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IH&RA – the International Hotel & Restaurant Association – is the only global business organization representing the hospitality industry worldwide. Officially recognized by the United Nations, IH&RA monitors and lobbies all international agencies on behalf of this industry, estimated to comprise 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants, employ 60 million people and contribute 950 billion USD annually to the global economy.
The IH&RA is run on a not-for-profit basis with a team led by a Chief Executive. It is governed by a General Assembly and a Board of Directors.
IH&RA members include national hotel and restaurant associations in some 100 countries throughout the world and international and national hotel and restaurant chains representing some 50 brands.
Box Group has been Global Worldwide Partner with IHRA for the last 4 years and in that period did numerous visual identity work, including new IHRA web presentation, complete visual organization of 48th, 49th and 50th IHRA Annual Congresses held in Belgrade, SERBIA and Kathmandu, NEPAL. 50th Annual Congress is to be held in Istanbul, TURKEY in 2013. Box Group Team currently works on Sustainable Hospitality IH&RA 2020 project.
Rio +20 - The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236). The Conference will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The Conference will result in a focused political document.
The objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges.
Box Group has been working closely with colleagues from UNWTO on Rio+20 project. Designing promo materials, brochures and presentation materials to key people involve in a project.
Hotel Energy Solutions, a UNWTO-initiated project made possible by the support of Intelligent Energy Europe, and implemented in close partnership with UNEP, IH&RA, EREC and ADEME has a goal to increase energy efficiency by 20% and the use of renewable energies by 10% in SMEs across the EU, demonstrating that economic growth and the environment can and should go hand in hand.
After three years of testing and research, HES has the pleasure to introduce you to its principal output, an innovative online application, the "Hotel Energy Solutions E-toolkit" which provides hoteliers with a report assessing their current energy use and recommends appropriate renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies along with a carbon footprint calculator and a return on investment calculator.
We are proud to introduce complete visual identity work done by Box group team for the UNWTO - Hotel Energy Solutions project. This Project has been supported by Intelligent Energy Europe and Officially Partnered by UNEP, ADEC; EREC and IHRA. Logo, complete book of standards and all means of communication, including 3D and Video presentation lays within the Box group team.
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries and a strong contributor to sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
More than 900 million international tourists travelled last year, and UNWTO forecasts 1.6 billion tourists by the year 2020. In order to minimize the negative impacts of this growth – and harness its power to help make positive change in the world - sustainability must translate from words to facts, and be an imperative for all tourism stakeholders.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism practices around the world. Momentum around this movement is growing. The GSTC is currently active in all UNWTO regions, including Africa, The Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Europe and Middle East.
Box Group team worked closely with Global Sustainable Tourism Council team on production of their new web graphic presentation. The Travel Forever web page is representing new approach by GSTC in attracting more members to join this fantastic organization. Work still in progress... more to come!
The Copenhagen Climate Summit followed many years of negotiations for a new global carbon reduction regime to replace the Kyoto Agreement when it expires in 2012. The ultimate goal is to stabilize the earth's temperature by 2050 with clear targets and procedures for all nations and special engagement for the world's developing and emerging economies.
The Summit has been widely supported with a UN led campaign called "Seal the Deal" a simple focused action urging governments to reach a meaningful agreement, supported by a wide spectrum of stakeholders – government, industry and civil society.
In a similar way "Live the Deal" has been launched to help Travel & Tourism companies and destinations play their full part in the evolving Copenhagen 2050 climate stabilization plan.
Remember the green triangle man! Live the Deal is unique project launched by Geoffrey Lipman and together with Hugo Kimber of Carbon Consultancy and Predrag Bozovic - Box Group represent core of the worldwide team in achieving greener future for all of us. Still waiting - Join us now!!!
Metro Cash & Carry is the leading international player in self-service wholesale: customer-focused, international and innovative. The concept is oriented towards helping customers to successfully run their own businesses.
Specifically, Metro Cash & Carry is focused on the dynamic growth markets in Asia and Eastern Europe as well as in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The majority of all new business locations are established in these growth regions. Over three billion people, about the half of the world's population, live in countries where the company is already present.
Since 2009, Articulated outsourcing strategies are advised to Metro executives in promoting continuously their brand, offers and pricing system. Campaigns were including local research and understanding and tailor made solutions through variety of different products. Moto of our business relationship -" faster at lower costs, are better able to compete against anyone in the world".