Here is what the some of our exhibitors have to say about the expo:

Hey there Ed,

 

Thank you very much for the great experience at the Expat Expo. LOVED IT. Had to dash off home to family but wanted to say thank you to you and Melanie for a great Expo. I thought the set up was fantastic, plenty of room in the aisles, convenient for parking and great location. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day meeting new people and re-acquainting with others. I realized how much I missed those expos.

 

Many thanks again,

Duncan - Peak of Wellbeing

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Dear Ed & Melanie

 

Just wanted to give you a little feedback on the EXPO. I sold quite a few things and made a few connection that will definitely help me. I am so happy I took part it really was worth the money. I can see you put a lot of effort in it. please add me to your Newsletter if you have one. I would like to stay up to date. 

Thank you guys for the effort you put into the whole event. It was done very professionally. 

 

Kind regards

Nadia Austin
Selbständige Stylistin für Stella & Dot

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Dear Melanie and Ed,

Thank you once again for all the effort you put in which you make look really smooth. From my own experience, I realise there's a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes, so thank you for doing what you do and that I really appreciate it as a platform to meet new people and network with existing friends and fellow business owners.

 

Selina - Curious Courses

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Ed, I do thank you for all your effort and support you give toward our title, which is so very valuable for us. 

I wish you and Melanie a wonderful summer!

With best regards

Barbara - International New York Times

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Thank you Ed for all the organisation. It was  a great day for me at Alive to Change - I had a lot of great visitors, and there was an energetic feeling in the air. What was interesting to me in contrast to other places I've been is that more people very readily engaged and fewer people went past ignoring me, eyes down!

I've got some good interest in my work and some unexpected bonus encounters which I would never have dared to imagine.

So thank you again, and I wish you a restful recovery from a busy day (and the lead up)!!!

All the best,

Kirstin - Alive to Change Coach and Workshop Leader

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Hi Ed and Melanie,

Congratulations on a great expo! For Afroshoppe, I'm always on edge wondering if the right market for our products will show up to the expo. I was pleasantly surprised--we had a great reception at Basel this year. Our business is web-based and not even a year old yet; and the Expat Expos we've attended (Zurich & Geneva 2013, and now Basel 2014), have helped us to get in front of potential clients, learn from them, and improve our offerings, and grow. If you had glitches they were unknown to us:).

Thanks again and look forward to seeing you in Zurich in the Fall.

Enjoy the weather,

Esther - Afroshoppe

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Just quickly to say hallo to both of you first of course :) … but mainly to say thank you once again for a great Expo - I know that the weather may have kept numbers down but every time its about the quality of the contacts and the type of people who walk through the door. I booked a shoot on the day which paid for my stand anyhow which is a first LOL. Since then I have booked two tuition sessions (with clients who were clients already but who came by) and met someone too who has just asked me to photograph her friends's wedding in May…. and I first met Julie Gallagher at one of your expat expo's too (In Good Company) and I photographed 3x for her last year and am about to photograph her new store in Zug - its amazing - you must take a look - just behind Franz Carl Weber…

 

So thank you - I think you pitch the marketing just right and we know the types of people who are going to walk through that door which is important. Will book for Zurich and Zug soon ;)

 

Take care and enjoy this lovely weather!

Andaleeb Lilley Photograpy

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First of all, I would like express my enthusiasm about the Expat-Expo Zug last Sunday. It was a great venture and adventure for me and its happy realization was possible thanks to the solid qualified ground provided by you. Tonnes of thanks! I would really like to be on board again next year (or maybe even this year yet, in Zürich) and will register as soon as possible.

Oksana - Art of Balance

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Thank you for your hard work and all the efforts you put into organizing the Cham (2014) event. As ever it was perfectly prepared and the ambience was unforgettable.Hope to see you soon.

Eliza - Code Zero World

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Thanks a lot for organizing, Melanie and Ed!

Take care and see you soon again!

Harry - Expat Solutions / Soft Landing

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Thanks a lot for your work and organisation. Yesterday in Zug was really a wonderful day for me. I would like to try the same experience in Zurich.

Have a wonderful day!

Michelle -The Grinberg Method

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Thank you very much for organsing everything. As it was our first expat-expo we have no comparison. But what we can say ist that we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the day.

Hope to be there next year!

Heinz, Pastor - Christlicher Treffpunkt

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We would like to thank you as well for the Expo. We actually enjoy it besides the networking and professional development involved. We look forward already to next year's Expat Expo and wish you all the best in the meantime.

Eugenia –The Loras English Network

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Thanks for the good organising. Can I reserve table 65 again for next year?

Best Regards

Alan –Dental Practice Alan Kruger

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It was really wonderful to meet you personally, beyond the virtual. It is always good to see great people like you. The LORD Bless you and your beloved family.

Siamak - SIAMAK Umweltarchitektur

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Was an awesome day at Expat-Expo Zug!

Mahima – Meditation by Mahima

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Thanks Ed and Melanie for another great Expo. Although the sun kept some people away, at the end of the day it was a pretty successful day.

See you in Ticino!

Michael –The British Cheese Centre

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Dear Melanie,
Thanks for your email...but really the thanks go to you and Ed! Thank YOU both for doing such a great job! It's always great for me to come and catch up with so many people all at once. It's exhausting but I love it! I always get such amazing feedback from visitors and advertisers alike. And yes - count me in again for next year!
Already looking forward to it!
Louisa - Xpat-Xchange
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Dear Melanie,
Thanks for this information on the posters. You and Ed are so proactive!I really hope to see the two of you again, speaking to Ed and you is like a breath of fresh wind!
Best wishes,
Barbara - International Herald Tribune
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Hi!
Well we had a great time and are happy to already reserve the same table (8) for next year when do you take bookings for 2011?!Thanks for a great event!
Jayne - Holmes Place Switzerland
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Hi Melanie and Ed,
Thanks for a great event, my personal experience was I did better than last year and I thought there were more people there this year. I would like to put my name down for Zug, Basle and Zurich next year and if possible reserve the same tables again at Basle and Zurich.
All the best,
Rowena - Roros Special Greeting Cards
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Hello Ed,
Thank you for a great event! It was worthwhile for us, even though it was a little slow, I did talk to people all throughout the day and made some valuable contacts with schools etc. I gained more awareness and visibility than direct leads. So I think we'll be signing up again next year! I appreciate all your hard work and we'll see you again soon - in Geneva.
Many thanks,
Michal - Webster University
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Dear Ed,
Thank you for your support and smooth organisation. My stand was a great success and I can only imagine how it will pay off in the next few months! Congratulations and looking forward to be of great service to you!
Thanks again and talk soon!
D. Steinmann - Steinmann International
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
As this was the first time I attended an expat expo, my expectations might not be comparable to feedback from others. However, I must tell you that my expectations were far exceeded and that I am already looking forward to my next expo in Zug. And of course, I will reserve next year's date in my calendar.
Best regards and thank you for organising this great event.
Best regards,
Lui - Healthy and Safe Away from Home
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Dear Ed,
Thanks for the Expat Expo. I found the whole event well organised and executed. My only comment is that one big room would be ideal, but do understand that the Kongresshalle cannot accommodate this; sadly Zurich is surprisingly lacking in good conference. Hope you are now having the chance to recover and relax.
Best wishes,
Debra - The Swiss Collaboration
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Dear Ed,
Thanks once again for arranging Expat Expo. I think it's a win/win for everyone. The event was a great success for us - thanks for clearing us from the waitlist! It was a brilliant idea to get the bouncy castle. This relieved what was probably the biggest problem in past years - the traffic jam in the aisles caused by all the strollers.
Thanks again,
Betsy - American Women's Club of Zurich
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Hi Ed,
Just to thank you and your team for this Expat-Expo in Zurich. We have always nice experiences with you and people are lovely.
Thanks,
Michelle - Grinberg Method
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Hi Ed,
Thank you so much to you and all the team for organising such a great day. I really enjoyed my first Expo and it certainly won't be my last! All the best and thanks again,
Kind regards,
Heather - Forever Living
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As the first Swiss school of elite fitness, we cater to the highly motivated and most discerning customers. Expat-Expo has created the strongest interest in our product of all the events we did so far. Professionally organized with a great mix of visitors,
Expat-Expo is an event not to be missed.
Dominique - CrossFit Basel GmbH
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Dear Melanie and Ed,
Thanks again for the perfect organisation of the Expat-Expo. The visitors were really interested! For us again it was a perfect platform!
Thanks,
Valerie Chuard - swissinfo.ch
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Just a thank you for the great organization. I fell into bed yesterday, exhausted from all the talking and contact I had with the hundreds of visitors. To me this means great exposure for BCS which was the whole idea. I will let you know if I can participate in the Zurich expo as soon as possible, if not it will be Geneva. Hope you slept well also!!
Wendy de Feydeau - Bishop's College School
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Thank you Ed and Melanie!
It was so perfect! We feel we got our message out, and made some great leads! We enjoyed the variety of stands around us. As architects, we brought purely visual information. However, beside us was a soothing music group, across was wine tasting, and on the other side a church group!
Thank you all!
Cordelia Fox - Architecture and Interior Design
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To you both a sincere thanks for an Expat-Expo well run and exciting. The GEDS stand did really well; we had a lot of interest and the day went really well the other stands were great too & varied and interesting.
Thank you & can you do better next year is the question!!!
Janet Fremeaux on behalf of GEDS
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Hello Ed and Melanie,
