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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.

Cheers guys.

Mark's picture

John-

We don't. We have gotten some good insight about scheduling around holidays and the like, and we'd be happy to hear what you might add relating to general holiday calendars for the UK.

I THINK earlier rather than later, and I THINK that means we will decide soon. Our September conference has been open a week and has 55 attendees already, so we THINK we intend 4 conferences next year, 1 in Europe, at least 2 in the US, and 1 in Asia/Southeast Asia... though we may go for 5 next year.

Mark

jupiter's picture

Dear Mark and Mike,

I am looking forward to meeting you 8) (sure, as well as others participants) while the conference [b]in EUROPE[/b]! You guys not only have a great business, work, families und fun but also us – your listeners. Beginning August 2006 I really used to have a weekly [b]One-on-One with Mark and Mike[/b], what makes my life more exiting and efficient! [b]THANKS A MILLION[/b]!

I strongly hope meeting you here in EUROPE you and learning [b]live[/b] from you in 2008.

Yours sincerely

Yura

Mark's picture

Yura-

My kind of note! That's our plan... more soon.

Mark

mptully's picture

[quote="mahorstman"]John-

We don't. We have gotten some good insight about scheduling around holidays and the like, and we'd be happy to hear what you might add relating to general holiday calendars for the UK.

I THINK earlier rather than later, and I THINK that means we will decide soon. Our September conference has been open a week and has 55 attendees already, so we THINK we intend 4 conferences next year, 1 in Europe, at least 2 in the US, and 1 in Asia/Southeast Asia... though we may go for 5 next year.

Mark[/quote]

Regarding general holiday calendars for the UK (excluding Christmas and Easter):

August is generally the holiday month, with all the schools off etc.

Most schools are also off ('half-term') for two weeks in May/June (either last two weeks May or last one and first week of June - schools vary which they chose), with many parents taking time off with their children :D and those working in academia having two weeks of marking exams :cry:

There will also be one week off for half-term in either 2nd or 3rd week of February.

Half-term isnt a good time for a conference - many parents will take time off, leaving those who cant/dont want to (or dont have children) to hold the fort.

Mary

cwatine's picture

Okay, here we go for France.

As usual, France did choose a special format :oops:
We have 3 zones in France, and each have different vacations periods. It has been done to avoid traffic ... And give headache when you want to organize a conference. :wink:

[b]Opening of schools : [/b] Monday September 4, 2007 (for 3 zones)

[b]All Saints' holidays[/b]
Saturday October 27, 2007 to Thursday November 8, 2007 (for 3 zones)

[b]Christmas' holidays[/b]
Saturday December 22, 2007 to Monday January 7, 2008 (for 3 zones)

[b]Winter holidays[/b]
Zone A : Saturday February 16, 2008 to Monday March 3, 2008
Zone B : Saturday February 9, 2008 to Monday February 25, 2008
Zone C : Saturday February 23, 2008 to Monday March 10, 2008

[b]Spring holidays[/b]
Zone A : Saturday April 12, 2008 to Monday April 28, 2008
Zone B : Saturday April 5, 2008 to Monday April 21, 2008
Zone C : Saturday April 19, 2008 to Monday May 5, 2008

[b]Beginning of summer holidays[/b]
Thursday July 3, 2008
[b]School entry of the pupils :[/b]
Tuesday September 2, 2008

[b]All Saints' holidays :[/b]
October 25 2008 to November 6

[b]2008 Christmas:[/b]
Saturday December 20 2008 to Monday January 5, 2009

Yeah, don't say anything ... I know ... :?

Cédric.

jupiter's picture

Hello everybody,

I tried to figure out our German school and public holidays, but as we have 16 federal states and mostly every state has its own holidays I gave up organizing this.

NICE work Mary and Cédric. :idea: THANKS.

With best regards

Yura

marcus48's picture

Hello,

sometimes the same people that create complicated rules does document them as well :).

