Friday, December 22, 2006

ACE lunch 2006 London

ACE – the Association of Circulation Executives – is a UK association of like-minded executives drawn from the fields of newspaper and magazine publishing, news wholesaling and distribution and service provision.

One of the most popular events of the ACE calendar is the ACE Christmas Luncheon held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. More than 1,100 members and guests enjoy a truly international publishing event whilst raising funds for charity.

To my surprise the lunch involved a lot of standing up, praying, hailing kings and queens, singing (hand in hand) and wearing stuff on your head you couldn't afford be seen with in continental Europe. A truly bizar, though warm, very very British event (not surprisingly the goal of the organization, founded in 1951, clearly states: foster fellowship, friendship, and the exchange of ideas between members of our industry.)

This is networking to good effect.