A small group of anti-globalisation activists picketed the SECC throughout the ECR Europe conference. They leafleted delegates, banged drums and waved banners with slogans such as Expect Community Resistance. While the demonstrations were noisy, a heavy police presence ensured they passed off peacefully and had no impact on the conference proceedings. The organisers of ECR Europe's sixth annual conference dismissed the activity. Antony Burgmans, Unilever CEO, said: "To those outside I say: I am proud to work in this industry'." See p18 {{NEWS }}