MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (  2007 annual report.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stop saving and start investing! This plan could turn £100 a week into a million

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stop saving and start investing! This plan could turn £100 a week into a million £100 a week doesn’t seem like a large amount of money and £1m sounds like a lot. But it’s possible to get from one to the other surprisingly quickly if you invest in shares and share-backed investments.For example, several sources cite the long-term annualised return of the UK’s stock market as being around 8%. And if you can compound your investment at an average 8% per year, my calculations show you could end up with a pot worth just over £1m after around 36 years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…That may seem like a long time, but if you start when you are 20, you may have enough to retire from work forever at around the age of 56 – nice!What about inflation?One fair criticism of illustrations like this is that in several decade’s time, £1m will not seem as impressive as it does today because of the eroding effect of inflation on prices. That’s a good point, but when inflation goes up, wages tend to follow. So, if you can find £100 a week to invest today, you may be able to find twice or three times that much to invest each week 20 or 30 years from now. And the higher the sum you compound, the higher the end figure will likely be. So you could end up with rather a lot more than a million after 36 years.But compounding can be accelerated in other ways too. For example, small increases in the annualised return you achieve on your investments add up to big differences in the sum of money you eventually end up with. And compounding delivers the biggest absolute annual returns in the later years. Therefore, if you extend the period of compounding by five years, say, your pot of money could grow very much larger in a relatively short amount of extra time.Do the workHowever, investing in shares and share-backed investments isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme or a way of accumulating wealth without putting in some effort. One of the biggest dangers is that compounding is interrupted because of poor annual returns or even negative annual returns. And I reckon the best way to try to avoid that happening is by focusing on risk before you look at the potential for gains.I’d be careful about downside risk by avoiding speculative, high-risk investments altogether. So, for me, it’s out the window with profitless, speculative stocks such as Sirius Minerals. Such shares have the potential to multiply your money many-fold, but they also have the potential to wipe it out altogether.Instead, I’d focus on the shares of companies with a good record of trading and a financial record that reveals generally rising revenues, earnings and cash flow. Quality is key, for me. And I’d look at individual company shares as well as managed funds and index tracker funds.center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Pershore – Team of the Month (October 2012)

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Run for your life! Pershore skipper Andy Jenkinson shows his pace against WoodrushTOMMY HAYES has been around the block but he never forgets the words of one of his first coaches, Waikato’s Kevin Greene. “He encouraged us to have the confidence to try things and lose that fear of failure,” says the much-travelled Cook Islander. “You think about Saturday’s game all week and then you only get 80 minutes to express yourself, so you must leave it all out on the pitch.”It’s a philosophy Hayes is imparting to great effect at Pershore, the Midlands Three West (South) club that he coaches with Toby Grace. The focus is on basic skills and sometimes Hayes will just throw a ball in the air and let people play. “We play with a smile on our face,” says Hayes, a greenkeeper who will be 39 this month. “It’s about having the confidence to play what’s in front of you and using the drills and exercises that you practise in the week.”Pershore made a shocking start to the season, leaking 60 and 74 points on successive league weekends, but an honesty session prompted a remarkable upsurge in fortunes. A superb win at second-placed Old Leamingtonians was the prelude to a perfect October, defeats of Old Wheatleyans (31-24), Shrewsbury (27-20, cup), Redditch (50-3) and Woodrush (34-0) propelling Pershore up the table.Canterbury KitbagsMartin Hope is a beast of a No 8 who scored two hat-tricks during the month, lightning wing Stefan Ellis is another potent scorer while loosehead Alex Peel typifies the rugged industry of a team in which Hayes himself has appeared at centre. He had last laced his boots in anger at Malvern a couple of years ago. Pershore are our October Team of the Month and receive a set of 22 Canterbury kitbags.center_img This article appeared in the January 2013 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad.last_img read more

