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    Autumn 2018

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    Autumn 2018

We had a fabulous time again. Your organisation was impeccable, the venue and hotel were superb.

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Customer Feedback continued

What do our delegates say? In case you have never been on a course with us we feel we should allow our previous delegates to persuade you of their value. Here are just a selection from the letters that we received after our conferences:


October 2015

I just wanted to thank you both for the brilliant Genoa conference. The organisation was excellent and you make it look so easy when I know it must be incredibly hard work for you both. The hotel was smashing and the academic content was very useful and enjoyable.
Dr W L, Herts

I would like to thank you both for such an interesting and enjoyable trip. You managed to fit a lot into the programme and it was so well organised, everything running smoothly so we could relax. Do convey thanks to the tour guides who were very informative. I look forward to joining another trip next year.
DR R F, London

Thank you very much for the conference – impeccable organisation and great speakers and tours...Hopefully see you next year.
Dr N R, Herts

We enjoyed Genoa so much that we want to do Colombia.
DR S B, Merseyside


September 2015

We had always wanted to visit Bali – however due to life pressures, never been able to organise it. Then the opportunity came up via Conference plus.It was a GRAND opportunity from start to finish! GRAND organisation, GRAND hotels, GRAND trips in Java and Bali, GRAND academic programme, GRAND fellow GPs and non GPs to mingle with, GRAND learning experience overall!! We highly recommend to those who have not yet tried Conference plus! We are already booked and ready for our next GRAND adventure!!
Drs T & Z H. Redhill, Nottingham

Such a fabulous trip, AND great speakers. As always you made it effortless for the delegates, but I'm sure there was masses of hard work behind the scenes.
Dr R.J. Torteval, Guernsey

Thank you so much for a lovely conference in Bali. We thoroughly enjoyed both the educational and cultural aspects of it. Personally, it was very relaxing break for me and my shoulder!? Thank you both so much for looking after me! We always look forward for future conferences.
Drs S & A D. Hornchurch, Essex


May 2015

Thank you so much for a really enjoyable conference in Ljubljana. Everything went so smoothly due your your wonderful efficiency and hard work which is very much appreciated. I enjoyed the lectures which covered different areas not always covered in other courses, they were particularly relevant for general practice. The tours were excellent, Lake Bled was enchanting, beautiful and the boat trip was relaxing to the island and the Postonja caves were breathtaking. It is like an extended family this being my third trip I had met many people before and everyone is very friendly. The meals together in the restaurants also helps bring us together in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dr RF, London

Thank you so much for a great conference and a wonderful trip to Slovenia. Ljubljana is a gem and also so many beautiful things to see elsewhere like lake Bled. The extension was a great success and the hotel in Portoroz one of the finest we have stayed in. As always all preparation and organisation was perfect. You do it so well that it seems to be effortless but we know that it is a hard work to do such a great job and without any faults. It is always a pleasure to be with you.
Dr & Mrs GG, Iceland

Thank you both so much for introducing us to the beautiful city of Ljubljana and the spectacular and diverse countryside of Slovenia. The hotel was superb and the tours fantastic. The entire experience was truly magical.
Mrs ML, Essex

Thank you for a wonderful conference. Everything was 100%, hotels, the trips and the academic program. We will be seeing you soon.
Dr & Mrs SB, Iceland

Thank you for 10 wonderful days in Slovenia! The course was fantastic, both the academic and the social parts! We hope to be able to participate in other courses in the future!
Dr & Mrs JM, Iceland

Thank you for organising another wonderful conference. I agree Slovenia is a great find for a break and not a country I would have considered visiting before. Hope to be able to join another conference plus next year.
Dr SB, Yorkshire

Thanks for organising a wonderful holiday in Slovenia. Ranjini and I enjoyed every minute of our stay, albeit short, in that beautiful and unspoilt country.
Dr & Mrs GS, Essex

We returned home to Guernsey last night and wanted to thank you both once again for organising such a very successful trip. We enjoyed it all tremendously and would return to Slovenia without a doubt. As always it was lovely to catch up with old friends.
Dr & Mrs BM, Guernsey

Shirley, thank you! As ever you arranged a superb programme at such lovely venues.
Dr & Mrs GG, Cwmbran

What a fantastic time we had Shirley. Again our thanks – a gem and a good conference too. I’m sure we will be with you again soon.
Dr & Mrs NI, Watford

Ski Wengen

January 2015

Just to say thank you for organising the conference. I think the hotel was just right for our needs and we had great speakers & good company. Fab skiing. Well organised as always.
Drs J & P M, Southampton

We certainly enjoyed ourselves with being in Wengen in Winter as well as the lecture content. We have some take home messages that will add value to the way we practice GP. It was also a bunch of lovely enjoyable people. Thanks.
Drs SS & KS, Australia

Thank you for organising another great meeting…I had great fun and felt included! Great job and I had lots of fun.
Dr TC, Guernsey

We want to thank you for a very plesent time. Yes we enjoyed the hole thing, good skiing even though the weather could have been better, good conference and good friendship. We are looking forward to the next ski conference year 2016.
Dr & Mrs KE, Iceland

Shirley, as usual your organisation was superb and like clockwork. Really enjoyed your company!
Dr LA, London

Thanks Shirley , thoroughly enjoyed the conference as always. Best wishes to you and Ian and look forward to seeing you again in Corvara.
Dr WS, Lanarkshire

Many thanks to Shirley for organising such a wonderful trip. Sarah and I had a great time and came back to all 4 kids in one piece.

