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The second meeting of the Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies will be held on 12 and 13 September 2016 in the Augusto el Grande room of the Holiday Inn San José-Aurola.
The hotel is located in central San José, a 40-minute ride from the airport, in light traffic. At peak traffic times, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m and 6 p.m., the journey may take up to 90 minutes.
Address: Avenida 5, Calle 5
Frente al Parque Morazán
Telephone: (506) 2523 1000
The meeting is being organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica.
Questions on substantive matters related to the meeting may be directed to Sebastián Rovira of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC (tel. (56-2) 2210 2237, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Luis Fidel Yáñez, Officer in Charge of the Office of the Secretary of the Commission (tel. (56-2) 2210 2237, e-mail: email@example.com).
Questions on operational matters related to the meeting should be addressed to Verónica Galaz of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC (tel. (56-2) 2210 2239, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ECLAC Conference Services Unit has reserved a block of rooms at special rates at the hotel where the meeting will take place:
HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSÉ-AUROLA (5*)
- Standard room: US$ $85 per night (not including 13% tax), maximum 2 people. Includes breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet, desk and cable television.
- Executive room: US$ $105 per night (not including 13% tax), maximum 2 people. Includes breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet, desk and cable television.
Telephone: (506) 2523 1266
Reservation requests should be addressed directly to the hotel by 19 August 2016, using the attached form. The hotel cannot guarantee the special rate or the availability of rooms after this date. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel using the form attached on the information document downloadable in this page.
Delegates are responsible for making their own reservations. It is advisable to check that the hotel has processed your reservation and to request a confirmation code or number.
A credit card number is required to make a reservation. Hotels in Costa Rica apply a no-show policy whereby reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to expected arrival; otherwise cardholders who fail to appear will be charged for the first night. All delegates must settle their own hotel bill at the end of their stay.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation between the airport and the hotel.
Registration of participants
An online registration system will be available on the ECLAC website (http://innovalac.cepal.org) from 16 August 2016.
Registration of delegates will commence on Monday, 12 September at 2 p.m. in the lobby outside the Augusto el Grande room (17th floor). Participants will be issued with identification badges which, for security purposes, must be shown at all meetings.
For further information on the registration of participants, please contact Paula Warnken (email@example.com, tel. (56-2) 2210 2651) or Verónica Galaz (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. (56-2) 2210 2239).
Registering through the online system does not exempt delegations from the requirement to send an official note indicating the names of the head of delegation and accompanying members.
The opening session of the meeting will commence at 3 p.m. on 12 September 2016 in the Augusto el Grande room (17th floor) of the Holiday Inn San José-Aurola.
A wireless Internet connection (Wi-Fi) will be available in the offices provided for the meeting and in the conference rooms.
The official language of the meeting will be Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided.
It will be possible to consult the meeting documents as they become available on the Conference website (http://innovalac.cepal.org).
The Government of Costa Rica will provide first aid services in the event that emergency medical assistance is required the meeting venue. Any secondary health care will be at the participant's own expense.