coronavirus pandemic – Apartman Beograd Sun, 20 Feb 2022 09:31:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 coronavirus pandemic – Apartman Beograd 32 32 Zagreb Grand Expo will attract 200 exhibitors from the region Sat, 19 Feb 2022 11:27:39 +0000

February 19, 2022 – The Grand Expo fair in Zagreb has high hopes this year, hosting several exhibitors from across the immediate area of ​​Croatia and expecting to attract 80,000 visitors.

As Poslovny Dnevnik written, can the construction industry meet today’s challenges? Is Croatia ready for the energy transformation? Can the country adapt land use planning and communal services to meet all the needs of the 21st century? What are investors and buyers really waiting for?

On these questions and many others in the field of construction, architecture, restoration, real estate, wood processing, furniture, energy, mining, metallurgy and electricity, industrial electronics and robotics, ecology, landscape and public services, the Grand Expo fair in Zagreb will try to provide answers.

The first session of the program and the organizing committee of the great Zagreb fair was held in the city on Wednesday, February 16. It was composed of representatives of a number of public institutions, business and professional associations and business people from no less than 10 countries in the region closest to Croatia and the EU. The organizers of the Zagreb Grand Expo are the International Economic Forum Perspektive (Perspectives) Zagreb, Promo Global Zagreb Association for Marketing and Business Services and Delfin – Management Development Zagreb.

“At the Zagreb Grand Expo Fair, according to the set targets, 200 exhibitors from about 10 countries from all over the region will present their products, services, innovations, novelties, as well as investment opportunities, and about 80,000 visitors are expected. More , up to 7 professional conferences and a donor conference to help earthquake-affected areas in the Republic of Croatia will take place at the fair,” said Vinko Curo, Chairman of the Board of Perspektive.

”We want to connect science and the economy”

Teacher. Dr. Velimir Srica, Chair of the Program Committee of the International Economic Forum Perspektive, spoke about the importance of reviving fair industry for economic recovery and development.

“It is in fact a kind of awakening from the hibernation imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. The will of the Zagreb Grand Expo is to awaken everything that has been extinguished in the last two years, in the whole region and beyond. We also want this fair to be a catalyst for reviving traditional communication relationships, affirming big and important projects in the thematic areas of the fair and an incentive for all those who want to get out of this pandemic crisis as soon as possible. through this fair, we will strive to associate science and the economy in a dialogue on the evolution and progress of these territories. In the search for acceptable solutions as in the concrete proposal of solutions, people need to meet, talk and network,” Srica said.

Teacher. Dr. Sinisa Zaric, Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, who has extensive experience in organizing the Belgrade Fair, spoke about the importance of business connections and networking.

“Construction, energy, air conditioning and other areas that will be at the heart of the Grand Expo Zagreb fair are progressing rapidly and constantly offering many novelties. It is much more important to see and try the news from these regions live than to watch it on commercials or virtually. The power of events is always important, people are eager to experience them. The Grand Expo Zagreb Fair will provide a great stage for many scientific and professional events where experiences and knowledge from economy and technology will be exchanged,” Zaric said.

Vinko Curo underlined the importance of the Great Zagreb Fair for the local community, the city of Zagreb and the wider region of Zagreb County in the context of promoting tourism, but also for the state as a whole and thanked national and local institutions, including six ministries and the city of Zagreb, for their continued support.

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Air Serbia China flights in advanced planning phase Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and China’s strict entry rules, traffic between the two countries continues to recover thanks to strong trade ties between the two. Due to a lack of flights, Chinese carriers have been chartered in recent months to transport Chinese construction workers to the Serbian capital, with services from Shanghai, Xian and Beijing taking place in recent weeks. On the other hand, Iran’s Mahan Air, which currently maintains a twice-weekly service between Tehran and Belgrade, currently only deals with the transfer of Chinese passengers, which was confirmed by the Iranian ambassador to Serbia last week. . Before the coronavirus pandemic, Aeroflot was the main transfer airline of choice between Serbia and China, followed by Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

China has become one of the main unserved markets to and from Belgrade since visa restrictions between the two countries were mutually lifted in 2017, with travel hitting an all-time high in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic. coronavirus. Most traffic between China and Serbia in recent years has come from Shanghai, followed by Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Chengdu. Flights between China and Belgrade were first introduced in August 1972 by Air China’s predecessor, CAAC, from Beijing via Karachi with the Boeing 707. Over the years, the stop has grown from the Pakistani city to cities like Urumchi and Tehran. In 1985, the equipment on the route was replaced by an Ilyushin Il-62 and in 1989 by the Boeing 767. On the other hand, JAT Yugoslav Airlines operated its first service to Beijing via Karachi at the end of 1971 under the charter brand Air Yugoslavia with its Boeing 707, while scheduled flights were introduced in 1979.

NYC struggles to recover after spike in Omicron cases Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:45:04 +0000

As the pandemic stretches into a third year, the Omicron variant has added another speed bump on New York’s path back to normal, injecting further uncertainty into the economic outlook and threatening to worsen the already lopsided recovery of the city.

Office workers were again sent home, reversing the steady rise in subway ridership and hurting small businesses in central business districts. A survey of large companies by the Partnership for New York City, a business advocacy group, found that 75% of employers have delayed their plans to return to work.

The past two months were meant to be uplifting, with the arrival of foreign travelers offering a ray of hope to the hundreds of thousands of workers whose jobs depend on tourists.

Instead, hotel occupancy rates have plummeted. Temporary closure signs filled restaurant windows, bank branches and public libraries hampered by sick employees. Broadway shows came to an abrupt halt, some permanently.