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We analyze the geographic, and economic aspects of the KSSE project as well as its challenges.

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Due to its strategic location on the outskirts of Bogota, Intexzona has been relatively successful.

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For decades, Colombian Free Trade Zones (FTZs) helped attract investment and grow the economy - but all of that is about to change. On August 8 2022, the Colombian government passed legislation which will strip FTZs of most of their tax incentives.

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Over these 20 years, ZFB has raised more than $200 million USD, and created around 90,000 direct and indirect jobs. In 2013, the creation of "UNIFRANCA Alliance" boosted ZFB as a pioneer in the development of major alliances with universities and training centers for workers and user companies.

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In August 2020, Sultan Haitham of Oman issued Royal Decree 105/2020, which established the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ). The Authority is the legal successor to the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm, meaning all the tasks and resources of the Duqm Authority are now within OPAZ.1

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The startup cities map is the first interactive and open-source map where you can find each existing startup city, under development or active, around the world. We gathered information from different sources and brought it to the public in a very comprehensive and brief way. 

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In recent years, private communities and real estate developments have been scaling up across the globe. In countries like Brazil, there has been a rise of planned neighborhoods that are privately-designed, financed, built and operated. 

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The Zona Franca de Barcelona (ZFB) is an industrial park with more than 10,000,000 m2 of industrial and urban land, in different stages of completion.

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Kaunas Free Economic Zone (FEZ) or Kaunas FEZ is a free economic zone near Kaunas, Lithuania. It has an industrial development area of 534 hectares that offers tax and customs incentives to production or logistics companies investing at least €1 million or service companies investing more than €100,000 and employing more than 20 people. 

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China is still on track for an economic opening to global trade and tourism. One of its most recent master projects demonstrates this. In July 2020, a master plan to create the first Free Port in this Asian country was published.

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We analyze the geographic, and economic aspects of the KSSE project as well as its challenges.

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South African Special Economic Zones (SEZs) hope to cash in on the growing trend of global cannabis legalization.

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Since 2019, Indonesia has embarked on a process to create the world’s largest green economic zones - can Indonesia become Asia’s first green industrial giant?

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The Jizzakh Free Economic Zone, Uzbekistan’s 7th SEZ, has been providing new jobs and bringing millions of dollars in investment to the country.

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The Makassar Industrial Estate is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) located in Indonesia. Seafood processing, cold storage, animal feed, and agricultural processing are some of the main industries in the zone.

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In order to provide a successful and relatively stable environment, the models used to finance SEZ projects have diverged. This gives the three broad models of SEZ financing: Government, Public-Private Partnerships, and Private.

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Sino-Uganda Mbale Industrial Park has been a key to increasing local entrepreneurship and sustainable development of the country.

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Businesses who set up shop in Spain's or Portugal's SEZs can obtain unique tax advantages in the EU.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Michelle Bernier talks with Martin Rívas, about the Zona Franca Navarrete, an industrial park located in Dominican Republic.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Michelle Bernier talks with Gizette Lemus, about the importance of the role of women leaderships within Special Economics Zones in Colombia.

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Job training or knowledge transfer is often cited as one of the most important benefits of SEZs. But does the academic literature validate these claims?

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A simple guide to all of the tax incentives that you can find in Special Economic Zones around the world.

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Visiting Tunisia revealed regional contrasts and economic opportunity.

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As 2022 moves forward, there are some big developments taking place at the Adrianople Group.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Kovid Bhaduri talks with Raj Kapoor, the founder and CEO of the India Blockchain Alliance. The discussion goes over emerging trends in blockchain in the governance, start-up, and education space, and covers the present and future of blockchain in India.

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Central Asia is a region that emerged only 30 years ago from the Soviet Union, and it has been making up for the lost time. Since then, SEZs have become a popular tool in the region to attract investment and liberalize economies.

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"In 2013 the Mariel Zone was approved in Cuba, making it Cuba's first, and only, SEZ. Since, it has grown to be a regional leader of technological innovation."

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Dragan Kostić, the long-serving CEO of Pirot Free Zone, one of the top zones in Europe, who is also on the directors' board of the World Free Zones Organization. He is also the president of the Pirot Chamber of Commerce and a veteran of the zone space.

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The Caribbean is a booming place for SEZs. From the huge, unique zones like Cuba's Mariel to the many standard exporting zones of the Dominican Republic, they come in many shapes and sizes, and often very different management strategies.

