Daily Telegraph: It's a space issue
Posted 23 June 04
Shell might have shifted Monday's annual meeting from the QEII Conference Centre to the (much) larger Excel in Docklands, but the troubled oil and gas giant still appears to be worried about fitting everybody in.
For the first time the company is limiting guest passes. "The decision was to guarantee space for our shareholders," says a spokesman. "Excel holds about 20,000, but I'd like to point out that we don't have the entire venue."