Silicon Valley Tour

8-14 September 2019


From September 8 to September 14, we go back to Silicon Valley and stop by Las Vegas with Shopping Tomorrow!

We will visit leading enterprises such as Google, Facebook, Zappos & many more to learn about the latest trends and in the field of (E)commerce and to discover advanced Omni-channel shopping experiences from the land of innovation. 


Sunday 8th September: Amsterdam – Las Vegas 

Arrival in Las Vegas, recovery from the trip with a nice lunch. Afterwards, a tour through a typical Las Vegas Hotel where we will discover more about how the online and offline entertainment world are getting closer together in the middle of the desert in Nevada.

Monday 9th September: Las Vegas

Exclusive day at Zappos and a special ‘Las Vegas tour’.  


Tuesday 10th September: Las Vegas  –  San Francisco 

After breakfast, a morning flight to San Francisco. After arrival, guided campus tour at Facebook with dinner and presentations about the developments and future of AI and VR for Facebook.


Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th September: San Francisco – Silicon Valley

Visit at various companies in San Franscisco and Sillicon Valley such as: Google, Pinterest, Apple, Salesforce. It is also planed a session with a Venture Capitalist to discover new innovative startups.


Friday 13th September: San Francisco  – Amsterdam

Leaving around 12:00 am to Amsterdam, arrival scheduled for early Saturday morning.



Participation is for C-level executives working in the retail industry. This study trip is all-inclusive and consists out of the following services:

•International and local flights 

•6 nights stay in 4* or 5* hotels

•Breakfast, lunch, and dinners included throughout the entire trip 

•Special events & valuable networking opportunities

•The participation fee is € 8950,-



•This trip includes economy class tickets, hotel, transportation costs, events, and all meals. 

•The cancellation conditions of GI Travel / ANVR are applied to the trip.  Full refund of cancellation is only available with previous notice of 2 months before departure.

•The SGR and Calamity Fund trips are not applicable on this trip.

•The technical part of this trip will be provided by GI Travel. For any special requests (business class, earlier / later departure) you can contact GI Travel directly via



Overall the study trips are rated with an average of 8.6 on a scale.  
Here are a few participants that have shared their experience.

Paul Nijhof

Former Ceo WehKamp

Inspiring and confronting: taken away in the 'fast lane."


Marcel Neomagnus

cfo Sundio group

"Very inspiring. I discovered new tech and business opportunities."   

Jan-Peter Cruiming


Great program, great city, great companies, great group."


Johan van de Neste

cco inshared

Great experience. I gained new insights, was given practical examples build upon a superb network of frontier innovators."