October 2008

The first ever Costa del Sol Foreign Business Awards are exciting news not only for Andalucia.com - as Company of the Year - but also for all foreigners working hard to do good business in this region. Oscar Fernandez, the director of the Business Developmente Centre CADE's Marbella office, has taken a special interest in extending government aid and expertise to foreigners wishing to start businesses in this region.
Did you know you're invited to the first ever edition of the Costa del Sol Business Awards? That's right. The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, October 23rd at the Hotel El Fuerte on the Costa del Sol in honour of Foreign Residents Business Day. Companies run from Andalucia by foreigners will receive awards for accomplishments such as "Integration in Andalucia", which will go to the company that has best integrated into the fabric of our local society.
This Día de la Hispanidad (known as Columbus Day in some countries) brings an innovative celebration to the (Museo de Baile Flamenco de Sevilla). A German protestant minister will hold a church service in the museum with fabulous religious paintings by Málaga born Rando in the background while one of Germany's top television stations covers the event. Rando moved to Germany shortly after finishing his studies. After many years he has returned to his native Málaga, but maintains close ties with Germany.
This weekend Jaen is the capital of rural tourism in Andalucia. Tierra Adentro 2008, the most important rural tourism fair in our region, has taken over the city's Palacio de Congresos with 115 exhibitors providing a wide variety of information about just about anything you could imagine doing in the Andalucian countryside. If you are a fan of the great outdoors and love to get away from the city or the coast, you might like to take a trip to Jaen this weekend. This is a quiet, country-like provincial capital.