THANK YOU global community for the continued retail innovation leadership engagement
Very busy couple of months with virtual presentations at Global Crime Summit, Harvard Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing (COER) summer program participation, board meetings, Transatlantic retailers’ leadership ideas exchange, Retail Risk London, IT Technology Panel Discussion, lots of podcasts, new articles, new innovation companies’ engagements.
THANK YOU for the Continued Expanding Global Engagement
Very busy schedule with a USA / Europe LP Virtual Roundtable, Future of Retail Risk Europe & Australia Presentations, IT Distributor Panels & Presentations, Lots of Podcasts, New Articles, and New Innovation Companies Engagements
Join me with other major retailers as we keynote the virtual GLOBAL RETAIL CRIME SUMMIT in July
Virtual Event - July 16, 2020 - Register today at https://bit.ly/36ebFTs
Continuing our virtual Boeing 747 global tour to some of my favorite or meaningful destinations, for the letter A, our next stop is at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The number 3 busiest airport in Europe (Number 12 busiest in the world) lies at the bottom of what was once the Haarmemmer Lake which is an unbelievable over 3 meters (nearly 10 feet) below sea level. The first airplane landed at Schiphol in 1916. Prior to COVID-19, it served over 100 airlines reaching 97 countries. Two hotels are available after security and it’s the only airport in the world that houses a museum. In English schiphol translates as “ship’s hell”. One explanation is that there used to be an inland sea at this location and strong winds caused many ships to sink.
Schiphol is one of my favorite airports in the world with great KLM lounges, full-service cafes, excellent shopping, walking distance to a great Hilton property, and easy efficient transportation into the city. It’s the place where I always stocked up on chocolate for the family on the way to Italy. It’s also the place to buy fresh tulips as I did many times for my lovely Klari when we lived in Switzerland.
Thank you, Delta Airlines, KLM, Swiss, and the many other airlines for the countless flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport. It was the opposite of ship’s hell. We will get through this pandemic and once again realize that it’s a small world after all.
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