Designers and FF&E Suppliers Met, Mingled, and Matched Up
It sure was fun, but Hospitality Match (or MATCH) was all business.
Boutique Design's parent company, Sipco Publications & Events, held the fourth annual MATCH in Pasadena, California last week. The event brings together designers and suppliers for a weekend of meetings and relationship building. Designers take part in meetings with new sources and spend 20 minutes with them, while suppliers have the rare opportunity to explain their products at length!
Those in attendance took part in a pizza and mixology contest--the winning drink ended up on the menu at our host hotel, The Langham. Mimi Donaldson entertained us with her motivational dissertation on communication and the differences between formal and causal individuals, as well as men and women. And six panelists gave us their perspectives on global trends. They were: Jennifer Kriske, HBA; Christoph Korner, Graft Lab; Christian Schulz, SBE Entertainment; Kajsa Krause, Rockwell Group; Clay Markham, RTKL; Gale Nall, Duncan & Miller Design.
The highlight of the event was the closing karaoke party. A handful of our guests dressed like their favorite pop star. We had Hannah Montana, Cindi Lauper, Janice Joplin, George Michael, Britney Spears (in the pink wig stage), Brett Michaels, Jewel and Posh Spice.
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