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As my AIFD Facebook friends are chatting about the last couple of days, it is Pre-Symposium week! Everyone is making last minute preparations for their travels to Denver, CO for the 2015 AIFD Symposium. We too are finalizing the small details for next week as well since we are Gold Elite Partners! We are sponsoring Beth O’Reilly AIFD, TMF’s Welcome Reception, will have a spot at Partners’ Expo, and will be sending my team member, Ali, to gather content!
It is always exciting to be so involved with a show and I wanted to share some of the exciting things that will happen next week. So first up will be the Partners’ Expo. Usually we have a table full of flowers, but we wanted to have more of an experience where you get to interact with the flowers and decided on an open air photo booth complete with a flower wall created by Beth! Isabelle, Charity and Sarah from our LAX shipping team will be hand to answer any Mayesh or flower questions you may have … and be available to pose with you if you want!!
Then, right after Partners the Welcome Reception begins. Sponsored by Mayesh, Beth is the featured designer and has pulled together a fun floral evening. I’m sure her execution will be on point, as always, by incorporating an collaborative design element honoring AIFD’s 50th Anniversary and a super awesome slow motion video booth. Beth is also taking this opportunity to repurpose the flower wall from Parnters, but has a great concept on how to change it up. I cannot wait to see all of the videos that are going to be made that evening!! Both the photo and video booths are provided by A Custom Look Photography and working with Murray has been great!!
Since we are a Gold Elite Parnter, we were able to submit a commercial. So be sure to look out for that after lunch on July 2nd before the 1:30 p.m. “Besame Mucho – Kiss Me A Lot” program and you will be the first to know about a very special announcement!
Next up is all about repurposing. What are we going to do with all of those flowers after we are done with them? Much of it will be heading over to Fitz to incorporate into their demonstrations. Always love when we get an opportunity to repurpose!
Last, but not least, if you are at the Symposium and you see Ali walking around please say “hi”. This is her first year on my team and first time attending a Symposium, so any help you can provide in the networking area would be greatly appreciated. She will be attending the programs, gathering content, trying to get interviews and be our social media butterfly at the show. So much to do!!
I will be following all of the great content I see here from South Florida. AIFD Symposium is always a feast for the eyes and I cannot wait to share with you in that.
As I’ve said many times before, one of the highlights for me when attending industry events is being able to meet our Mayesh friends that I “see” online each week – whether on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. I meet many on the web and Lee Gallison AIFD is one such person. During the 2012 AIFD National Symposium, Jodi Duncan introduced me to Lee and it was great to finally meet the person behind the profile picture, so to speak.
When I was finally able to get her in front of our camera I was expecting to chat about floral trends, but instead Lee said she had a different subject in mind. Below is a short video of Lee describing her experience with Mayesh. Specifically, she shares with us how Lisa Rosenfeld, of our Los Angeles Market branch, helped her prepare for her AIFD test by creating surprise flower packages for Lee.
A special shout out to Lee and Lisa! Lee, for sharing her great story with us (and in front of a video camera) and Lisa for going above & beyond!