Monday, May 14, 2007

Dover Ferry Trip

I am on the committee of the local branch of the BCS (British Computer Society) and we held our AGM at the weekend (how sad is that?) but read on .......

WE normally hold these meetings every 6 - 8 weeks and have a (usually) interesting presenter on a vaguely IT topic. As this was our AGM, which nobody ever turns upi for, and this year is also the 50th anniversary of the BCS, we decided to 'push the boat out' - literally!

We obtained a really good speaker in Peter Wood who is a highly entertaining speaker and as one of our committee works for P&O, we managed to get a bookong on The Pride of Calais fro a crossing on Saturday afternoon.
We all met at the terminal, were escorted on to the ferry where complimentary champagne and coffee was served in a private lounge where we held the formal AGM and listened to Peter's terrific presentation on the top 5 vulnerabilities of networks. This had everyone frantically promising themselves to review their own security on Monday morning!! We were so enthralled by his content and presentation style that before we knew it (including our wives and guests who have no interest in IT) we were already in Calais.
The return trip was spent in Langan's Brasserie where copious wine flowed and the conversation became louder until once again we were in Dover Docks wondering where the time had gone.

7 comments:

Further on up the road said...

Sorry I didn't make it, again!

My excuse had aquatic overtones too - read my blog for details.

drmathew said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
ferry said...

I could be your collegue would have enjoyed with the weekend meetings. I too generally go for refreshment on sailing ferry with family and friends, infact we do lot fun and entertain (as we don`t have our AGM with us) :)

Admin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
ferries said...

I could be your collegue would have enjoyed with the weekend meetings. I too generally go for refreshment on sailing http://northcoastconference.blogspot.com/2007/07/channel-crossing-to-support-friend.html
with family and friends, infact we do lot fun and entertain (as we don`t have our AGM with us)

ferries said...

Looks like all of you had a nice time. Previously we too used to have conferences during cross channel
ferries travels. It used to be fun with nice debate topics, fun and entertainment. Nostalgic moments

dover ferry said...

Travel by ferry with family and friends regularly so that it refreshes your mind.