I am one AMPER older (photo gallery from the show included)

Lately I felt like my year is not ended by the New Year’s Eve, but by the end of our AMPER trade fair. This biggest event for the electricians and fans of electrical engineering in the Czech and Slovak Republic ended yesterday, therefore I might say that I am yet again one year older.
It is suitable to look back and evaluate last 365 days of my existence, but it will need few days off to do that. Right now what I want to do is publishing some highlight of the project I was preparing for the whole passed year. Let’s take a look at the AMPER 2017. Continue reading

How to sabotage your own event

credits: http://hyip.com/2016/07/07/top-10-mistakes-investing-hyips%E2%80%A8/

It is really wonderful how the life could be surprising. I’ve spent three years at our lovelly company and there is always something new to blow me up. This thing never stops me wondering: the most stunning, devastating and endlessly irritating attribute of a human species is the stupidity. Based on this statement, I have to admit something. I don’t know how it’s possible, that our company is still operating.
In the past days I’ve witnessed couple questionable decisions from our top management. I’ve posted already one story inspired by such a problematic issue and yet again there is another one (see also Another human story post from the last month). This time the situation is even more ridiculous. Continue reading

It has began – government officials, reporters and thousands of visitors, #AMPER

Siemens at the AMPER 16

There we go, it has started. You can hear the overall omnipresent business buzz. You can feel that energy from the exhibitors, visitors, reporters, it is sparkling like bubbles in the water, it is spurting from the walls and I am like big sponge Frank – absorbing everything, enjoying every bit of that energy and feeding on its power. Yesterday I had that pleasure to make two very complex and special tours around the trade fair. Firstly with deputy chairman of the Czech Senate and secondly with the reporters from the Czech Television. This time not only pictures are the outcome. From the shooting with reporters emerged nice video about the trade fair and guess who is speaking there. Correct, it’s your old buddy Frank, who has his 10 seconds of fame and glory (total length of my speech was around 2 minutes, but they cut it off a bit). Continue reading

The only real problem, #AMPER last assembly day

surprising Austria

The last day of the assembly period at the trade fair… If you did not experience it you cannot understand what it means. Imagine every possible problem you can, multiply by two, raise it to the power of two and add at least 2 things you cannot even think of and there you go, that is your last assembly day.
For the trade fair manager it in fact means: hundreds of calls, thousands of dialogues, millions of steps walked around and basically being everywhere and knowing everything . Now, do not take me wrong, because I do love this! I do love my job and all the problem solving. I am like fish in the sea (FYI: I do feel like a shark here.) And really, I do think that every problem that occurs today is not really a problem. No problem, but one… Continue reading

Highway D1 to Brno, #AMPER

Today I moved from Prague to Brno Exhibition Centre for one week. Experienced kind of pleasurable journey over the highway D1, which is currently under general reconstruction. (God bless Sunday traffic.) Only bummer was car’s crazy electric system which was informing me about driving with handbrake on, even though it was off. (Almost broke the lever of handbrake.) At the end everything went good. I’ve prepared business office in my exhibition hall, took a look around, prepared information system, met young woman which will be doing exhibitor’s support at the office and well…. just had nice a quiet day. Tomorrow is last day of assembly period, so I expect it much different.

FYI, take a look at the inside pictures  from today’s magical journey. See ya tomorrow, Frank

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