On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias held audiences at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid with the Junta Directiva de la Asociación Española de Prensa Deportiva and representatives of the Asociación para la Autorregulación de la Comunicación Comercial Autocontrol.
On January 8, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Fann wa Chai Cafe and Art Gallery in Amman to met with the founder the initiative, Go Local, Support Local, as well as with “…representatives from different sectors that the initiative supports.”
According to Petra News, Go Local, Support Local is an:
“…initiative that aims to create awareness about the importance of supporting local industries and re-injecting money back into the Jordanian economy.
The founder of Go Local, Support Local, Ms. Luma Qadoumi, explained [to Her Majesty] that the initiative mainly supports four industries: businesses, services and startups, farmers and producers, community based organizations, as well as artists and musicians.
By supporting Jordan’s economy, the initiative channels money back into the local economy, thus, creating more jobs. It also aims at diversifying opportunities for local employment and stopping brain drain, helping local entrepreneurships survive, pushing local businesses to outperform foreign competitors, and creating a connection between consumers and businesses with the local community.”
On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived at the Operahuset in Oslo to attend the 2014 Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon (NHO) annual conference.
According to the official website for the NHO the organization is:
“…the leading voice of business and industry in Norway. Having expert knowledge and an extensive business network, the NHO plays an important and constructive role in the Norwegian society.
Our main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development.”