In my line of work I do travel for industry conferences for many of the businesses I cover. Although I used to travel to these conferences, they do get tiresome. The amount of schmoozing that people do and the amount of money spent is outrageous. I recently traveled to this once conference where we had this VIP client golf tournament at this $200 a head golf course and I think the room was maybe 4 times the price. There was no business discussed. They were just thanking key partners for spending millions with them. Needless to say, the hotel was beautiful and although my golf game was poor, it was a nice experience. The next day we went to the actual conference. I always get nervous at these events. There are so many people and I’m not hidden in my office. I always wonder if someone is going to see me and recognize who I am. Did you see me there?
With over 150,000 people at this conference it is easy to run into people, but at the same time it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. I actually hate these events and sometimes just stay back in my room. To be stuck on a convention floor in high heels all day can be quite painful. So sometimes I sit back in my room, take photos for Dreamnet and enjoy the view: CLICK HERE to hear about my business trip!