With less than 3,000 attendees at this month's the European Securitization Forum (ESF) and the Information Management Network's (IMN) Global ABS gathering, the new Cannes venue, the Palais des Festivals et Des Congress, stood out for being spacious.
The ESF and IMN are now reconsidering moving the annual shindig to its former and original home in Barcelona. The conference organizers sent out a poll on Monday looking for input on whether to keep the event at the new Cannes venue or return to the Hotel Arts in Barcelona. Voting is open until June 13.
If some of the overheard comments at the Cannes event are anything to go by, it's likely that attendees will seek out the more comfortable and familiar grounds of the Hotel Arts, which should prove less cramped now that the market has shrunk.
One attendee this year complained that layout of the Palais des Festivals was too confusing.