Table mountain or spaghetti junction

The global merry-go-round of conferences and symposiums for the “ban asbestos” lobby continues.

How the researchers, scientists and lawyers afford the annual international airfares and hotels is anybody guess — although a healthy cut of the multi-million dollar compensation fees must help!

However, at least the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMiG) organisers apparently have seen sense with the location of its next event.

After taking in the splendour of Table Mountain at their Cape Town conference this year, the vote for the location of its next shindig was clear-cut.

Rejecting the undoubted pleasures of Paris and Antwerp, the people of Birmingham will no doubt provide a warm welcome. A chance to explore the delights of Spaghetti Junction awaits.