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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:30 pm

FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Europes largest sign and print exhibition "FESPA" is almost here, i wondered if anyone from the boards will be in attendance?

I will be there the full 5 days, so would be good to catch up for a drink etc with anyone going along?
It is also on the Saturday, which is a good idea.

also, is anyone entering the world wrapping championship running the duration of the exhibition? BIG prizes, i believe for finalists.
I know UKSG member Michael Szwacki is entering it, but wondered if anyone else was?


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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:52 pm

We have train tickets booked for the Thursday. Would be good to grab a beer or 3
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:07 pm

I will be going.....unsure what day. Would nice to catch up some peoples
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 pm

I was planning on going up for a day but not sure which, if we can all agree on a day.. thurs 20th is the only day that's difficult for me due to a school meeting in the morning.
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:45 pm

will be going on Tuesday unless the majority are meeting on a particular day
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:17 pm

Hi Rob,

We are exhibiting there - stand S100N. Unfortunately I cannot attend but Sam, Carl and Keri will all be going. I think Ian (our MD) will also make an appearance on Tuesday. You should pop over for a chat :D

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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:18 pm

Hugh Potter wrote:I was planning on going up for a day but not sure which, if we can all agree on a day.. thurs 20th is the only day that's difficult for me due to a school meeting in the morning.


Good luck with that, it doesn't start until the 25th !
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:39 pm

Rob,

I will be there all 5 days too mate.

I'm on the Roland stand perhaps you could pop over and we can have a chat, I've tried emailing you several times with issues concerning my membership but don't seem to get a reply.

Perhaps I can tempt you with a cold beer and you sort my issues out on the day....lol...

Would be good to see you!
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:55 pm

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Hugh Potter wrote:I was planning on going up for a day but not sure which, if we can all agree on a day.. thurs 20th is the only day that's difficult for me due to a school meeting in the morning.


Good luck with that, it doesn't start until the 25th !



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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:41 pm

I'll shall be going on Wednesday

Heck of long way for me to travel though!
I reckon its going to take nearly an hour to get there by public transport

Hope its worth it
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:14 pm

we would love to go but dont know london at all,if anyone knows of somewhere to stay close by we would love to know.
wife suffers with panic attacks and cant do trains so would need to drive
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:39 pm

is it easy to drive to?
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:45 pm

I am going but don't know what day yet its only 10-15 minutes down the road for me so will probably just go on the day that a few mmbers are going to be down there

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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:14 pm

Same here, ticket booked, just to decide what day to go but looking forward to it.
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:26 pm

Just a word of warning, anyone even interested in going i would suggest pre-registering or there is a hefty fee on the day!

FESPA 2013 will take place across 5 days, 25-29 June 2013.

Opening times are:

Tuesday 25th June
10.00 – 18.00

Wednesday 26th June
10.00 – 18.00

Thursday 27th June
10.00 – 18.00

Friday 28th June
10.00 – 18.00

Saturday, 29th June
10.00-16.00

It is FREE to visit the exhibition if you register BEFORE the event.
If you register at the show entry costs £55.00, so please ensure that you pre-register for your visitor badge before the 24th June 2013.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Due to moving machinery being on demonstration at the exhibition, children under the age of 16 are NOT permitted to enter the event. We will ask for identification should anyone look under 16 years of age.[/b]
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:29 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Due to moving machinery being on demonstration at the exhibition, children under the age of 16 are NOT permitted to enter the event. We will ask for identification should anyone look under 16 years of age.


I'll bring my passport
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:16 pm

Hi Rob

Ill be at FESPA on the Avery stand a beer sounds good

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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:24 pm

Will be going, most likely on the Tuesday
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:29 pm

Martin Cole wrote:
Jon Marshall wrote:
Hugh Potter wrote:I was planning on going up for a day but not sure which, if we can all agree on a day.. thurs 20th is the only day that's difficult for me due to a school meeting in the morning.


Good luck with that, it doesn't start until the 25th !



