Just finished three days at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, and I hope (pray) that I’m done with conferences for the year. The show went great for Cocoa Designs (my wife’s chocolate business), and I had a couple of friendly drop-bys (no hop-ons though). It’s actually a very fun show, especially in the last hour when virtually every booth is either giving away their supplies, or trading for other wares. I walked away with oodles of oils, vinegars, jams (and jellies), crackers, chips, and a nice bottle of port.
Funny coincidence #1: John Dvorak (yes, of PC Magazine fame) was walking the show with his camera. We talked a little chocolate, but mostly tech.
Funny coincidence #2: I saw a guy walk by with the CES press bag and we chatted for a moment. He informed me that rather than leave my bag (which I didn’t much care for – two zippers jammed during the show) in my hotel room, I could’ve sold it for upwards of $200! Oops!
Funny coincidence #3: A woman staffing the booth next to ours actually spends much of her time in tech, working with a consumer electronics distributor. We talked tech.
Funny coincidence #4: My CES tips were pretty valid for this show. Ironically, I caught a cold.
Updated: first post said 2006. that is how out of it I was!