25.10.2021 : Adriatic Fair

The Adriatic Fair in Budva/Montenegro is seen by Prof.Dr.Hallier not only as a business meeting but also as a geopolitical key of understanding : " It is as well a chance to interconnect the territories of the former Jugoslavia as also also the West-Balkan with the European Union" ( see Interview YouTube Budva) .

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Budva was also the starting point of the PanBalkanInitiative of Prof.Hallier and Prof.Zaric. The ERA-professors see a lot of the controversial discussions in today's politics based on the not solved problems of the time of the clashes between the Oriental Osman Empire and the Austrian-Hungarian Habsburg Monarchy ( "See You Tube PBI "). Both hope to contribute by their crossborder academic networks to improve relations by exchanges of students and teachers.
 



15.10.2021 : ANUGA "Transform"

The world leading food exhibition ANUGA was founded in Germany in 1919. Today it is hold bi-annually in Cologne with exhibitors from about 100 countries around the world. In 2017 the founders of the Thematic University Network Food did choose Anuga for its launch (see more : Link lecture Violena Nencheva).

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The 2021 motto is "Transform" and is aiming to different aspects : physical + Anuga@Home ... new Food ... Sustainability in Food Production and Distribution ... Animal Well-Being . For Prof.Dr.B.Hallier this event is again also "Food for Thought" ; branding an exhibition over a period of more than 100 years - while adjusting its content and communication permanently to the present and future demand.
 



05.10.2021 : ISAB Budweis

The Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice/CZ has established an International Advisory Board. The first members being appointed are the professors H.Pernsteiner/Austria, B.Hallier/Germany, L.Sdrolias/Greece, Z.Bacsi/Hungary, R.Miura/Japan, A.Skibiński/Poland and E.Horska/Slovakia.

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Prof.Dr.B.Hallier has been teaching in Budweis periodically after the transformation of the Czech Republic. In 2009 his Budweis-Students created the see page after a crash course about city marketing . Budweis University also took part with three students sailing in an international workshop of Prof.Dr.Hallier with the tall-ship Kruzenshtern from Kaliningrad/Russia via the Skagarak to Bremerhaven/Germany. The focus was beside speaking English and acting in an international team also character-building by climbing the masts of the boat or to build an emergency-team for the case of SOS.
 



30.09.2021 : Innovation Catalyst

The success of the "Duesseldorfer Pallet" in 1985/86 was for the ISB (later transformed to the DHI Deutsches Handelsinstitut) the start for sustainable packaging and logistics competences. Testimonials for DHI-Innovations came from companies like Chep, Coca Cola, the Corrugated Industry, Kaufland-Group, Krings and Metro as well as from the German Federal Minister for the Environment Prof.Dr.Klaus Töpfer. Trade had been positioned by ISB/DHI initiatives to be seen by the public as a driver for innovation for the Total Supply Chain.

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For Prof.Dr.Hallier as the managing director of ISB/DHI at that time the accumulation of innovative micro-economic processes to increase efficiency/productivity is finally resulting in the macro-economic growth of the Wealth of Nations. "It is not always a big thought breaking the routine - needed for the success of Applied Sciences and connected Businesses but the sustainable process of permanent innovation in the daily operations which makes the difference of companies : Retail is Detail !" Hallier summarizes the international success of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
 



20.09.2021 : Duesseldofer Pallet

Becoming managing director of the Institute for Self-Sevice ( ISB later DHI /EHI) in the beginning of 1985 B.Hallier's first innovation-project was the Duesseldorf Pallet : a standardized half-size Euro-Pallet. "The initiator in that logistics-team was Walter Vieth - one of the first ALDI-managers and totally fixed on quick turnover and low costs" Prof.Dr.Hallier remembers."Also for this technical development we used the push and pull-strategy for market introduction : in the beginning of 1986 the magazine Pack Report estimated already 120.000 of our pallets in circulation in Germany".

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"The name derived from the location of our agreement with retailers about this tool of rationalization : a pub in Duesseldorf ! The key for the success was the idea + team for getting volume by integrating as many retailers as possible : Applied Sciences is a combination of Innovation and Motivation " Hallier summarized. About 5 years later the Chep-pool supported the renting of the ISB/EHI pallet in connection with the new German environmental focus : Chep claimed to save per year 200.000 tons of waste in the Total Supply Chain by this multi-trip pallet.
 



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