Guaranty Trust Bank
Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a foremost Financial Institution with business outlays spanning Anglophone and Francophone West Africa, East Africa and Europe. The Bank presently has an Asset Base of over N3.287trillion and employs over 10,000 professionals in Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom.
Established in 1990, on a foundation of excellence, professionalism and best practices, the Bank’s consistent delivery of innovative financial solutions and exceptional customer experiences has enabled it to record year on year growth in clientele base and key financial indices since inception. The Bank’s operation style, staff conduct and service delivery models are built on eight core principles: Simplicity; Professionalism; Service; Friendliness; Excellence; Trustworthiness; Social Responsibility and Innovation. These Principles are known as The Orange Rules which reflects the Bank’s vibrant Orange corporate colour.
At Guaranty Trust Bank plc, our vision is to build an enduring Proudly African and Truly International Institution that plays a fundamental role as a Platform for Enriching Lives by building strong, value adding relationships with our customers, stakeholders and the communities in which we operate.
Vienna Tourist Board
The Vienna Tourist Board is the official destination marketing and management organisation for Vienna. The Board’s brief includes representing the tourist interests of the city of Vienna, promoting the destination worldwide, offering information and services for visitors, contributing to tourism measures instigated by the municipality, and promoting an understanding among members of the general public for the tourism industry and its economic significance.
Powered by Red Bull’s spirit of innovation and driven by purpose, AlphaTauri is creating a new way in fashion that enriches both body and mind. AlphaTauri was founded by Red Bull with a desire to focus on engineering unique and innovative fashion technologies that add value to both body and mind. The AlphaTauri concept comes to market as consumers are increasingly asking for clothing that fits their lifestyles, that provide functionality and innovation without sacrificing style. The company that created an entirely new market segment with the launch of its energy drink is ready to do it again with AlphaTauri.
The brand is named in honour of the AlphaTauri star – the brightest, most radiant and energy-rich star in the constellation of Taurus (the Bull). It refers to the energy that inspires the brand AlphaTauri, and the star’s placement directly in the Bull’s eye aligns with the brand’s focus on precision and perfection. “Alpha” nods to being a leader, and the name AlphaTauri pays tribute to its Red Bull heritage.
Ever since its foundation in 1849, Backhausen prides itself in the production of high-end textiles. Craftsmanship, heritage, individuality and sustainability form the foundation of the brand. Throughout its 170 years, the name Backhausen is synonymous with exciting collaborations ranging from avantgarde turn of the century artists to prize-winning fashion designers exhibiting their textiles at fashion shows.
All of Backhausen’s products are produced in the Austrian ‘Waldviertel’ with a sheer focus on premium quality, aesthetics and natural fibre usage, coupled with innovative designs from the company’s one of a kind archive.
The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide, blending the experience of architecture and art in a unique way. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Austrian art in an international context is presented in three locations. It currently boasts 18,600 works covering 900 years of art history. Highlights include the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings (The Kiss and Judith) as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism.
Hotel Sacher Vienna
The Hotel Sacher has an illustrious history and sense of place in the heart of Vienna. The elegant belle époque influence from Vienna’s rich cultural past is unmistakeable. The hotel celebrates the present, too, and rooms and suites feature the most modern amenities, cutting-edge technology and a blend of history and modernity.
Culture and hospitality go hand in hand at Hotel Sacher. The cherished meeting place of everyone from artists to heads of state such as U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Anna Netrebko, Queen Elizabeth II of England, Sharon Stone, Justin Bieber oder Naomi Campbell. The Sacher has been an important part of Vienna’s cultural history since its opening in 1876.
ICONSIAM was developed by Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation, and Charoen Pokphand Group, with an investment of US$1.6 billion. Situated on the Chao Phraya River – the River of Kings – and one of Thailand’s most iconic National Landmarks, ICONSIAM is a new paradigm of legacy, pride and prosperity, not only for Thai people today but also for generations to come.
ICONSIAM is a sensational new mega-development located on 55 rai (22 acres) of riverside property. It includes two of the world’s most glamorous retail complexes, two magnificent, world-class waterfront residential condominium buildings, and seven precedent-setting attractions that will be the first of their kind in Thailand and which are called the ‘Seven Wonders at ICONSIAM’. The development has a total Gross Floor Area of 750,000 square metres and one of the longest river frontages in central Bangkok, embraced to the left and right by water along a distance of more than 400 metres.
