Avans Hoogeschool decided to bring 90 students to Milan. In a four day trip they had to visit as much shops as possibile and retailconcepts in order to get input and inspiration for their own studies 'retail management and entrepeneurship'. I organised them two lunches and company visits and gave a presentation entitled 'a day in the life of an Italian'.
The Dutch website ciaotutti.nl publishes articles about the Italian culture, kitchen and language. Every month I write an article about life in Milan, with suggestions for Dutch and Belgium visitors that come to Milan for a day or a weekend. You can read my articles on ciaotutti.nl
Old Milano Food Tour
Together with Farming the City I developed a guided tour through Milan in which I explain about the history of the city seen through the lens of food. In a two hour walking tour we go from historic Brera to the modern Porta Garibaldi area. During the city walk through Milan I explain you about the relation between food and the development of the city. Some small tastings of Milanese food specialities are foreseen.
Reset Your Brand in Milan
The Dutch organisation Reset Your Brand brought a well-known international ready-to-eat-vegetable producer to Milan. During their two day trip they dedicated an afternoon to visiting (small) retail concepts that focus on plant based foods. I gave a consult on the best places to visit and provided the group with five locals that accompagnied the groups during their retail tour.
Bike and walking tours through Milan
For different travel agencies, amongst them Tours by Locals and Baja Bikes/Bike and the City, I work as a local guide. I offer my tours through Milan both in Dutch and in English. Besides visiting the most important monuments of Milan, I also like to take my clients to less-known spots that are definitely worth a visit.
City tour Milan
City Trip Travel asked me to organise a city walk through Milan for two groups of Flemish travellers. The staff of the Province of Antwerp was given a one day city tour on foot. After a short visit to Milano Stazione Centrale we visited most highlights in the center, like Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then slowly moved towards Brera and the Castello Sforzesco. A pleasant walk and a perfect way to really get to know Milan.
Innovative food retail tour
Focusplaza BV, a Dutch organisation that keeps professionals up-to-date on the latest innovations in supermarket- and food distribution scene, asked Food in the Streets to co-organise a three-day trip through Milan. We we visited more than ten innovative supermarkets and food retail locations that gave the participants inspiration to bring back home and apply in their own company.
Milan shopping city - viva.nl
For the Dutch magazine Viva I wrote an article on the 'shopping in Milan'. Even though the focus was on fashion, they also allowed me to include a part dedicated to 'the best places to eat in Milan'.
Innovative food retail tour
The members of the FoodFocus Experts group of Dutch organisation Focusplaza BV visited Milan during a three-day retail tour. Together with the Focusplaza staff I organised their programm and accompagnied the group during their visits to almost ten innovative supermarkets and food retails concepts.
Food inspiraton tour
For the clients of the Dutch importer of wine, Way of Wine, I prepared a personalized food tour through Milan. During the day-trip we visited inspiring food hot spots in the city that demonstrated that simple but high-quality products are the perfect ingredients for delicious meals.
KNS Inspiration tour Milan
One of the groups of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Slagers association aims to professionalize the butchers in Holland and makes them future-proof. For one of their groups (its members all having middle sized to big meat processing companies) I prepared a retail inspiration tour through Milan and accompanied them during their visits to food-processing companies like Fratelli Beretta and Igor Gorgonzola.
The FoodFocus Masters group of Focusplaza, their members being foodproducers, retailers and out-of-home managers. To stay up-to-date of the latest innovations in the food retailworld, they visited ten excellent food retail concepts. Together with the Focusplaza staff I selected the places to visit and made sure a manager or director was there to welcome the group and explain everything about their store.