Stephen says –
Welcome to this second newsletter of 2019, time seems to be going really quickly.
It’s a shame there isn’t a national exhibition in New Zealand this year as I find they are a great place to catch up with fellow collectors with many overseas exhibitors also find our exhibitions an excuse to visit New Zealand. Many of us around the country are busy putting our energy into preparations for the upcoming NZ2020 international exhibition in Auckland next March. Once this is event is over I understand a couple of clubs will start planning for half- or full-national exhibitions in the coming years.
Since the previous newsletter I’ve had the opportunity to visit International exhibitions in Singapore and China. The FIAP exhibition in Singapore was a similar size to that being planned for NZ2020 and it gave me and other New Zealand visitors a chance to review the layout and planning. There were a few things we hadn’t thought of and also some different ways of doing things we had planned; these will be put in place for NZ2020. There was a good number of dealers and plenty of visitors at the show – an advantage with Singapore being a major Asian transport hub with tens of 1,000s travelling through each day.
The China FIP exhibition was the largest I have visited with something like 3,500 frames of competition material and another 1,000 frames of display material. The hall area was huge with well over a 100 postal administration and dealer stands. The trouble for me was there were few overseas dealers and I couldn’t find much to buy. What did surprise me was the large number of people looking at the exhibits – especially the […]