Apopka police arrest kidnapping suspect

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleCity begins “second pass” on hurricane cleanupNext articleCity budget debate: How much reserve is enough? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! From the Apopka Police Department Public Information OfficeJustin Louis James Henderson, 39, has been arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a felony, resisting an officer with violence, false identification given to law enforcement, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.Justin Louis James HendersonOn Sunday at approximately 1:30 PM the Apopka Police Department received a 911 call regarding a kidnapping.  The adult victim advised he was at a Lowe’s in Apopka.  The victim advised that a black male named “Trap” later identified as Henderson forced him to leave his home in Apopka at gunpoint in order to go on a crime spree to replace the cell phone Henderson claimed the victim owed him. The victim stated that when he entered the Lowe’s at Henderson‘s direction to steel wire cutters, Henderson waited in the vehicle. At that time the victim called 911.Apopka Police officers responded to the Lowe’s and observed the black Jaguar vehicle occupied by Henderson parked in front of Lowe’s as the victim described.As officers approached the suspect, Henderson rammed the police vehicle in an attempt to flee. Another officer used the tactic to pen the suspect vehicle, preventing an escape. Henderson then ran on foot, attempted to steal vehicles parked in the Lowe’s contractors entrance before subsequently being subdued with a taser.Henderson was checked in at Florida Hospital Apopka and then transported and booked into the Orange County Jail. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Cyber-dissident Habib Saleh gets three years in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information News March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News August 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Habib Saleh gets three years in prison Follow the news on Syria ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of cyber-dissident Habib Saleh after a court martial sentenced him to three years in prison at the end of a trial without due process in the west-central city of Homs on 16 August. He was arrested in May 2005 in Tartus, 130 km north of Damascus, and accused of spreading mendacious reports.“The Syrian regime is not content to censor the traditional media and block access to opposition websites,” the press freedom organisation said. “It imprisons dissidents as well. It does everything to deny its opponents access to the Internet by monitoring online activity. Saleh’s conviction for the second time is sadly evidence of this.”Saleh wrote regularly for the Lebanese daily An-Nahar (The Day). He participated in chat forums such Al-Rai’s (the Democratic Party of the People in Syria) and wrote articles for websites such as Elaph. He posted open letters to the ruling Baath Party criticising the regime. His posts also described his previous spell in prison.Saleh was previously arrested in 2001 along with nine other so-called “Damascus Spring” activists. This was a period of limited political opening after President Hafez al-Assad died and was succeeded by his son Bashar, when Saleh headed the Tartus Forum for National Democratic Dialogue. Charged with trying to change the constitution by illegal means, inciting sectarian strife and sedition, spreading mendacious reports and trying to discredit the government, he was sentenced to three years in prison in May 2002.Syria is on the list of the world’s 15 leading Internet enemies which Reporters Without Borders compiled last year. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News March 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Royal Navy to Maintain ‘Enduring Presence’ in Middle East

first_img View post tag: East Share this article Training & Education View post tag: Enduring The Royal Navy will maintain “an enduring presence” in the Middle East according to its senior commander in the region. With work on a new £6m headquarters in Bahrain under way, Commodore Keith Blount says the investment is part of a long-term commitment to keep Royal Navy units in the region – building on a constant presence going back more than 30 years.“As long as our national interests are out here, then there will be a Royal Navy presence here,” said the commodore, commander of the UK Maritime Component Command. “Our national interests cut across this region in so many ways – large numbers of British nationals live here, it is a source of much of our energy, we have friendly relations with many nations.”It is the task of his 80-strong team – who are currently split between the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet headquarters and buildings in the grounds of the American base – to choreograph Royal Navy operations across a vast area embracing the Eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf and Indian Ocean almost as far south as Madagascar, more than 2½ million square miles of sea (more than eight times the size of the North Sea). On any given day, there are usually upwards of a dozen ships and units deployed in the region, over 1,300 men and women. Typically, two frigates or destroyers are on patrol – one in the Gulf itself, the second in the Indian Ocean – plus four minehunters, permanently based in Bahrain and their mother ship. There are also Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Fleet Air Arm personnel spread around the Arabian Peninsula. Nowhere else outside UK home waters is there such a concentration of the Royal Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel, 24/7. And on any one day there are around 3,000 merchant ships moving through UKMCC’s domain. “One trillion dollars of trade passes through this region every year,” Cdre Blount stresses. “What would happen if anything affected that is unimaginable. Keeping open these arteries is vital. This is a joint theatre but with a heavily maritime flavour – and by dint of geography will always be one.”As part of the ‘end of Empire’ the RN withdrew its forces from the Gulf in 1971. It returned in 1980 during the Iran-Iraq War when British shipping in the region was under threat. Since then, it has never left – first under the banner of the Armilla Patrol, later enforcing UN sanctions against Saddam Hussein’s regime, more recently protecting Iraq’s oil platforms in a post-Saddam world, and today, as Operation Kipion, responsible for ‘maritime security operations’ – clamping down on piracy, terrorism and trafficking. When UKMCC was formed in the aftermath of the September 11 atrocities in 2001, the staff numbered just eight. It’s ten times larger now and has outgrown its existing facilities.[mappress]Press Release, May 23, 2014; Image: Royal Navy May 23, 2014 View post tag: Maintain View post tag: Royal View post tag: Middle Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy to Maintain ‘Enduring Presence’ in Middle East Royal Navy to Maintain ‘Enduring Presence’ in Middle East View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: presence View post tag: Navallast_img read more