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You'd be all on your lonesome Hugh :(


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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:39 pm

Ohh yes :) all 5 days and as Rob mentioned I'm competing in world wrapping championship (lots of time left and I'm already sh#$%#* myself) :)
I was competing in Poland few weeks ago at 4th polish wrapping championship and dear me!!! At least I know what can I expect on London one :)

Hoping to crack few beers with some members :) (after hours obviously)
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:48 pm

Hi Michael

Make sure you find me for a beer or 2
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:51 pm

Mark, I'm sure we can find some pub with polish vodka :)
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:08 pm

Michael Szwacki wrote:I was competing in Poland few weeks ago at 4th polish wrapping championship and dear me!!! At least I know what can I expect on London one :)


I heard this mate, very well done you! hats off to you have having the ba**s to enter in the first place, never mind the world ones.
Mark, myself and all others should meet up with everyone. will be a great exhibition and my First FESPA!

I am pleased to say that The UKSG truck will be in the main exhibition halls at Fespa too... so please feel free to pop onto the stand and say hello! :P

Very busy time for me ahead but I am really looking forward to it. :D
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:18 pm

Well, as I'm the very first accredited UKSG vehicle wrapper I'm actually expecting free coffee in yours/our trailer :)

Ps. Have you got my ID and jacket ready so I can proudly represent UKSG at Fespa
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:27 pm

thanks for the £55 heads up Rob, I'd've turned around and gone back home if confronted with that - crazy!

I'll aim to go whichever day seems most popliar.

Michael - how does a wrap comp work?? I'm assuming you have a vehicle, set time and set standard of finish?
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:35 pm

Long story short yes pretty much like that but when you have brand new Merc Citan, 3m long print on some crap Orajet and 30 min to wrap one side of the vehicle including perfect cuts (one scratch on paint and you disqualified) it sound bit mad and that's where completely different level of wrapping is stepping in :)
All of that is for competition only, you would never do job like that for a customer.
I went to the polish one just for fun and experience and believe me I was sweating like a #%# and I nearly started smoking again to get rid of stress :)

I have absolutely no chance at Fespa but just having my name on it it's already success for me and with a bit of luck I might be not the last one :)
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Post Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:19 am

Michael Szwacki wrote:Well, as I'm the very first accredited UKSG vehicle wrapper I'm actually expecting free coffee in yours/our trailer :)

Ps. Have you got my ID and jacket ready so I can proudly represent UKSG at Fespa



Coffee, ill get you some champagne mate! :wink: :lol1:
Myself and Mark will definitely have a catch-up and I will go over a few other things i want to discuss. and yes, all before the beer flows! :wink:
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Post Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:32 pm

I said I was going but I am not sure at the moment. We will see at the top of the week.
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Post Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:10 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:I said I was going but I am not sure at the moment. We will see at the top of the week.


get yourself to London Dave and stop your dwelling on whatever! :wink: :lol1:
When is the next time you are likely to see a show of this size in the UK?
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Post Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:20 am

Hope to go but not sure what day yet.
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Post Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:48 pm

sounds mad Michael - took me an hour to wrap a transit bonnet!!
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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:27 am

Robert Lambie wrote:Just a word of warning, anyone even interested in going i would suggest pre-registering or there is a hefty fee on the day!

FESPA 2013 will take place across 5 days, 25-29 June 2013.

Opening times are:

Tuesday 25th June
10.00 – 18.00

Wednesday 26th June
10.00 – 18.00

Thursday 27th June
10.00 – 18.00

Friday 28th June
10.00 – 18.00

Saturday, 29th June
10.00-16.00

It is FREE to visit the exhibition if you register BEFORE the event.
If you register at the show entry costs £55.00, so please ensure that you pre-register for your visitor badge before the 24th June 2013.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Due to moving machinery being on demonstration at the exhibition, children under the age of 16 are NOT permitted to enter the event. We will ask for identification should anyone look under 16 years of age.[/b]


Thanks for the heads up on the £55 too. I wouldn't have ended up registering till the day before had you not said.

