Peter Bargh

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April 18th, 2002

Samsung European Convention 2002 – Vienna

Samsung  launched the  Samsung 350SE  at their European convention in Vienna.
We flew out  from Heathrow Terminal 1  on BA700

We visited Schoenbrunn Palace and Heurigen. I also went on the Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel) with Gary and one of the Koreans.

Host
Gary Banks

Press
Peter Bargh, Duncan Evans, Chris Hahnel, Lee Mansfield, Matthew Henry, Neil Whitford, Terry Hope, Karl Foster, Gary Coward-Williams, Simon Joinson, Lee Mansfield

February 6th, 2002

Olympus Press Challenge 2002

A day out with Olympus on their annual press challenge

The event included the usual and fun competitive activities. Here we did archery,  built a Citroen car, drove round an obstacle course, played at being firemen, controlling grass hovercraft, completed a krypton factor style water challenge and duck herding, skid cars and fast car

Olympus hosts
Andy Parker, Sarah Parker, Mark Thakara, Andy Cochrane, Sara Cubitt

Press
Ian Burley, Stuart Miles, David Corefield, Rod Lawton, Roy Green, Gavin Stoker, Neil Whitford, Vincent Oliver, Dan Lezano

April 26th, 1996

Samsung European Convention 96 – Marbella

Samsung’s European  Convention 1996  was to  Marbella in Spain. I attended as editor of Buying Cameras magazine.

British Airways flight BA 2473 – I was in Seat 4E

We stopped at the Melia Don Pepe Hotel
Cipriano Playas Del Doque
Hacienda La Venta
Puerto Banus

It was the famous trip of Prairie Oyster, Finger dancing prawns, clothes swapping by the pool, unexpected karaoke and hangover donkey riding…goes down as one of the best press trips in my career, made extra special by Dan, Rog, Liz and, of course, Mr Gary Banks. I drank some very strange stuff on that event.

 

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Samsung Representatives
Gary Banks, J Lee, H Paik

Press attending
Peter Bargh, Daniel Lezano, Roger Payne, Keith Wilson, Liz Walker, Neil Whitford, Dennis Taylor, M Blackledge

Some of the many European editors included TIPA friends Sylvie Hugues from Reponse Photo (France), Fre Withoff from FotoHandel (Holland), Johan Elzenga Foto-Visie (Holland) Juan Varela FV Actualidad (Spain) and  Giulio Forti Reflex (Italy)

October 18th, 1995

Kodak APS System Launch – France

eurostar_1995_ticketKodak took editors to France for the launch of the Advanced Photo System

We traveled over on Eurostar 9034, Coach 11 -I was in Seat 33

Our hotel – the Novotel Gare de Lyon

Representatives from Kodak
Angela McGinlay, John Shandley, Brian Bottomley, Clare Fleerackers

Press attending
Peter Bargh, Neil Whitford, Ailsa McWhinney, Joel Lacey, Eileen Martin, Roger Payne, Dennis Taylor, Steven Webb