I have recently returned from the Advantage Conference on board the MSC Fantasia. Advantage announced their ground-breaking new technology platform Gateway 2. There was interesting insight into what impact APD, the new Travel Package Directive, Brexit and cybercrime will have on businesses in future. Daniel Levine also talked about new and interesting trends.

However the highlight for me was Astronaut Chris Hadfield. He was one of the best speakers I have ever seen at a conference. He was a prime example of someone that has followed his dreams and inspired us as an audience. He ended the session singing David Bowie's "Space Odyssey" - which was incredibly moving, not a dry eye in the house! 

"You've really made the grade 

And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear

Now it's time to leave the capsule

If you dare"