Thank you very much, we enjoyed it, especially the skiing part. The last 2 days the best, skiing with the “elite” group and then the two of us on our own!! On the whole a very enjoyable experience. Thank you again.
Dr & Mrs HB, Iceland

Royal Society of Medicine Section of Urology Winter Scientific Meeting in Zanzibar

January 2015

I just wanted to thank you for masterminding the RSM meeting last week. The course, along with the pre-meeting tour of Ethiopia and post-meeting tour through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater game reserves was stupendous.

It was really a pleasure working with you and Michael over the past two years and whilst I had heard good reports of Conference Plus and colleagues had indicated that no organisational stone would be unturned , this trip surpassed all my expectations and those of my colleagues.

The complexity of coordinating delegates attending from many different countries was so well organised and the added headache of working in these uncertain times of the international Ebola crisis and potentially disturbing local events was taken in a calm and cheerful manner. You showed quiet resolve with many a conversation steadying my nerves!

Your ability to handle the various tour agencies and airlines was exemplary, borne obviously from vast experience and an unflappable disposition and your chasing and goading me and others in the face of deadlines was pitch perfect - even allowing for our own hectic professional schedules.

It was a demanding experience but carried out with consummate professionalism! THANK YOU
Roger Plail, President RSM Urology Section

Namibia, with Cape Town & Botswana

October 2014

Got back home yesterday after Namibia/Botswana and want to thank you for another superb trip. It was great to meet friends from previous trips, and as ever your planning and organisation were faultless.
E & I M, Scotland

A very big thank you for organising such a wonderful trip - so many unforgettable experiences. The small planes enabled us to make such good use of our time in Namibia, and were also great fun. The views were stunning. As ever, the organisation was faultless, and the special surprises of sundowners in the desert and candle-lit meals were amazing. The academic programme was also excellent and I really congratulate the speakers in being able to make perfect sense in temperatures up to 45 degrees!
Dr CM, Hants

We certainly had the most wonderful time, both in Namibia and Botswana. We missed you in Botswana! We both thought that the whole trip was fantastic, including the quality of the hotels and the trips. The surprise events in the desert were quite amazing and so well organised.
HL & MO, Guernsey

We are just beginning to recover from the latest amazing trip. Every time Conference Plus manages to pull so many rabbits out of the hat! The organisation was superb and we managed to cover vast distances with so little effort. We loved Namibia and found it so interesting as well as photogenic. The Okavango delta was like being in the middle of a David Attenborough programme and the accommodation was magical. Sitting on our veranda watching Hippo just a few feet away and finding fresh elephant poo on the steps up to our chalet, having heard a large animal uprooting trees all night! The game drives were the best we had ever experienced. So thank you so much for your imagination, planning and attention to detail as well as your company on the trip itself.
C&P S, Surrey

Namibia was absolutely wonderful. Thank you both so much for such a great Conference…plus the Cape Town Extension which was really lovely too.
J&J W, Northamptonshire

Namibia and Botswana were so beautiful and the places we visited were really fascinating. Flitting around in the little Cessnas was wonderful and made it all accessible and exciting! The stay at Kwetsani was a real treat…and I appreciated the quiet and seclusion. The managers and I got on really well and I hope to see them again when I do my road trip across Africa next year. Thanks again!
JTW, Yorks

Thank you so much for organising another great trip. You both work so hard but I think you have a lot of fun too (at least I hope you do). Namibia was brilliant, although a little too hot at times, but the experiences we had will stay with us for ever. Botswana was wonderful. Both lodges were fantastic - I have never eaten or drunk so much in 3 days in my life!! We saw lots of animals and Hamish's boat nearly got tipped over by a grumpy hippo. All the staff were brilliant and so helpful.
MM, Edinburgh

I just wanted to add my thanks for organising, entertaining and looking after us on such a wonderful trip. It really was a special way to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in amazing surroundings and with great friends and colleagues. The three days in Botswana were an orgy of spectacular scenery, luxurious living, amazing animals and great company.
HM, Edinburgh

It is lovely to be able to think back and reflect on our time in Namibia. I particularly loved the colours and shades of Namibia, its vastness, emptiness and quietness. I thought the flying in the small planes fabulous and although a little scared so glad I went on the balloon flight. All enabled us to see so much from a different perspective. I know David enjoyed the lectures and found them immensely valuable and helpful.

