems and storage facilities within a major industrial compound. Hungarian company Brewie offers a completely different angle by making automated brewing accessible to your home: Brewie+ looks like a stereo, but is really an advanced brewing device. European Business talked to Marcell Pal, Co-Founder and CEO, about the company’s mission, the definition of full automation and the rediscovery of quality.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg, Entrepreneur, Founder and Author

Soft-Skills of the future: A clear vision and the ability to juggle several balls at the same time

A mompreneur is someone who is both a mother and a self-employed entrepreneur. That can present quite a challenge. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg manages both easily. She is CEO and Cofounder of several start-ups as well as Managing Director of the International Institute for Sustainability Management. European Business spoke with Anabel Ternès von Hattburg about the strengths of a mompreneur, stereotypes mothers have to face and why gender roles are a thing of the past.

Interview with Tijen Onaran, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Moderator

Who wants a standstill when it comes to entrepreneurship?

Whenever people write about Tijen Onaran, it resonates with a touch of the special. Without a doubt, she is one of the outstanding minds the German digital scene currently has to offer and recently presented readers with her very own Bible. European Business spoke with her about good communication, the essence of networking in book form and her personal non-word of the year 2018.

Interview with Judith Borowski, Chief Branding Officer (CBO) at Nomos Glashütte

Making up for lost time

For centuries, the small German town of Glashütte, which is nestled in the mountains south of Dresden, has been producing some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces. Employing the same techniques of mechanical watchmaking that have been passed down through generations, Nomos Glashütte has reinvigorated the town’s beloved tradition. European Business sat down with the company’s CBO, Judith Borowski, to learn more about how Nomos applies local know-how to create its world-renowned watches.

Interview with Katharina Staudacher

“We want to be THE more natural and better alternative in the snack market”

foodloose was founded by Katharina Staudacher and Verena Ballhaus-Riegler in 2010. Since then, they have revolutionized the snack market with their organic snacks. Following rebranding, a new nut bar came on the market, along with fruit hearts and a spread. European Business spoke with Ms. Staudacher about the rebranding and the features of the new products.

Interview with Meike Bambach, Director of Hotel Paradies, Club Privé «Il Paradis»

At home on holiday

With the trend for more work and fewer and shorter holidays, every second of our precious vacation counts. Discerning individuals choose to spend their time at hotels in beautiful locations, with discrete yet luxurious service. Guests of the Hotel Paradies in the stunning Swiss Alps are members of an exclusive holiday club, and experience all this surrounded by like-minded people with whom they can share common interests and engaging conversation – a true ‘home from home’ environment. Director Meike Bambach explains her unique concept to European Business.

Interview with Philippe Santi, Executive Vice President of Interparfums SA

Knowing what’s hot in the world of luxury fragrances

If you have a successful brand, as the wisdom goes, you should make the most of it. For many in the fashion industry or celebrity world, that means cashing in with their own perfume. However, creating a marketable fragrance takes a lot more than having a successful brand image, although, according to the experts, that is certainly a good place to start. As hundreds of different scents and fragrances battle it out for a share of what is now a 25 billion USD market, European Business spoke to Philippe Santi, Executive Vice President of Interparfums SA in France, which holds a respectable 2% of this lucrative market, about what it takes to come out of this business smelling of roses.

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