Here are the german holydays in 2007/2008:

http://www.kmk.org/service/ferien/FER07_08.pdf

Best regards,
Marcus.

cwatine's picture

Great, Marcus !

I feel better now, and I can show you this : http://www.education.gouv.fr/cid3002/calendrier-scolaire-2007-2010.html

wendii's picture

Marcus,

I loved living in Germany, where the bus arrived at the trainstation with enough time for you to stamp your ticket and get on the train.

I looked to see if the UK has a similar timetable and got this:

The dates for school terms and holidays are decided by the local authority or the governing body of a school, or by the school itself for independent schools. Term dates and holidays for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by the local authority. For most schools, the current school year is divided into three terms. However, some local authorities have introduced a year with six terms, each of similar length (known as the 'Standard School Year'). For other types of publicly-funded schools, including: foundation schools voluntary aided schools, academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts, the dates are set by the governing body.

Who knew that Monty Python was in charge of our education system?

Wendii

jupiter's picture

Markus48 wrote:

[quote]Hello,

sometimes the same people that create complicated rules does document them as well .

Here are the german holydays in 2007/2008:

http://www.kmk.org/service/ferien/FER07_08.pdf [/color][/quote]

THANKS for your input Markus! I am looking forward to meeting you guys in 2008.

Mit freundlichem Gruß aus Wuerburg
Yura

mauzenne's picture

Thanks to you all for help on the dates ... and a special shout-out to cedwat who has been helping me offline as well.

This is all EXTREMELY helpful.

thanks again!

Mike

jupiter's picture

Mike :D -

Should you need any ASSISTANCE (in the coming future) in translation German or Russian - LET ME KNOW. :P

Sincerely yours
Yura

thaGUma's picture

[quote]... and a special shout-out to cedwat who has been helping me offline as well. [/quote]
Well done Cedwat. You are a key member in this community and I always read your posts carefully - they are extremely comprehensive.

Chris

jupiter's picture

donnachie wrote:

[quote]Well done Cedwat. You are a [b]key member [/b]in this community and I always read your posts carefully - they are extremely comprehensive. [/quote]

I strongly agree with Chris AND by the way, have a nice time with in Turkey and reading/listening to “Marshalls book”. Come back and share your thoughts with us. :?

Cheers,

Yura

cwatine's picture

I will.

PierG's picture

In my point of view, you should consider a more 'central' position in Europe:
Germany? Switzerland? Austria?
Easier (and cheaper) to reach from many European countries.
PierG
P.S. I apologize with all the UK people ... it's not personal :)

kaspar's picture

In The Netherlands we too have three (!) regions, in a small country with only 16 mln people.

Hollidays Q1&Q2 2008:
22-12-07 t/m 06-01-08
16-02-08 t/m 02-03-08
26-04-08 t/m 05-05-08

Kaspar

ps. most willing if I can help

JohnGMacAskill's picture

Hi Guys,

Really hope this happens. I have just completed a development plan for a direct to take over day-to-day and week-to-week UK sales management. It includes exposure to the MT tools and it culminates in the January-ish (fingers crossed) European Effective Manager Conference.

...so the pressure is on! :D

cwatine's picture

Hi !

It IS happening !
Am I the first to have registered ?

Ced.

pdyholman's picture

Just received an e-mail about the Amsterdam event, today 9th October.

However, its says the early-bird rate closed on the 2nd October ...

rwwh's picture

[quote="cedwat"]Hi !

It IS happening !
Am I the first to have registered ?

Ced.[/quote]

If you registered on Oct 6, nope, because I registered on Oct 4 and so did one of my colleagues. 8)

cwatine's picture

Okay, you win :)
But I may be the first French then ! :wink:

gernot's picture

Ok, so I am really late with the 8th of october, but one day before the email!
;)

The early bird period ends on November 2, not October 2!

See the errata from mike

http://www.manager-tools.com/2007/10/amsterdam-conference-corrections/

I am really looking forward to meeting you all personally!