The Inaugural Annual Nordic Meetup 7-9OCT2011

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  1. SirRagnar
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    Dear all

    By public request I hereby start a new more easily viewable sticky thread for The Inaugural Annual Nordic Meetup 2011.

    Our tentative plan is as follows:

    07OCT 0800 Departing from HEL to ARN KF425 0800-0800
    07OCT 0810 Departing from CPH to ARN SK1416 0810-0920
    07OCT 0830 Departing from OSL to ARN SK480 0830-0925
    07OCT 0935 Departing from HEL to ARN SK703 (KF5300) 0935-0935
    07OCT 1000 SAS Program @ ARN
    07OCT 1600 Drinks @ 747-hostel ARN
    07OCT 1730 Event+Drinks @ Scandic Grand Central
    07OCT 1900 Milepoint Dinner @ Grill STO (Kindly sponsored by MilePoint)
    07OCT 2200 Live music + Drink + Sleep @ Scandic Grand Central

    08OCT 0910 ARN-HEL KF430 (Special rate)
    08OCT 1110 Landing @ HEL
    08OCT 1200 Blue1 Program @ HEL
    08OCT 1900 Saturday dinner @ HEL
    08OCT Hotel @ HEL

    09OCT Sightseeing / Dep from HEL

    The only flight we have a confirmed special rate for is the ARN-HEL flight on Blue1 in their Premium class for 128€ a/i.
    For now please hold the bookings, but we expect it can be done very soon.
    Hotels have not been finalized, but we are working on it. We had a little set back as our "hotel booker" had to quit the committee due to other commitments.

    I will update this post with new information as we get more plans finalized.

    Sign-up must be done here: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads...l-annual-nordic-meetup-stockholm-sweden.5882/

    In regards to payment and booking of connecting flights to ARN and from HEL, that is done individually.
     
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    Reserved for future use
     
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    Great, SirRagnar!

    We will update the first post in this thread with more details as they are confirmed.
    There may for example be other connections to ARN on 7OCT to be added.
    At the moment we are trying to get promotion rates for two hotels that will be newly opened in Stockholm in october, the Victoria hotel and the Grand Central, both giving EB-points. Stay tuned!
     
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    Staying tuned. Have to say I'm looking forward to this.... :)
    Btw : Tommy - should I bring Jarlsberg and Mills...? ;)
     
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    Sounds good!
    SAS have said they would return medio august with more info, so I'm hoping to post some exciting info then.
     
  6. Malu
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    Some more info regarding hotel in STO on 7OCT:

    Scandic has expressed interest in becoming an event sponsor and we are negotiating rates for the BRAND NEW flagship hotel Grand Central, opening on 1OCT - located close to restaurant Grill and the central station with connections to ARN on the morning of 8OCT when we will continue to HEL. We will provide a reservation code and a link for the online booking site so everyone can join in. Points will be awarded for EB and maybe also benefits...

    Link in swedish;

    http://www.scandichotels.se/Hotels/Countries/Sverige/Stockholm/Hotels/Grand-Central/
     
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    Looks great - we should all get suites ;)
     
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    I've updated the agenda with hotel information for Stockholm as Malu have arranged the following for us:

    Scandic have kindly agree to host us for an event from 17.30 to 18.30 at their brand new flagship hotel "Grand Central" just across the Central station. The hotel opens on 01OCT. Scandic is preparing a special VIP-package for us at Grand Central. Scandic is proposing a short program 17.30-18.30 on the Friday, where the the manager on duty will greet us in the lobby and then show some of the rooms and the conference floor. The restaurant- and bar-manager will talk about their new food-concept and offer some complimentary appetizers and sparkling wine. After that, we can walk or take a taxi to Grill where we are supposed to be @19.00.
    There will also be a live band playing in the "Acoustic Bar" in the hotel, so we are welcome back after the dinner, for yet another complimentary drink!

    We will also be sleeping at the same Scandic at a rate of 1050 SEK incl. breakfast. Booking code will follow soon (max number of bookings is 40). Scandic will give EB points or points to their own program, whichever you prefer.
     
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    Looking better and better so far.

    /HerrO
     
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    Are we staying in a certain hotel in HEL as well ?
     
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    Yes, hopefully. We are still negotiating there. Scandic or Radisson likely
     
  13. Malu
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    Hotel booking in STO for 7OCT is now open!

    http://www.scandichotels.com/en/

    Enter "Grand Central" as hotel name, arrival 7OCT och departure 8OCT.
    Then add our special event code: BIXL071011 (four letters and six digits).

    You will get the package price 1050SEK (approx €110 or $160) incl breakfast and the arranged activities. The booking will need a credit card as guarantee, but payment is taken at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 1OCT. The rate will give EB or Scandic points. Note that this hotel will open on 1OCT so it is brand new and right in the city center, just across the central station.

    Please drop me a note here on Milepoint when you have completed the booking, as we have a maximum number of allocated rooms for the event. Anyone attending the meetup and/or the Milepoint dinner is welcome to join in! More information on the the other meetup activities can be found in the first post of this thread.

    See you in Stockholm!
     
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    Is it possible to share room with that package price? I.e twin beds?
     
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    Great news, already booked a room. Really looking forward to this DO!

    Someone, twin room seems to be the same price. I checked it online.
     
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    The room itself actually has twin beds and I noticed on the web that it is possible to book the offter for two persons in one room, so give it a try. Scandic has been very helpful with this so I doubt they will charge extra.
     
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    Booked! Thanks for setting it up!
     
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    Booked, too. Thanks for you efforts :)
     
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    Booked and ready! However, I will not be joining the HEL-event on Saturday, only ARN on Friday and the evening event on Mårten Trotzig and the overnight stay.
     
  20. Malu
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    Aah - wait until you see the final program in HEL.
    You will change your mind and join the ultra-special-morning-blue-1-party-flight over the gulf of Bothnia. ;)
     
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    Hotel booked:)
     
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    Amazing stuff, the airfare from UME-ARN on the 7th (with SAS current campaign) is only about 750 SEK round trip, can really recommend any commuting participants to look into the SAS-campaign, haven't paid that little for a trip to Stockholm in years (with SAS).. :)
     
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    Hotel booked! :D
     
  24. Christian Hansen Kamhaug
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    Hi guys. Just a quick stop by to confirm the date. We will welcome you on October 7, we're looking at 10-15 CET in Stockholm
    We have not confirmed the agenda yet, but it will be interesting
    However, there is a limited number of "seats" here, so we'll have to somehow figure out who can come and who can't. We'll be back with more details within a couple of weeks. Jappe, I'll be e-mailing you in the morning
     
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    Limited seats...can we use our Gold benefits and get confirmed even if it's 'full'...:D.
     
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