Just a quick note to thank you for yesterday's event at Geneva Palexpo. It was productive for us - even though we did not talk to mobs of people, the ones we did talk to seemed to be well qualified prospects for Webster so I consider these to be high quality leads. And it was fun as always.
Many thanks and best regards,
Michal - Webster University
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Hi Ed,
It all seemed to go very well, so congratulations. We did quite well at our stand, and it was just a shame that I couldn't stay longer than the first hour, otherwise I would have had time to come and talk to you as well as a few other people I had been looking forward to seeing. Still, I was glad to be able to come and set up and see the layout.
Thanks again - and good luck in Lucerne!
Helen - Off the Shelf Books
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Dear Ed,
Congratulations, first, on a great day on Sunday! I had fun, even although the reason I take a table is to get me out of my comfort zone and get talking to more people about my coaching! My feet did ache a bit in the evening though, and I had no energy left to come to the after-show function. What a great idea that was...next time I will make an extra effort to come along....Thanks again for organising a great event.
Warm regards,
Sue Cowan Coaching
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Dear Ed,
Hope you had a good finish of your Expat Day! I think it was a good event! We had a lot of inscriptions!
Have a nice day,
Regards,
Valerie Chuard - Swissinfo
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Dear Ed,
I want to thank you and your wife for a successful event. I admire your organizational skills. Well organized and friendly.
With my best wishes,
Isabel Contreras  - Life Motivations Centre
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Dear Ed,
A big thank you to you and your team for a very well organised Expat Expo. Thanks also for the hospitality drinks. Sorry, I didn’t get to thank you personally. Looking forward to the next one!
All the best,
Liz - Peak of Health
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As Usual, the Expat-Expo team pulled out all stops to create another very professional excellently run event. Thanks Ed and Melanie for bringing together the English community in such a fun and important way. I'll definitely be back again next year.
Thanks and congratulations,
Jena - Hand Analysis Today
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Hello,
Just to say it was great event. Having been asked to speak by the BSCC, it was the first time I attended. I will definitely think about exhibiting at future Expat Expos.
Kind regards,
Maureen Steele - The Training Box Limited
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Once again, thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate in the Expat-Expo. We had a great time, made new contacts, made a lot of kids happy, and had a great time after with the apero. That was a wonderful idea, the opportunity to mingle and meet the other folks. During the day, most are too busy for any form of networking.
Wishing you both a lovely week.
Warm Regards,
David - 4 Events Entertainment
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Thanks you two! GREAT job as always. You’re a fantastic team and a pleasure to work with. We had a lot of serious interest in our service and will be following up with visitors to our booth. Thanks also for the nice after-event party; it was nice to be taken care of a bit after standing all day! We’ll let you know about the results when we see who responds a little later on. Looking forward to seeing you in Luzern!
All the best,
Carol and David - Zug International Business Forum
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for organising yet another successful Expo and an additional thank you for the kind gift - which was a nice gesture. The head of Nordea turned up on the day to take a look at what the event is all about and I hope this helps with gaining his agreement to continue to support the Expo.
We will be in touch regarding future events.
Kind regards,
Martin Carey, IMC Senior Manager - Nordea Bank S.A
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Hi Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for putting together an excellent event. At final count, we had 51 people enter the drawing and we went through 100 brochures. We also enjoyed the chance to meet the other exhibitors. The opportunity for that networking is one of the many things we really enjoy about the Expat Expo experience -- and the apero was a great way to wind down at the close of the day.
All the best,
Kellie & Bryon - ViewFinder Center for Photography
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Dear Ed,
As we have been very happy with the last event (in Zug) and we are looking forward to exhibiting in Zurich & Lucerne, I hope there is still space available?
Kind regards,
Andrea Baev - INSTITUT MONTANA ZUGERBERG
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Hi Ed, Hi Melanie,
I thought the Expat Expo Basel went really well - certainly a large number of people came. Our group (Usborne Books) have exhibited at the Geneva, Zurich & Zug ones already; we are already booked for the upcoming ones - so needless to say we are really happy to be part of Expat Expo.
Well Done! Great Job! Keep it up!
Sandra Yoong-Chia - Usborne Books
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Hi Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for organising the Expat Expo, it was a great event. We were very lucky with the Girl Scout stand and area, it was hugely successful for us. As an organisation who relies on voluntary efforts and doesn't run a surplus, it was invaluable for us to recruit new girls and leaders.
Kirstin Barton On behalf of Centrepoint and the Girl Scouts
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Dear Ed,
Congratulations on the fabulous reaction of the Expo! CTC too was surprised to have so many visitors and we are expecting some positive return. It was all very well organized. Thank you. We would like to make a stand booking for next years’s Expo here in Basel. We would like a larger stand as we have a panel that requires more space.
Thank you,
Ursula Pajer Office Administration - CTC Clinical Trial Consulting AG
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Dear Ed,
