Practical information

Dates, Venue and Working Modalities

The World e-Parliament Conference 2014 is co-organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the National Assembly of Republic of Korea, in cooperation with the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.

The Conference will be held at the National Assembly in Seoul (Republic of Korea) from Thursday 8 May to Saturday 10 May 2014. It will start at 9.30 a.m. on 8 May with the Inaugural Session, followed by High-level Panels in plenary. It will continue in parallel sessions until the afternoon of 10 May, when participants will reconvene in plenary for the concluding the conference.

All panels and sessions will be interactive, with ample time for debate after the initial presentations. Participants should make every effort to avoid reading formal statements. Instead, they are invited to ask questions and participate in the debate by making brief statements and comments. No formal list of speakers will be drawn up in advance, with the order of interventions and questions to be decided by the Chair or Moderator.

Languages

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish at all sessions of the conference. One additional interpretation booth may be made available to delegations upon request. The official documentation will be available in English, French and Spanish.

Hotels, local transport and city information

Delegates are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from the airport to their hotel. Information about travel options to and from the airport are available on the conference web site.

Delegates are responsible for their own hotel expenses. Delegates should contact the hotels directly to make their reservations. Please note that the co-organizers are not able to provide any assistance with hotel reservations.

It is recommended that Delegations from countries having an Embassy or a Diplomatic Mission in Seoul make their hotel reservations through their respective Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Embassies and Missions are accustomed to receiving national delegations and to handling hotel reservations.

Delegations from countries that do not have a diplomatic representation in Seoul may reserve their rooms via their preferred tourist operator. However, attention is drawn to the fact that, in keeping with the practice of all hotels in Seoul, details of a credit card as a guarantee for reservations will be requested.

Additional information concerning local transport (taxis, metro/subway and trains) is available on the conference web site.

Security

It is imperative for all delegates to observe relevant security procedures. All delegates are requested to wear their conference badge at all times during their stay at the National Assembly of Republic of Korea.

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