BETT 2011 Staff - Accomodation and arriving
Right, just to let all of you know what times people need... This mainly describes those arriving on Tuesday (which I think is almost everyboday bar Shaun, Tony and myself who will be attending the Learning Without Frontiers conf and won't make the hotel until Tuesday evening (about 7-7:30pm).
As Ric is doing an amazing job of organising the stand setup, he shall be arriving with John at about 2pm on the Tuesday afternoon. If those listed as being in accomodation on Tuesday evening can be at the hotel (The Novotel London West) and booked in by this time in readyness for going to Olympia to set up the stand it would be ideal. Freebies will be couriered to the hotel on Friday in readyness for taking down to the exhibition on Tuesday.
Rooms are booked in my name, however I shall let the hotel know what room bookign numbers are allocated to who and I shall let both Ric and yourselves know your booking number. Exhibitor badges are ordered but have not yet arrived.
As for eating, I have not yet ordered breakfasts but will proberbly buy vouchers for us all once there, unless there is somewhere near that works out cheaper as @£17 per breakfast I can feed 2 with a decent brekkie at Pret for that. The hotel is a mere 18 mins from Chinatown on the tube from Hammersmith station, so if you don't have an Oyster card please get one on Tuesday. Google Earth is not showing any decent eating places near the hotel, however those opposite Olympia are quite good as Ric and I ate in one in January gone (it was indeed tasty :) ).
Still we should (given the 10 min walk to the hotel from Olympia) be back in the hotel by 18:30 each night (apart from the exhibitors party) and ready to go out to eat by 19:30 as opposed to 20:30 with the Holiday Inn.
It hardly seems possible that BETT can creep up on us like this each year. 3 Weeks to go!! WOOT!