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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paris RTS Display Show

Finally, I was here to carry out the major mission for my trip....which is to attend an exhibition that my Paris Distributor had participated in this year. It's called Paris RTS Display Show. (How I wish it was a fashion show)







This is Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, venue for the RTS Display Show (30/Mar - 1/Apr)





Looking at the blue sky, it would be a perfect day to go outing. Too bad I had to lock up in this place for the consecutive 2 days, from 9-6.



To me, the facilities in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is too old, if compared to HK Conventional & Exhibition Centre.



My distributor's booth in Hall 8.



Besides my company's product, the distributor is also selling my competitor's product. Of course our company is in the good place since I was physically there to promote the product.



My company's product, monochrome (black & white) and TFT (color) display.




Disappointed to know 90% of the visitors are interested in the "standard" color display instead of "custom made" black/white display, which is truly our expertise. Well, can't deny color display is a trend now.




Camila, she came from Algeria, speaks very little English. Anyway, she is hot and attractive. I have no business relationship with her though.




Instead, Francois (right) & Benjamin (left) are my direct window in France. Appearance wise, they are very presentable and detail. No wonder France is famous for fashion !!





Meet these girls and their boss from Taiwan. Their booth was just opposite ours.
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The 1st day, I was rather busy to go socialize with them. The 2nd way, I was rather free, so I walked over to say hello and we end up chatting none stop, in Mandarin. It's good to speak in my language again, after 2 weeks speaking just English.
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Lucky them, could go shopping and return with 2 luggages, full of LV bags. How I wish I could go to buy one LV handbag for myself too. I heard the price is 15-20% cheaper than from HK. Sigh...
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Finally, my work was ended here, at the Expo, at 6pm.



At night time, the boss took the 3 of us for dinner. He said he would take me to somewhere which would surprise me..
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Indeed, I was very surprised when he brought me to this restaurant which is located in the center of The Louvre Museum. I thought I would have never seen the Louvre Museum before leaving Paris. For that, I felt regret. Never to my expectation, I could see this place for real before leaving. It's like my wish had come true, at this last minute.




Located within the Louvre courtyard, Cafe Marly is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Paris. Sitting at a table from here, I have a direct view of the Pyramide du Louvre and the Louvre courtyard, which is a real privilege.
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For a brief seconds, I felt like I was in a dream, everything look so surreal, especially the stunning view outside the window.
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It was a lovely night, the foods was lovely, the view is lovely, the ambiance is lovely, the people I had enjoyed dinner with are lovely. Just that the bill is not very lovely to the boss, hahaha...
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After the dinner, I sincerely thank the boss for the wonderful dinner that he had treated me. To me, it's not the money that matter, but the heart. It's his heart to want to give me a memorable experience in Paris that moved me.
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Thank you, Philippe, you have completed my trip perfectly.





Glass pyramid (built in 1989) in the center of Napoleon courtyard.





Ahh...absolutely gorgeous...




From the Napoleon Courtyard, I could see the Eiffel Tower too. Double surprise.
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They sent me back to my hotel and we bid farewell at around 11.30 pm. I just left so light, from head to toe. That is the end of my journey in Europe, and I couldn't wait to fly home to see my husband and kids. Nothing beats that...
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Several days after I returned HK, the girls sent me this photo from Taiwan. They were back too...safe and sound.






2 comments:

Fionne Chong said...

wow... this is really a fantastic mission to accomplish at Paris, I do not mind to stand 9-6 for the spectacular view you had during dinner. You must have given the boss a good hand during exhibition. Btw, do you speak France?

jessylee said...

Well, I hope my presence has given them a good hand in the show, since I can't speak France, except "bonjour", "gracia"..

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