World Internet Summit Review
June 1, 2007
The past few days had been really hectic… Firstly, the World Internet Summit was held from 26th-29th May. However, something unfortunate happened before the first day of WIS as my grandma’s battle with her heart problems finally ended as she left us early in the morning at 3am.
Noone managed to catch her just before her last breath though. As it was too late when we all rushed to the hospital upon receiving the doc’s call that her condition was pessimistic. I guess she just could not bear the sight of seeing her loved ones in sadness. As mentioned earlier, she was really a woman with a big heart, and she always will be regardless of where she is right now.
Life and death is part of life, and I’ve come to terms with that. But the one thing I’m most thankful for is I’ve had many memories with my beloved granny while she was alive and these memories will remain firmly etched in my mind forever.
As such, I missed most of the World Internet Summit. Nonetheless, I’m really not complaining. It happens once every year anyway. Still, just like to share some thoughts on the summit.
Overall, I must say our promotional campaign was rather successful. As I felt that our brochures was certainly more impressive than most of the competition out there. And we did manage to secure quite a number of JV partners.
Nonetheless, everything was really rushed as the demand certainly exceeded the supply. But with the benefit of hindsight, our future promotional campaigns will definitely be more smooth and effectively executed.
Did not get to network much though as I wasn’t present for most of the summit. And for the time I was there, I really did not have the mood. So just hung around with the usual friends.
Went there expecting huge sales pitches, and I wasn’t disappointed. Interesting to see how the speakers lead up to their sales pitch and was really an eye opener. But still, I did manage to pick up some useful insights that can be applied instantly.
I guess I will be sharing more in time to come.
Oh, I also did manage to steal a quick chat with a young brilliant Singaporean marketer. Shall share more in my next post so stay tuned!