As a first EXPO in 2015 Milano dedicated its Exhibition to the topic of food, its sustainability and to Food Waste. Professor Hallier was editing the results of the EU project FoRWaRd within the book of Food Waste Management. He was therefore asked by the Bocconi University to act as an embassador for the student competition at the Expo.
The European Retail Academy created also with the help of the world economic youth forum in Astana www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU as a global green university platform. The GGU is though to be a tactical tool to support the EXPO 2017 in Astana.
„ It is necessary to find a new equilibrium for a combination of Economy, Ecology and Ethics for Global Harmony“ is Hallier‘s credo for Milano 2015 as well was for Astana 2017.
15.05.2015: Astana Economic Forum
After the Soviet Union had been dissolved the former city of Akmola was named in 1997 Astana to become the new capital of Kazakhstan. It was an academic decision based on a nationwide study taking into account 32 parameters. With the help of architects like Norman Foster a futuristic city is progressing in a new Post Soviet style. The EU and Kazakhstan have within the Central Asian Region the first Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement which will facilitate stronger relations between both partners
Organized by the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association and the Government of Kazakhstan since 2008 there is an annual Astana Economic Forum as an international platform for global dialogue. Since 2012 the Astana Club of Nobel Laureates is awarding young scientists with a diploma at the World Economic Youth Forum - always also supported by Prof.Dr.B.Hallier and the European Retail Academy. Also www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU is designed to support especially the Global Youth Movement as an academic bridge between Europe and Asia.
01.05.2015 : DIY-StoreChecks
In June 2015 Russian retailers will visit for vocational training in the Cologne/Bonn area DIY-chains like Knauber, OBI, Hellweg, Bauhaus, Globus but also smaller local units like Schmidt&Rudersdorf, Kipp&Gruenhoff, Fassbender&Tenten. Last but not least they are interested in nearby assortments like at Porta, Media Markt or the specialist Estella.
Additional discussions about the DIY-sector will be arranged with Holger Externbrink/Baumarktmanager ( a magazine founded in 1967 and being the leading publication of this sector), Manfred Maus ( co-founder of OBI), Oliver Kirchhoff (DIY-Consulting) and John Herbert/EDRA ( see also:
Nowadays, the web 2.0. and the social media platforms provide a great opportunity for companies to keep inform their followers and to create and support an easier and smoother direct communication channel. Furthermore, the stakeholders could better engage in further dialogues.
10.04.2015: Open Days
For universities today it becomes necessary from the point of competition to open their doors at least once a year for all interested stakeholders to show their work and its ambience. The following YouTube (Introduction/Art)
guides the visitors through the Campus of the Alanus University of Art and Social Sciences in Alfter/Bonn.
Nora Tineva with Marie-Christin Hallier
The name of the University comes from Alanus ab Insulis - living more than 800 years ago. He already liked the academic discussion between different disciplines. Such an interdisciplinary study-course at Alanus today is Art Therapy - merging Art and Medical insights. A short introduction into ArtTherapy gives the following YouTube (Art Therapy).