Leah flew in just in time to join Lia for the fun-filled night ahead at VenueConnect 2012! Tonightwe tried our hand at the ancient art of attempting to eat and talk to people at the same time. Thankfully we managed to meet a lot of exciting attendees, and feel compelled to give a shout out to our favorites.

Members from The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines were very helpful in offering insight into what a performing arts venue might be looking for at this conference. They also executed superb handshakes, which we really take into account.

B-R Carts and Kiosks lured us in with their kind smiles and incredible cupcake display. They were excited to connect with current and future clients. If they could come up with a portable solution for our cupcake hankering, imagine what else they’re capable of!

Global Spectrum/ Augusta Entertainment Complex achieved all-star status when they helped us better understand the potential software needs of an arena while also ignoring the cupcake remnants that were just everywhere. They were looking to purchase some cooling systems and furniture (not from us, thankfully. Leah didn’t bring any cooling systems, to her deep regret, and Lia’s taste in furniture is “ghastly” as Leah has said over and over). We wish them much luck in their quest nonetheless.

Vendor Susan Logothetis blew our minds when she told us about her 24 years of experience attending VenueConnect. She has seen many changes in the products being showcased over the years, and with Asgard splash this weekend, this year’s conference is no exception. We also agreed heavily about the deliciousness of Dove bars.

Delta AV effectively used our love of Kenny Loggins to work its way into our hearts. They must have known we would be within earshot.
Honorable Mentions: the Hula Dancer and the Steel Drums Musician stationed at Polynesian Palace Hospitality Zone. And of course, that chocolate fountain. We loved everything it did and didn’t say.

We look forward to meeting the rest of you and seeing these VenueConnect champions interact with The Asgard Team again in booth 807 tomorrow!

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