Cheers

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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:21 am

£55.00 :o :o Good Grief

I suspect a lot of people will be caught out by this..

turn up on day...£55.00 please sir..... 'F*** that' and jump on the next train home never to go again
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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:25 am

I think it is probably to get a better scope of who will actually attend.
if they don't go, they at least accumulate a huge mailing list.
Also, because its done at home/office prior, more time will be taken to fullfill the fields properly giving a better quality database too.

not that that's "our" concern of course. :lol1:
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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:18 pm

I'm going. Not sure what day(s) yet but definitely on Saturday as I'm bringing my new engineer-to-be along to dip his toe in :D

Hopefully see a lot of you there.
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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:22 pm

Oh yes, we are going on Thursday and Friday. Looking forward to meet some of you guys and girls off course ;)

We are very proud to co-sponsor the FESPA Wrap Cup Masters competition by providing most of the printed wrapping vinyl :D Right now our machine is printing and printing and printing...
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:33 pm

We are Registered to attend, just hoping we can find the time, if we do go it will be the Friday
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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:37 am

Hi All

By the way anyone that has never experienced a FESPA show is in for a shock ....

Its huge !!! Probably at least 10 times the size of Sign and Digital spread over 2 large halls ..... I think the HP stand is about as big as the whole of Sign and Digital this year :D

I visit every year (this is the first time it has come to the UK) and normally allow 2 or 3 full days to do the show justice.

We are exhibiting so pop along to say hello and have a chat

Hope to see you there

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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:50 pm

Is everyone driving down?

I`m alittle concerned about the traffic down there.... is it easy to find? ( sorry being a big girl)
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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:59 pm

Denise
its on the outskirts of London so traffic isn't too bad most of the day there are large car parks but sounds like a lot going so may struggle to park and its bound to be expensive link may help

http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visiting- ... l-by-rail/

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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:13 pm

Kevin Flowers wrote:Denise
its on the outskirts of London so traffic isn't too bad most of the day there are large car parks but sounds like a lot going so may struggle to park and its bound to be expensive link may help

http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visiting- ... l-by-rail/

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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:31 pm

We're going Thursday but letting the train take the strain!!
Looking forward to a day out in the big smoke :D
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:36 am

Booked the tickets... just not sure if we can get down there.
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:05 pm

catching a show afterwards, husband says which one do you want to go and see... who cares as long as it has a bar..... 2 days off work he he he
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:29 pm

Thursday is my day of choice
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:44 pm

thursday seems popular, think I'll go thursday then!
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:35 pm

If I do go it will be Thursday...where we going to meet as its such a big place and shall we wear red carnations so we recognize each other :-?

Be a shame to wonder round and not have a little get together, that John Harding owes me a few beers :P
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:55 pm

lol, we could suggest a 1pm meet at a certain point.

if I recall, phone signal in the building was dubious - too many phones on network so a pre arranged meeting place might be useful.
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:56 pm

Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc

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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:03 pm

train, about £22 all day travel card for train / tube etc. no hassle!!

I went to the excel for the paralympic games, easy enough place to get in and out of.
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Kevin Flowers wrote:Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc

Kev


Train to Stratford then jump on DLR for me,,, can use me oyster card then.

1'oclock it is then, how about at the Grafityp stand ? Then Nigel can buy us all a beer :P
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:15 pm

sounds like a plan Martin
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:29 pm

Will be there. Be good to meet a few more folk from here. Plus I think I owe a few beers myself!!

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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:32 pm

Grafytp stand @ 1 it is then, Martin you forgot to say if we need to wear the carnations

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Kevin Flowers wrote:Grafytp stand @ 1 it is then, Martin you forgot to say if we need to wear the carnations

Kev :D


As a back up Kev, we'd best stick with the carnations....:D

Looking forward to meeting yourself after all these years and Gary who I haven't met before.
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Kevin Flowers wrote:Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc

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Train to Stratford then jump on DLR for me,,, can use me oyster card then.

