Last week I made my way to Cambodia, for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Conferences. I went with a plan to see some old friends and make some new ones…
But I made one friend that I wasn’t expecting!
As I boarded the small prop plane that was to take me from Bangkok to Cambodia, I got a little surprise.
There was a lizard sitting in my seat!
Ok. I thought. No big deal.
I’ll just tell the air stewardess.
So I call her over and point to the “friend” that’s already occupying my seat, thinking she’ll have some kind of a plan for resolving the issue.
It turns out that was a terrible plan.
The air hostess gave a loud and terrifying scream, then literally ran away.
The lizard, clearly shocked by this terrible customer service, leapt up and ran down in between the seats.
Luckily, he stayed there for the rest of the flight. I’m not scared of lizards, but I’m not sure I’d want one climbing all over me while I’m strapped in at 20,000 feet!
The rest of the trip was no more relaxing!
We explored the ancient temples in Angkor Wat, where Angelina Jolie filmed the famous Tomb Raider movie.
We sampled the local cuisine, running our own little version of I’m a Celebrity, tasting crocodile meat, crickets and even scorpions and tarantulas!
But it wasn’t all fun and games of course.
Over the week I had more than 60 one to one meetings. We networked, talked business and made some really great contacts.
And I know I keep banging on about this, but Millennium is built on these relationships. When you hand us your £20,000, £30,000 or even £100,000 cargo, you need to know that it’s in safe hands.
WE need to know that it’s in safe hands.
We need to be sure that every partner that we use every step of the way is as safe and trustworthy as we say they are.
That’s why I go to these events.
Not only to make “newt” friends (see what I did there?) but to catch up with old ones and keep our relationships strong, so that you can know your cargo is safe every step of the way.