Peter Bargh

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May 31st, 2006

Samsung European Press Launch 2006 Sicily

Samsung’s 2006  European Press Launch  was held in Taormina Mare, Sicily. We flew from Gatwick to Catania on BA2594 Seat 06D and stayed at Caperena Via Nazionale 189 Taormina (Messina). The international press conference was held at Grand Hotel Timeo and a Gala Dinner  at Septimo Restaurant.

Hospitality included a Jeep Tour of Mount Etna and a visit to Azienda Agricola Maria Gambino, Linguaglossa
We had a good night on the beach by the hotel.

Juan Ramill

Peter Bargh, Mark Goldstein, Julia Burley, Rachel Decruze, Chris Hahnel, Hannah Boukley, Phil Hall, Natasha Hitchens, Julia Burley, Rosie Tanner, Chris Cheeseman, Bob Martin, David Corfield, Keith Wilson, Duncan Mackien

Back home on 2nd June

June 1st, 2005

Samsung European Press Launch – Krakow

Samsung’s 2005 European Press Launch was held in Krakow, Poland. We flew on BA2890 from London Gatwick to Krakow. I was in  Seat 09A. Our hotel was Pod Roza Hotel, Florianska 14, Krakow.

During the stay we visited Museum Krakowskich

Gee Wong

May 12th, 2004

Reykjavik with Samsung

Samsung held their European Press Launch in Reykjavik, Iceland. We flew over on Iceland Air Flight FI-451, London to Reykjavik. I was in Seat 19C. We stopped in the Radisson SAS Saga Hotel Hagatorg
Several events were organised including a Snowmobile Tour, Glacier by Jeep and an excursion into to see Gullfoss, the Geysir area, Hveragerdi and Hellisheidi Mountain Plateau

Juan Ramlill, Lucas Lee, Jake Kim

Peter Bargh, Matt Gallagher, Gavin Stoker, Terry Hope, Alistair Forest, Michael Roscoe




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.

Gary Banks

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

April 27th, 2000

Samsung European Conference 2000 – Nice

Up at 4.00am to go on Samsung ‘s 2000 European Conference centred around the launch of the Samsung Digimax 210SE.

We flew over on BA349 and stopped in the Hotel Ambassadeur at Cote D’azur

We ate at Central Plaza Seafood Restaurant with a Provence meal and entertainment of local dancing

One of the events was a photographic rally around Nice.

Gary Banks

Peter Bargh

June 19th, 1997

Samsung European Convention 97 –

samsung_convention_invite_97Samsung’s 1997 European Convention was to Lisboa
Launch of  ECX-2 Fino 105, Fino 70 and AF-Slim 60
We stopped in Hotel Meridien
and the convention was in Centro Cultural de Belem.


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.




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)