But no one had thought to explain that arcade games aren't a major part of French culture - meaning we would have to transport 12 simulators from London, though France, to the Principality.
It was a case of the 'best laid plans ...', though, when the articulated truck carrying the simulators (including a full-scale windsurfing machine) got stuck in bridge maintenance works in Monaco, holding up none other than Prince Rainier himself. The truck was later found to be too large to get near the hotel's loading bay.
Eventually, after much huffing and puffing, the simulators were wheeled into the conference, which was followed by a fun night of games for a very select few (only our clients, basically). As you might suspect, most of the delegates naturally preferred to take in some of the local nightlife and casino culture, but, as they say, the client is always right.