Business Grand Tour wants to recapture the concept of the historic Grand Tour, with a modern and economic perspective.
In our 21st century, countries and people are getting more connected; thanks to the wave of globalisation, economies are rapidly developing. The technological and infrastructure development capabilities have made communication across countries much faster and easier.
In this context, Grand Tour aims to discover countries from an economic point of view, with a focus on their strengths, opportunities and specific features, analyzing how they are dealing in an increasingly globalized world.
The historical Grand Tour
During the 18th and 19th century, noblemen, along with artists, poets, and wealthy people undertook the traditional tour of Europe, what we currently know as Grand Tour.
The Grand Tour brought wealthy young men from the Northern Europe to France and Italy, in order to discover art, culture, music, the classical antiquity, the Renaissance and basically the roots of the Western civilization.
The legacy of the Grand Tour still lives and nowadays influences tourists' destinations and shapes the ideas of culture and sophistication that surround the act of travel.
The modern Grand Tour
Business Grand Tour promotes the concept of G200, an ideal comprehensive Group that includes all countries and economies. G200 promotes a global interest in business and investments to every economy of the planet. In the new world investors will find opportunities everywhere, including all developed, emerging and frontier economies of the Earth.
By discovering specific characteristics and strengths of each economy and by promoting international cooperation and investments, G200 aims to provide a better knowledge of economies across the world.
The definition of a frontier economy refers to countries that have already started a process of economic development, but still resulting too small or not enough developed to be considered as emerging market. It is used to describe those small and less accessible economies, though still interesting for potential investors, since they may be able to offer opportunities and high return in the long run. The information related to a frontier economy usually cannot be compared to those available for emerging and developed economies, nor in quality or quantity.
The definition of an emerging economy refers to the countries that are considered to be in a transitional phase, from the status of a developing economy to the status of a developed economy. The definition of an emerging economy is quite wide and includes countries with different characteristics at a different stage of the development process. Countries like China, Chile, Mexico and Turkey are generally considered as emerging economies, although they are more similar to the developed countries than to the other emerging countries at an earlier stage.