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Re: [802SEC] Non NA venue selection for March 2011


I assume that we are full-speed ahead on booking Macao in 2012?


James Gilb

John Hawkins wrote:
> 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.
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>  <<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>> 
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