One of my great blessings of my job is that I get invited to events around the globe where I can tell my view and the DSV view of the business and the future to come. This time I was invited to come to Stockholm and tell the people that 3D printing needs an operational model to get it executed from a supply chain perspective.
The trip itself was all arranged by Management Events and therefore I just followed my schedule and everything would be fine. Leaving Schiphol Airport and flying out to Stockholm would be very simple indeed. Arriving in Stockholm was so to say a little different. I was picked out of the line by customs and they searched my stuff and asked me a lot of questions. In the end I was strip searched. Of course I was shocked, but after they had found nothing a big Swedish officer came to me and said:”Welcome to Sweden Sir’! That was funny!
30 minutes later than scheduled I went to my taxi driver and we had to hurry to be there on time. Finally I arrived on time and people of Volvo, Ericsson, Alfa Laval and many others were waiting on my arrival and presentation. I must say Swedish people are open minded and have a vision about the future as well. We ended up in discussing after the presentation for more than 30 minutes with almost the whole crowd staying in the plenary room.
Great thing about this event was I didn’t get the usual thank you present, but they donated the money to Unicef to attribute to their battles in the unfair world for many children. Very happy with that! I will do my part now, but surely I will do my part in the near future. Live is about giving back to others when you are doing well!
So it was it great trip, something to remember and something to share!
Be well and be wise!!