Thank-you for your informative email and also for sending it so quickly after the event.I really appreciate the opportunity to have had a stand at the Expo in Basel. I had lots of new contacts and even new clients prior to the event who found me via your website.  Here are my comments: Please make a booking for me for 2010 in Basel. Was very well organized. Logistics and organization, loading and unloading was great. Ed and others at Expat Expo easy to reach, open for feedback, very helpful. I already had 2 new contacts prior to the Expo via their website plus one new client (well before the event took place!).Excellent advertising, this means people actually took the time to review the vendors in advance. Deborah Brandow - Creating Solutions
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
I was pleasantly surprised that the event in Basel was so much more successful than I remember it being in Zurich and Zug when Bergli last participated. By this I mean the setting was perfect, the people visiting were genuinely interested in seeing what's there (and not only coming to socialize and pick up freebees) and there were great firms exhibiting. I made several valuable contacts at the fair. Bergli will definitely want to exhibit next year again. Thank you both for all the effort you have put into making it a very successful event. And I know Lorraine worked also very hard in getting good exhibitors there....
Best wishes,
Dianne Dicks - Bergli Books
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
I enjoyed Basel thoroughly and would like to book Basel again for next year. Also, throughout the last events I now have an idea about what I want to do as an exhibitor so I am going to book the Expat Expos in Zurich and Zug too...Thanks for your organization,
Ulf Toelle - Professional's Health Promotion
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Hi Ed,
As we said on Sunday afternoon - an EXCELLENT Expat Expo. Everything went very smoothly and yes the turn out was fantastic. I am positive that we will be exhibiting again. Will discuss with Andrea and contact you very soon to make a provisional booking.
Thank you once again for an wonderful expo.
With kind regards,
Gabriella Londero Communications & Advertising Manager - The New Stork Times
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Dear Melanie and Ed,
Thanks once again for organising a great event. We met many nice people and potential clients on Sunday. Although we still have aching feet we look forward with eager anticipation to the next event in Zurich.
Kind regards,
Brien Donnellon - Key Investment
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Hi Ed,
Thanks for squeezing us in at the last minute. The fair was quite successful for us and I think we can safely say we would be interested in attending the Basel event again.
Kind Regards,
Karim - www.polishpottery.ch
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Good Morning,
We had the best ever Expat-Expo, and as you know we are old hands at this :o) We were busy all day long, and we ran out of resources by 1400h. I would like to book my place for the next Basel Expo. You are both an absolute pleasure to work with, and the organisation was superb.
Kind regards,
Margaret Johnson - The Open University
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Thank you for the wonderful organisation and all the help. Expat-Expo was bigger than we expected it and we are very happy that we could be part of it. I hope you can all rest a bit now.
Greetings from Barfusserplatz,
Judith Moser - Kursorganisation - Benedict-Schule Basel
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Thanks for making this event possible (Zug). Great choice of venue and really well organised. There was an incredible atmosphere on the day with all the right people gathered together under one roof. I'll definitely be back. Hopefully I'll find a way to clone myself so that I can linger longer and enjoy all the other stalls while still being present at my own.
Jena Griffith - handanalysisonline.com
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Dear Ed & Melanie,
I would like to add my congratulations to you both for organising a great day in Cham. The atmosphere was great and there were a steady flow of visitors all day which I am sure kept everyone on their toes! This was the first time that the Mr. Pickwick Pubs were present and I came away with the feeling that my time had been well invested. I was encouraged by the fact that the awareness of the Mr. Pickwick / Oliver Twist brand was already a household name by many that passed by. The day was a great opportunity to let people know that we stand for more then just selling beer - we provide a meeting point for many Expats & Swiss thereby providing an integral part of the community. It was also a pleasure to meet fellow exhibitors and expand the network. Thanks once again and I look forward to the Basel Expo.
Best regards,
Jon Southworth Director: Operations / Mr. Pickwick PubsGastrag: www.gastrag.ch
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Dear Ed,
Thank you for the great Expo in Zug. We enjoyed the day and found it very enriching. Where can we sign up for the next Expo in Zug?
Kind regards,
Dr. Abbas Hussain - Dental Practice Zug
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for a great day on Sunday. It was superbly organized and executed. Many congratulations to you both! Please put us down for the Geneva and Zurich fairs!
Very warmly,
Marie O'Hara - Garrigae Switzerland
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Hi Ed,
Just to let you know that from the 5 expat expos that I have exhibited at I thought today's (Zug) was the best yet. For us it was just the right level of visitors to keep us very busy without being manic. Thanks for all your help at a really good event. See you in Basel!
Best Regards,
Gavin Pluck - Regional Director - Guardian Wealth Management
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Hi Ed and Melanie,
Thank you so much for a great event yesterday! We are very happy with the activity we had at our stand at the Expat Expo in Zug. Thank you for excellent coordination and support in the weeks leading up to the event, and great organization throughout the day of the event itself. We really enjoyed participating as exhibitors, and having the chance to visit and see the other exhibitors too. Well done!! Hope you are both finding a bit of time to catch your breath before pushing on with Basel. We look forward to seeing you again!
