Just take a minute or two to answer a few questions set by the ACT and you could win a tasty box of Belgian brews...

Free beer this way!

Heres some text from the ACT which be appearing in our May mag due out in eight days. Its about a venue change for their conference. It will now be in Belgium, not Palma.

The ACT have got a load of industry sponsors (Fishers, Second Level Sport, Ideal, Raleigh, Madison, BikeBiz, PCM) for the conference but would like to ask members and non-members a few questions so the event can be fine-tuned.

The ACT is in the middle of negotiating a fun and stimulating overseas conference to take place in November 2000 which will cover all aspects of Y2K cycle retailing, and would include talks from some very high calibre guest speakers.

This conference was originally planned for Palma but booking a one-off charter flight proved prohibitively expensive so the event will be held in Belgium, an easier place for most people to get to.

It will also now be easier to link in with ETRA, the pan-European trade organisation, allowing for lots of international networking. Before final arrangements are confirmed we would like to ask members of the ACT, and non-members too, how they would like the conference to be organised.

Corporate sponsorship allows us to bring the price per person down to about £250 (tbc). This includes group travel from one location in the south east of England, two nights accomodation and evening functions. There are pro rata reductions for those who make their own way to Belgium.

Here are the questions:

1.0 I am an ACT member and am / am not interested in attending the conference.

1.1 Im not an IBD member of the ACT and am / am not interested in attending the conference

1.2 Im a supplier and am / am not interested in attending the conference

2.0 There should / should not be a set daily programme for partners who do not wish to attend the business conference but do wish to attend the social gatherings

3.0 I will make my own way there

3.1 I would like info on the group travel facility (a coach calling at two or three pick-up points in the SE of England)

Email your answers to David Hyde of Exhibition Action who is helping the ACT to stage the conference:


And heres the prize:

Send us your answers before 19th May to be in with a chance of winning a selection of classic Belgian beers. The winnners pack will contain beers to suit every palatte, from dry, refreshing wheat beers through to tart bottles of gueze interspersed with sweet, fruity lambics. The pack will contain 24 bottles of beer all personally chosen by the editor of BicycleBusiness. Not a lot of people know this but the editor is a Belgian beer buff and has even written articles on the subject for

the Independent on Sunday!

Tis true.

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