Multilingual Domain Names: Joint ITU / WIPO Symposium
International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG)
December 6-7, 2001





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Practical Information for Participants

1. Venue
2. Information and Registration
3. Interpretation
4. Admission Badges
5. Telephone and Communications
6. Internet Café
7. Travel
8. Public Transport
9. Taxis
10. Parking
11. Facilities offered at or near the Conference Center
12. Hotels
13. Restaurants
14. Weather


International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG)
15, rue de Varembé,
1211 Geneva



The registration desk is situated in the main entrance lobby of the Conference Center. This desk will function for information and registration on Thursday, December 6, 2001, from 8.30 a.m. Telephone: (41-22) 791 9441 and 791 9442.



Simultaneous interpretation is provided in English, French and Spanish, the languages being identified on the control switch as follows:

1. English
2. French
3. Spanish
4. Speaker’s language



Admission badges are issued to participants at the time of registration, at the registration desk. Participants are requested to wear their badges when they are in the Conference Center.



Calls can be made from public telephones at the Post Office and around the Conference Center with the use of phonecards, available from the Post Office.

All incoming communications should be made to the following numbers:
WIPO reception desk: (41-22) 791 9411 and 791 9410.



A number of PCs and printers with Internet access will be available for all participants on the second floor of  the ITU Montbrillant building and in the basement of the ITU tower, across the road from the CICG. 



Carlson Wagonlit Travel  has an office in Room T1108 in the ITU tower building (opposite the Center) which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. (Telephone: 41 22 730 5170). Participants are requested to contact Carlson Wagonlit directly if they require assistance with travel arrangements.

Kuoni Travel Agents has an office at WIPO headquarters (across the road from the Center), which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday . (Telephone: (41-22) 733 46 31). Participants are requested to contact Kuoni directly if they require assistance with travel arrangements.

Please ensure you make the preparations necessary to obtain a visa for entry to Switzerland if your nationality requires it.



Buses to and from Geneva city center (and the railway station), stop at the rue de Vermont very near the Conference Center (bus line 5), avenue Giuseppe Motta outside the ITU tower (bus line 8), and Place des Nations (bus lines 8, F, V and Z).



The nearest taxi rank is situated on chemin Louis-Dunant. Taxis can be called by dialing (41-22) 320 2202 or (41-22) 320 2020.



Participants may be dropped off by car near to the roundabout in front of the main entrance to the Conference Center, but no parking is allowed there. Upon request, parking cards for free-of-charge access to the underground parking at the Place des Nations will be available from the Receptionist at the Conference Center.

Chauffeur-driven official cars should not remain parked in the vicinity of the entrance to the Conference Center, but should leave the area and return just before the expected end of the meeting.



a)  Postal service
There is a Post Office on the ground floor of the Conference Center.
Hours: 7.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1.45 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Telephone: (41-22) 734 2883

b)  Bank
An office of the Union de Banques Suisses (UBS) is situated across the street from the Conference Center at 17 chemin Louis-Dunant.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

c)  Cloakroom
A self-service cloakroom, situated in the main entrance hall of the Conference Center, is available for the use of participants. The area is unattended, and neither ITU nor WIPO can take responsibility for loss or theft.

d)  Coffee bars, cafeteria, restaurant at the Conference Center

Coffee bars:open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cafeteria:open from 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Restaurant:open from 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

e)  News-stand
A news-stand and tobacconist are open during meeting hours (Level 0 of the Conference Center).



Please click here for a list of hotels. We would advise you to reserve hotel accommodation as soon as possible.



While morning and afternoon coffee will be provided, lunch is not foreseen.

The Conference Center has catering facilities for up to 400 persons, and there are a number of restaurants in the vicinity offering a wide range of cuisine (Chinese, French, Italian, Thai, etc.).



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