All the best,
Kellie & Bryon - ViewFinder Center for Photography
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Dear Ed,
It was a great pleasure having met you, your wife and your dog personally. Expat-Expo Zug was a good experience for us. I met some partners from Geneva Tourism & Convention bureau, as a direct client and potential visitors. As you already know, we will not be present in Basel due to the Swiss Travel Market hold in Lucerne at the same time (May 14th & 17th).
But I look forward to seeing you in Zurich after the summer.
Nico Garcia Hofer  Market Manager Dept. Promotion - Geneva Tourism & Convention Bureau
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be a sponsor for the Expat Expo in Zurich last Sunday. I had a great time and I think that I was able to communicate the existence and the services of RE/MAX Erlenbach to present and future expats. Most people were happy to see that a company they already know or have heard of also exists here in Switzerland. Many visitors also asked me questions about the housing market, as well as mortgages and the living situation in general. It was a very interesting day altogether and I would be happy to be a sponsor again next year.
With many thanks also for the goody basket and with best regards,
Verena Mumford - RE/MAX Erlenbach
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Dear Ed,
As already mentioned yesterday, we really enjoyed the event at the Kongresshaus. I’m writing now a short summary to my colleague in GVA, who will execute the inscription for the GVA Expat Expo. Thank you one more time for the very professional organization, we hope you are also happy with the whole event.
Best regards,
Alessandro Calo - British Airways
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Hi Ed,
Just thought I'd let you know that yesterday was a huge success for us. We expected to get some enquiries for catering and events and to sell a little cheese, we actually sold nearly all the cheese we brought with us, that's more than we usually sell at a 2 day event! The customers were abroad mix of all nationalities (including quite a few Swiss).We will be sure to bring extra stock for Geneva and I expect we will be signing up for Basel & Zug for next year too. You're welcome to quote me above by the way. See you next month, I'll be sure to save some cheese for you!
Best Regards,
Michael Jones  - The Cheese Club
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Thanks for your help and organization - everything was well organized and a steady (big) flow of visitors from 11 till 5.
Well done, see you soon in Geneva.
Trea Tijmens - Success Match
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On behalf of the team from The Open University I would like to thank you and Melanie, once again, for the marvelous organisation of the Zurich Expat Expo. We had a fabulous day, and were busy from start to finish - it was exhausting, but we know that our (and your) efforts will provide dividends in the future. We look forward to attending the events in Geneva, Zug and Basel in the coming months.
Well done again.
Margaret Johnson - Open University
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Thanks for organizing the Expo. We were very happy with the attendance and thought that the promotion of the event beforehand was well done. The location was convenient and central....
Thanks again for organizing this - Well done!!!
Betsy Greene - President - American Women's Club of Zurich
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I would like to say that the Expat Expo exceeded my expectations. So much so that I would also like to reserve tables for your two additional expos in Basel and Zug...
Linda Vogel-Lee - Peace Foods
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Just to say that we had a very successful day on Sunday at Expat Expo in Zurich. I also saw many of our members there who'd followed your ad in our ZIWA Newsletter. Seems like we'd both made a good business decision! Please book us the same table 62 for next year in Zurich. Looking forward to it.
Christine Gilbert - ZIWA President
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Hi Edward,
I just wanted to tell you that I heard rave reviews from the many ZIWA members who attended your Ex-Pat Expo event yesterday. They said It was extremely worthwhile and they met many new and interesting people. Many thanks for advertising the event with us. We hope you keep us in mind when advertising it again next year.
Kind regards,
Ellen - ZIWA Advertising
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Dear Ed,
On behalf of The New Stork Times, thank you so much for organizing an EXCELLENT Expat-expo. We found it very productive and look forward in attending the next in Geneva. Thank you once again,
Gabriella Londero - The New Stork Times
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Guys,
You did a really great job, I had lots of unofficial great feedback both on the day and afterwards from other visitors and participants. I had a steady stream of traffic, and my helper who I expected to need from 12-2 actually had to stay until 5 as we were still very busy. I have, I think 3times as many leads as last year - all good quality solid work, too - very pleased .I thought the backboards looked terrific and would propose that they were incorporated into the obligatory package next year as they look so much more professional...Great job, a well-earned glass of something delicious I hope was waiting for you at the end of Sunday - I did!
Regards, Hester Macdonald Garden Consultancy, Design and Training
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Hi Ed and Melanie,
WOW! I had a great time again at Expat-Expo Geneva yesterday! It was the most amazing event again and I was thrilled to be a participant! Congratulations to you both for all your hard work on organizing the event! I don’t think anyone realizes just how much work (physically as well as mentally) it takes to put this together. I really enjoyed the ambiance between the visitors and the exhibitors. One person told me she was thrilled by the friendliness of the whole event as she is Swiss and doesn’t speak much English. She found the expo worthwhile coming to even though she has always lived here! I met people I’ve talked to countless times by phone or email but have never actually met, as well as made new contacts, which was a lot of fun! I even met people with questions that were answered yesterday and I was happy to direct them to stalls where I can honestly recommend certain businesses. I also was impressed with the quality of the displays that were set-up. Ed, Melanie, take a well-deserved rest and please note to reserve a table for Know-it-all passport again at the next Expat-Expo Geneva!
