For those of you attending the HRD expo, good luck and I hope you all have a fantastic time, with lost of networking and business opportunities. Of late there have been quite allot of pessimistic postings and a sense of stress and concern for many HRD professionals, but I sincerely hope that this expo provides some opportunity for positive gains for you, your organisations and the work that you do with your learners. I unfortunately am tied down this week, but do wish I was going up and could meet some of you face-to-face for the first time. If any of you pop past the North West University stand, please do send my best to Dr John Van Der Merwe, the Head of HRD programmes at the varsity and one of my lecturers. Ask him about his passion of refurbishing Vespa scooters, it certainly is entertaining and always reminds me, that we all need a passion and interest outside of HRD, outside of our every day working lives to add a bit of balance and give us that extra-spring to our steps. Well, I wish you all a few springs in your steps and enjoy the expo.