Chaim went to visit a client in Paris. Following Eurostar trains breaking down yet again, he decided to revise his travel plans and fly, only to hear reports of a possible strike at Charles de Gaulle airport. Deciding to take his chances, he went to the airport and, thankfully, the plane took off as scheduled. Part 1 complete!
Having successfully left the UK there were only Parisian problems left to contend with. The traffic was so heavy that it would have taken over an hour and a half to get to the meeting; clearly an alternative form of transport was needed. By motorbike the journey took only 20 minutes – finally, a fast and efficient form of transport… but Chaim is not sure that he would repeat the experience!
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A Few days before my business trip to London I read in the newspaper that the Eurostar train had a problem which forced passengers to stay on the train for over 5 hours! I suddenly think what again will happen to me with the journey, as I have a lot of funny stories with transports since I frequently fly or use trains..,
But I arrived in Saint Pancras on time, visiting my clients in London with no delays, and meeting with candidates where some are still amazed I still haven’t managed to lose my French accent since I borrow Shakespeare’s language to express myself. Which I nicely replied back…”have you only listened to Arsene Wenger!? “
I was impressed by walking into the city and looking in the air to check if it will actually going to rain or if I could see some sun rays, which would help me deciding whether I should wear a thick jacket or a rather summery shirt for the next day, but all I could see was big tower raising their 33 floors through the sky.
Who talks about crisis? I was surprised to see the city, although already pretty compact and full of buildings, still has a few squares meters to implant a new financial head office.
Being in London for business is always a challenge against the chronometer, but I was very happy to see the clients trust us by renewing their terms, and I was pleased to realise that the development I made in Europe is of a deep interest to our clients and candidates. Since Solvency 2 is a top concern for actuaries, Gaaps Europe can contribute to provide them with the best experts and the most valuable opportunities in Europe.
I have now head back to France, ready to put my words into European actions.
It was a pleasure to meet with the London Gaaps team as always.
To talk to me about European opportunities please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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