Requests for side-events should be made using the online
system available on the Secretariat’s web site at: www.cbd.int/cop9/register
. The deadline for the receipt of requests is now set to 1 April 2008 due to the large number of requests received by the Secretariat
Processed side-event requests can be viewed on the Secretariat’s web site at: www.cbd.int/cop9/side-events
Subject to availability of rooms, and provided that side-event requests are received before the set deadline of 1 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to email@example.com.
(a) Rental of technical equipment
Modern Times GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 6203 9304 322
Fax: +49 (0) 6203 9304 330
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.