Posts Tagged ‘INTA’

INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – Visiting Clients

Posted by ipelton on: May 26th, 2014

I was fortunate during my visit in Hong Kong to visit with several clients. Meeting with client’s in person around the world was wonderful. I was even treated to a real local lunch by Colin Wu of the HKIPX and US China Business Association. Kay’s Designs International showed me their operations. And I visited the Volcom store inside a vast mall.



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INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – MEET THE BLOGGERS X

Posted by ipelton on: May 22nd, 2014

More than 100 guests came to tenth annual gathering of bloggers, and we had another terrific annual gathering. The original “Meet the Blogger’ hosts who began the even at INTA ten years ago, John Welch ( and Marty Schwimmer (, were joined in hosting the event this year by myself ( and Jeremy Phillips ( Marks & Clerk graciously sponsored the event, held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

The site provided fabulous views; the crowd provided great conversation. Below are some photos from the event.






INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – Disneyland

Posted by ipelton on: May 21st, 2014

The INTA grand finale was held at Hong Kong Disneyland, which is about a 20 minute subway ride outside the city. As one would expect, it feels just like Disney World or any other Disney property. But it is quite a bit smaller.

The finale featured very good food in obscene quantities. I had to take a ride on Space Mountain!

INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – Trademarks

Posted by ipelton on: May 20th, 2014

Here are photos of a few interesting brands – from Hong Kong and from around the world – that I encountered in Hong Kong. The convention center and airport have nice logos. And some brands don’t need words – Apple, McDonalds, Starbucks, etc.

INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – skylines and sights

Posted by ipelton on: May 19th, 2014

Hong Kong is beyond enormous. The photos don’t capture the height and scale of the skyscrapers. Or the mountains that sit adjacent to them. Hopefully these photos will provide you with some perspective of the beauty and grandeur.

Some details:

  • There are malls everywhere. Many, but not all, of them containing fancy stores. I was in several urban malls that would dwarf almost any suburban US mail in size. One mall was 7 stories tall!
  • There are markets everywhere.
  • There are US brands everywhere. Especially 7-Eleven, Circle K, Starbucks and McDonalds.
  • There was not a lot of parks or recreational space. But I did find one park with a pond and turtles – and many rules including no spitting. There were some soccer fields and basketball courts scattered, but not many considering the number of people.
  • Every direction you turn there appears to be an entire city of skyscrapers or tall apartment and office buildings. It seems to be that dozens of downtown Washington DC’s or Boston’s could fit inside of Hong Kong.
  • Many skyscrapers feature electronic billboards or other light-up features.