Ode to consumerism
Shopping centers are overwhelming the city. In October alone, two new ones opened: Metropole Zličín and the second phase of Obchodní centrum Letňany. Metropole threw a grandiose launch party – with pop band Šum svistu, fashion and bartender shows – and Letňany’s opening night was highlighted by a swing band performance.

Metropole Zličín – 08.10.2002

John Breaux (left), managing director, Lexxus; Mark Oram (middle), director, Mayfield Management; and his colleague Lenka Preslová, also a director.

Robert Neale (left), legal representative, Portland Trust, launches the new center with his colleague Mark Vydra, also a legal representative, and presenter Monika Valentová.

Jean-Francois Ott (left), president of Orco Group and Ben Maudling, managing director, CB Richard Ellis

Letňany – 17.10.2002

Michael Atwell (left), head of retail assets management, Cushman & Wakefield, and David Szendzielarz, national lettings manager assets & estates, Tesco ČR.

Petr Řezáč (left), marketing director, Metrostav and Simon Waring, director, Chapman Taylor.

Anne Pringle, British Ambassador with Steve Rigby (right), European property director, Tesco UK, and David Turner, CEO, Tesco ČR.

A new address – 03.10.2002
Wood & Company moved, and are now watching us from the top floor of Palace Euro on Wenceslas Square.

Tomáš Michálek (middle), investment banker, HSBC, with wife Petra and Tomáš Karban, senior trader, Wood & Co.

Pavel Pršala (left), managing director, Investiční kapitálová společnost KB, with Jaroslav Straka (middle), business director of České radiokomunikace, and Jan Tušl, corporate finance manager, Wood & Co.

Alexandar Obradović, head of Prague office, A. D. Little, with his girlfriend Paola and Jean-Pascal Duvieusart, principal, McKinsey & Company.

Dream salon – 03.10.2002
Welcome the new “kid” on the block – famous worldwide hairstyling chain Toni & Guy opened a branch on Dlouhá.

Gary Wright (left) and Jana Zajíčková, co-franchisees of Toni & Guy in Prague, with CEO of Toni & Guy plc. Toni Mascolo

Agnus Matthews (left) from JPA Group, Simona Straková, marketing manager, Colliers, Steve Martin (second on right), senior manager of transaction services department, KPMG and Tom Benyon, retail department, Colliers.

Curtain call – 15.10.2002
Import Volkswagen Group proved how far companies are willing to go for their own promotion. For the launch of its new luxury limousine Volkswagen Phaeton on the Czech market, the company rented the entire State opera and the services of the Caban brothers, who prepared a show a` la Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Manfred Aschenbrenner, head of Volkswagen personal cars division, Import Volkswagen Group, with the presenter.

Jiří Kulhan (left), director, Porsche Praha-Smíchov; Günter Hermann (middle), legal representative, Porsche Inter Auto CZ; and Rudolf Javurek, legal representative, Import Volkswagen Group.

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