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The Montego Bay Free Zone is one of the largest service-specialized SEZs in the Caribbean. It is home to numerous call centers, telecom providers, and many other technology service providers.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Alex Wellman, the marketing and communications leader for Estonia's E-residency program. The discussion goes into how long e-governance has been around, what it's doing and where it will take us in the next 20 years.

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Our Report Of Translogistica’s Business Event in Warsaw, Poland.

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Coyol Free Zone is a medical industry specialized zone in Costa Rica. This 40 Hectare park is responsible for 1% of the country's GDP and is home to dozens of world renowned tenants.

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Central America is one of the most innovative and competitive regions for Special Economic Zones globally. Learn more about SEZs in Central America.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Jacopo Dettoni, the editor of fDi Magazine, a specialist publication of the Financial Times. The conversation speaks about international trade, and shifts into electrical energy in SEZs, as well as their sustainability.

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An overview of the geographic, economic, and political aspects of the Konza Technopolis project as well as its proposed regional impact.

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The next cradle of explosive growth in the SEZ industry will be Africa.

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The Adrianople Group made history on the 25th of October 2021 when we released the Open Zone Map to the public at our invite-only launch event. It took place on Zoom and lasted two and a half hours.

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Though most special economic zones are located on uncontroversial land, there are several in areas subject to international disputes.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Ekaterina Evdokimova, the founder and partner at Russia's first private SEZ: Stupino Quadrat. The discussion goes over Russia's soviet legacy shaped the SEZs of Russia today, and what the future holds for the world's biggest country.

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On September 30 - October 1 2021, Adrianople Group representatives were present in Milan, Italy as attendees for Hub-e, an event about growth and sustainability in fashion, media, and the leisure industry.

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From November 3 to November 5 2021, The Adrianople Group Will Be Attending The 8th International Transport & Logistics Exhibition in Warsaw- TransLogistica, Poland.

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July 2021, Brazil passed Law 14.184/2021 which reformed its EPZ regime. How has the reform impacted the country's zones?

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(NASDAQ) Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are reshaping the world economy – yet, no one is paying attention.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Meena Shah, who works in the ports and terminals industry with Navis, a leading software solutions provider for the gateways of the world.

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On August 20-22 2021, an Adrianople Group Representative was present as a speaker for Nomadays 2021, an event about perpetual traveling, tax optimization, and internationalization solutions.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Lotta Moberg, one of the leading thinkers in SEZ economics. If you like hard-hitting economic analysis and no-nonsense discussions, Lotta is the person to follow.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Nolan Myers. Nolan's the CEO of DoubleGDP, which builds new software for new cities.

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A list of the top space and aviation events of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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In this episode of the Geopolitics and Power Podcast, hosted by Ryan Faulkner-Hogg Preston and Aleksa from Adrianople Group join to speak about SEZ.

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A list of the top rail events of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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A list of the top business, networking, and innovation events of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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A list of the top mining, oil, and gas events of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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A list of the top mining, oil, and gas events of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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A list of the top defense and security events of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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A list of the top materials and manufacturing live events of the second half of 2021.

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En este episodio del Podcast, Michelle Bernier conversa con Miguel Pastor, presidente de la Peruvian Chamber of Business, sobre los retos y oportunidades que se presentan en cuanto a la contratación electrónica internacional y el nuevo rol que deben adoptar las cámaras de comercio a nivel mundial.

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A list of the top green energy & sustainability conferences of Q3 and Q4 2021.

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A list of the top smart city, e-governance, future city, urbanism and built environment events of 2021.

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Haiti and the Dominican Republic join hands in a financially successful, but somewhat troubled special economic zone. What is the Codevi Free zone?

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Tom W. Bell, lecturer at the Chapman University Fowler School of Law, founder of Archimediate LLC, and leading legal thinker and scholar of the SEZ space.

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Our list of the top construction, real estate, infrastructure and built environment events in 2021.

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Our Report Of DMG Events' Nigerian Oil & Gas Conference 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Our Report Of Transport Events’ Black Sea Ports & Shipping Conference In Istanbul, Turkey.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Kurtis Lockhart from the Charter Cities Institute about how cities work, what governance must do to adapt, and how the next 15 years will look like in the governance and human cohabitation spaces.

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A list of the top transport and logistics events of 2021.

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Why do startup cities do what they do? What motivations drive the founders? Why have these ideas gained so much traction in recent years?

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Dr. Klaus Solberg Söilen about books, the state of global trade, and the future of economic science.

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En este episodio del Podcast, Michelle Bernier conversa con Luis Gallotti, el Co-Fundador y Co-CEO Amek Group, sobre los retos y oportunidades del turismo en el presente y en un futuro mundo post-pandemia.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Amine Khalladi, the co-founder of Hashing Farms, operating out of Kish Free Zone in Iran.

