Finally the Borsa is an invaluable opportunity for networking, particularly at the dinners and cocktail parties that form the end of the day. One leading country is always invited to be the host country and they lay on a particularly big exhibition, sponsor a dinner featuring the cuisine of their country, and display dancing troupes from their country.
There was a grand dinner, hosted in 2012 by the lead exhibitor, Armenia
Everyone met up with their friends and indeed made new friends
The host country sometimes brings along a troupe of dancers. Here in 2014 we saw Cossack dancers from Azerbaijan in full swing,
The editors of all the leading magazines in Europe, and indeed in America are invited to the Borsa each year and it provides an invaluable opportunity for the editors to get together, meet each other and swap ideas and articles.
The editors use the Borsa as an opportunity to seek out articles and it is an invaluable opportunity for those who wish to promote their sites to have them written up in the leading archaeological magazines.
I have been attending the Borsa for a number of years now. It is always stimulating and exciting, and it provides a wonderful opportunity to see the treasures of Paestum – and to visit Pompeii and some of the other sites afterwards!
Thank you to Ugo and Rossella for arranging it all!
22nd November 2014