Banter was volleyed between an all-star tennis panel and Emcee Will Manso, WPLG Channel 10 sports anchor, at a recent Aventura Marketing Council breakfast meeting sponsored by global furniture icon Roche Bobois Paris.
The four “seeds” in this event included Ivan Baron, Chairman of the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian; Argentina’s Guillermo Canas, Tennis Ambassador at Turnberry Isle and former 8th in the world; Gustavo Oribe, Tennis Director at Turnberry Isle and Maurice Ruah, former #1 player in Venezuela.
The pros were insightful when talking about the future of tennis, today’s longer careers, the challenges of planning major tournaments like the upcoming Delray Beach Open and more. A highlight was when Canas, who beat Roger Federer twice, told a humorous story about how he was beaten by Ruah earlier in their careers.
Roche Bobois, the world’s largest designer and distributor of high-end contemporary furniture with more than 270 locations in 45 countries, is opening their new Aventura showroom at 19907 Biscayne Boulevard. The 4,500-sq.-ft. facility is expected to open their doors in early March.
Aventura Marketing Council chairman Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman, started the meeting which included the presentation of two plaques to Roche Bobois’ Julien Bigan, Communications Director U.S., for sponsoring the event and for being a new Council member. Bigan noted, “I want to mention the two ‘Adlers’ who made this all possible – our PR firm, The Adler Network, who introduced me to the ‘second’ Adler- Elaine [no relation]. Through the Adlers’ guidance, Roche Bobois concluded that Aventura was perfect for our new showroom.”
Council Executive Committee member Stephanie Trump, partner in Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, added, “Julien, I look forward to working with you on the Council’s Board of Directors. We have come to know Roche Bobois for extraordinary quality and exceptional collections, each one setting industry standards.”
For information, visit www.roche-bobois.com or call 305-935-0035 in Aventura, (305) 591-1221 in Coral Gables or (561) 835-4982 in North Palm Beach.