Monday, November 24, 2008

ISA HK/China --- Absence of SM and DSM in HK for IPM 2008

Dear Station Members,

Please kindly note that the Station Manager & the Deputy Station Managers will be absent from HK from Dec 1 - 3, 2008. They, together with +10 Station Members, will be attending the IPM Show in China to promote ISA & modern arboriculture to the Chinese public for the first time during this period. For any dealing concerning ISA HK/China, please try to contact them outside this time.

Please also note e-mail blackout may happen for those of us in China although we would try our best to be connected. The mobile phone of the Station Manger of +852-9090-6719 will be forwarded to China while being there. This may be the best way to contact him during the IPM Show.

A seminar on ISA & International Tree Quality has been scheduled in the afternoon of Dec 1 at IPM, & a Tree Climbing Demonstration will be given in the afternoon of Dec 2. Both have been widely publicised in national newspapers in China by IPM & our entry into China has aroused resonance in the China greenery with internal discussion everywhere.

ISA HK/China has been given a display booth in IPM where we can use the wall as a screen for projecting power point & pictures. Exciting tree climbing videos will be broadcast to attract the Chinese visitors in this manner. We shall also display climbing gears, chainsaws & rope knots. IPM has provided us a 20 meter long display area exclusively right at the Entrance Hall & we have designed 20 no. of 1 m x 1.5 m posters in Chinese to describe ISA, Tree Standards, Pruning, Tree Inspection, Tree Climbing & Chainsaw Operation in this prominent area. This will open the eyes of our brothers & sisters with 'oohs' & 'aahs'.

IPM organizers has told us that they would expect no less than 50,000 visitors from all over China to come to visit the IPM Show this year, although IPM is meant to be more of a plant show rather than Arbor Show which does not exist in China so far. Let's hope by presenting ourselves in IPM for the first time in China that we can punch a hole in entering this Land of Old Dragons for ISA Arboriculture.

Wish us luck & let us bring back good news.

best regards,

Sammy Au
Station Manager

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