The 2016 Birdfair in Rutland, England was, again, a wonderful event. It was really great to catch up with all the regulars as well many new people thinking about, or committed to, visiting Inala or joining one of our tours. 2016 was our 8th consecutive year at this amazing birdfair, and Inala's stand is going from strength to strength - this year we managed to get a position in one of the main marquees, right next to the Australia stand.
A big thank you to Inala guide Steve Davidson who helped with the Inala stand and spoke to countless people during the 3- day event. If you missed us, or if you just want to come back and see us again, Tonia and Steve will be back again next year, attending the 2017 Birdfair at Rutland on Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of August 2017 inclusive. It's almost certain we'll be back in Marquee 2, stand 42. We will look forward to catching up again with new and ‘old' friends.
And in the US
Tonia also attended the US Bird Expo in Columbus Ohio. Again, it was great to talk to some interested folks and a big thank you to Mabel Quinto and husband Bill from Nevada for helping with the Inala stand, logistics and transport during the trip. We'll be back in 2017 but next year's Expo will be in Philadelphia, from Friday the 29th of September to Sunday 1 October 2017. The Expo will be held at the The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (GPEC), just 25 miles from downtown Philadelphia and 30 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport. Do consider coming as we would love to catch up.
Between Expo and Fair, Tonia was able to visit a handful of Inala friends and have a short trip to Belgium, Holland and Germany. Sadly there is never enough time to see everyone and do everything, but to those who offered hospitality, and those who Tonia managed to see, many thanks!
Are we coming again in 2017?
Of course we are!!! Write these details down in your diary now!
- British Birdfair - Rutland, 18-20 August 2017
- US Bird Expo, Philadelphia, 29 September - 1 October 2017