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March heralds another month of madness(Posted: 23-02-2010)
As February draws to a close, for a fleeting moment I thought that perhaps the madness of the first two months of 2010 was going to slow down a little. But then I looked at the schedule for March and realised that this isn’t going to happen…
Nobody seemed to be in the office over the last 4 weeks. They were either at PaperWorld in Frankfurt or the London, Nuremburg or New York Toy Fairs (or any combination of the above!). The general feeling seems to be that these shows all benefitted from a slight upturn this year, and most I have spoken to about them are pretty optimistic about the business they will generate from them in 2010.
So March drifts in next week with a group of brave and foolhardy souls taking up the Light Fund Bobsleigh Challenge in Innsbruck, Austria. I have to admit to feeling quite pleased with myself that I persuaded my editor to do this instead of me. I don’t do “rides” – I was once sick after a trip on the monorail at Great Yarmouth – and that was flat and slow! I daren’t mention the Winter Olympics in the office at the moment due to all the luge and bobsleigh crashes on the much-discussed course in Vancouver.
The week after brings us to the inaugural Brand Licensing Central & Eastern Europe exhibition to be held in Budapest; a new dedicated licensing event from the UK Advanstar team. It will take a few years of course, but these guys have made such a success of their London show that I am confident we will see this event grow into the calendar.
The third week of March takes us to Manchester for the Northern Light Fund Quiz. I am pretty sure a good time will be had by all!! I for one am willing to risk a hang-over for charity! The Light Fund looks set to generate some decent income in March and will once again benefit some very worthy causes.
A busy time ahead again then. Oh, and don’t forget you’re leaving it a bit late to be looking at your flights for Las Vegas………….
Previous Blog entries
A month of trade shows!
Happy New Year!
Viva Las Vegas!!
Moscow, Bologna, Easter
Where did February go?
Hong Kong and the merry-go-round begins
Welcome to 2012
The Seoul Character & Licensing Fair comes to town
Vegas is hot, hot, hot!
Welcome to 2011. The treadmill starts!
Around the world in licensing events
Brand Licensing Europe delivers for us again
Summer's over so bring on the Licensing Awards
Seoul, kids at the show and kimchi
Las Vegas and all its (licensed) temptations
Easter eggs and volcanic ash
We're Northern Light Fund Quiz winners!
New Hungary show makes it's debut in cold Budapest
March heralds another month of madness
2010 finally arrives, and the new Guide is here!
Brand Licensing Europe delivers again
The Licensing Awards in London
Seoul hosts Korea's Character & Licensing Fair
Las Vegas welcomes Licensing International 2009
Vegas here we come!
Brits on tour in Prague!
STOP PRESS: England closes because of snow!
A Special Delivery before Burns Night
Dubai and Christmas drinks
The joys of Brand Licensing
Exhibiting at the National Incentive Show
Greetings from Mexico!
French motorways, sun, sea and sand
Action Man and the good old days
Hot and sticky Hong Kong
Brits on tour in New York