Well itâ€™s the end of the first day of CeBIT and Iâ€™ve just collapsed in my room. The first adventure of the day was actually negotiating entrance to the show. Even though I had registered weeks ago, my Press pass had not materialised at the TrustedReviews offices. So, I thought, this shouldnâ€™t be a problem, I can just pick up my pass at the press registration desk, how wrong I was.
It seems that the organisers of CeBIT thought it would be a good idea to place the Press registration inside the show, so there is no way of getting to it without a ticket. I was quite clearly told that if I wanted to pick up my Press pass I would have to buy a ticket in order to get to the Press registration point!
It soon became apparent that no amount of logic was going to sway the staff on the door, and I was quite clearly not going to be allowed to collect my pass without first paying for entrance to the show. Anyway, I eventually circumvented the â€œsecurityâ€ staff and picked up my Press pass, but it was hardly what Iâ€™d call a great start to the day.
I did eventually find out that there was a press registration desk at one of the other entrances to the show, but the â€œinformationâ€ attendants at the entrance I was at didnâ€™t feel that it was important to tell me this. Oh well, at least I made it inside in the end.
It's as massive and busy as ever at the "Fairground" in Hanover.