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Adrianople Group Director of Research Thibault Serlet explains how SEZs saved China from the great famine of the 1950s. This talk was given virtually at Carnegie Mellon University’s Kigali’s virtual job fair on April 30 2021.

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In this Geoeconomics Podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic talks with Jonathan Nutzati from Mothership Aeronautics.

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In this episode of the Geoeconomics Podcast, Guillermo Hernandez discusses with Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of the Cayman Enterprise City about the history of the CEC; the challenges that they are currently facing, and the future of the zone.

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In this podcast episode, Aleksa Burmazovic speaks with Mark Beer and Dr. Andreas Baumgartner from the Metis Institute.

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Colombia is home to 120 different SEZs. These zones play a key role in the industrial development strategy and economy of Colombia. For this reason, exploring the world of Colombian SEZ financing opens a window into the rest of the Colombian economy.

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This Thursday from 4-6pm EDT (New York Time), AG will host a 2 hour afternoon session on Realigning Incentives for People and Businesses to Protect the Amazon.

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More than 15K participants from over 170 countries, including 70+ high-level dignitaries from across the globe, the second day of AIM Dıgital witnessed a wide range of major events, from the Conference, Exhibition, Investment Roundtables, and Regional Focus sessions to Conglomerate Presentations and Startups competitions; all geared towards providing opportunities to achieve a digital, sustainable & resilient future.

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From October 20 Until October 22 2020 The Adrianople Group Will Be Attending The UAE Annual Investment Meeting

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In this episode of the Geoeconomics Podcasts Aleksa Burmazovic speaks with Rajesh Kumar about the future of India's SEZs.

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While filming a documentary about humpback whale migration in Brazil, I came to realize how informal communities hold the key to sustainable economic development. To build better communities, we have to harness the power and pioneering spirit of informal communities. If you build it, they will come, and build as well.

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Adrianople Group estará hospedando el evento virtual “El Panorama del Desarrollo Latinoamericano” el próximo viernes 2 de Octubre, a las 11 AM EST / 10 AM Hora de Bogotá. Estaremos explorando las dinámicas cambiantes del crecimiento en la región latinoamericana.

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The Adrianople Group will be hosting The Latin American Development Landscape Conference on Friday, October 2nd, at 11 am EDT. We will explore the changing growth dynamics in Latin America.

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The conversation lasted for nearly 3 hours and explored the past, present, and future of African charter cities attracted more than 60 attendees from 15 countries.

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Geoeconomics Podcast EP10: The future of SEZs in the Iberoamerican Region

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The Adrianople Group will be holding the virtual conference: “History and Future of African charter cities” With special guests: Heba Elhanafy & Iyinoluwa “E” Aboyeji. Friday - August 14 | 5:00 PM GMT +2 - 11:00 AM EST

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Countries across Africa are using SEZs to recover from the economic damage caused by COVID-19.

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On this podcast, Aleksa Burmazović interviews Ainsley Brown, he is the regulatory, trade and monitoring director at JSEZA, Jamaica's special economic zone authority. Aleksa and Ainsley spoke about how a zone has commodity advantages and unique advantages - and how to identify them.

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A list of the best and most comprehensive online resources, handbooks, and guides for charter cities

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Estimating the number of SEZs in existence worldwide is a nearly impossible task due to the diversity of definitions and poor data. Despite that, several organizations have attempted to make global maps counting the total number of SEZs in existence.

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Many great summits and conferences will be taking place in 2019, and these represent a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into the Special Economic Zone industry.

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Adrianople Group's visit to Rwanda showed us why the small African nation is being hailed as the "Singapore of Africa".

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Peter Santenello discusses his trips to so-called “dangerous” countries and reminds us all that the people living in those places are just as human as us.

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Former CIA officer and Vice Chairman of Jefferson Waterman International Sam Wyman discusses the geopolitical risks that businesses face in the modern world.

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We will be speaking at the upcoming Startup Societies virtual conference! Come join us to talk to investors and entrepreneurs in the economic zone industry from around the world

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Our Report Of Hyve Events’ BreakBulk Shipping Summit in Dubai, the UAE.

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Fort Galt is a new real estate development that intends to begin with its first location in Chile before replicating itself worldwide.

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What we saw at the 2nd International Shipping Law Forum in Athens, Greece

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A list of the top mining conferences and events in 2020.

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A list of the top port and maritime conferences in 2020

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