A sideways view: At the press gathering in the Salzarestaurant in the centre of Stavanger on Monday night, some of our esteemedcolleagues from Britain were so delighted at the free booze on offer in therestaurant that they failed to make it in for the opening of the exhibition thefollowing day.
So the press centre at the ONS conferencehere in Stavanger has created a masterstroke in providing free coffee, juices,sandwiches and cakes for the hungry pack of international journalists.
ONS VP of marketing and information Jon AreRørtveit, said he did not wish to think too much about the cost of the food anddrink for journalists. “I think it will be worth it, though,” he said.
At the very least, the greedy reporterswill easily forgive the low hanging projector in the press conference room,which forces speakers to squeeze into the corner of the room, to avoid havingtheir presentations beamed onto their foreheads.