Most depressing day is packing day, wherever you are and whatever you do. And it feels like this today, even though us Allevoers are still looking forward to a full day of fun and relaxation at Niagara Falls.
There weren’t too many people looming around the Sibos floor, most of them being exhibitors taking care of final preparations, exchanging giveaways and saying goodbyes in a less formal environment than the previous days.
In my past “Goodbye, Vienna/Hong Kong/Amsterdam” posts I used to say see you all next year in whatever city was bound to be the next host for Sibos. The sad news is that we’re not 100% sure we plan on going to Osaka, given all rumors going around radiation levels from media reports. Romanians have had their share with Cernobîl and, even though it happened about the time I was born, people are still talking about it to this day, blaming it for several diseases they or their relatives are facing.
Thus, we have a profound understanding of the hard times and high risks our Japanese partners are confronting and unless there’s a change of plan, we may only return at Sibos in 2013, in Dubai, and skip 2012 for good. But, if we get to Sibos next year we’re looking forward to coping with the Japanese people, knowing they won’t let us down with organizing an outstanding event. Sadly we don’t have too many words of praise for this year’s venue. The Sibos party was far better than that of last year, but that’s about it in terms of organization.
For the time being, please take a look at the day to day photo gallery we’ve uploaded on our website this past week.
That’s all folks, thank you for reading us, for dropping by and for showing interest in our solutions!
By: Ioana Guiman