Emails: a catch-up email to a colleague

Read this email from Colm to his colleague Grant:

Re: Cologne conference

Hi Grant,

I’ve been trying to contact you by phone but you always seem to be busy. Did you get my messages about the conference in Cologne next week? I don’t think I’ll be able to make it, after all. Can you get in touch with Valerie ASAP, please? She’s booking tickets and arranging accommodation, so if you want to travel to Germany with Pauline and Lukasz, I strongly urge you to give her a call or send her an email.

The conference should be a really useful networking event. Steve Dickenson and Rohit Singh from QXT Systems will be there. If you’re going, I would very much appreciate it if you could touch base with Rohit and see if he’s interested in partnering up with us on the Venezuela project.

As you know, I will be in Sydney in June for the meeting with investors. I decided that it would be a better use of my time to meet with Rachid and work on our presentation than go to Cologne. Of course EuroTechnik is an important event for us, but I am sure that the Sales & Marketing Team will be able to manage without me this time. Pauline has really turned things round since she joined last year. Don’t you agree?

Anyway, let Valerie and the others know what your plans are. If you’re free on the evening of the 21st this month, let me know. There’s a drinks do with some of the FutureZen sponsors. It would be great if you were there to press the flesh.

Look after yourself. Say hi to Jeanette and the kids for me.

All the best,
Colm O’Connor

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