I am currently stationed in Hong Kong, doing a project mapping the current processes here and developing a design on how to further optimize them. Hong Kong is a crazy city where one instantly feels comfortable. Exciting events are taking place all the time, there are excellent restaurants and cute cafes and bars to hang out in, and due to the high amounts of expats in the city, it is very easy to make a lot of friends. Since Hong Kong luckily consists of many high skyscrapers compressed in a small area, I only have to commute ten minutes to work. And despite the fact that the flats are very pricey and small, I feel at home here. I was warmly welcomed into the office by my Chinese colleagues, and besides giving me professional insights, they show me impressions of their culture at lunch every day and help me understand the unreadable menu. I do like Hong Kong and I am excited to further work on my project here.
Moin moin everybody, I am currently working for Lufthansa Cargo in Shanghai, helping the local sales team develop a concept to better cooperate with Chinese mid-sized forwarders. During the first weeks I visited customers of Lufthansa Cargo to better understand their needs. I am also screening and preparing all the material that was already developed by the local team. And, the most important thing, I am exploring Shanghai. This city (its Chinese name is “The city above the water”) provides me with so many new impressions that I don’t know where to start: Skyscrapers, brilliant food, a lot of people, driving too fast, a fascinating culture, and still a lot of unknown places to explore.
I’m currently in New York, working on a project in sales steering. Me and my colleagues are prototyping a new sales steering tool and I am learning everything about the US American B2B market, the Joint Ventures with United Airlines and Air Canada, and Lufthansa contracting and sales tools. So far, I love the project!! The colleagues are awesome, work is interesting and I am learning a lot!
And New York itself is a new adventure everyday…I experienced the New York Subway, I went to Times Square, I worked out in Prospect Park, and relaxed in Central Park. I live in Brooklyn in a multicultural neighborhood where you find nice bars with live music and lots of creative (and crazy) people from all over the world. And the best part is that the adventure has just begun…
Ni hao blog readers, currently I am based in Shanghai, working for the warehouse handling agent PACTL, a Lufthansa Cargo joint venture. You see, the trainee program gives you the opportunity to receive insights beyond the Lufthansa boundaries. Yet, I am not alone as Joel happens to be on the project, as well. You may remember that we already worked together on the first project. Our task is to drive the business development of PACTL and design PACTL 2.0 together with the managing director – sounds fancy doesn’t it? Until now it is very exciting content-wise, and also gives me the opportunity to experience a different working culture. This allows me to evaluate what I like about Lufthansa’s culture and what I might like to improve. Apart from that, I am surprised to see myself working on topics with such a high significance.
Since space is rare in any big Asian city, I live in a high rise building – the 31st floor offers a spectacular view of Pudong’s city center and its magnificent, colorful illuminated skyscrapers. The constant sound of honking, the sometimes chaotic traffic, and proper Chinese restaurants complete my first encounter with The Far East. And some people say that Shanghai is a great place to party – of course, I just heard that from others ;)
Bye bye from Shanghai
Max’ postcard to Grandma:
Hi from Brno in the Czech Republic. It is very nice here and sometimes it rains. The other children here at Lufthansa InTouch are also nice to me. Everyone makes phone calls the whole day and sells tickets to people who want to fly with Lufthansa.
Today I listened to many calls and thought of how to maybe say some things better so people are even happier with our service and buy more tickets.
The food is good and there is a tasty lemonade made of some grain… The only thing is they don´t have Weisswurst, and that is a pity.
I have joined the Lufthansa Asia-Pacific sales coordination team in Singapore. Considering it’s my first time staying in the Asia-Pacific region, I had a wonderful start. In contrast to Delhi, it’s green, clean, well-organized, and everyone speaks English – that helps a lot! For my first business trip I had the chance to travel to our Shanghai office and gather my first China experience – super cool. Well, the emerging Asia-Pacific markets are challenging, but also generate great opportunities for Lufthansa. I would never have expected to end up in the Asia-Pacific region. However, I think it will be a great opportunity to further broaden my horizons.