JCR President told to plump up

first_imgHertford’s JCR President has been told to pile on the pounds after the JCR passed a “banterous” motion on Sunday calling for him to “return to his former glory.”JCR Treasurer Tim Boothman proposed the motion concerning the President Jon Colclough’s weight at the first meeting of term, noting Colclough’s “rapid” and “irresponsible” loss of significant body mass over the holidays. The motion warns of the President being “dangerously close to being presentable and/or ‘attractive’, an unprecedented occurrence.”The JCR meeting minutes from 27 April reveal the motion stipulating Colclough’s principal electoral appeal as being “his humourous appearance (like Oliver Hardy),” and that his weight loss had hurt his charisma, which is described as being “directly proportional to his body mass.” It goes on to say, “a JCR President, as the primary representative of College, must be required to be both charismatic and entertaining.”  The proposed resolution called for the President to gain back any weight that Colclough had lost, and also “for all future presidents to be banned from weight loss post-election.” Emily Watson, member of Teddy Hall and also girlfriend of the newly slimmed Hertford JCR President seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.Tim Boothman said in an email that this motion was “a joke, strictly between mates,” and one following Hertford’s “long tradition of passing motions of no consequence for no reason other than boredom and immaturity.” He also lauded Cherwell’s “unparalleled” grasp of rudimentary humour in highlighting the motion. JCR Sports Rep Ben Brash said offering more attention to such “funny” joke motions is “frankly swelling [Tim Boothman’s] already large [forehead].”Colclough said of his thinner physique, “It’s always nice having people appreciate my new six-pack.“I imagine I’ll be hitting the social highs of ‘Fit College’ before too long.” In response to Boothman’s motion, Colclough said, “Tim Boothman’s…forehead is bigger than both my previous and my current belly diameter.” He did not comment on whether he will follow through with the motion and how he will do so. Colclough advises future dieters to “try to keep within your daily allowance of burgers and kebabs. “If you’re really lucky, you can look like me within a few weeks.” His girlfriend could not be reached for comment.last_img read more

Solar-plus-storage systems bring cheaper, cleaner electricity to Philippines

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:The small Filipino town of Paluan on the island of Mindoro has been electrified with the installation of its own Tesla battery powered solar plus storage minigrid. The new minigrid provides power to local residents who had been living on just a few hours of unstable electricity that came and went as inconsistently as the weather. To solve the situation, a new solar plus storage plus diesel solution was installed that provides stable power to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for the first time ever.The system leverages a 2 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar installation and a 1.8 MW / 1.5 MWh Tesla Powerpack installation. The solar installation provides the bulk of the electricity required to supply the needs of residents, and the Tesla Powerpack installation stores up excess daytime solar production which can be used through the night.Three diesel generators with a combined capacity of 1,260 kilowatts (kW) was added to provide supplemental power during peak usage over the evening hours and to offset the seasonality of the solar generating system.The installation highlights how relatively simple it is for those islanded from existing electricity supply networks to install a microgrid, minigrid, or full-blown grid of their own, built on a foundation of currently available solar and storage solutions. Importantly, the installation was justified and funded without subsidies, demonstrating how competitive and practical solar plus storage installations are, even in rural regions.The system was installed by a local solar company, Solar Para Sa Bayan (SPSB), which translates to ‘Solar for the country’. The company currently supplies power to nearly 3,000 customers on the island of Paluan, while delivering significant reductions in the cost of electricity at the same time.The market is ripe for disruption, with more than 30 million Filipinos who live without reliable access to electricity. The island nature of the nation and rugged mountainous terrain makes the prospect of local energy generation and storage installations more lucrative as the cost of tapping into centralized electrical grids puts them out of reach for most of the unserved or underserved in the country.More: Solar + storage minigrids are electrifying towns across the Philippines Solar-plus-storage systems bring cheaper, cleaner electricity to Philippineslast_img read more