1'oclock it is then, how about at the Grafityp stand ? Then Nigel can buy us all a beer :P


whats up with the Paperlinx / UKSB truck Stand as i suggested... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

that said ill be on graftyps too, always am. good banter and people :D
right nigel you owe me a beer for that :wink:
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Robert Lambie wrote:
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Kevin Flowers wrote:Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc

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Train to Stratford then jump on DLR for me,,, can use me oyster card then.

1'oclock it is then, how about at the Grafityp stand ? Then Nigel can buy us all a beer :P


whats up with the Paperlinx / UKSB truck Stand as i suggested... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

that said ill be on graftyps too, always am. good banter and people :D
right nigel you owe me a beer for that :wink:


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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:52 pm

that John Harding owes me a few beers


Thats Rich coming from the guy too busy to take my calls nowadays :D

Spoke to Chris & Rich seems theyre up for thurs too! c u all at the graphityp stand.

@ Kevin Flowers - Chris was considering driving I suggested he talk to you about parking at yours - would that work?

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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:30 pm

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he can park at mine if he wants, haven't looked up the public transport route but would probably be up to Stratford & then on the DLR. Although may just find out the cost of a cab it isn't far from me, so if anyone else wants to park at mine feel free

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Post Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:34 am

Robert Lambie wrote:
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Kevin Flowers wrote:Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc

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Train to Stratford then jump on DLR for me,,, can use me oyster card then.

1'oclock it is then, how about at the Grafityp stand ? Then Nigel can buy us all a beer :P


whats up with the Paperlinx / UKSB truck Stand as i suggested... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

that said ill be on graftyps too, always am. good banter and people :D
right nigel you owe me a beer for that :wink:


Doh!! didn't read that bit, we should have met there :(
Any chance you could drive it over to the Grafityp stand at around 1 o'clock :D
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:39 am

Q55S is where we will be, just be careful any vehicles illegally parked by our stand will be clamped :)
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:33 pm

Nigel Pugh wrote:Q55S is where we will be, just be careful any vehicles illegally parked by our stand will be clamped :)



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Post Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:34 pm

sounds like a plan Kev, you sure that's ok?
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Chris
yes mate that's fine, where have you got to come from

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Post Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:15 pm

Hi guys as John said trying for Thursday but not 100% as yet lots to get done. Rich hope to catch up.
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Post Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:35 am

Are you getting the train up Rich ?
Also thinking of going Thursday...depending on work..
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Post Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:15 pm

Hi Dave it's been a long time. If I go then yes train mate, need to get some work completed but will let you know.
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:03 pm

anyone got a link to register the one I tried was broken :(
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Can't access the website either.
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:54 pm

John Harding wrote:anyone got a link to register the one I tried was broken :(


Hi John

Main Fespa site is back up and running again .... get in fast before it crashes again

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Post Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:59 pm

Nigel Pugh wrote:Q55S is where we will be, just be careful any vehicles illegally parked by our stand will be clamped :)


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Post Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:07 pm

Hi John

Main Fespa site is back up and running again .... get in fast before it crashes again

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Sorted - thanks for the heads up Stuart :D
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:32 pm

Sorry John , Dave , Lee and any others that have asked me I just can't do it, it's not losing a day that matters it's just there are not enough hours in the day and its going to put me more behind. Off out now to quote a job I don't want to do in town but my customer is not happy using someone else !
Have a great time all and I will catch up soon!
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:15 pm

that's a shame Rich, was looking forward to a catch-up!
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Post Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:23 am

Nigel Pugh wrote:Q55S is where we will be, just be careful any vehicles illegally parked by our stand will be clamped :)


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Post Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:37 am

Just noticed on their web site that you need to register by 10.00am today or it will cost £30.00 for online booking.
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Post Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:34 pm

See you tomorrow - Wednesday!
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Post Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:57 pm

doh wrong day Dave were all meeting Thursday
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Post Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:32 pm

hibbo and i will be there Frday...with a stinkg banging hangover from our night in stringfellows......

god help us !!
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Post Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:55 pm

Fespa

Will be there Friday and maybe Saturday
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:42 pm

Got a ticket here, and I can't attend...

