The day started early for Miss Wrusch and me on Saturday. At 8.45am we were at our exhibition stand already to make the last preparations. And as it is sometimes: We had forgotten something! It was a power cable for the TV which shows a video of the DDR Museum connected via a player. In case we were still tired - in this moment we were wide awake! However, that problem was solved surprisingly quickly: We took the power cable of the player for the TV and simply inserted the USB stick with the saved video directly into the TV. Then we had to change some TV settings and by that, we learned that we didn't actually need the player at all. :)
At 9.00am the Pow Wow started and the first tour operators approached our exhibition stand. Many of them were from Germany but there were also several international trade visitors. We noticed that especially Danish tour operators were interested in the DDR Museum. But there were also fair visitors from Finland, England or Italy and so the fair was very international.
This year the Pow Wow took place at the Intercontinental Hotel, a prime address in West Berlin near the Kurfürstendamm. It was a side benefit that we were able to have a look at the hotel since we were taking part at the fair. I've grown up in the West of Berlin und have known the hotel to be THE hotel in West Berlin where state guests and celebrities spend the night. The hotel is almost a place of interest of West Berlin so to say.
I really liked it there and the huge, great carpets attracted my attention particularly. Wow! I'd estimate that a circular carpet had a diameter of 3 - 4 metres! The fair itself took place in a hall that you weren't able to have a proper look at due to the exhibition stands. Nevertheless, I liked that setting better than a classic fair building. It was warmer, cosier and more upper-class.
Translation: Silvana Wrusch