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May 24, 2012

TAS at the ITM conference in Manchester, 21-23 May 2012 by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

 

We arrived at the Hotel early Monday afternoon. We had a little mooch around Manchester and grabbed a coffee before getting ready to attend the First timers meeting!! ~ There were about 60 first timers in the meeting so we all swapped details with our Spot me devices and proceeded to head to the free bar which lasted all night!! Then the networking began!! There were about 300 people there from all different levels, some who had been there many times before and lots of ITM virgins like us! We ate a fantastic basket meal whilst doing a quiz watching duelling pianos and quaffing wine…..

 

The following morning a wee bit groggy from last night’s antics we gulped a coffee and grabbed a breakfast before more networking and seminars began... Here we met Huw Edwards (news reader) our moderator for the duration of the conference. He was extremely funny and very good at his job and was happy to talk to us minions!! The rest of the day was taken up with seminars and networking, all very interesting and educational.

The highlight of the whole event was the Gala dinner which was fantastic. We sat with a great table that included the head honcho of BA as well as a head hunter and travel manager of UTS! We were entertained by the Rat Pack and an auction! Plenty more booze flowed and the dancing began……

 

Again we woke up a tad woozy from the night before but ready to commence our last day of the conference! We had some great seminars booked including Loose Women and a great one on presenting skills and tactics! Finally we closed with an inspirational speech from Steve Cram who was funny and positive! He has promised us that we will come no less than 4th in the Olympics this year… so fingers crossed!!

 

All in all a great conference roll on next April in Windsor!

 

Tess & Renata 

 

Tess & Renata ready for some serious networking

 

For a full set of pictures of the conference, please click here


May 16, 2012

The Apartment Service at the Totally Expat Show - 14 May 2012 by Kylie Mann

 

The Apartment Service once again exhibited at the 3rd Annual London Totally Expat Show on Monday. This year it was held in a new location at the Business Design Centre, which was bright, airy and easily accessible from Angel Underground Station. It was a delight arriving at 8am to find our stand had already been delivered. After setting up the TAS stand we had time for a quick coffee and a chat, with familiar faces we had seen at EuRA a few weeks before.

 

 

The exhibition opened at 10am and as always it was well attended and the TAS stand was constantly buzzing. We had a brilliant stand located in the centre of the exhibition which allowed easy access to network with both our existing and new Global Mobility clients. The Totally Expat show is not only a great opportunity for TAS to interact with like minded professionals, but to also attend seminars to further enhance our knowledge of the industry that we have a strong passion for.

We look forward to exhibiting again next year!

 

Kylie Mann

The Apartment Service 

 

Sales Manager Sara Calvo - ready to receive visitors to the Apartment 

Service stand. 

 

For a full set of pictures of the Totally Expat Show, please click here


May 1, 2012

The Apartment Service at EuRA 2012 - Stockholm by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

 

The Apartment Service attended EURA 2012 in Stockholm in full force.  This year we had a stand in the exhibition hall so we could network every day and make new business relationships.  

Having great business partners is what makes us successful and it’s important for us to keep up with what is going on in the relocation industry.  We must always nurture our relationship with all the different agents worldwide where temporary accommodation is a one of its many priorities.

There were some great evening events laid on for us to mingle and socialise.  The food and wine flowed and everyone has left with great memories and new opportunities. Looking forward to next year in Bucharest…..

 


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