Best regards,
Lisa Cirieco - Know-it-all passport
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Ed,
I though that it was a great show. Personally I enjoyed myself. My three stands did quite good business....Thank you for doing all the hard work to make the show happen....
Thanks again and kind regards,
Pete Silver - CDP Systems - PCrepair.ch
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Dear Ed and Team,
Well, we had quite a successful day, at Palexpo, on Sunday: more than 15 useful pieces of dialogue held; 5 new local professional contacts made; 21 pro-forms distributed; 71 color flyers of my services distributed perhaps to potential fresh clients; 8 chums seen (including a former University tutor from several years ago!).Many thanks for helping me to keep my flag flying in this important local marketplace....Thanks, again to the Team for an interesting event in good surroundings.
With best wishes,
Alan Bird Consulting
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Congratulations on an absolutely brilliant event! We had a fantastic time, met lots of new people, got lots of sign ups for our newsletter, and reconnected with all kinds of folks we hadn't seen in ages. It was just fabulous! I think it was a really successful day for all concerned. I hope once you recover from your exhaustion that you feel very pleased and proud, because you should be!
We can't wait for the next one!
Wendy and Gerry - Village Antiques
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Hi Ed & Mel,
Just a few words to say thanks for what was, we think, a successful and fruitful expo. We met even more people than last year and the response was fantastic. The room didn't feel quite as cozy as last year but that was probably just a coincidence of the people we had around us (you guys were behind us and we missed you ;) ...There were plenty of people around and it seemed we had people in front of the stand almost constantly, even three deep on many occasions which we thought was quite something.... Once again, thanks for your efforts and we look forward to seeing you both before too long.
Best regards,
Allan and Kristina - Myexpatshop
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Hi,
Just a quick note to say that we were also very happy and impressed by the organization and the event as a whole. We were late finding out about it and so our table wasn’t in the best spot, but we still spent the entire day talking to people nonstop (and we were 3!).We were also impressed by how friendly everyone was and happy to hear about what we were doing & even if it wasn’t necessarily in their particular scope of interest. The advice from you, instruction and maps etc were also all very clear and helpful. Our only comment would be that the back-drops/walls break up the room a lot and hide many of the exhibitors, and the scope of the room/event as a whole. Have you thought about putting tables wanting walls behind them around the actual walls of the room, and set up the rows of tables without any high standing displays in the middle? Maybe you have too many people wanting the back-drops to make this work however?...
In any case, well done, and many thanks!
Andrew Gray Claymore - S.A.Tenebrae / Choeurs de Lumiere
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Dear Ed,
Just to say a big THANK YOU for organising a great show again! Guess you are unwinding after such a big day. If you use the same hall next year, Altera Lingua would like the same table please - people thought it was great. Thanks in advance, and hope you get some time to relax before the next Expat-expo.
Best wishes,
Anthea - Altera Lingua
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Hello!
I would like to congratulate you for your perfect organisation of Expat-Expo. We are very satisfied with the many contacts made during this day. Hoping to see you next year.
With by best regards.
Claire Normand - Musee international de laCroix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
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Thanks for the great work you are doing in getting these expos together, they make an important contribution in many ways - getting one's business known, sales, but also contacts, downstream opportunities and most important a chance to touch bases with people you already know and meet many new ones.
So thanks! All best,
Gail Mangold - CFS Communication
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Bravo, it is really worth coming !I will come back next year .
Regards,
Catherine Chavassieu - ilovegeneva.ch
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Hi Ed,
I would like to thank you and Melanie and all the group that arranged the Expat Expo. I was responsible for just my stand and only started at 9:00am. I was completely finished at the end of the day. I can not even imagine how tiring it must have been for you. Thanks again for a great Day!
Best Regards,
Karen Campana - Fund Advisers
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Firstly, because hardly anyone says 'thanks' this message is to say 'THANKS' for a great show. For me, as a newcomer to Geneva it was the opportunity to meet lots of those people that I'd spoken with and also to make new contacts with some of the key businesses and associations. Hope you're having a well earned rest and I look forward to hearing from you when you've recovered.
Kind regards,
Maria McLean - European Director of Sales - AngloInfo
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Thanks! Great job.. get some rest now.
Best regards,
Marianne Domec - Un Petit Mot
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Hi to both of you,
It was very good indeed. Count me in for next season. I'll need the dates as soon as possible.
Thanks,
Mike - Ski Pros Megeve
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for your mail, Also for me, it was a very good experience.
See you for the next year,
Patricia Rubod - S.H.I.N.E.
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Ed,
