COP-MOP 4 - Information for Participants

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19. Side-Events

Requests for side-events should be made using the online system available on the Secretariat’s web site at: The deadline for the receipt of requests is 30 April 2008

Processed side-event requests can be viewed on the Secretariat’s web site at:

Subject to availability of rooms, and provided that side-event requests are received before the set deadline of 30 April 2008, meeting rooms will be assigned, to the extent possible, on the indicated dates and time slots. However, it should be noted that side-events may be rescheduled in the interests of official sessions of the meeting.

Side-events requiring equipment, other than LCD projector and computer for PowerPoint presentations, will entail rental costs to the organizer(s).

Organizers of side-events wishing to enquire about costs for the rental of equipment and catering should contact no later than 30 April 2008 the following focal persons directly, with a copy, for information purposes, to Ms. Lisa Pedicelli ( and to

(a) Rental of technical equipment

Modern Times GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 6203 9304 322
Fax: +49 (0) 6203 9304 330

(b) Catering

Ms. Andrea Schimmel
Telephone: + 49 (0) 228 305 4415

Participants without Internet access or experiencing difficulties using the online system for the submission of side-event requests should send the duly completed form (Annex D) to the CBD designated focal person, Ms. Lisa Pedicelli, at the following coordinates :

Ms. Lisa Pedicelli
Meeting Services Assistant
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y IN9
Telephone (Direct line): +1 514 287 7058
Fax: + 1 514 288 6588
E- mail:

In order that the Secretariat may publish a Compendium of side-events held during the meeting, side-event organizers are kindly requested to Ms. Pedicelli a short abstract on the objective of the side event, as well as a summary of the side event by no later than 30 June 2008. Any submission received after the deadline will not be included in the Compendium.

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