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

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

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

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

Charley Hayes, Simon Coleman, Jeremy Gilbert, Chris Hoare

September 16th, 2004

Nikon D2x product launch

Nikon held a D2x Product launch – more details to add

March 25th, 2001

Caterham race 2001 Snetterton

Simon Coleman from Nikon entered the First National Caterham Graduates Championship and runners-Up race at Snetterton so I went along to give him some support.



February 5th, 2000

PMA 2000 – Las Vegas C2K


In the day Will Cheung and I decided to spend some time on the roulette tables in Las Vegas. We started at noon and were still there at 6pm…considerably worse off! I lost a lot and Will lost twice as much. A one time experience never to be repeated. We had arranged to go out with Claire Fleerackers from Kodak that evening.

We ended up at C2K night club. We had to wait in a queue while Courtney Cox was ushered in priority style…hadn’t they heard of Peter Bargh!

Out with
Peter Bargh (Emap), Claire Fleerackers (Kodak), Simon Coleman (Nikon), Will Cheung (Emap),

November 22nd, 1998

Nikon Pronia Factory Tour – Thailand

Although I’d like cameras still to be made in the UK, I was always grateful when we were invited on a press trip to the factory of those made abroad, especially when Nikon invited me to Thailand to see the production of the APS camera the Nikon Pronia

We flew Thai Airways TG911, Royal Executive Class  from Heathrow to Bangkok. I sat next to Elaine in Seat 16K. The flight had individual movie players. I can’t remember what I watched. We stopped in the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel

Nikon delivered a feature packed schedule over our five day trip included a two hour factory trip to see the Nikon Pronia being made. This was an SLR using APS film, and it was amazing to see how every single step of  the assembly process was hand done.

Royal River Hotel International Buffet
Tour of Nikon Thailand Corp Production facilities in Ayuthhaya
Express Boat Choa River to Phra A Thit pier
Tuk Tuks to Grand Palace
Emerald Buddha Temple
Thai Cultural evening Rose Garden Nakorn Pathom,
Festival of the season “Loy Krathong” village possession

Nikon Hosts
Simon Coleman, Elaine Swift

Press Attending
Peter Bargh, Dan Lezano, Damien Demolder  , Neil Whitford, Shirley Kilpatrick, Raul Golden

On this trip I learned that girls can do incredible things with ping pong balls, Elephants are not just in the wild, mosquitoes can create huge bites, certain men are more attractive than certain women, not to go in a tuk tuk to the jewelery show rooms, Thai food can be incredible, Simon had a bizarre choice of swimming trunks and the Nikon Pronia was a totally hand assembled camera.

We were each given a Nikon Pronia which, at the time, was the best APS camera going.

August 29th, 1996

Palmer Sport MotorSport Experience 96

Nikon hosted an event at  Palmer PromoSport in England – the Motorsport Experience 96


It was a  thrilling day competing against other editors, journalists and retailers in a variety of motorsports events.

Below are the results of all 63 competitors.

And here’s how I did

Circuit 6th

Kart 11th

Off road 10th

Skid control 33rd

Sprint Salon 16th

Super Sprint 20th

Overall 7th!


Nikon representatives
Simon Coleman, Tim Hunnable

Press attending
Peter Bargh, Nigel Atherton, Doug Harman

December 21st, 1995

Nikon at Sopwell House

sopwell_houseNikon event at Sopwell House Hotel and Country Club in St Albans

Nikon FM10 launch?

Nikon representatives
Elaine Swift, John Clements, Simon Coleman

Press attendees
Peter Bargh, David Kilpatrick

September 9th, 1994

Nikon – France

hotel_chateau_tilques_pas-de-calaisPress invite with Nikon to France

The group travelled over on Hovercraft, It was a choppy ride on the way back. First time I really suffered badly from sea sickness

We stopped in the Hotel Chateau Tilques – a 17th century former manor house.

Nikon hosts
Harry Collins, Elaine Swift, Simon Coleman, John Clements, (more to be added)

Press attendees
Peter Bargh, John Tinsley, (more to be added)

Product launch
Nikon F90x

Sand yachting