It was a great expo and a great experience indeed. We were quite happy with everything and were able to network a lot and will be happy to come to the next expat-expo, too.
Thanks for this good opportunity to advertise our business!
Best,
Patrick - Flying Teachers
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Thanks for your help, we are definitely interested in Zurich and Basel and even if there was one in Zug.
Best regards,
Steve Long - InterSoccer
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
We just had to write to you to say THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS on such a fantastic expo !! Absolutely all the exhibitors we came into contact with yesterday all agreed -- it was a fabulous day for new business and new contacts !!! We also all agreed that the organization was flawless. Pierre-Andre and I know what it takes to organize such an event. You must feel SO proud. And thanks as well to WRG who did a fabulous job advertising the event. All the gals at their stand were super friendly and really seemed to love my chicken! Pierre-Andre and I have measured the success of the day in several ways:- over 1000 nibbles and bites distributed from our stand (People were being drawn in by the lovely odors, and many were being sent over to our stand by visitors or exhibitors who had already tasted something ! How flattering for us !)- 600 business cards- 20 complete brochures to be sent out this week- friendly contact with at least 20 exhibitors- serious contact with 6 exhibitors- future meetings with 3 exhibitors concerning regular catering jobs and/or business partnership- interest shown by human resource managers from 2 large corporations- rekindled friendship with 1 past acquaintance who turned up as an exhibitor- a few new friends made- the peace of mind and extra motivation which comes with being told that we are on the right track with our business.
Ed, Melanie, thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity!! Please, let's stay in touch!
Carolyne & Pierre Andre GUICHOUD - Le Buffet des Petits Secrets
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
I just wanted to say a big “thank-you” for organizing the Geneva Expo. It was a great turn-out and the three of us at the Mary Kay table were kept busy the whole time-no time to have lunch! We made some really good contacts; at least 20 of the women who we met were also interested in a career with Mary Kay cosmetics. Many of the others were really happy to find out that Mary Kay consultants are in Switzerland too. Without the Expo they might not have found out. I've had a table at every Expo that you've organized and would recommend it to any entrepreneur as a great way to network. Expos are good fun to do, all the exhibitors are friendly, you meet many lovely people and are among English-speakers. Please count me in for the next one!
Thanks.
Wendy Bottling - Mary Kay
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for organizing the event, and we would already like to sign up for April 2007. We felt that the expo was well thought out and had a very healthy atmosphere. Could you let us know ASAP the day you've picked in April.
Best regards,
Karen Boillat - Golf de la Vieille-Batie
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
We would like to Thank you to for all you did. For us it was a great success. We met lots of people and really enjoyed the day. It was a great atmosphere and we really enjoyed our selves. We were delighted with our place and would like to reserve for April. Also for the next one in Zurich and Zug.
Best Regards,
Karen Campana - Fundadvisors
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
On behalf of everyone at THE NEW STORK TIMES, 'congratulations' on organizing (very successfully) a fantastic EXPO. From the moment the doors were open until the final bell, it was continuous. We met so many wonderful and very interesting people and established many, many contacts. On a personal note, this exposure for our magazine was fantastic.
Thank you once again and with kind regards,
Gabriella Londero - The New Stork Times
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A return thank you as well for your initiative and excellent planning.
Paul English - Managing Director - English Communications
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
We will certainly participate in the April 2007 edition. Congratulations on this initiative.
Eric Willumsen - Director - International University in Geneva
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I was at the expo yesterday and want to say how enjoyable I thought it was. I am a new expat here from Singapore and it really helped. Also realised that I have a product that I think would sell well, so please can I book a table for the next one. I hear there will be one in April.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Sharon Shone
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Thanks Ed.
We had a wonderful and hopefully successful day! Look forward to seeing you in April,
Kind Regards,
Wendy Chappuis-Ash - Managing Director -  Centre de Langues - inlingua
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Dear Ed and Melanie,
Thank you for a fabulous day yesterday enjoyed by all, credit to you both for all your hard work. I’m sorry I forgot to hand in my form for the next Expat-Expo could you please put me on the list.
Many thanks once again,
Vicky at Phoenix Trading
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Hi Ed,
Many thanks for a fantastic event yesterday, we were overwhelmed by the response and definitely plan to return in April.
Christopher J B Marriott - Director - Blackden Financial
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Hello Ed,
First of all thanks for the great efforts you and Melanie made for the expo. It was very good business for us. Unfortunately I was so busy, I forgot to read the form to sign up for next April’s expo in Geneva. Can you add me (SinoPearls, formerly Yahong’s Pearls) to the list of participants, please? I can send you the written form if you need it. Please give me your address in this case. Thanks again!
Best,
Yahong
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Ed,
The Expat Expo was an incredible event. You and Melanie have done an amazing job and can look back on an extremely successful event. Compliments!
Well done.
Patricia Bosma - de Munk - President  - WRG Community Association
