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    Maybe a bigger location and more chairs for next year....
    Nothing else to complain, overall it has been a very well organized event IMO!
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    Well it was the first big event I attended and with so many meetings never found time to even make it to ll the booths, lol. Yes it was busy, yes seating and eating on Friday was an isuue but seems many of those issues fixed themselves as less people were in attendence on Saturday, but was seill very busy. Overall I enjoyed it, and plan to make it an annual pilgrimage.

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    Great show! I'll agree with the comment regarding the loud music/dancing show that happened periodically. Not sure what value that added, and it did interrupt meetings.

    My only comment/suggestion would be with regards to the large number of affiliate managers and programs floating around without a booth...maybe there could have been a more entry-level option for exhibitors? My yellow-badge was a bullseye that made it real tough to leave the lunch area without getting stopped for impromptu meetings. Not that I minded, because I had a relationship with everyone I spoke to, but I think it would have been more comfortable if all programs had to have their own designated space. Plus, then I'd be able to know that I'd managed to speak to everyone.

    Anyways, that's just a thought that occurred to me once or twice during the show. But, on the whole, I thought everything ran pretty smoothly and I feel like I got a lot out of the trip. Thanks for all the hard work involved in putting it together.

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    The dancing bit was just a brand building excercise for Winner iirc. It certainly got a lot of attention - and whats written on here both good and bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBoyMitchell View Post
    The dancing bit was just a brand building excercise for Winner iirc. It certainly got a lot of attention - and whats written on here both good and bad!
    I thought this conference was one of my best yet. Budapest was better but on the whole London was great.

    I am used to the busy first day and the hungover 2nd day, but even so, I have seen a lot less people on the 2nd day at previous events showing that more people are wanting to make it in before lunch!

    My only gripe was with the food, they ran out but hey, I wont starve I got plenty of reserve to keep me going. Drinks I didnt find a problem, thanks to a booth with a bar giving both soft drinks and alcoholic drinks I was kept happy all day!

    More meeting space (tables and chairs) like Budapest would be an advantage for those quick meets.

    All in all I was well happy with the whole trip from the awards...great show! Everyone must check out Petebox. So glad last years "comedian" wasnt there, this guy was awesome!

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    I thought the conference was quite good actually... ...minus the fact that internet and mobile reception were scarce. Did not encounter any problems with food or seating, and generally found the atmosphere to be quite pleasant and positively charged.

    Lots of familiar faces, and lots of new faces too, which is also a good sign. Beautiful official hotel, and loved the 24/h bar. Overall, I'd give this two thumbs up, good job Alex

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    It was my first conference too, and i thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Yes there were lots of people there to start, but it didnt take me long to register, and it calmed down after lunchtime.
    As for coffee, i got one ten minutes after entering (about 11 am). No trouble at all, and I was not short of refreshments from the lovely reps at Affiliate club for the rest of the day (lots of very nice Israeli wine!)
    Getting outside for fag breaks was easily done and reasonably polite too.
    Okay the venue was not the most modern, and we definitely needed more seats and better internet connection, but anyone who complains about it as a whole has never been to a football match!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg12345 View Post
    Great show! I'll agree with the comment regarding the loud music/dancing show that happened periodically. Not sure what value that added, and it did interrupt meetings.
    Loved the dancing! Choreography and talent was quite good, especially considering the number of dancers there.... ...crowd seemed to like it too, I saw a lot of smiles....
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    I thought this conference was the best organised by Alex and co to date.

    The hotel was superb - the only things I would criticise would be the food running out and the loud music for Winner.com.

    In terms of meeting places, our booth had 2 meeting areas which really helped.

    The volume of affiliates was superb and the smoking area out the back was the best I've seen yet (fresh air, view of the Thames)

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    For my first experience of a conference I thought it was really good and gave me a chance to meet a lot of people and have some very interesting chats.

    I'd agree that the speakers were a bit difficult to hear due to the basically open plan space but other than that no complaints and I had a really good time - looking forward to speaking more with some of the guys I met over the next couple of days!

