CS4 Launch Tour: Mumbai, Hong Kong, Taipei

I (and my colleagues Paul Burnett and Karl Soule) would like to thank the Adobe teams in Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Taipei, as well as all of the great people that turned out for our CS4 launch events. The events were a blast, and it was a pleasure seeing old friends and making new ones. A big, heartfelt "thank you!" to all of you who turned out to share the day with us in all three cities.


We had an opening act in Mumbai.

The lamp is lit.

After lighting the lamp, the CS4 demos began.

Brave souls in the front row.

The Mumbai event was unique in that I was able to demo something special for them that I will write about in a later post.

Hong Kong

We had a big hall in Hong Kong. This is how it looked before we opened the doors.

In Hong Kong and Taipei, we had our first encounters with the pong bong stick (aka, bang bang stick, people’s tube of joyful acclamation, etc.), a curious, inflatable plastic tube used to express affirmation and enthusiasm. There was much bong bong as Paul, Karl, and I showed off the new CS4 products.


Taipei, you rock! We had to split the crowd into two room in order to accommodate everybody. More bong bong, and a lot of fun to get to present to our good friends in Taipei. (See Jimmy Hsia’s blog post for more [and better] photos.

Just part of the crowd in Taipei…the upstairs crowd. There was another enormous collection of devoted Adobe users in the downstairs room.

Some of our front row friends in Taipei.

And, of course, when one is in Taipei, one must drop in to the Wind restaurant there, and order at least one bowl of fly heads. And, for the record, there are no actual fly heads in a bowl of fly heads…or, at least there shouldn’t be.

For a little more information on fly heads–as well as an action photo of the dish–go to the Foodite site and scroll down to the entry dated Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006. I should have taken my own photo, but in the heat of the moment I was far too consumed with actually eating my fly heads to think about posing them and recording the moment with my iPhone.

Next up for us, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore!

2 Responses to CS4 Launch Tour: Mumbai, Hong Kong, Taipei

  1. Magnus says:

    Hmm, seems fun. Where are the Middle East stops?

    [TC: Magnus, thanks for the comment, and good question. There’s nothing on my schedule yet for the Middle East. Each region handles their own marketing events and decides what to do and when to do it…within, of course, the bounds of their marketing budgets. I and my colleagues would love to do some launch events there…the challenge for me would be learning to do my demos using the ME version of InDesign. I’ll check with my ME contacts and see what they have planned for your region and get back to you up here.]

    [TC: Magnus, there’s a CS4 launch event in Tel Aviv – on Nov. 27th. My guess is that there will be other events in the Middle East after the new year, but that’s what’s on officially on the calendar right now.]

  2. Thanks for the Talks at Adobe Creative Suite 4 launch in Kuala Lumpur on 11 November 2008. The Adobe Team has done a good job by reinventing, restructured, redesigning and integrating all the Adobe Application.I was so impressed with it.

    I’m a photographer/graphic/web designer and I used all the Adobe Applications. Adobe CS4 gonna ROCK my WORLD… AWESOME!!! CS = Cool Stuff heheheheh 🙂