It is time to register for the 2016 KW Global Trade and Development Week, GTDW 7.0: Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit in Dubai. 

This year the event has the theme:  Taking Customs into The Future – Stimulating Increased Trade and Economic Growth. The event take place on  31st Oct – 2nd Nov 2016.

During the event you will learn more about the new UAE AEO programme, a brand new state-of-the-art programme introducing a paradigm shift for AEO in the world. 

I will be there to provide a masterclass:

The event has an excellent programme and great opportunities for networking – don’t miss it. 

Click here for the programme: GTDW Agenda 2016

Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, best known for his iconic sculpture of a revolver with a knotted barrel displayed outside the UN headquarters in New York, has died aged 81, Swedish officials said on Wednesday.

The artist, who had used a wheelchair after suffering from a stroke in 1989, died eaier this week.

Reuterswärd designed the oversized bronze Colt Magnum .357 with the knotted barrel, entitled “Non Violence”, as a symbol of peace after the assassination of his friend John Lennon, the former Beatle, who was shot dead by Mark Chapman on December 8th 1980.

KGH Border Services is named as peace ambassador in the Global Non Violence Army after donating a significant and important contribution to the Non Violence Project.

The Non Violence Project works to inspire, motivate and engage young people in positive thinking and behavior to make them understand and resolve conflicts without violence. 

IMAGINE A WORLD IN PEACE is a project with individually painted Non Violence revolvers. The Non Violence revolver has inspired politicians, artists and role models throughout the world of sports, music and art – but also children worldwide. This is our copy of the Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr designed Knotted Gun sculpture that was commissioned by the Non-Violence Foundation to commemorate the 31st anniversary of John Lennon’s murder.

Yesterday I was in Denmark for a meeting with Danish Customs colleagues. In the afternoon I took the day off and stayed for a few hours in Copenhagen, a wonderful city. 

Here I am enjoying a typical Danish lunch meal, red sausage (pölse) bread, mustard and tomato. And the nost important thing, a Danish beer from Carlsberg.

Since I have lived by the Baltic Sea entrance and Öresund directly across from Copenhagen most if my life, it has always been great to visit Copenhagen. 

This is Nyhavn (New Harbour) that used to be a rough neighborhood in my youth when we had to take the boat over the sea. Now Nyhavn is a great place full of tourists, but also with some very nice retaurants.

Since it was an extra day between a holiday and the weekend, and great weather, the streets were packed with people and we had a great day in Denmark.