Welcome to On the Road! This edition features my trips this week to the JA New York and IJO Kansas City shows.
It was great to make it back to the Javits Center and walk the JA Show again. While the show was smaller than usual (like all shows this year), booths were full and retailers were buying product. The show really illustrated that despite the pandemic and the rise of virtual shows, nothing replaces in-person contact!
Next up was my very first IJO experience. What a terrific environment it was to see friends, talk business (and pleasure), and make new connections. This year’s event was held in Kansas City, and we were lucky enough to grab some terrific BBQ and beers along the way! Congrats to IJO’s Mary Moses Kinney on a terrific event.
See you in Vegas!!!
First up was JA New York:
Then it was on to Kansas City and the IJO Show!