Thursday, October 2, 2008

October 1, KanuMesse 2008

As usual we exhibited at the European paddling trade show “KanuMesse”. Paddlesport retailers and distributors from all over the world come here to meet with their suppliers, look for new products, see what’s new and yes, believe it or not, have some fun with their peers.
Micheal, me, Erik, Paul, Staffan, Kristin, Nigel, Lina and Tomas. The Point 65 sales team ready to take on the stampede.

Erik, our ware house and logistics magician, became the Swedish chef always ready with some Swedish meat balls for our customers.
Nigel explaining to our Japanese distributor, Hiro, Tom and Shinju, the nuts and bolts of the Whisky 16 and Whisky 18.
The famous Chris Cunningham, Editor of SeaKayaker Magazine
James of Kajaktiv, The Sweden Prijon importer
Cool Point 65 ads in Japanese paddling magazines.
Our stand
Am I the only one working in this company? Meeting with Danish retailer Kajakhotellets Anders and his team, while Tomas, Kristin, Nigel, Lina, Staffan and Micheal relax at the bar…
That’s a real small kayak… With Danish distributor Lenze, Martin and Lars.
The Mountex father-son team Andras, Miska and Sarko from Hungary.
Danny from Werner explained their improved ferrule system.
The new Whisky 18
Micheal and Lina hit the dance floor first at the exhibition party
Lina with Mattias of Kajaktiv
Peter from Kajakevent in Malmö, Lina and Mattias
The US ambassador to Sweden Lars Nykvist (Johnsson Outdoors Swedish distributor) and the first lady.
The two Nigels, Nigel Dennis and Nigel Foster
Nigel Dennis having his very first espresso ever!
After the show we took our distributors and dealers to Dinner at the Heiliger Geist Spital in Nurnberg.
Erik from Aktiv Fritif in Oslo, Staffan, Bob and Heather of Canoe Shops UK, Andras and Miska from Mountex Hungary and Miguel from Omei, Spain.
Hiro, Shinju and Tom from Scoop Out Japan.
Heavy eating! Knödel, bratwurst and roasted pork…
Paul of GreatOutdoors, Dublin.
It’s all over, time to pack. Paul& Lina on the job

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