We made it.
That was the overwhelming sentiment as the group sat down for one last dinner together at the close of our program just days ago. Final presentations were done, clients were pleased, and it was almost time for us to leave this great country. It was only fitting that we would have traditional steak and malbec as the concluding meal, capping off a glorious two-week run of daily carne servings. In this piece, I will highlight some of the activities during the last leg of the trip, as well as some of my personal favorite experiences throughout the trip. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Once we returned from Mendoza, a handful of company site visits remained before our final presentations. One of the more interesting ones was with Tetra Pak, a global leader in packaging solutions for food products based out of Sweden. Our host, Argentina sustainability manager Flavia, gave us an in-depth walkthrough of their company profile and their current sustainability initiatives. Among the things highlighted were a timeline of their ongoing sustainability focus areas and the downside of climate change, both pictured below:
The following day, the trip had reached it’s climax. Team Biogas was last but not least in the order of presenters, and we achieved our goal of delivering an understandable end-product that our clients can use as they continue to grow their start-up. It was a great experience getting to know Martin and Weibel, and we wish them all of the success in the world going forward.
Now, for a brief countdown. I will leave you all with a short list of the top three things I will miss about Argentina after this two week stint. As the locals say, Ciao!
3. The food: Empanadas, steak, wine, dulce de leche, croissants, I could go on….
2. The scenery: Argentina literally has every type of climate within it’s national border. Pictures don’t do it justice.
1. The people: Both my GW colleagues and our new friends abroad were who truly made this experience an unforgettable one.