Free day out at Alton Towers 'team building' or FESPA?? :oops: I am easily swayed.

If anyone would like the 'free' ticket for Fespa PM me, and I'll forward the e-mail to you.
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:25 pm

I'm coming, i'll be driving to brent cross then getting the tube from there.

Does anyone know if you get to have a go at wrapping in the uksignboards truck?
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:46 pm

Guys,

For anyone driving I have a little cunning plan to avoid parking charges that I would like to share with you.....

If you use the following postcode E16 2AN this will take you to the other side of the water and the excel arena, the great thing is that Parking on this side is FREE so no need to park miles away and get a tube in.

Once you have parked up you need to head toward the river which is a 5 min walk get the lift up to the bridge and walk across. This brings you up right in front of the excel building and right at the entrance for Fespa.

For anyone who does find this helpful do come over to the Roland stand and say Hello and have a chat I'm trying to meet as many people from the boards as I can.....You cant miss me I have a massive beard....FREE beer on the stand for all who say Hi!

Hope the above is of some help to you guys!
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:50 pm

Cunning

You seem to have an angle on everything chap, I think I might
need lessons from you are you going to phone me or what

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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:03 pm

Daniel Evans wrote:I'm coming, i'll be driving to brent cross then getting the tube from there.

Does anyone know if you get to have a go at wrapping in the uksignboards truck?


Yes you can a little go at wrapping
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:31 pm

We'll be there tomorrow and hopefully meet up with some of you.

Our plan - Roland Stand - Man with beard - BEER!!!! :D
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:39 pm

yup. I'll be there too - can't really spare the time now but sod it, is there ever a right time for a day off? lol
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:47 pm

We had to commit to buying train tickets and as per normal we're busy now but what the hell it's not often that we have a jolly!!!
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:51 pm

Hugh Potter wrote:yup. I'll be there too - can't really spare the time now but sod it, is there ever a right time for a day off? lol


Quite right Hugh. It's not often a day off falls right for us either.

Count us in for the Roland stand too but make sure its chilled !! :wink:
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Guys....

Man with beard here.....Just remember if anyone asks whilst your sipping away on the beer you are definitely interested in changing your printer to a Roland or buying a new one....hint hint..wink wink.....

Looking forward to seeing you all!

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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:46 pm

Harpreet Sahota wrote:Guys....

Man with beard here.....Just remember if anyone asks whilst your sipping away on the beer you are definitely interested in changing your printer to a Roland or buying a new one....hint hint..wink wink.....

Looking forward to seeing you all!

James


As it happens ... I am very interested *drink* *drink*
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:51 pm

just got back.. saw some of the suspects.. robs little truck is tucked away at the back of the North hall

We parked at Slough and got the train to Paddington, then did the underground.. u need to review train prices before doing this way.

Parking was a fiver at Slough but dont know what it is at Excel, we used the route to take a break of driving and without going onto the dreaded M25.
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:41 pm

getting there in car was pretty easy, parking was 10 pounds for 6 hours. was a great show, totally forgot about the truck
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Post Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:21 am

FESPA bound!
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Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:34 am

Hi Guys - Great day out yesterday always good to meet Chris W, Kevin F, Little Martin big Rob etc but also some new faces Neil Davey, Hugh Potter, Gary Birch and anyone else ive omitted.

I was dissappointed not to meet with Harpreet after the hype and promise of beers, but his brother James was there and came through with the goods (after tea!).

Met some mates in town afterward and got the red eye home tucked up in bed at 2am :o

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Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:57 am

John Harding wrote:Met some mates in town afterward and got the red eye home tucked up in bed at 2am :o

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2am :o you dirty stop out! Great to meet up with you mate

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Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:03 pm

hahahaha.....

