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Re: [802.3BA] [8023-POEP] May Interim In Munich

Gentle People:

     I will again remind you of your fiduciary responsibility
to your shareholders and customers to seek out and use
the lowest cost vendor or service provider. I am again
surprised that we are discussing this in that is is just
Business 101.

Thomas Dineen

Steve Carlson wrote:

>While Tom Dineen has provided an excellent list of transportation
>suggestions and extra things to do while in Munich, please book the group
>rate at the Hilton. The group rate partially offsets the high cost of
>meeting room rental. 
>I realize that the Hilton meeting Website has been a trial to use. It has
>been a trial for our host, Dave Dwelley of Linear Technology. LTC has paid
>an extremely large advance deposit to the Hilton, and I would not want them
>to be assessed an attrition penalty due to the block not being met. Hosts
>play a vital role in our Interim sessions. I am grateful to all of ours for
>their efforts. 
>In North America, meeting space is free with the room block. This is not
>true in many other parts of the world. The block helps to offset the meeting
>room costs and allows for the meeting registration fee to be manageable.
>Steven B. Carlson
>Executive Secretary, IEEE 802.3 Working Group
>High Speed Design, Inc.
>11929 NW Old Quarry Road
>Portland, OR 97229