The project is a new national destination that is comprehensive and integrated, like a city, becoming a must-see destination of Thailand and drawing visitors from around the world, and from around Thailand.ICONSIAM is also at the centre of a grand-scale plan (the ICONSIAM River Mastervision) to revitalise Bangkok’s world-renowned Chao Phraya River as a global destination. It reflects a forward-thinking concept of “shared values” and “co-creations” by achieving business growth alongside sustainable development in all aspects to ensure that it brings benefits to all stakeholders.
ICONSIAM combines the best of the world with the best of what Thailand has to offer, and is a major force in strengthening Bangkok’s position as one of the world’s most desirable destinations. It has been designed for the future, whilst blending in all that is true to Thailand’s cultural heritage. It is the defining property development of its era, and an iconic legacy for the country’s property industry.
Numerous major art works of European art history, among them Raphael’s “Madonna in the Meadow,” Vermeer’s “The Allegory of Painting,” the Infanta paintings by Velazquez, masterworks by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto are housed in the paintings gallery. The Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection contains fascinating treasures from mysterious cultures long past.
The Kunstkammer Vienna (Chamber of art and wonders) with rarities from the former treasure chambers and cabinets of curiosities of the Habsburgs opened again in March 2013. The collection is one of the most significant of its kind in the world and displays precious artworks from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque era. The highlights are the collection of Emperor Kaiser Rudolf II, the exotica complex and the famous “Saliera”.
The architectural mirror image of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is the Museum of Natural History on the opposite side, which was also built according to designs by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer.
McArthurGlen is the leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets in Europe. Its ever-expanding portfolio comprises 24 centres close to major cities in nine countries across Europe and Canada.
As the pioneer of designer outlet retailing in Europe, it continues to shape the concept of destination shopping for its local communities and international visitors. With its single-minded focus on customers, McArthurGlen builds beautifully-crafted shopping environments, with contemporary dining and entertainment offerings for all the family.
Rêve de Rive
Rêve de Rive holds a strong adoration for the Lake life that Geneva offers; our ports, sailboats and beaches that surround the brand’s daily inspiration provide a luxurious way of life. The mountain views and freshness of the water encompass the Swiss Riverian lifestyle. The Spirit of our collections embody bohemian ambience and glamour for distinct clientele to find their individual personality: from the beach, lounges or by boat. We work with regenerated nylon from materials rescued from the ocean. Through the process its recycled back to its original purity of virgin nylon. This material is then processed into textile yarns. Nylon has a potential to be reused and recycled infinitely, without losing its quality. Our materials are versatile, hyper-resistant, thin, elegant, stretch, soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compress and comfort. It is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan cream, and oils. Rêve de Rive offers an eco-chic line in exclusive and limited numbers with the leftover material from its manufacturing process. Designed in Geneva, Made in Geneva.
Spanish Riding School
Living tradition, the values of the past blending with the passion of the present.
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for more than 450 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole – which can also be found on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Since 1920, the stud located in the West Styrian village of Piber has been home to the famous Lipizzaners. As the only stud in Austria, Piber’s role is to breed Lipizzaner stallions which will later demonstrate their skills in the world-famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
The Heldenberg in Lower Austria is the third site of the Spanish Riding School. On the one hand the stallions are trained and continually exercised at this location. On the other hand they spend their well-earned summer holiday as well as two to three additional six weeks breaks there enjoying a horse-friendly life. Moreover, in Heldenberg third parties are given the opportunity to improve their horsemanship through various courses.
Ukrainian’s biggest and only true department store.
Since 1939, TSUM has been where shoppers began their search for everyday items as well as once-in-a-lifetime treasures that would become family heirloom.
Like Selfridges, Macy’s and Galeries Lafayette, TSUM is Ukraine’s ‘anchor store’. TSUM Kyiv is a leading fashion retailer: on its seven floors hosts international and local brands, like Jimmy Choo, Versace, Dolce&Gabbana, Roland Mouret, Isabel Marant, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Bally, Ksenia Schnaider, etc., premium cinema, restaurants and rooftop bars.
TSUM is an irreplaceable part of the Kyiv’s commercial and social life.
Vogue Business is a fashion business publication that offers a global, forward-looking perspective on the fashion industry, drawing on insights from Condé Nast International’s network of journalists. As Condé Nast’s first digital-only B2B title, we provide a fresh and more global perspective on the fashion, beauty and luxury industries from the leading authority in fashion and lifestyle for more than 100 years. Launched in January 2019 as an English-language website and trice-weekly newsletter to a senior international industry audience, Vogue Business has since evolved into a daily publication spanning web, social and email, as well as career platform called Vogue Business Talent.
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