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WTSA-16 Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when will WTSA-16 take place?

WTSA-16 will take place in the Medina Convention Center, Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 October to 3 November 2016. Practical information can be found in TSB Circular 230. 

How do I register to WTSA?

Delegates should register via their designated focal point, click here for a full list of designated focal points (TIES password required). If you are not able to identify your designated focal point or if you have no TIES account please contact the WTSA-16 Registration team at wtsa-reg@itu.int.

How do I get a visa?

Please note that visas cannot be obtained through the ITU Secretariat. For complete details of visa requirements, participants are advised to consult the website of the Host Country at http://www.wtsa16.tn/visa.html.

How do I book a Hotel?

Hotel information is available from the website of the host country: http://www.wtsa16.tn/hotels.html. The host will provide transport for all WTSA-16 delegates upon arrival at the Tunis Carthage International Airport to/from those hotels in Yasmine-Hammamet that the host has labelled as "official. The host will provide transport for all WTSA-16 delegates upon arrival at the Tunis Carthage International Airport to/from those hotels in Yasmine-Hammamet that the host has labelled as "official", as well as transport between these hotels the Medina conference centre.

Airport Transfers

The host will provide transport for all WTSA-16 delegates upon arrival at the Tunis Carthage International Airport to the ''official Hotels" http://www.wtsa16.tn/hotels.html#sthash.Gycm44vw.dpuf, and transport from your hotel to the airport on the date of your departure.

In order to benefit from this service, it is imperative that you provide us with details of your arrival and departure as well as your hotel information.

We kindly ask that you complete the request, for the service, which can be found at the enclosed link https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/wtsa16/Pages/del-info.aspx to be returned to us by 18 October 2016 latest.

Please note that without this information, the transfer cannot be guaranteed.

Is there an Air Line discount?

TUNISAIR has been designated as the Official Carrier of WTSA 2016 and is offering 30% discount on Air Fare to all WTSA-16 delegates. Please see http://www.wtsa16.tn/Air-flight.html.

What's the deadline for Contributions?

Delegations are invited to submit Contributions to WTSA-16 at least four weeks before the Assembly (Monday, 26 September 2016), noting the firm submission deadline of Monday, 10 October 2016.

Early availability of Contributions ensures sufficient time for translation and consideration before the Assembly.

How do I submit a contribution?

Proposals should be prepared and submitted using the Conference Proposals Interface (CPI):

For guidance and support regarding the preparation and submission of Contributions, please contact wtsa-doc@itu.int.  

How do I submit a candidacy for Chair or Vice Chair?

Should your administration/organization like to propose a candidate for a post of chairman or vice-chairman of an ITU-T study group, TSAG or SCV, or support a currently serving chairman or vice-chairman, it should send the name and biographical profile highlighting the qualifications of the individual concerned to the TSB Director[RC1]  at TSBDir@itu.int before 25 September 2016. Further information is available in TSB Circular 237. Candidates received so far may be found here: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/wtsa16/Pages/candidates-sg.aspx

Is there a remote participation facility for WTSA-16 meetings?

Most sessions of WTSA-16 will be webcast (i.e., "listen-only" remote participation), details will be available on the WTSA-16 homepage nearer the time.