Last Feb 23 (2018), Friday I flew to Dusseldorf, Germany for a business trip. The company that I work for participated in EuroCIS 2018 which was held in Messe Dusseldorf and because of my main role in exhibits or trade shows, I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to join the trade show over at Germany.
This was actually my first time in Germany, Let alone Europe :)
Prior to my trip, I was thinking of ways to include my flowers in my trip, one of my followers in Instagram, Ra2awee suggested that I make a mini flower bouquet with me and take photos of me holding it one at a time with a different background.
To which I did (mostly)
This was actually how I carried the flower around. My company bag pack has a provision for headsets. I stuck it there :D
This was both in Chicago Airport. My stop over before going to London (another stop over)
After an almost 20 hour grueling long flight (including stopovers and layovers), I arrived to my hotel on the afternoon of Saturday (Feb 24, 2018). Germany is 6 hours advanced from EST, so it was an additional day for me (flight timeline. I left on the afternoon of 23rd)
This was taken from Volkinger Straße Station (Line S). This was the nearest station from my hotel; just a 2 minute walk, then I have to take a train from this station then transfer to another train in the main station. Dusseldorf, I think similarly like in New York, has a good public transportation system (Rheinbahn).
This on the other hand, was taken from Messe-Esprit Arena Station. This has a direct connection to Halls 9 and 10 of Messe Dusseldorf, the venue of the trade fair.
Try to take a guess of why the color of my flower is violet/purple.. Well.. Yep, the brand color of the company I work for is Purple, or to us Filipinos, I believe we call it more as "violet"
So.. I was very happy with my booth builder, It's not the look I'm very used to making, my style is usually organic with curvy elements, however, because of my booth builder's exhibit modular system, we are kind of confined to boxy elements, but after witnessing how they assemble and disassemble the system, the construction of the booth was done in a day, while the others who did the more traditional way of booth building, were still making theirs up to the last hour of the last day of construction. Plus, the guys who installed the booth are very cooperative. Anyway, I am blabbering about my day job, apologies :)
Plus on a side note, it is way easier to organize and implement trade shows over there, or probably anywhere except in the USA, in which, as per my officemate's words "Trade Shows are a racket in US" to which I agree.
I ended up using my small bouquet as a decoration in the meeting room of our booth.
Unlike in my first show with the company (in New York), I was not able to make a bigger and more intricate bouquet complete with vase and base for candies due to the limited weight and size I was allowed for my baggage.
As for the flower container, I ended up using the glass water bottle of the water I bought from the hotel. I deduced that I can never ever live in Germany due to the price of water and water in restaurants not being free most of the time. That .75 water (with bottle) cost me €7! Geesh. Good thing the bottle was nice, I was able to use it as a vase. Haha
Anyway, I'm back here in the US. The temperature in Dusseldorf the whole week of my stay was freezing cold. I caught colds actually. So I'm totally super glad to be home :D
One of the flowers I used in my bouquet is my Anastasia Flower :)
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