Proposed board actions

first_imgPursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its June 2, 2006 meeting in Key West on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable.Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective.To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850)561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-3 Membership 1. Rule 1-3.7 Reinstatement to Membership. Summary: Within subdivision (a), revises verbiage so that provision effectively relates to all types of membership delinquencies. Subchapter 1-7 Membership Fees and Fiscal Control 2. Rule 1-7.5 Retired, Resigned, Inactive, Delinquent Members Summary: Deletes “resigned” members from text that lists those members who shall not practice law until reinstated; revises title likewise. Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-5 Types of Discipline 3. Rule 3-5.1 Generally Summary: Consistent with proposed changes within rule 3-7.9(d), adds language within subdivisions (e) and (f) – re suspension and disbarment – to clarify that such disciplinary actions shall include, unless waived or modified by the court on motion of the respondent showing good cause, a prohibition on the lawyer accepting new business from the date of the order of discipline, effective 30 days thereafter and until such term of discipline has expired. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 4. Rule 3-7.9 Consent Judgment Summary: Consistent with proposed changes within rule 3-5.1(e) and (f), adds language within subdivision (d) – re content of conditional pleas – to clarify that all such pleas agreeing to suspension or disbarment shall include, unless waived or modified by the court on motion of the respondent showing good cause, a prohibition on the lawyer accepting new business from the date of the order of discipline, effective 30 days thereafter and until such term of discipline has expired. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-3 Florida Certification Plan 5. Rule 6-3.9 Manner of Certification Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds an option for certified lawyers to use the initials “B.C.S.” to indicate they are board certified specialists in an abbreviated manner; further specifies appropriate contexts for the use of such initials. Subchapter 6-10 Continuing Legal Education Requirement Rule 6. Rule 6-10.3 Minimum Hourly Continuing Legal Education Requirements Summary: Regulatory systems should require that lawyers, as part of their mandatory continuing legal education either through a separate credit or thorough existing ethics and professionalism credits, complete programs related to the promotion of racial and ethic diversity in the legal profession, the promotion of full and equal participation in the profession of women and persons with disabilities and the elimination of all forms of bias in the profession. Subchapter 6-16 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer 7. Rule 6-16.3 Minimum Standards Summary: Consistent with proposed changes in rule 6-16.4(b), adds language within subdivision (b), to allow completion of particular advanced trial advocacy seminars to substitute for 1 of the 8 required matters submitted to the trier of fact for resolution; deletes current reference to “complex” in definition of “protracted adversary proceeding” and adds further clarification that such proceedings are “business litigation” matters. 8. Rule 6-16.4 Recertification Summary: Consistent with proposed changes in rule 6-16.3(b), adds language within subdivision (b), to allow completion of advanced trial advocacy seminars to substitute for 1 of the 5 required matters submitted to the trier of fact for resolution. Chapter 14 Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Subchapter 14-4 Institution of Proceedings 9. Rule 14-4.1 Arbitration Proceedings Summary: Amends subdivisions (a) and (b), and adds new subdivisions (c), (d), (e) and (f) to conform procedures for the institution of bar fee arbitration with the procedures applicable to grievance mediation. 10. Chapter 20 – Florida Registered Paralegal Program Summary: New chapter setting forth standards to establish new Florida Registered Paralegal Program; establishes a two-tiered system. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 400 Series – Membership and Dues 11. Standing Board Policy 4.30 Dues for Faculty Affiliate Members of The Florida Bar Summary: Deletes $25 annual dues, and substitutes therefore an amount “set by the Board of Governors.” 500 Series – Committees, Sections, and Divisions 12 Standing Board Policy 5.63 Administrative Support Policy Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds language stating that the section expenses used in calculating general and administrative allocations will be reduced by the amount of sponsorships collected in the year. 1500 Series – Lawyer Regulation Policies 13 Standing Board Policy 15.45 Policy in Bankruptcy Proceedings Summary: New policy, providing direction to staff as to what actions should be undertaken in various bankruptcy proceedings to protect the Bar’s interests when the petitioner has unpaid disciplinary costs. BYLAWS 14 Administrative Law Section Bylaws Summary: Within Article I, adds title (Description) and creates new Section 3 (Aspirational Goal) regarding a balanced executive council membership of both government attorneys and private practitioners; within Article II, Section 3 (Membership – Annual Dues) deletes $25 cap on dues; within Article III, Section 4 (Officers – Election of Officers) revises nominations process, to require nominations by a nominating committee of the executive council rather than the full council; within Article IV (Executive Council) deletes duplicative provision in Section 1 (Governing Body) regarding council meetings, and creates new Section 5 (Duties) regarding council member participation in section, Florida Bar, or other sections’ activities; within Article V (Meetings) adds new title and provisions within Section 1 (Meetings of the Membership) and new Section 2 (Meetings of the Executive Council) specifying revised procedures for calling and conducting both regular and special meetings of the section and executive council, including new quorum and absence provisions for executive council meetings; within Article VI (Committees) revises descriptions of various standing committees, adds new Law School Outreach and Nominating Committees, and allows for establishment of ad hoc committees by the chair; includes other non-substantive edits and revises existing subdivision entries as necessary. 15 Labor & Employment Law Section Bylaws Summary: Amends Article II, Section 5 to increase the section’s annual dues from $25 to $40. Proposed board actions May 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Proposed board actionslast_img read more

