Peter Bargh

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November 7th, 2006

Nikon in Dubai

Nikon flew us to Dubai on BA 107 London to Dubai Seat 51C and put us up in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  We ate at the Aquarium Restaurant in the Dubai Yacht Club and in Al Dawaar Restaurant    Spectrum On One at Fairmont Dubai Hotel   The itinerary included a Dhow Sunset Cruise,  a tour of the  Godolphin Royal Stables and an Arabian Adventure – City to Desert in Jeeps.

Arrive late evening Tuesday 7th

Wednesday 8th
6-10am Buffet breakfast in the Kitchen restaurant
10:30 Product Launch in Pearl rooms
12:30 Lunch in Foccacia Restaurant Hyatt Regency
13:30 Break out sessions
15:00 Challenge one Walking tour of Souks
17:30 Challenge two creative lighting Dhow Sunset Cruise  along Dubai Creek with pre drinks and canapes
19:30 Gourmet Seafood Dinner at the Aquarium Restaurant at the Yacht Club

Thursday 9th
06:30 Breakfast  and Challenge three Sports mode at Royal Stables  and millennium Grandstand
11:30 breakout sessions at Hyatt
13:00 Buffer lunch in Al Dawaar Restaurant  – revolving restaurant
14:30 Action Arabian Adventure – City to Desert in 4×4 Jeeps. Dune bashing – and sand skiing with sunset champagne and canapes
20:30 Dinner as Spectrum on One at Fairmont Dubai Hotel

Fly home Friday 10th on BA108

Hosts
Jeremy Gilbert, Jenny Grace, Kate Cartwright, Simon Coleman, Bruce Linton, Hardeep Pank, Kevin Jordan

Guests
Dan Lezano, Debbi Allen, Nigel Atherton, William Cheung, Damien Demolder, Mat Gallagher, Darren Harbar, Terry Hope, David Phelan, Chris Rutter, Simon Stafford, Rosie Tanner, Andrea Thompson

Dealers
Reg Atkins, Elliott Jacobs, Kerris Jones, Jean Kertesz, Steve Marley, Colin McCarthy, John Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Trevor Marshall, David Parkinson, Nick Richens, Tim Stavinrou, Abby Swain

April 20th, 2005

Nikon D50 launch

Nikon launched their D50 and three other products at an informal press afternoon for journalists at The Cumberland Hotel, ‘Aqua Zone’ (Meeting Room 8) Great Cumberland Place, London, W1A 4RS.
The day also included a hands on of the D2X and Coolpix S1

Host
Charley Hayes, Simon Coleman, Jeremy Gilbert, Chris Hoare

May 8th, 2000

Nikon F5 launch – Stockholm

Nikon Europe arranged a product launch in  Stockholm, Sweden for the pro spec F5

We flew from London to Stockholm on BA 107 . I was in Seat 17D.

We stayed in the Grand Hotel which is a luxurious five star hotel right on the waterfront.

Part of the trip included a boat trip to one of the many Islands

We ended up in a nightclub in Stockholm…and that was the night of the legendary fiiish! We even got in Panorama trade magazine (see pic right)

Oh and the 36 frame test that Martyn and I did which gave Simon something to worry about as he considered what the Japanese might have been thinking about the UK press. We were simply proving a point. No matter how fast the camera was it couldn’t keep up with us pulling faces.

Hosts
Simon Coleman, Jeremy Gilbert

Press
Peter Bargh, Roger Payne, Martyn Moore, Eileen Martin, Steve Bavister

Nikon F5 launch