You funny boy James Harpreet same thing....!
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Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:42 pm

I'm rather tempted to go up again in the morning, hmmm,
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Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:16 am

well this is my last day of the show, been here in London two weeks now and im knackered! 5 days of exhibiting, drinking, late nights and the set-up before the show has been a killer, but all been worth it. i just need 5 minutes to actually walk round the halls and see things! :-?
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Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:08 pm

Well I've been to FESPA for two days now and just got back. I'm exhausted!! All you guys who have been there for the duration deserve a medal!! It was a really good show and some really interesting kit about. It was really good to see such a big show in UK, I hope everyone has done well from it.

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:17 pm

Just got on the train at Kings Cross homeward bound back to green fields after 5 long days in the big city........I started day one in high heels with a clear head, a smile and my voice.........I'm heading home in flats and I've defiantly left my voice behind, it's somewhere in a Covent Garden bar/club which played loads of 90's music, but I do still very much have my smile :D It's been great to catch up with so many.

We had a hick-up when someone forgot to disconnect the battery on the stand car resulting in a very flat battery which took a bit of sorting but from the sounds of things there were quite a few car issues when folks tried to get going......I think Mr Lambie might still be hunting the keys down for the Audi :-?
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Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:27 pm

thats typical Lambie... it was a Robert Paperlinx Horne reps car
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Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:53 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:thats typical Lambie... it was a Robert Paperlinx Horne reps car

I'm sure it'll turn up, I know how hard it is to keep hold of stuff when loads of people are all bobbing in and out of the stand storage cupboard :-?
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Post Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:48 am

I've done many trade shows, but never 5 days. I can't imagine what you feel like.
Here's a slide show of our booth and our portfolio we were running. The show was the Alberta Sign Association trade show, so we were displaying our wholesale products....
http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Dunca ... mail_share
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Post Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Gill Harrison wrote:are all bobbing in and out of the stand storage cupboard :-?


tmi dont want to know what rob gets up to in these sort of places :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:08 pm

Well I drove through the night, stopping for occasional sleep and just got home 5 minutes ago. 2pm sunday!
going for a shower, shave and going to have a few drinks and just watch crap TV for the day. I am like a burst ball, knackered... that was two full-on weeks for me starting sometimes 5:30am finishing after 2am and back up again to repeat again and again and again...

My eyes are dark as hell the my crows feet around them looks more like crazy-paving! :-?

anyone trying to contact me will have got my auto-responder. But i will reply to all when i get a minute. sorry for the delay...
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Post Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:26 am

Last week I found a new level of knackered !!!! But just to see some good friends been part of it and those who took time out to visit our stand and the show.

Good times :)
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:57 pm

Nicola McIntosh wrote:
Gill Harrison wrote:are all bobbing in and out of the stand storage cupboard :-?


tmi dont want to know what rob gets up to in these sort of places :lol1: :lol1:


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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:06 pm

Martin Cole wrote:
Nigel Pugh wrote:Q55S is where we will be, just be careful any vehicles illegally parked by our stand will be clamped :)


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:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
i missed that martin! :wink:
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Post Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:52 am

Sorry I didn't get a chance to say a proper hello Rob, I did pop over to the truck to see you but was told that there was some dark dealings going on in the rear office!!

I did take a look around the truck though - very impressed mate!
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Post Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:54 am

Hugh Potter wrote:Sorry I didn't get a chance to say a proper hello Rob, I did pop over to the truck to see you but was told that there was some dark dealings going on in the rear office!!

I did take a look around the truck though - very impressed mate!




:lol1: no worries mate, was good to meet you again anyway, even though briefly.
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Post Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:
Hugh Potter wrote:Sorry I didn't get a chance to say a proper hello Rob, I did pop over to the truck to see you but was told that there was some dark dealings going on in the rear office!!

I did take a look around the truck though - very impressed mate!




:lol1: no worries mate, was good to meet you again anyway, even though briefly.


always a pleasure!! I was going to come up on saturday again but with the option to earn a bit of money and then go fishing... I went fishing!

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