A HUGE Thank You to both you and Mike and to Shirley and Ian for organising and running Conference Plus and helping him through the revalidation process. Also a huge thank you to all the lecturers for helping him to keep up to date.

Well, now he has been revalidated, it does not look like he is planning on retiring in the near future. So I have a deal with him, as long as he practices medicine we keep going on Conference Plus trips!
SG, London


September 2014

Thank you for organising such a great conference! The speakers were all truly outstanding and none who didn’t give us very relevant information. Even today I referred several times to useful tips, diagnoses and treatments they had given us. I really enjoyed the ice cream and Parmesan/vinegar tour and felt they were perfectly timed. I thought all the restaurants I tried were great too. I am looking closely at Slovenia…A lovely crowd of fellow Conference plusers too..
Dr S.L. Hove

Thank you for another great trip! Bologna is beautiful and the conference was excellent. All put together with faultless admin as usual. See you again soon.
Dr S.B.

Thank you and Ian for the trip, it was very nice and the lectures were good. We all liked Bologna a lot.
Dr S.L.S.

We had a really positive first experience and will certainly be back!
Dr A.H.

Thank you for inviting us on this wonderful trip and thank you for being such a gracious and helpful host.

Just to say thank you for another fantastic course and venue. Looking forward to the next one!!
Dr E.B.

Thanks for a great conference really enjoyed myself already discussed ablation and pacemaker therapy with one of my dog walking friends.
Dr S.G.

We had a trouble free trip back and after a full day at work Bologna seems a long way away! Enjoyed the trip. Thought hotel great – so central. Lots to see.


May 2014

Just a little note to say what a fab time we both had and so lovely to meet you. We had such a good laugh every day it was really just what the doctor ordered 'Tyfoo'. If it is all right with you, could we invite other Nurse Practitioners on other trips such as the Bali trip etc. Well done for all the good work, also the work done by the doctors doing the eye operations giving all those hundreds of people back their lives.
You are both wonderful. Keep up the good work.
Ms SW, London

Thank you very much for another fabulous trip with Conference Plus and thank you to both you and Ian for looking after us and making Conference Plus what it is. We both loved Mauritius, the sea, weather, food, its people and of course we enjoyed the company of the delegates and their partners. I know if Conference Plus had not planned a trip to Mauritius we probably would not have got round to visiting this beautiful island. I am very much looking forward to another trip with Conference Plus.
Dr & Mrs DG, London

Congratulations to you and Ian for a superbly organised conference and thanks for inviting us to come along and teach; it was an honour for us and we certainly enjoyed ourselves.
Dr RL, London

Thank you very much for asking us to teach on this Conference plus. It was an amazing experience for us as teachers but also as learners learning about stuff outside our collective expertise. The delegates were excellent and we enjoyed the interactions both within the lectures and outside the lectures. Conference Plus is indeed unique and long may it continue. Our experiences will certainly live long and indeed I still reminisce about Kenya in 2007. Of course the organisation you put into it all is second to none and kudos to you both for the excellence shown.
Dr CL, London

We both very much enjoyed meeting you both and the chance to get to know you. We must congratulate you on producing the current meeting so well but also you, Mike and Anne in creating the unique entity of Conference Plus. As with all arrangements that Shirley has made for us, the travel to and from Mauritius was excellent but also the arrangements to and from hotels and airports worked like clockwork. We both thank you both very much and look forward to seeing you.
Drs D & MB, London

Thank you both so much for inviting us to the Fabulous Mauritius conference! We had such a fantastic time – very well chosen hotel, excellent conference facilities and great entertainments all round! It was so good to meet you both after all the Peruvian emails! The catamaran and Indian night were such fun! We were so impressed by your fantastic ( and apparently effortless!) organization – true professionals and so efficient.
Dr MB, London

Ski Madonna di Campiglio

January 2014

Dear Anne and Mike, A big thank you for an impeccably organised conference – right down to the brilliant snow and brilliant puddings (not to mention the academic content of course). A great resort and lovely hotel which I think looked after us beautifully. Everyone I skied with seemed to really enjoy themselves and I hope you managed to get a little down time yourselves…Thank you again for all your hard work which is much appreciated and makes for such a relaxing week (for the delegates – not the organisers – obviously). With All Good Wishes.

Really wanted to thank you and Mike for a brilliant conference. I know it only goes as smoothly because of meticulous planning and organisation. The Conference Plus is a real highlight of the year. With best wishes.

Excellent week – some of the best lecturers yet. Thanks.

