Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bermuda and Bill


I spent the last few days in Bermuda on a site visit for an upcoming show in October. I made the plans to go weeks ago before hurricane Bill was even a small thunderstorm off the coast of Africa. As it turns out, Bill became a major threat to Bermuda, and I was there in the middle of it! Here is a shot I took out of my hotel window on Thursday afternoon. This was one of the first bands of rain to come through. Pretty amazing to see how quickly things can change in a hurricane. I made it our on Friday afternoon just before the storm started in earnest.

I also had a chance to see the cast of the NCL Majesty while I was there. Hats off to all of them for the hard work they've done on the Majesty over the past few months. Nice job work, everyone! The show I saw was great! They have a couple more months to go before the Majesty is sold to another cruise line. They had to leave Bermuda a day early because of hurricane Bill.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Showtime In Minneapolis


The GMP team recently spent a week in Minneapolis producing the 2009 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FORUM AND ANNUAL MEETING for the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS. We've worked with IAAP for a number of years, and enjoy spending a week each July with planner Inge Hafkemeyer and the great IAAP staff. This year, the opening night reception featured a State Fair theme party, while the evening of entertainment included a fantastic performance by CIRQUE VOILA. The attendees really loved the awesome aerial acrobatic work and hilarious comedy performed by the troupe of internationally renowned cirque artists. The week was packed with business sessions, keynote speakers, educational sessions, and a trade show featuring the latest in office technology and services for today's administrative professional. Congratulations to IAAP for another successful year!