When you’re done with dinner and had your meetings and you’re looking to meet up with other fastener people, where do you go? For a while it was the Bourbon Room. Before that, the “Circle Bar”. Well, we are back at Mandalay Bay after a several year hiatus and the International Fastener Expo people want to help answer that. And they are starting a bar tab to help get things started!!
Starting at 9:00 until midnight, on both Tuesday and Wednesday night (October 30 & 31), they have reserved a section of the Eyecandy Sound Lounge at Mandalay Bay, only for fastener people and you must have your IFE badge to enter. Also, they have announced, to celebrate Halloween, they will buy the first 250 drinks!!! Now, I need to check with Morgan and my friends at IFE. I’m guessing that generous offer is only good on Halloween and, since Tuesday is show opening party they are already buying drinks that night. Possibly even more important that the free drinks (and that’s a big “possibly” in our industry), the fact that they have designated a meeting area for people who want to network is a good thing. We always seem to be trying to designate a central meeting place and this seems like a good one. 250 drinks with out group might not last too long but it is certainly a generous offer and a smart way to get people to gather.