OTN APAC Tour 2014

As well as losing the ACED OpenWorld confirmation email, it turns out my website/mailbox move also caused me to lose the email about being accepted on the OTN APAC Tour 2014. I saw a tweet this morning saying that I was on the agenda for the NZOUG event and checked with Francisco to see what was going on. That’s when I found out that yet another important email had gone missing… 🙂

The good news is I had already agreed the time off work, so everything is good for the tour.

  • Perth, Australia : November 6-7
  • Shanghai, China : November 9
  • Tokyo, Japan : November 11-13
  • Beijing, China : November 14-15
  • Bangkok, Thailand : November 17
  • Auckland, New Zealand : November 19-21

After the OTN Yathra Tour 2014, which was 7 cities in 14 days, I told myself I was too old to do all this tour stuff… So much for that idea… 🙂

Although it’s a 6 event tour, the first and last events are pretty much like being at home for me. I’ve been to the AUSOUG and NZOUG events a few times, so it will be good to meet up with everyone again… It will be my second time in Beijing, and I’ve seen the traffic in India now, so I’m hoping I will cope better with the roads in China this time. 🙂 Shanghai, Tokyo and Bangkok are all new to me, so it will be interesting to see how I cope with them…

As always before one of these tours, I am a complete mix of excitement, fear and general panic! 🙂

I look forward to seeing you all there!



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

6 thoughts on “OTN APAC Tour 2014”

  1. Might not need a visa – there’s a recent (2013) option for a 72-hour visit without visa so long as you don’t leave the designated area. Maybe you can do this twice within a short period of time.

  2. Not sure what to do yet. Last time I was in Beijing they recommended getting a business visa just to be on the safe side. Might be best to get a multiple entry business visa to play it safe…



  3. I can, of course, give you tips on where NOT to go in Bangkok. Getting between Perth and Shanghai looks a bit of a bastard as well.

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