Dirk, Petra and myself (Chris) arrived on the weekend before and, as usual, put up the booth ourselves. Meanwhile, Michael and Mario are showing their liquid handling product portfolio on the SLAS exhibition in Washington. And the IMCAS show (aesthetics, Paris) as well as the Arab Health in Dubai (general medical products, oriented towards middle and far east). So, there is no lack of activity on the sales front here 😊
But back to the MD&M West.
Anaheim is the home of Disneyland, and we checked but passed on the opportunity of having Goofy join our breakfast – would have been a little steep for about an additional $40 per person (!) on top of a regular breakfast price.
(If you wonder why I’m wearing a beanie in the restaurant dinner picture: well, it was really cold. Outside we had 8°C, and the restaurant felt like 15°C. And I was still recovering from illness the week before 😊 )
The show was a success. OEM customers were interested in our tube pumps, human cannulas and liquid handling systems. That having said, hall E in the basement may not be the best spot to be. There is more traffic upstairs. Hmmm…
And I was able to meet a gentlemen who may join us in the near future and support our aesthetics (liposuction) sales in the US. Stay tuned.
One thing made me think. One visitor asked whether we offer pure engineering services. We don’t – we help our OEM customers to bring their product idea to life, but then we also want to participate in the manufacturing of at least a part or component of that product. We need to convey that better with our booth display.
So bye bye MD&M West. We’ll return next year, this time one floor up from hall E.
Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Traxler
(Executive Board Member, CENTROTEC Sustainable AG)