Mike and Mark,
Do you have a possible late or early 2008 indication of the European conference? You've mentioned that it may be at Schiphol. I am due to start a development plan for a direct to take more existing sales management responsibilities as I grow another business.
My rough plan is to outline the 'trinity', provide the podcasts and expose him to the website with the aim of having him attend the European conference next year.
I will also be suggesting a peer of mine also attends. (Further spreading the MT way in our company).
It would be great to get an initial idea of timing, even roughly.