The Edge of Tranquility
Mr. Paul Humpoletz from Tarquini Theater (Brighton, UK), will perform on this year’s 41st edition on the May Opera Evenings. In the theater play “The Edge of Tranquility” Mr. Humpoletz is acting in the role of George, as such traveling through the live and music of the composer George F. Handel. Both lives, George’s and Handel’s are exploring in original, creative and sometimes humoristic form by using earthy language and images.
Mr. Humpoletz has performed in all areas of the profession, including many years in regional repertory theatre, London theatres and the West End, as well as on tour and in Europe. He has also appeared frequently on TV, in feature films, and on Radio. Most recently he played Churchill on BBC2 in ‘WW2 – Behind closed doors’. (www.theatretarquini.co.uk)
Mr. Luigi Schifano, counter tenor from Italy accompanied by the quintet musicians from Macedonian Opera and Ballet orchestra will evoke some of the most remarkable compositions of George F. Handel, in the second part of the program.
Both, theater play and the music recital are part of the cultural platform European Opera Days.
11 and 12 of May (Saturday and Sunday), 2013, Macedonian Opera and Ballet, Small stage, start 20.00h
Tickets could be purchased at the price of 200den. at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet’s box office or on line at www.mob.com.mk
To mark this remarkable achievement, the British Business Group in Macedonia (BBGM) is organizing the 1st International Conference on Economic Aspects of Intellectual Property – EAIP 2013.
The Conference will be organized in cooperation with the Center for Intellectual Property at the Faculty of Law, “Iustinianus Primus”, in Skopje at the beginning of October 2013. The speakers and guests from UK and Macedonia will be leading experts in this field as well as company Executives who rely on the protection of their IP for successfulcommerce.
In a world facing rapid economic change, material assets are losing their value through rapid commoditisation, whereas Intellectual Property is a constant source of value and growth potential.
When the search for investment capital is more challenging than ever, it is necessary for companies to evaluate and protect their intellectual property and leverage it to stimulate value and create an appealing growth story for investors and shareholders.
This conference is the best place for Macedonian companies to learn about the basics of Intellectual property, the value of patents, trademarks, industrial design, copyright and other IP Rights. It will focus on how to protect them and the mechanisms for valuing, transferring , selling and commercializing IP.
The conference is supported by the British Embassy in Macedonia.
Business Excellence Show
The British Business Group Macedonia was pleased to be a partner of the first Business Excellence Show (“BES”) in Macedonia, which was held on May 31, 2012 in the Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje. The BBG’s Chairman, Mr. Ray Power, led the panel discussion between several ambassadors:
- HE Paul D. Wohlers – Ambassador of the USA
- HE Robert Kirnág – Ambassador of Slovakia
- HE Thomas Michael Baier – Ambassador of Austria
The panel discussion covered a variety of topics focused around alternative models of “Business Excellence” applied in each of these countries. The differing management practices in these jurisdictions was also a topic of particular interest.
The event also allowed the respective ambassadors to make their own suggestions to the audience of Macedonian management regarding the country’s competitiveness, and how Macedonian businesses may be able to improve their performance.
The aim of BES (www.bes.com.mk) was to create a forum in which representatives from business, as well as respected consultants and professors from the world of academia can meet to critically and openly discuss topics around excellence in business.
The show promoted the principle of permanent, visible improvement of management and operations in general, and the principle of achieving operational excellence. This included:
- Two conference halls with over 20 outstanding international and local speakers
- A room with a presentation of exhibitors companies that presented themselves to visitors
- Business confessional - places for exclusive interviews with over 10 consultants
- Exchange of ”know how” with top managers, experts, representatives of diplomacy
- Platform for ”networking” with over 500 representatives of business sector business multimedia