18.07.2018 Culture and History of Commerce

Its German edition was published first time by Prof. Dr. B.Hallier in 1999.The director of the German "House of History" in Bonn, Prof. Dr. H.Sch?fer stated: "By intertwining history, trade, science and artwork, a truly new territory is entered into." His colleague, the director general of the State Museums in Berlin, Prof. Dr. P.-K. Schuster said about the book ."This book makes for both reading and travel adventure. It is simply thrilling to see how the paths of trade and art run together through the ages to this very day."and former Chancellor of the German Federal Republic Gerhard Schr?der added :"I am certain that Culture and History of Commerce makes for stimulating reading, not only for professionals and specialists."
Among the painters in the book are from Russia in alphabetical order Nikolai Iwanowisch Andronow, Iwan Aiwasowski (2 pict), Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinski (2 pict), Andrei Krasilschikov, Boris Kustodijew (3 pict), Nikolaj Rerich and Ilya Repin. Other famous painters mentioned covering scenes from retail/wholesale are B.Belotto, J.Brueghel the older, A.Carracci, E.Degas, A.D?rer, V.van Gogh, H.Holbein the younger, A.Macke (2 pict), Q.Metsys, F.Snyders (2 pict), C.Tiffany, A.Wattau and A.Warhol.

After the Korean edition in 2003 now the Russian version will be in the market in the end of October 2006. Translations came from the ERA-member Ural Technical University in Ekaterinburg (Eugenia Lugovih) and had been under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leonid Strovsky and Prof. Elena Frolova Initiated was the project by Viktor Konteev from the Ekaterinburg City Government. "We are in the revival of old retail/wholesale traditions where Ekaterinburg is a hub between Europe and Asia. Intercultural understanding is the basis of a peaceful development" he underlined his policy of cooperation. The book will be printed by the ?Interexpert? publishing house in Moscow; they too organized a sponsor-concept for the distribution within Russia ? among them ADT-Tyco (Germany), Buki International (Russia), Euroindex (Ukraine),MALL E.C. (Russia), Metro (Russia), Orsay (Germany), Rotonda (Russia), Seat (Ukraine), Tegometall (Germany), Verlag Kunsthandel (Germany), Vitrina PG and Westimpex (both Russia).( more about the intertwine of the Hallier-family and culture see LINK)

16.06.2018 : Green Belt

The First International Conference of the Silk Road Mayors met in Astana/Kazakhstan to discuss the revitalisation of the historic Silk Road. More than 2000 politicians and experts did meet with the 60 mayors (more: Video at DailyMotion)

One key word for this new forum is "Green Belt": the Korean Nobel Laureate Prof.Dr. Raekwong Chung (on the photo together with Prof.Dr.B.Hallier) promoted an "Eco-Grid" to fight the warming of the earth to protect human life in that area! Hallier supports that idea by integrating the Eco-Grid into his vision of a Global House of Harmony based on Economy, Ecology and Ethics.

15.05.2018 : Circle PhD

Circle is an university network founded in 2004 : the idea are annual conferences rotating ln the Circle-member countries for students to present their MA or PhD papers in English under the supervision of international professors. Prof.Dr.Hallier is part of that supervisor team.

Additionally Circle lnternational is running a far-distance program for MA and PhD. ln 2018 the former ERA-trainee from Russia, Alina Pukhovskaya, now living in Mexico defended her thesis about the Food Bank Mexico successfully at the Annual Meeting in Sarajewo/ Bosnia-Herzogewina. Next year Circle will meet from April 24th to 25th at the University of Gloucestershire/UK


15.02.2018 : Plekhanov University

The Plekhanov University in Moscow is one of the largest economic universities in Russia. It was formed in 1897 by businessmen of Moscow; in 1903 it started Commercial Courses. Today Plekhanov is also institutionalized in 27 Russian cities as well as in Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic.

For three generations professors from the Tserevitinov family were teaching Commodity Research and Education at the Plekhanov University. Therefore the Commodity Conferences are named after that family. Internationally the Commodity Department is also strongly engaged internationally in the IGWT. Prof. Dr. Hallier therefore sees an interesting input by Plekhanov for TUN as also vice versa.


15.01.2018 : IFS

The IFS (International Featured Standard) was created in 2003 by the German Trade Association HDE and its French counterparts FCD; later Italian Trade Associations joined. Today IFS is acting worldwide. The basic idea of IFS is the fact that on the one hand side the European Law and National Laws require from food companies or food outlets to implement all relevant actions to secure food safety and on the other hand also individual suppliers/retailers develop marketing profiles with „add-ons“ to the legal requirements to gain higher margins. Those companies then need a control/audit for their claims. IFS’s ambition is to harmonize those individual demands to one level of control to get more efficiency via an unified standard.

The IFS-standard is benchmarking the individual steps and partners of the Total Supply Chain by an evaluation system which has four main categories :

- A: full compliance with the requirements (20 points)

- B: almost full compliance – but small deviations (15 points)

- C: only a small part of the requirements are implemented (5 points)

- D: the requirements are not implemented

All scorings are reported and explained in an IFS Audit Report. Based on the first evaluation all enterprises have the chance to secure and improve their market position by an action plan of continuous optimization of their products and services.


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