Truly a heart warming magical experience, thanks to yours and Mike’s organisation and commitment. Thanks once again to both of you. Look forward to sharing similar events with you in the future.
Tariq (and the boss, Zahida)

Thank you for inviting us on the trip. We had such fun and hopefully improved our skiing! Best wishes.
Catherine (& Daryll)

What a wonderful week. Thank you to Michael and you for superb organisation and much fun! Particular thanks to Michael for introducing appropriate lunch topics over fondue – and of course winning such a prestigious award on Notte di Burns was icing on the cake! Xx

We had a wonderful time! The village was beautiful, the slopes wonderful, hotel really accommodating and the lecturers and topics were great and stimulating. I really enjoyed the week! A big thanks.
Dr A

Individual travel

Peru & Ecuador November 2013

Safely home after an absolutely amazing trip! Thank-you so very much for all your hard work in making it such a success for all 5 of us - particularly all Charlie’s last minute arrangements. Particular highlights were Lake Titicaca , Machu Picchu, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley - the hotels at Titicaca, Cuzco and Machu Picchu were amazing and we had a fantastic guide (Ruben) at Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. In Cuzco we also had an adorable driver (Romulus) and guide (Matteo) who collected Charlie and were very sweet. Unexpected delights were the Orchid trail at the Inkaterra in Machu Picu and the wonderful lunch and horses at Sol e Luna in the Sacred Valley and star-gazing through the telescope at the Casa Andina in the Sacred valley. We ate fantastically well everywhere however! We loved both train rides which were great fun.

The Galapagos was absolutely out of this world - I don’t think I have ever been more sad to leave somewhere! The whole trip was absolutely faultless. The staff on the Isabela were a delight and couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. The Naturalist (Gabriel) was utterly delightful - I was tempted to take him home! Food was also delicious. The Islands were really spectacular, we could easily have spent another week there!

Overall a once in a lifetime trip and fantastically organised! Thank-you again so VERY much for all your marvellous organisation - you have been so patient with all our muddles and changes of plan. We had such a brilliant time - all thanks to your fantastic organisation! Now we have to decide where to go next - Argentina perhaps??!!
Mr DB & Dr MB

Well where do I start? We had a wonderful trip and thank you for organising it with such care. It worked so well. We loved Peru and managed to see a lot of the country.

The trip was a huge success and we all fell totally in love with the Galapagos. The Isabela ll was absolutely fantastic in every way…the programme on the boat was brilliant, food delicious and delightful crew. It was a great way to do it with the boat at the end of our holiday as we’d done a lot of moving around and to relax etc on the boat for six nights was perfect. We were very lucky as our English speaking guide on the boat was great and we all loved the snorkelling and walks.

It's now back to reality but we really did have a memorable holiday and thank you once again for your very careful organisation; it all ran so smoothly.
Mr & Mrs JP

Guatemala & Belize November 2013

We got back from our trip yesterday morning and had a terrific time. We absolutely loved Guatemala and I bought an inordinate amount of fabrics! Jane was a superb guide and we certainly had a few weird experiences. We have never been anywhere quite like it. We also had a great time in Belize…really glad we stayed at Turtle Inn. It was very quiet to start with (only 15 guests) but the numbers were picking up by the end. Drank a lot of rum cocktails! Had great fun on the little plane from Placencia to Belize International with 2 stopovers en route. Our co-pilot got ‘bumped’ on the first stop and one of the passengers got his seat. Thank you so much for putting together such an excellent itinerary. We really enjoyed it and benefitted from your inside knowledge. I can understand why you recommended Guatemala and Belize as they were a winning combination.
Mr & Mrs Smyth

Tanzania/Zanzibar March 2013

We are now back from our holiday and very sad that it is all over. But we have some amazing memories and photos! We had a trip of a lifetime, it was so easy with your agency, we didn’t have to think about anything. Our guide was really nice and let us do an extra safari on the last day. The lodges were beautiful with breathtaking views as were the national parks. We also loved the hotel in Stonetown! It was very special. We both wanted to thank you so much for organising the trip for us. We couldn’t have gone without you!
Katie & Dan

Argentina April 2011

I cannot thank you enough for organising what was a truly amazing trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the organisation was excellent. The Llao Llao hotel was everything you had said it would be. Stunning!

We were so glad that we took your advice and had our Buenos Aires tour with Veronica on our stop over day. She was brilliant and showed us the sights we needed to "do" which was just as well as we did not do much sightseeing when we went back for the wedding.

Many thanks again. We could not have seen and done so much in our time without your thorough and knowledgeable organisation.
Love, Pat and Tony

Malaysia & Singapore Nov 2009

Well, we’re back, and what a fantastic time we've had! Borneo was fantastic - despite the best efforts of the rain and the leeches - and the local agencies did a great job of organising things on the ground. Thanks for all your fantastic hard work and effort in getting this all arranged at such short notice - it was hugely appreciated by us all! Catch up again soon"

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