As you all know, Michael and I attended the Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in Savannah, Georgia, last week. The show was a great success and we were happy to meet and greet many of our existing and future customers.
Unlike most tradeshows, the S&D Conference was much smaller in size and very close-knit. Since lunch and snacks were provided by the show, exhibitors and attendees all had the opportunity to network over three-course meals and mid-day treats.
The laid-back, social atmosphere almost made us more productive — we were very happy to see how well-received the ND Press product was becoming in the aviation sector. What’s more, the printed newspaper samples we took along to the show were a big hit with our booth visitors — not only were they incredibly impressed by how valuable the service would be for their clients, but many of them also took a sample along with them.
Of course, the show wasn’t entirely all fun n’ games — we also had some serious networking to do at the various parties that were hosted by some of the exhibitors, as well as one gala event by the folks at S&D themselves. And yes, the parties were all full of entertainment and tasty refreshments. Michael and I had the opportunity to attend a variety of events, ranging from a posh, eclectic atmosphere to live bands to karaoke bars (no, we didn’t sing).
Now, for those of you that haven’t been to Savannah, this is a place you will want to check out at some point — with all of the delicious food and desserts, the friendly people, and the beautiful (and sometimes ghostly) sights and sounds, this is definitely southern hospitality at its finest.
Next year’s conference, held in Long Beach, California, will be the 20th anniversary event for Schedulers and Dispatchers, and is sure to be the best one yet… can’t wait!
By the way, have a great Valentine’s Day, and for those of you that are travelling via a private jet or checking in to a luxury hotel, don’t forget to ask for your hometown newspapers.