Mike Grehan says...

Random musings about search marketing, flying around the planet, networking and people watching.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Day 4 - Nothing could be finer than to be in, er... China.

Today I take in a couple of sessions in the morning and the rest of the day is taken up with meetings.

After lunch, I get together with Celina Chan, Regional Director with Microsoft, based in Hong Kong. And I'm also joined by Xu Jingyi who is Project manager at Microsoft's Advanced Technology Centre in Beijing. She's responsible for building MSNs new AdCenter and together with Celina, she gives me a fascinating insight into their new advertising platform.

Later in the day I meet up with my colleague, Jim Banks, of Web Diversity. My company just signed a letter of intent to buy Jim's company. Jim was resident in Hong Kong for 20 years or more, so he knows the territory. So, we'll be opening a new office in Hong Kong, in the new year.

We're sitting in the very large lobby, lounge bar and I hear one of my absolutely favourite sounds: the pop of a champagne cork. That's all the prompting I need to start the Moet flowing.

Some time later that I night, I make my way from the restaurant. and clutching the final bottle of Moet which I'm happily swigging from, I head off to the elevator and bed.

I have to be up at 5.00 am, as first thing in the morning, a group of us are flying to Xi'an, the ancient capital of China, to visit the site of the famous terracotta army.


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