On Tuesday, March 30th, I had the honor of accompanying one of the placement managers at INTERNeX to a Blenz Coffee Tradeshow at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. It was definitely an eye opener and an amazing experience. As one of the suppliers for Blenz Coffee, it was important for us to prepare informative materials to these franchise owners such as preparing and designing brochures, contacting sponsors for prizes and creating slide show presentations. Definitely, a lot of prep work involved prior to the event, but it was so worth it.
Not only did I meet Blenz Coffee franchise owners, I witnessed a Blenz Coffee Iron Barista Competition and networked with a lot of other suppliers there. I also met a few Blenz Coffee employees that night. Near the end of the event, prizes were given out to franchise owners. INTERNeX submitted three prizes to this draw:
2 NIGHTS ACCOMODATION AT BANFF ROCKY MOUTAIN RESORT
Sponsored by Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
2 TICKETS TO CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Sponsored by Capilano Suspension Bridge
2 COMPLIMENTARY 1-DAY WHISTLER OR SEATTLE SHOPPING TOUR
Sponsored by West Trek Tours
This is the first tradeshow event I’ve ever been to and I must say, I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the environment.
I really enjoyed being able to tell the franchise owners about what INTERNeX is and how they can benefit from the use of our service. I had a great time meeting such fabulous people and can’t wait to go, “Hi, remember me!” the next time I walk into their coffee shop.
The event was a huge success with complimentary cocktails and appetizers. Oh, the perks of being an PR intern.