We were meant to have set 'dates' with each person - moving around to talk to one person at a time - but by now we had bonded as a group and were all just chatting.
Everyone was excited to be there and it was a fun environment.
The whole experience actually started the night before our flight, when we arrived at Luton Airport and checked in at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel.
Preparation is the key to success, and with TBEX this is no exception.
Do some research – Ask fellow bloggers what they know about the companies that are represented at TBEX. How did they successfully approach the company, and how would they suggest approaching the company?
Do they know of any other companies who are interested in working with bloggers?
The girls stayed in their seats and the guys moved from one to the other for three-and-a-half speed dates.
When we arrived, we were whisked to the centre of Venice for a beautiful five-course lunch at the canal-side Splendid Hotel Venice.