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Dear EC, Please find attached several files documenting the findings of site inspections carried out by Buzz, Paul and Dawn of the Singapore and Geneva venue proposals. I would draw your attention to the excel file which is an estimate of the costs for running an IEEE 802 plenary in both locations and comparing them to a "standard" NA venue estimate. It is a pretty numbers-intensive spreadsheet so you may want to look at the ppt file, as it summarizes the findings. We encourage you to discuss these with your working groups this week, and be prepared to act on this item at the closing EC meeting. The remaining docs are included as backup and we request these not be forwarded around beyond this list as they include pricing quotes from various properties. As you will note, the Singapore proposal benefits greatly from the incentives provided by the Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Tourist Board, and the ready availability of meeting rooms and ample hotel rooms. The organizers have provided more information about their property which is being made available to the EC via your paper folders in the IEEE office. Please stop by and pick one up (and you get to keep the USB drive!). Geneva is still workable, but we feel it will require more planning to line up the logistics (especially hotel discounts that need to be negotiated with smaller, individual properties). This will also allow us to negotiate deals that are off-season, and are not affected by the proximity of another show filling up rooms in Geneva during March 2011. For these reasons, we are recommending we move forward with Singapore for the March 2011 slot, and continue to work on reducing the cost of Geneva in view of a July 2013 plenary slot. But we need to move forward with March 2011, so please become opinionated, and be prepared to vote on Friday. We (Buzz or I) are available to discuss this with you or your working groups should you find that useful. john hawkins | nortel | 13560 morris rd alpharetta, ga 30004 | +1.770.708.4375 | esn 268 carrier ethernet marketing <<nNA-PlenaryUpdateMotion-03.ppt>> <<WorkingBudgetSingapore-Geneva-02.xls>> <<Manotel-145709-Boeing-ITU-13.03.11.pdf>> <<GenevaHotel-Information-03.doc>> <<802-0311-MBS-Proposal-R6.pdf>> ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.