Preparing for the Worst

As I mentioned earlier today, I’m attending a conference at the Renaissance Tianjin TEDA Hotel & Convention Centre, roughly 30 miles outside of Tianjin, about 100 miles southeast of Beijing. This is a big facility, and like most big conference facilities, it hosts more than one conference at a time. Such as this one:

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Unfortunately, by the time I noticed that the third largest American oil company was hosting a forum – in China – on how to prepare for a flu pandemic, the seminar was already over. A pity. I might have tried to sneak my way into that one. If I have time next week, I may follow-up on this. It’d be interesting to know how many other foreign multi-nationals are making the same preparations.