2017 UCLG WORLD COUNCIL - UPDATED PROGRAM AND AGENDAS - 6-9 DECEMBER 2017, CHINA

 

Dear Members of the UCLG World Council,

Following our previous communications regarding the 2017 UCLG World Council meetings taking place from 6 to 9 December 2017 in Hangzhou, China, we are pleased to provide you with further information, including an updated draft programme and the draft agendas of the Executive Bureau and World Council business sessions.
 
Draft agendas of the Executive Bureau and World Council business sessions
 
Draft agendas for the Executive Bureau and World Council business sessions can be found via the links below.
 
Updated draft programme
 
An updated programme, including additional meetings and more specific timings can also be found via the link below.
 
Committee & Working Group meetings will be organized on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December. We kindly ask the Committees and Working Groups that wish to meet in Hangzhou to let us know as soon as possible.
 
Forum on Smart City and Big Data
 
The Forum on Smart City and Big Data, organized by the City of Hangzhou and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), will take place on the afternoon of 7 December.

The Forum will begin with an opening ceremony with addresses from high-level speakers, followed by one and a half hours of panel discussions. The two round tables will be based on the following topics: Big Data Facilitates Urban Governance; and Smart Implementation and Green Sustainable Development.
 
Registration
 
Please note that, for statutory and logistical purposes, you will need to confirm your participation by filling in the online registration form via Google Forms as soon as possible and before 10 November. You should fill in one form per participant.
 
Should you not be able to access the online form, please fill in the attached registration form and send it to the UCLG World Secretariat at UCLGExBu@uclg.org

Venue
 
The venue for the meetings will be the Dragon Hotel.
 
Address: 120 Shuguang Road, Hangzhou, China, 310007
 
Hotel Information
 
The main hotels for the UCLG delegation will be: 

A number of rooms have been blocked for World Council participants and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to ensure availability and negotiated rates.
 
Dragon Hotel
 
You can book accommodation at the Dragon Hotel online via the website http://www.dragon-hotel.com/en Please provide the code uclg2017 in the “corporate ID” box on the “online reservations” section of the web page to identify yourself as part of the UCLG group.
 
You may need to provide a credit card number at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation, however, you should not be charged at this time.
 
Prices from €115 per room, per night (breakfast included)
 
Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel
 
You can book accommodation at the Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel by filling in the booking form attached and returning it to chris@naradahz.com
 
You may need to provide a credit card number at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation, however, you should not be charged at this time.
 
Prices from €80 per room, per night (breakfast included)
 
Visas
 
We remind you that you may need a visa to be able to enter China, and that this process can be lengthy. We strongly recommend you start the visa procedure as soon as possible.
 
Should you require a personalized invitation letter, please write to the team in Hangzhou at the following email addresses: Wang Jie: wangjie@hzfao.gov.cn and Sun Yi: sunyi@hzfao.gov.cn, putting in copy UCLGExBu@uclg.org  
 
Transport
 
Transport will be provided by the hosts from the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to the aforementioned hotels on 6 December, and from the hotels to Hangzhou airport on 10 December.
 
The World Secretariat remains at your disposal, should you require any additional information.
 

Sincerely,
The UCLG World Secretariat
 
 
Please click on the links below to access the following documents:

Updated draft programme of the meetings

Draft agenda of the Executive Bureau business session

Draft agenda of the World Council business session

Registration form (via Google Forms)

Registration form

Booking form Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel

Information on the Forum on Smart City and Big Data

 

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