Being an independent event producer has a lot of perks, in my opinion, one being that we can work mostly from home. I am very lucky to live in the south of france with my husband and that he gives me the opportunity to do what I love, events. I don’t say thank you to him enough, as his work affords me the luxury of building my event business.
This week I am digging my heels in to really try and make some vendor connections. It seems that there are pros and cons to living in the countryside (read middle of no where). Although the south of France is not touted as your average countryside, there are some pretty vast areas, with not a whole lot to offer in the way of event vendors. So where does one go to find them? The bigger surrounding cities? I guess, that’s a start, but having so many people travel an hour seems not very economic or ecological. Continue reading “The Importance of the Vendor Network”
When it comes to event trade shows, what’s not to like? Everyone wants to talk to you, make you feel special and most importantly, they give you fun free stuff! This is my 2nd experience at the Seminaires Business/Events Salon(trade show) in Lyon, France. It’s not super big, perhaps 200 exhibitors, but it’s worth a leisurely ride up on the TGV and I have the added bonus of having lunch with a good friend of ours who is coincidentally an exhibitor. Quel chance! So why do I come here? Continue reading “Event Trade Shows, or Salons, en France”