Be sure to catalogue all the plastic freebies you pick up from exhibitors’ stands, my friend Alessandro messages me at the K-fair in
This kind of declaration chimes well with the RBI anti-corruption training, which requires all employees to declare all gifts and refrain from accepting anything over a nominal value.
In this spirit, I confess that I have returned from K with the following goodies:
- One green stress ball in the shape of an apple
- One green notepad
- One ICIS pen
- One blue plastic shopping bag labelled “BASF Plastics key to your success”
- One SABIC sail-shaped small packet of mints
I failed to get the exhibition’s must-have give-aways: the curly walking stick, the shiny briefcase (pictured, from the KraussMaffei stand), or the picnic chairs – all of which would have involved walking an extra mile to Halls 10-17.