I did spend a few minutes at the 'Invest in Austria' booth having my caricature done by a cartoonist while I enjoyed strudel and listened to tunes from 'The Sound of Music' blaring at ridiculous decibels from the booth speakers. Speaking of BIO's international booths, they did not disappoint when it came time for the day's closing receptions. I dined on exquisite Indian food, pretzels and beer at Germany, quesadillas and guacamole in Mexico and chocolate tasty desserts in Belgium. I will take international food and drink over beach towels and t-shirts any day.
My BIO-end swag bag: pink floam from mhbh, an IPOD workout arm band from the Mayo Clinic, a hand-carved mask magnet from Korea, a lint remover from Italy, a hand-charged flashlight from the law firm of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, a lighted yo-yo, a rubber fried egg (sunny-side up) from Novo Nordisk "Proteins: They're not just for breakfast," a biodegradable trash bag/rain poncho from BioKorea and enough free cappuccinos in my system to keep me energized for weeks.
Did you get anything good?