This was my first time attending our company’s user conference, and the experience was just as valuable as I thought it would be. Beyond the trip’s business purpose, both the customers and Prophix’s employees really seemed to have a great time.
Here’s a look at some of the fun times in Washington, D.C.
After we arrived at the Fairmont on Saturday, our setup work began. Life-size cutouts of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and American President Barack Obama don’t unpack themselves, after all. A record-setting 226 attendees also meant an equal number of books about the prominent artist collective, The Group of 7. Prophix’s CEO Paul Barber wanted to make certain that our company’s gift to this year’s customers had a uniquely Canadian flavor.
At the conference’s opening reception on Sunday night, we enjoyed more than just tasty hors d’oeuvres. Customers and Prophix employees worked together to build care packages for Bright Beginnings, which assists the children of homeless families in the Washington area. I spoke personally with the visiting rep from Bright Beginnings. She was extremely grateful, and repeatedly thanked us for the wonderful help we had provided. It felt great to know that Prophix was really making a difference!
Finally, on Monday night, conference attendees enjoyed dinner and jazz music at one of Washington’s newest landmarks, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Check out the toothpick in my chocolate tangerine cake! Okay, I didn’t actually make that—but I enjoyed it along with my colleagues and the customers from Prophix.