Arab Digital Content Forum Information for participants VENUE OF THE FORUM

Arab Digital Content Forum
Giza-Egypt, 12-13 November 2014
Information for participants
VENUE OF THE FORUM
The Forum will be held on 12-13 November 2014 in the “Information Technology Institute”
(Ministry of ICT Egypt) at the following address:
Information Technology Institute (ITI)
Address: Smart Village, ITI Building, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, 6th October, Giza, Egypt.
COORDINATORS
ITU Coordinator
Ministry Coordinator
Mr. Karim ABDELGHANI
ITU Arab Regional Office
Tel: +202 35 37 17 77
Fax: +202 35 37 18 88
E-mail: [email protected]
Mr. Raymond Maher Kamel
Ministry of ICT Egypt
Tel : +(202) 35342365
Mob : +2 0122 240 70 42
Fax : +(202) 35371010
E-mail: [email protected]
Mr. Mohamed Abd El Naby
Ministry of ICT Egypt
Tel : +(202) 35341369
Mob : +2 01001801903
Fax : +(202) 35371010
E-mail: [email protected]
REGISTRATION AND WORKING HOURS
The registration of the participants and distribution of documents will take place in the
Forum’s venue on 12 November 2014, at 09:00 hrs. The opening session will start at 09:30 am.
Working hours are from 09:30 to 16:30.
HOTEL RESERVATION
Kindly be advised that it is recommended for speakers to reserve their hotel accommodations via
telephone or fax, by sending the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the hotels, indicating their arrival
schedules before 31/10/2014 with a copy to the Meeting Coordinators: Mr. Raymond Maher Kamel
& Mr. Mohamed Abd El Naby, Fax No: +(202) 35371010, to ensure the reception at the Cairo
International Airport. Please be aware of the fact that the transportation between the hotels
and the airport and between the hotels and the venue will be provided only for delegates
who are staying in the official recommended hotels.
List of Recommended Hotels
Hotel
Hilton Dream
Address: Dreamland, Wahat
Road, 6th of October City,
Egypt
Moevenpick Media City
Address: 6th Of October
District, Elhay Elmotamayez,
Giza, Egypt
Sheraton Dreamland
Address: Dreamland, Wahat
Road, 6th of October City,
Egypt
Star
Rating
5
5
5
Facilities Included
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Distance to
Venue
Daily
Rate
(USD)
15 minutes
90 USD
Standard
Room
Single 1
person
based on
BB
Tel: +(202) 3855-3333
Fax: +(202) 3855-3338
Web site: www3.hilton.com
Contact person: Mr. Ahmed El Dorry
Mobile: +201201114082
E-mail:[email protected]
15 minutes
75 USD
Standard
Room
Single 1
person
based on
BB
Tel: +20 2 3855 5001
Fax: +20 2 38555003
Web site: www.moevenpick-cairomediacity.com
Contact person: Mr. Mostafa Nasef
Mobile: +2 01003532969
E-mail:
[email protected]
15 minutes
70 USD
Standard
Room
Single 1
person
based on
BB
Tel: +(202) 385 95000
Fax: +(202) 385 95100
Website:
www.sheratondreamlandhotel.com/
Contact person: Mrs. Nihal Essam
E-mail:
[email protected]
Contact
VISA PROCEDURE
Possessors of ordinary passport of countries will need visa to enter into Egypt. In this case,
participants are strongly advised to seek information on requirements applicable in their case
from Egyptian Embassy / Consulate or in their home countries at least 15 days prior to the
trip. The following documents are required:
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Valid passport.
A round-trip airline.
Hotel booking in your name or in the name of the person with whom you will be
staying, including the address/phone number of your place of stay.
Confirmation of registration for the event.
If applicable, invitation letter received from country of the venue.
TRANSPORTATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
Transfers to and from Cairo Airport and official hotels will be provided to participants who
have provided their flight details through the identified channels.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The officially recommended hotels are located close to the event venue. For those who wish
to take a taxi, it is strongly recommended that delegates only use White Taxis.
CURRENCY
The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pounds. [Visa, American Express,
Access/MasterCard, and Diners Club cards can also be used American dollars are usually
accepted in the market. Foreign currencies may be changed into Egyptian Pounds at banks or
private exchange offices. Most banks are open from Sunday till Thursday, from 8.30 to 14.00.
The exchange current rates in Egypt as of October 2014 are as follows:
Dollar
Euro
7.151 EGP
(approx)
9.15 EGP
(approx)
CLIMATE
The weather in November will be moderate cold and approximate temperatures will vary
between 20º-25ºC.
SECURITY
The crime rate in Egypt is medium on UNDSS security advisory. However, visitors are advised
to observe common safety practices while travelling (e.g. storing valuables in a safe, keeping
wallets in a secure pocket, etc). For any security incident, visitors should contact the police
on 122.
ELECTRICITY
AC power voltage in Egypt is 220V. See photos:
SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS DURING THE FORUM
Information display:
It will be located outside the main meeting room and will provide information on many issues
of interest of the participants and will forward to other services, such as city tours and
transfers, mail, medical care, communications, etc. It will also be the place where you should
deliver or collect lost items.
Communication Center:
Internet Access free of charge will be available at the event meeting room.
Security:
For security reasons, all participants should always wear their badges during the meeting and
in all social activities.
Medical Assistance:
Emergency and urgency medical assistance will be provided free of charge within the
premises where the meeting will take place. Nevertheless it is advised to take out
international travel insurance to cover any medical expenses in case of medical treatment.
GENERAL INFORMATION
General Information about the Country of the venue:
Government
Presidential/Parliament
President
Mr. Abdel Fattah El SISI
Prime Minister
Eng. Ebrahim Mahleb
Area
Population
90000 (approx.)
Capital
Cairo
Official Language
Arabic
Country Code
2
Time Zone
GMT + 1
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