And I need your help!
As part of your regular work do you have to attend trade shows? I generally don’t but think they must be fun. Right? Lots of polo shirts. Little pressboard villages. Very bright overhead lighting. Lanyards. Evening drinks with fellow trade showers. And so I am very much looking forward to tomorrow when I head to the largest surf trade show in the entire world. Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida!
The event is described thusly:
Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. Surf Expo is a TRADE ONLY EVENT and is not open to the public.
Not open to the public but will you be there anyhow? And would you mind giving me a few tips?
-If I get lost in the cavernous convention center where should I go?
-If Rip Curl has North Korean slaves working their booth should I report it to the authorities or let it slide?
-How should I wear my lanyard?
-When a Reef Girl offers me a bottle of beer freshly popped by Mick Fanning’s patented beer popping sandal in new sea foam green should I accept?
-What if I lose my lanyard?
-Should I test a shark-killing foil if the opportunity presents itself?
-What if I get lost in the SUP section and find myself becoming strangely attracted?
-What if someone calls the police on me?
That’s mostly it, other than needing to know what you’d like me to discover there for you. And, now that I think about it, it’d be a lot easier if you were there. Do you think you could take off work for a few days? I’m really worried about my lanyard.