Indeed M - possibly in May'13.,
At the planning stage at present - and I'm sure I'm not speaking out of turn in saying that it would be entirely appropriate, and great fun, were a MR representative to be present. Perhaps it would be an opportune moment to review MR's strategic development plans for Europe? Or something along those lines
Sorry that I haven't been available for a couple of weeks.
1. The probabilty of the mailing sequence is by Rank, within zip code. There are major discounts when high-volume mailings are presorted by zip code.
2. Encode the rank on the screen. This is the way that Air Lines accomplish it, and they have lots of ranks and combinations, and have been doing it for many years. For example, I am ff, pm, fc, l on Delta (This translates to Frequent flier, Platinum Medallion, Flying Colonel, Lifetime). This is printed on the passenger manifest for the flight attendants; the reservations clerks, etc. It only uses 10 characters. They could also use a binary coded representation that would use less space, but would be translated for viewing.
3. Party in London? The County Hall property is a great venue. The Grosvenor Square is also great. Too bad That I won't be able to be there I have to take my grandkids to the beach.
Take care and have a great time.