Dublin, Not Nice
If you do, and you're an annual visitor to the TM Forum 's Management World trade show, then there's some good news for you today.
After 11 years in the sun-kissed French city of Nice, the annual Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) event -- one of the most important telecom industry trade shows in the calendar, in EuroBlog's humble opinion -- is moving to the Irish capital, starting in May 2011.
You can read the reasoning behind the move in the TM Forum's press release -- see Management World Moves to Dublin.
The key reasons, according to TM Forum representatives, are that Nice was becoming increasingly hard to get to for many attendees, and that Dublin has great accommodation and a first class, shiny new convention center.
Nice will be a tough act to follow -- in nine years attending the event I have never talked to anyone who said they'd like to see the event move away from the Côte d'Azur -- but Dublin has a great reputation as a hospitable city. Let's see what happens in May 2011, when the TM Forum will be praying that attendance figures don't drop from this year's 3,000 visitors.
You can check out our coverage from this year's show at our Management World 2010 microsite.
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading