Marineland orchestration of MACNA events? Hey Bob, Loved your
talk at MACNA. Too bad it will always be remembered as the one where
Anthony became a martyr. <Hee hee! His fave role!>
After dealing with Ron Wishna, I can well understand how it all
happened but now I hear increasingly that Marineland may
have had a hand in pulling the puppetstrings of Wishna.
<I did hear summat re this... but discount the possibility
seriously> If this is
true, then the precedent is disturbing. The
CENTRAL...[cough..] PET-ization of the trade would make
a standardization that would serve to squelch independents and
promote a Home Depot/Wal-Mart style uniformity. <Nah,
doubtful... the trade and ready reserve which is the aquarists
themselves are too "independent"... we'd have a few
"Bob Sherman's" (the founder of Marineland) come forward
and dust off the corporate rogues>
speakers may not see it this way.
Was it really just personal or was Ron making
serious money by serving in the interest of larger players?
What do you think? Sincerely, <I
really think RonW is a business/show coordinator who sees some sort of
income/future from his involvement in shows, but is sadly lacking in
knowledge, expertise re the hobby, business of ornamental aquatics... I
suspect his time is done. Bob Fenner> Steve Robinson
_www.cortezmarine.com_ ( http://www.cortezmarine.com) PS The
MAC / MAMTI / REEFCHECK/ PACKARD mob to rule the
livestock world is already a fact and the funding already
approved to push it. Dry goods as well? <No doubt here.
Hotel idea Re: An international show for ornamental aquatics,
hobby, business and science Well, chalk it up as a dream location,
anyway... [quote] Hydropolis is being built off the coast of Jumeirah.
Jumeirah is an artificial palm shaped peninsula and island with a 75
mile coastline located in Dubai, which is one of the Emirates in the
United Arab Emirates. <Yes... have read stories about this... I
think second largest man-made island... some 2,200 residential spots
have been sold and re-sold... fabulous. Bob F> Here's a picture
20night. Here are some pictures of Jumeirah:
An international show for ornamental aquatics, hobby,
business and science Been cogitating furiously re the start-up of
such a venue... The IOAC... talked with Sue Busch re (RIP), back in the
early nineties. What time of year, city location for the first show or
two do you think would work? Am thinking perhaps 2006 for the inaugural
year. On an unrelated note, Diana called, said the papers in NJ have
stories re HRA's arrest in Germany (had been visiting in Zurich),
pending extradition to the U.S., IRS... Bob Fenner Hey Bob, IOAC????
<The "Intl. Ornamental Aquatics Conference"... a meeting
of all things, folks involved in aquarium and pond science, biz and
enjoyment. Bob F> I have been following the story of HRA. John Dawe
<Yes... a sad semi-ending... at least to his money, freedom.
Re: An international show for ornamental aquatics,
hobby, business and science > What time of year Just before the
tropical season kicks in, or just before the water garden season in...
<And make sure there is no conflict with other shows... Poor Sue
picked "Super Bowl Sunday" weekend!> > city location
San Diego, of course. Sunny and pleasant, and close to Mecca. (er,
L.A.) Not to mention the hometown of our fearless leader... -Zo <Di
had mentioned Miami (!), and I agree/d with you. See you here, soon!