Serdecznie witamy…. a warm welcome!

Opek.jpg Would you say you have a talent for languages and are always looking for a challenge? Here is an easy one for you - just try to pronounce some very basic Polish vocabulary and I bet you´ll get tongue-tied pretty quickly! I certainly did: Serdecznie witamy. Dziękuję. Przepraszam. Smacznego.

Size doesn´t matter - but Access does! See how Germanplates proves it.

2013_05_28_FedEx_Germanplate_Christian-Kleinschmidt_8333.jpg Access to global markets empowers small and medium companies in particular to grow their businesses. Access connects people and possibilities around the world. Access helps to create jobs. That all sounds fantastic in theory – but on a cold and rainy day a few months ago I had the pleasure of seeing that theory turned into practice and found myself in the middle of a truly inspirational Access story - Germanplates.

The Making of…. a Truly Global Movie

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It was a hot summer’s day in August 2011 when an unusual email popped up in my inbox. “We are a group of film students from Hamburg, Germany and we would like to ask for your support in making a truly global movie,” a young man by the name of Adrian wrote. “Interesting,” I thought, “what exactly does he have in mind when he says a truly global movie?” A few emails and several phone calls later, I had all the information I needed.

Munich Likes You

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I´m sure most of you have already heard of the “Oktoberfest” that takes place in Munich each year. In October 2012 however, there was another reason to celebrate as FedEx started operating a B777F out of Munich airport. Since the beginning of October, the state-of-the-art aircraft has been flying four times a week from Munich to Memphis via Milan, Italy. With this flight, FedEx offers the fastest connectivity from Munich to the U.S. – including next-day delivery to 99% of the U.S. for shipments originating in the Munich region.

Making a Difference in Tanzania

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Did you know that around half a million women die every year because of pregnancy related complications and that over 90% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries? Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This is why FedEx supports the maintenance and improvement of a maternity waiting home in Tanzania as part of our CSR activities.