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    Thanks Alex for organizing the conference, although I didn't really have time to look at every booths because of running around to meetings, but I think everything was just like our industry: crazy, colorful, sometimes loud and fun!

    The only problem we had is to get into the Fire and Ice Gilgamesh party and the 888 party, maybe they could have chosen bigger places, because we have been turned out at both with the reason the places were full. (Not that we couldn't find another party place in London lol.)

    I preferred Budapest I think, but as I love London it was a no brainer to visit this conference too
    Thanks again and see you all in Prague!

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    I thought the conference was ok and I have only a few minor things to complain about, one of which is the "getting-drinks-issue" and that there really were not to many opportunities to sit down on the ground floor. Apart from that I think it was good and everyone seemed to be happy about the attendance so I guess overall it was a success.

    Personally I think the space where the speeches were, had not enough seats which made me not watch a single one. But that is just me and most others seemed to not have a major problem with it.
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    I thought the LAC went very well. As mentioned a number of times, very busy on the Friday, but hey, when you go to a conference to do business that is what you want, is it not? Could have maybe been more seating etc but those are only minor hiccups to what was a successful event.

    What is the issue with Excel, excellent venue by the way, been to plenty of conferences and functions there and they would be able to offer everything that has been brought up in this forum, so would make everybody happy!

    Had a great time, met up with loads of people, did good business, now the hard work begins............................................ ......
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    I think the title of this post is harsh considering the sheer scale of this conference. I personally really enjoyed it.

    Yes I agree that it was crowded on Friday, the music was loud and impromptu and the drinks were hard to come by, but the sheer scale of the thing was mind boggling.

    Alex, Marit and the rest of the team worked their butts off and a big thank you for preparing this event.

    Lest we forget that this event was totally free for affiliates and the hotel was discounted by a 1/3 (subject to availability). These events are not put on because they have to be, I feel very lucky to work in an industry that has them.

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    One of the best conferences so far.
    The hotel was great!

    cons:
    -nearly no working wifi at the conference
    - i got no food
    - less seating space

    But there is definitly no space for more people.

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    I have a great respect for Alex and Marit to put this size event off and have such few complaints.My husband and i were there 5 hours on the first day and we had prebooked our driver to return back at 2:45pm .To be honest we didn't want to leave ,we still has so many new programs and old friends to catch up with.Before we got to London we didn't plan to go back to the Old Billingsgate But we just had to return to fit it all in.
    The best part of my trip was spending time with my dear friend Sipka /Gabriella , I can't wait to see you in Prague and we are going to come to spend few days with you in your home country on our way back home!

    CasinoJack ,Elgoog , Chaulkie ,Tom Galallis ,Brightshare Shelley it was wonderful to meet all of you and look forward to seeing you all in the summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBoyMitchell View Post
    The dancing bit was just a brand building excercise for Winner iirc. It certainly got a lot of attention - and whats written on here both good and bad!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQD5tvJlLp4
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    This was my first conference as well. I thought it was great. I guess I am not jaded by previous experiences. I did have a hard time hearing the speakers, but it was bearable.

    I met a lot of providers and got some face time with industry members. For me it was well worth the attendance.

    CasinoJack was my favorite speaker, and did a great job at his presentation.

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    Title is good - gets people's attention Will get far more views than a standard LAC thread......

    Anyway - Re venue what I am going to do is mail the whole visitor database and ask the question -

    "Where do you want the next event?
    Old Billingsgate - Great central location but small so not enough meeting areas or space for attendance
    Excel - Massive with hotels etc located right beside it but not central so taxis or trains into town"

    Or something like that - Will go with the majority - Personally I would go with Excel as its perfect for us, loads cheaper (Old Billingsgate costs a fortune) hotels are on site, there are some bars we can hold drinks just for attendees and O2 arena has some good party venues but I am nervous that all you guys that want to see London won't really be in "London" out there

    Neil - do you have a link to that hotel you mentioned.....I haven't come across that one before
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