Tag Archives: Orange

Koninginnedag!

A very happy royal birthday to Queen Beatrix,

As you know, I don’t need any excuse to wear orange,  but today, all the daft Dutch in the world can go mad. I have to get my hands on one of these, uh huh huh:

This is a typical occasion for oranjegekte (orange craze), when the colour orange is a ubiquitous sight, referring to the name of the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange. There are orange banners, orange coloured foods and drinks, and extreme amounts of orange clothing and creative accessories are worn as well. Sometimes even the water in the fountains is dyed orange.

This is a great site to learn more about our weirdness:

http://www.undutchables.com/

And just to finish off, you can see what a class event it is by watching this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RXXSETbp34

Talk doesn’t cook rice

Back to a wet and windy Britain.

Home Sweet Home.

Africa Com was a huge success, a big hello to everyone I met there. There may be a recession on but you’d never have guessed it – BUY BUY SELL SELL!

Orders were flying: modems and lo-cost handsets were on the top of most people’s lists.

The atmosphere was positive and we brought home lots of enquiries.

With 4,000 attendees from 120+ countries attending over the 2 days, the AfricaCom congress held in Cape Town provided a great showcase of the continent’s dynamic telecommunications market.

The 200-stand exhibition provided opportunities for participants to learn about the latest technologies and new products, while the high-level conference brought together CEOs and senior executive of the leading companies to share their expertise and strategies for their markets: operators such MTN, Zain Africa, Orange, Vodacom, Etisalat, and Safaricom, were there, not to mention PMB GROUP.

“The high attendance and the level of the debates held this week at AfricaCom is testimony to the continent’s great opportunities, said Julie Rey of organisers Informa Telecoms & Media; while most of the world is facing challenging economic conditions, African companies are leading the way with innovative models and services which enable continued growth”.