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Hi! We had a great day and met many wonderful people!
Kind regards from sunny Crans-Montana!
Gabriella Piazza - Holidayservices
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Thank YOU for an extremely well organised event ! A great success all round. I would definitely like a stand in April please ...One small comment: The tannoy was very loud and non-stop and made conversation difficult. I thought it was just me (at 40 I'm half deaf) but a lot of people commented on this.
Apart from that, too many positive things to list, so thanks again!
All the best,
David Hallett - The PC Doctor
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The event was fantastic, thank you and well done! ....... We generated a lot of interest from passers-by and Helvetia Wealth looks forward togrowing our local market. We will certainly be exhibiting next year!
Guy  Helvetia Wealth
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The expo has helped a lot with getting new customers!! It really was a great day :-) hard work but fun!
Joanne Fassler - The Britshop
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I enjoyed the expo in Zurich this past Saturday, not only from a visitor perspective but also from an exhibitor's (Toastmasters of Zurich Club).  Ilook forward to seeing the photos of the expo, and please do put me on your mailing list. I think you are providing a very valuable and useful platform for the many worthy products and services that may not otherwise have an opportunity to promote in as good environment as your expo offers. Cathy - Toastmasters of Zurich Club
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Just a word of thanks for inviting the Open University to the event in Zurich. We had a fabulous (and hopefully productive) day. Having had experience of event organisation (but not on this scale), I appreciate how much time and effort goes into such events, and we were seriously impressed by the whole organisation of the event. As an exhibitor it was all quite effortless, which is testimony to all of your hard work behind the scenes.
I look forward to seeing you in Geneva on 8th Oct. !!
Margaret Johnson - OU Coordinator (Switzerland) The Open University
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Thank you very much for all your work. The location was perfect, the organisation phenomenal - thanks a lot.
Castle's English Institute
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First of all a BIG compliment. Everything was really perfectly organized. The tables with the name of the company, the advertisement flyers, the homepage itself and all the rest. I felt comfortable from the beginning. VERY GOOD work!! Also the location was really friendly and bright (and my table-location was the best anyway...:-). I am looking forward to your next exhibition in Zug and will gladly attend again.
Channoine Cosmetic
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I also think it was a very nice fair and I definitely benefited both with customer orders and with a lot of new interesting contacts. I think everything was greatly organised and professional. Would like to take part in September in ZH.
Favouritz
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Thank you for a very well organized fair.
Zurich International School
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Do it more often!
Mary Kay Cosmetics
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Great opportunity to connect with other Entrepreneurs in the Zurich area!
Success Match
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It has been a great, rewarding day for networking. I hope you find a way to make this a regular event. It is important!
Bergli Books & Bergli Bookshop
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Well done for a first Expo. Hope to see you at the next one!
Passion Food
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Very well organized; an interesting array of businesses.
Anonymous
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Excellent idea! Despite short notice, things ran smoothly and were beautifully organized.
Balanced Bodies
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It was well organized. Please keep up the good work.
Jaipur
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Congrats! Well done! Bravo!
Focus Fitness
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Very well prepared, good thinking in advance.
Thank you very much for organizing!
Cool Kids Fashion-
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A great opportunity to meet and network with other expat-entrepreneurs.
Village Antiques
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I want to thank you for organising the expat-expo. I really enjoyed it and I definitely made some valuable business contacts. Thank you for all the hard work. I'm sure that the next one will be even better!!
Firemaker Coaching
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It was a really good way to bring the expat community together.
Definitely a plus!
Swiss News
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For a first venture, it went really smoothly and the variety of businesses was great - something for almost everyone. A definite attraction I'm sure! Thank you for all the hard work you put into organising this.
Art at Shirley's
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Thanks again for the Expat-Expo. It did turn out to be a good day despite the snow! Please definitely keep me informed about any future events as I am interested in participating.
Sing and Sign
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You did a great job organizing the event and just want to make sure you know how much it is appreciated. Very well done, especially for the first time. Good turnout, especially considering the weather!
BCB Design
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I certainly was very happy with the event and would certainly like the opportunity to exhibit again. Of course you can count me in on your next event, especially the one in Zug! Many thanks and please keep us posted.
Taylor &Co. Jewellery
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You guys put in a lot of hard work and it really paid off. The expo went so smoothly and I think everyone was pleased.
Way to go!
Dana's Beads

 

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