VanityBA: New Simulator Lets Golfers Swing Down 9 de Julio

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, entrepreneurs, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, us companies, vanityba

Downtown workers have a new option for relieving stress after work, and it’s not an After Office cocktail party. The Green Club is a new indoor golf center located in the Hotel Panamericano next to the Obelisco and the Avenida 9 de Julio. According to Clari­n, over 100 golfers of all skill levels visit the center daily to tackle the …

FranchiseBA: ProntoWash Eco Autospa Expanding to the Middle East

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, franchises

“The Argentines Who Want to Wash Cars in Kuwait.” That’s how one Mendoza paper described ProntoWash, the Argentine-owned car wash franchise which piggybacked on the government’s Middle East trade mission to launch a new MegaAutoSPA concept along with their Kuwaiti partner, Al-Wazzan. Al-Wazzan plans to grow the franchise across 18 countries in the Middle East including the UAE, Qatar and …

ATIEMPO – The New Issue of InvestBA Privada Has Landed

Patrick Archer agribusiness, argentina polo, arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, creative class, culture, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay, vanityba, visionaries

ATIEMPO: InvestBA Privada lands today, and the Summer 2011 issue features one-on-one interviews with a variety of art, design and financial professionals in Argentina and Uruguay. In Agenda, we’ll focus on BA’s social calendar for the next three months which includes the Dakar Rally, polo in Punta, Rolex regattas, MALBA exhibits, ATP Tennis, three Argentina futbol matches and the long-awaited …

FranchiseBA: The Best Sectors for Franchise Investment in Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

C + DQ > I + PU. That’s the formula for franchise growth in Argentina for 2011. Consumption + Demand for Quality will trump Inflation + Political Uncertainty. That’s the tone of today’s iEco analysis of the local outlook for franchises in Argentina. Andres Mazzeo says that food and clothing franchises will continue to be the Top 2 sectors with …

The Buenos Aires Technology District Is Transforming The South

Patrick Archer ba government, competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology

The City of Buenos Aires’ continued efforts to revitalize a 495-acre southern region of the metropolis continues to attract entrepreneurs, investors and global tech companies. Exactly one year ago, the Subsecretary of Investment for the City, Carlos Pirovano, said the number of companies working in the Tech District would more than double in 2010 from 22 to 50. He was …