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The second debate directed to European business men and women here in Mallorca takes place on Thursday 14th March.  It should be both interesting and relevant as they will be presenting the Government’s “star project” regarding foreign investment in to Mallorca.  The presentations will be brief as the main focus will be an inter-change of opinions and ideas between themselves and those present, as representing a cross-section of European business here.



DATE: Thursday 14th March, 2013

TIME: 18:30 h.

PLACE: Ed. Vicepresidència del Govern (Sala de prensa), C/ Palau Reial, 17, Palma de Mallorca


18:30h. Introduction by the Director of CBE, Vicente Enguídanos.

18:40h. Debate, with speakers:

  • Sra. Margalida Vidanya y  Sra. Vanessa Rosselló. Instituto Desarrollo Empresarial

“Balearic Islands, a place for intelligent business”

  • Enrique Dubois, company director “Mola”
  • Sr. Antoni Viader, Parc Bit

19:15h. Questions and debate.

20:00h. Close meeting

Moderator: Kate Mentink, Assistant Director of CBE.

Entrance free of charge. Information and enquiries: 971 784 339 or

Photo: Samantha Hemlsey Photography

Networking | Member Hotspots | Information | Laughter | Promotional Material Table

We returned to the lovely Forn de Sant Joan in the La Llonja area of Palma for our November lunch, just over a year since our first enjoyable visit.

Joanna Young invited all the LACE ladies to her lovely gift/clothes shop in Portal Nous  Estudio 3 for a Christmas Preview Evening on Thursday 15th November 16.30-19.30.

Kate Mentink gave us an insight into the Centre Balears Europa and how it can help us as residents and business owners in Mallorca.

Denise Wrobbel announced 2 upcoming LACE events – A make-up workshop evening with Susie Kennet on Wed 28th November at Kip McGrath and the LACE Christmas Lunch on Wed 12th December at Harrys in Portals Nous. Full details to follow.


Carrot cream with Ginger and smoked cod


Tagliatelle, ragout of mushrooms and truffle sauce


Lamb au jus with rosemary potatoes


Strawberry cake with mascarpone cheese

C/ Sant Joan 4, Palma de Mallorca

Forn de Sant Joan website | MAP: Forn de Sant Joan

Photo: Kay Newton

The February LACE lunch, held in the restaurant at Reads Hotel & Spa, was attended by 30 ladies.

After networking time over drinks, Glynis German welcomed everyone, and introduced herself as “space goddess” for Planet Space Self Storage (three locations on the island)  Glynis introduced each of the following Hotspot announcements from members.

First was Kate Mentink, on behalf of Europeos por España (EPORE, who announced the imminent opening of the European Centre for the Balearics, in Palma (opposite the Parliament building), following the model of the similar office in Brussels, which opened in 1985.  Foreigners starting a new business will be able to find information and advice here. The department will be open from Mondays to Fridays from 09:00-14:00 hrs for personal visits, phone or email enquiries. The centre won’t offer a lawyer or gestor service, but will be able to “point you in the right direction”. Kate, who will have an office in the Centre, said that many people didn’t know that there might be funding available to them from Europe, or the fiscal advantages of knowing the law. The new Ley de Emprendedores had already been translated into an English document and an English version of the changes to the labour laws would be available in due course.

The Centre will, in theory, open in March, and Kate will have more information about it at the next LACE lunch.

Anne Verrinder of Acu-Nova explained that although most people associate acupuncture with pain relief, it works for other conditions too, including painful periods, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. There were also benefits in combining acupuncture with IVF to treat infertility problems.  She explained that Chinese medicine is very different to Western, working on the flow of energy through the body, using needles, pressure or even lasers. Acupuncture raises endorphin and serotonin levels and works on inflammatory conditions by raising the body’s own responses. Anne works in Palma, and her fees are 50€ for the first 90 minute session (which includes taking a detailed medical history) and 40€ for subsequent sessions. LACE members are entitled to a 20 % discount.

Glynis reminded everyone that Balearic Day is March 1st – starting a month of activities:

Personal coach Kay Newton spoke about another March event: International Women’s Day 2012 (the 101st), on March 8th at Lindner Hotel, Bendinat, 09:00-17:00 hrs. She explained that a lot of people were involved in the organisation, including Anne Verrinder, Vicki McLeod, Victoria Amengual, and Andrew Gardner, their “techie”.  A number of specialists will be speaking on the day, which also includes Anne Verrinder’s talk about the “Big O”, after lunch. The event offers gifts, fun, networking, a beehive area, and brings together 20 women’s clubs on the island. Tickets are 39 € and 59 € for VIPs. Prices rise on March 1st by 10 € and on the day will be 20 € extra. So . . . book ahead!

Helen Parker, Head of Client Services at Bufete Frau, spoke on behalf of Ibilab, who she also assists with British PR. Ibilab is a clinic in Palma specialising in fertility treatments, with high rates of success, similar to those at King’s College Hospital in London. They undertake some 200-300 treatments a year, with many women travelling from countries such as the UK and Germany. Helen informed everyone that the clinic also offers excellent gynaecologists, specialising in hormonal problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast care etc, and reminded everyone to keep up their smear tests.

Tina Horne from the Sa Taronja Cultural Association in Andratx spoke about some of the many activities in March available for visitors to Sa Taronja – which receives no government funding. Highlights include their Calçotada on Sunday, 11th, and circus show by members of Circ Bover, with kids’ workshops, on Sunday, 25th. She mentioned the monthly Open Stage nights – great for a diverse range of talents, and the Tai Chi workshops run by LACE member Linda Wenzek-Barth – who donates all proceeds to Sa Taronja.  The centre is taking part in the Andratx Fair and Ruta de Tapas, at the end of March.  Tina reminded everyone that the Centre has space to rent, for between 20 and 120 people: halls can be hired by the hour for meetings, and there’s a theatre for presentations. It’s also a good party venue.

Simone Wyse from Reads thanked everyone for coming and reminded them of the LACE 2-for-1 offer on menú del día at 19.50€ including IVA and also offered all those attending the lunch an additional  2 for 1 spa day offer for 25€ – both valid until March 31st. Finally, she introduced the new kitchen team, including chef Samuel Galdón, who worked previously at Reads, a decade ago.

The next LACE lunch will be on Wednesday, March 28th at the Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort, Portals Nous.




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