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ICA-AP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY, TEHRAN, 26-30 NOVEMBER 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION



The 13th ICA-AP Regional Assembly, 10th Cooperative Forum and related events will be held at IRIB International Conference Center in Tehran (Iran) from 26-30 November 2018.  The events are hosted by the Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC) on behalf of the Iranian Cooperative Movement.


Schedule of Meetings


26th Nov, Monday : Regional Board Meeting and Committee Meetings


27th Nov, Tuesday : Research Conference, Women’s Forum, and Committee Meetings


28th Nov, Wednesday : 10th Asia-Pacific Cooperative Forum


29th Nov, Thursday : 13th ICA-AP Regional Assembly


30th Nov, Friday : Visit to selected co-operatives and tourist spots


Registration


You are kindly requested to register online at www.regionalassembly.coop/tehran2018 as early as possible.  Please note that online registration is mandatory for attending any event in Tehran and the registration process is not complete till you have paid the registration fee. The applicable fee for your country is given in the table below. The last date for registration is 30th September 2018.


Members and participants from Iran are requested to contact Mr. Alireza Banaeifar, International Affairs Manager ICC (alireza.banaeifar@iran.coop) regarding registration.


Registration Fee


Category

Countries

Registration Fee

Low and Lower Middle Income

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

US$ 250

Upper Middle Income

China, Fiji, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, and Thailand.

US$ 350

High Income

Australia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and UAE.

US$ 450

Youth

Below 35 Years

US$ 150

Host Country

Iran

US$ 100

When the registration form is submitted, an e-mail with registration ID number and an invoice to pay the registration fee will be sent to you.  If you have any question, please contact ICA-AP secretariat at regionalassembly@icaap.coop.


Mode of Payment


Registration fees are payable to ICA-AP office using one of the following three options:


  1. Bank Transfer (international) in USD only


Name of Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Address of Bank

10 Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, India

Account Number

52505011774

Type of Account

Current Account

Swift Code

SCBLINBBXXX

Name of Beneficiary

International Cooperative Alliance-Asia and Pacific

Address of Beneficiary

9 Aradhana Enclave, R.K. Puram, Sector-13, New Delhi-110066, India.


  1. US$ Demand Draft in favour of International Cooperative Alliance-Asia

and Pacific, New Delhi.


  1. Bank Transfer within India (in INR only)


Name of Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Address of Bank

10 Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001.

Account Number

52505011766

Type of Account

Current Account

IFSC Code

SCBL0036027

Name of Beneficiary

International Cooperative Alliance-Asia and Pacific

Address of Beneficiary

9 Aradhana Enclave, R.K. Puram, Sector-13, New Delhi-110066.



Please inform ICA-AP secretariat at regionalassembly@icaap.coop as soon as you make the payment with registration ID number.


Participants who have been registered after paying the registration fee will be given access to all events (except regional board meeting) from 26th to 30th November and provided with registration materials, bag, badge and official documentation.



Accompanying Persons


Accompanying persons are spouses accompanying the registrant.  Please note that accompanying persons are strictly restricted to spouse and not colleagues/professional contacts/friends/acquaintances, etc.  The accompanying persons are only entitled to attend the social functions. Should they wish to attend any business session, they will need to register and pay the full required fee as a delegate.


Visa Requirements to Iran


There are two ways of obtaining a visa to Iran – on arrival at Tehran airport or at the embassy in your country. Please refer to (link) to see visa requirement to Iran for your country.  In either case you will need a letter of invitation from ICC.


To receive the letter of invitation, please complete the Visa Application Form and upload this Form along with the 1st page of your passport (pdf format); and a recent photograph (jpg or png format) at http://www.regionalassembly.coop/tehran2018/visa.php.


Once the above three documents are uploaded, ICC will submit them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Tehran, get the invitation letter issued and send to you.  This will make it easy to get the visa, either at the Tehran airport or the embassy in your country.  Since the process may take some time at the airport, it is better to obtain the visa in advance at the embassy in your country itself.   


Please note that visa for Iran is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.


If you have any question regarding visa, please contact ICC at the following address, after uploading the three documents.


Mr. Alireza Banaeifar

International Affairs Manager

Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC)

E-mail: alireza.banaeifar@iran.coop

Mobile: +98-9372976709.


Hotel Reservation


The ICC has identified Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel (5* and 4*) for lodging of delegates and negotiated the best rates given below.  


Name of the Hotel

Category

Single Room

Double Room

Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel

Western Tower-4*

USD 135

USD 160

Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel

Eastern Tower-5*

USD 165

USD 200

Exchange rate: 1 US$ = IRR 42,000 (approximately)


The above rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast, complimentary wi-fi, and taxes and service charges.


Please upload the Hotel Reservation Form available at http://www.regionalassembly.coop/tehran2018/default-page.php?page_link=accommodation.   The ICC will send the hotel confirmation.  In case you have any question, kindly contact ICC directly.


Advance booking of the rooms in this hotel will be open until 30th September 2018.  Since November is a peak tourist season, delegates are kindly requested to make their reservations as early as possible.


Please note that credit cards (Mastercard / Visa) are not acceptable in Iran.  Participants are kindly requested to bring with them enough CASH, preferably USD or EURO, for payment of hotel rooms and other expenses.   


Airport Transfer


ICC will make arrangements for airport transfer to Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel and back to those delegates who have provided their flight details. Please complete arrival and

departure details at http://www.regionalassembly.coop/tehran2018/Transfer.php. Delegates staying in other hotels are requested to make their own transport arrangements.


All events including opening ceremony will be held at IRIB International Conference Center.  Please note that IRIB International Conference Center is just 1.7 km away from the hotel and the walking time is less than 10 minutes.  However, ICC will be arranging shuttle cars between the two locations.


Climate


November is autumn season in Tehran and the temperate varies from 4 to 10 degrees centigrade.  


Insurance


The event organizers cannot accept liability for loss/damage to property belonging to participants during the events.  The organizers and the ICA-AP are not responsible for any medical or travel related exigencies. Delegates are encouraged to check with their travel agency about travel, medical and personal insurance policies and cover.


Reimbursement Policy


Reimbursement of registration fee will not be possible.  However, substitutes will be permitted and possible until 15th October 2018.



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