Among a number of celebrations taking place in Schengen on 9 May in honour of Europe Day, PM International held an open doors event.
Marc Schoentgen, President of the Syndicat d'Initiative Schengen, supporting the company for the event
(Photo: PM International)
During the event, the community was welcome to visit and learn more about the Schengen-based company, as well as taste a number of Luxembourg and regional specialties including, as seen here, “Judd mat Gaardebounen”, a stew made with broad beans and smoked pork.
The event included games and face painting for kids, and there was even a touch of the US on site--in the form of a mechanical bull.
Around 300 people participated in the event including Mayor of Schengen, Michel Gloden, and Simone Polfer, deputy director for new technologies at Luxembourg's ministry of economy, among others.
This was the first year of Luxembourg recognizing Europe Day as an official public holiday. The government had also organised an aperitif in Schengen to mark the occasion. Europe Day was established in 1985 by EU predecessor, the European Communities, and commemorates the 1950 [Robert] Schuman Declaration, which placed German and French coal and steel production under one authority.
PM International CEO Rolf Sorg has called Schengen home for 20 years, and in a previous interview with Delano he praised the town’s wine, food and lack of traffic.
The company produces health, beauty and wellness products, including dietary supplements and cosmetics. Founded in 1993, PM International boasted a $833m turnover in 2018.