I'm pleased to be able to confirm that we will be holding our now famous ALPSP informal Pre-Frankfurt Book Fair dinner on Tuesday 13th of October 2009 for all ALPSP members the evening before the Fair opens.
We will be holding it at the same restaurant as last year: The Bangkok, Sandweg 17, 60316, Frankfurt, Germany (www.bangkok-restaurant.com).
Those of you who came last time will remember that this is not far from the city centre and all the main hotels. The start time will be 7.30pm.
We will arrange a selection of Thai dishes to suit all tastes (including vegetarians) and will arrange for some wine to be served with the meal. However other drinks either before, during or after the meal will need to be ordered at the restaurant and paid for separately.
This is a chance for members to mix and chat in an informal setting, the only rule being that if you come with a colleague you cannot sit with him/her during the meal.
I hope as many of you as possible will be able to make it for 2009. It was exceptionally popular last year, and we hope it will be so again. The cost will be 40 Euros. You should expect to pay me cash on the evening and it would also be helpful if you are able to give me a business card. Receipts will be emailed to you after the Fair (this will save me having to handwrite 80 receipts as everyone is leaving!).
Please email me as soon as possible if you would like to attend. We'll be taking over the whole restaurant but places are limited by their capacity!
Please pass this message to your colleagues if you are not attending the Fair yourself as everyone working for a member of ALPSP is welcome.
Ian Russell and I look forward to seeing you there. If not, then remember to drop by the ALPSP stand in Hall 4.2, during the Fair.