William Chia, The Culture Embassy: There is too little information about Croatia in China

first_imgWilliam is a corporate trainer and lecturer in countries covering the Asian Pacific, and for one term was dean of Nanjing International Business School Audit University Jinshen College. Author: native team in cooperation with the company ProConcept During all my years spent in China, I have never come across a wildlife market, nor have I seen anyone eat strange or “funny” foods. On the contrary, I attended numerous Italian and French dinners with food and wine pairing. The Chinese extremely like to enjoy western cuisine combined with western wines which have become very common in China. In addition to the rich education he received at the Universities of Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oxford, William has gained many significant experiences through his business practice, so the opportunity to socialize and gain new knowledge from William is certainly a great opportunity for our professionals. tourism.  And finally, what will you talk about in Zagreb at the Masterclass on the Chinese tourism market? The number of Chinese tourists, the number of trips and their consumption have grown dramatically in the last decade, and currently there is a growing interest of Chinese consumers and tourists in Croatia. How do you view this fact and what can we expect in the future? Many Western brands fail and burn out in China, firstly because they do not understand the culture, and secondly because many of them do not accept Chinese applications and social networks as inferior. While this may have been unthinkable ten years ago, the reality is that many Chinese apps and social networks in China are more advanced than Western ones. Likewise, what has a good result in the west, it is possible that there is absolutely no influence in China. MasterClass also brings new knowledge about Chinese social networks, the behavior of Chinese consumers, new moments created during this crisis and how to manage marketing and PR campaigns towards the Chinese market. Find out more details about the Chinese Tourism Market Masterclass HERE The average Chinese consumer and tourist is, contrary to popular belief, more sophisticated, insightful and demanding than ever before, and this greatly encourages the rapid development of platforms and applications on their social networks. Although Croatia was a complete unknown in the past, more and more Chinese tourists have access to information about Croatian tourist attractions, and in addition, Chinese tourists have already traveled extensively to North American and Western European destinations, so more and more of them are thinking about Croatia. Third, most Chinese applications and platforms are created for Chinese users, so Westerners face various obstacles during use. This does not mean that Croatian companies will fail to advertise in China, they just have to adapt… and adjust again. Western companies that have adapted have succeeded and continue to succeed in China. Their evolution started from a fascination with American and Anglo-Saxon culture, then an interest in European culture and art, while now, in search of new experiences that will enrich their lives, they are exposed to almost everything from all over the world. New generations of Chinese tourists publish their every step on the trip abroad on social networks, because the trip is a status symbol for them. In an informal conversation before the interview, did you mention how Chinese like to enjoy Western cuisine? Find out more specific information about the Chinese market at MasterClass on the Chinese tourism market – How to reach millions of Chinese tourists, which will take place 13.03.2020. at the Zagreb Congress Center. Next month, in Zagreb, at the MasterClass to be held at the Forum Congress Center, we will have the opportunity to meet William Chia, a marketing and PR expert in the Chinese tourism market. William will participate in the MasterClass as a lecturer. The choice of platform depends on the marketing goals of the company. Be aware of the fact that you have never encountered something like the Chinese market of 1,3 billion consumers. Contrary to popular belief, the younger generation can actually access Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Whatsapp, etc., but the point is that the Western promotion system has no effect in China simply because its functions, language and culture do not attract Chinese consumers. He is also the editor-in-chief, content strategist, market researcher and lifestyle magazine writer who is widely distributed in southern China. He collaborates with clients from the tourism and public sector such as Château Lafite Rothschild, Oriental Mandarin, Grand Hyatt, St Regis, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton, Howard Johnson Sandalwoods, Rosewood, Ritz-Carlton, and with several European and South American consulates in China. Photo: ProConcept The question that is currently inevitable, will a corona virus epidemic threaten Chinese outbound tourism? Should we currently give up on China in our business strategy? We must never underestimate the strength of the Chinese market and the Chinese people who will definitely defeat this epidemic and its consequences, as they did with SARS a few years ago.  At MasterClass in Zagreb, with our Croatian friends and participants, I will share more knowledge about how they too can use Western and Chinese social networks for more effective promotion and conversion of Chinese consumers and tourists, all to increase their final sales result. I will give an introduction to the most popular Chinese social networks and media applications, along with various case studies and examples from my own portfolio. Second, Western media are more focused on attracting Western readers and markets. These same media portray China in a less desirable light. In addition, the Western media is sensationalist and full of inflated headlines and content. This inevitably creates a great mutual misunderstanding between the West and China. As an announcement of his arrival, we asked him a few questions about the Chinese tourism market. Yes of course. But before answering that question, I must also look further at the misperception that often occurs at the moment, and that is how the Chinese eat bats and snakes, which is certainly not true. The one who asks this question is certainly not some connoisseur of China and the Chinese. Those who consume forbidden wild animals and eat such exotic dishes are in the vast minority, the vast majority of people have a normal diet like you and me. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for social media marketing in China, so it really depends on each company and business sector. In addition, social networking platforms and applications in China may become irrelevant in just a few months, so Western companies really need to keep pace with the pace of development. The fact is that the Chinese government is doing its best to prevent the spread of the epidemic… At the same time, many Chinese complain on WeChat that they are bored at home and want to travel abroad as soon as this epidemic ends. Therefore, if nothing else, Croatian companies should use this moment to plan, develop a strategy and start their marketing and PR campaigns in China. When the epidemic ends it will be in a good position to attract Chinese consumers and tourists. Here we encounter a problem, there is still very little information about Croatia in China, and the available content and marketing channels are not effective enough to reach Chinese consumers and the real tourism market. As William Chia emphasized, Croatian companies should use this moment to plan, develop a strategy and start their marketing and PR campaigns in China. And how to get attention in this large and totally different tourist market, learn first hand from the keynote lecturer –  Joanne Chan of IPPWORLD i William Chia from The Culture Embassy. Fourth, the Western Hemisphere is relatively slower and is just becoming cashless, and China, with Alipay and WePay, has already turned into a cashless society. In China, no one uses credit cards or cash anymore. All payment methods that increase the complexity of the digital sphere in China should be built into your Chinese strategy as well. How did you open the topic of promotion on the Chinese market, which digital platforms would you recommend to Croatian companies for marketing and PR campaigns in China?last_img read more