ABSWG 5 Information Notes for Participants

Requests for side-events should be made using the online system available on the Secretariat’s web site at: https://www.cbd.int/register/home.shtml. The deadline for the receipt of requests is 24 September 2007.

Processed side-event requests can be viewed on the Secretariat’s web site at: http://www.cbd.int/register/side-events/list.aspx?mtg=abswg-05.

Subject to availability of rooms and provided that side-event requests are received before the set deadline of 24 September 2007, meeting rooms will be assigned, to the extent possible, on the indicated dates and time slots. It should be noted that there may be a cost when an event has to be scheduled in a room that does not already contain the required equipment. Should this be the case, side-event organizers will be notified accordingly.

Organizers of side-events wishing to enquire about costs for catering or technical equipment should contact the following focal persons directly with a copy, for information purposes, to Mr. Mike Baiao (MBaiao@icao.int) and to Mr. Aballache Yesli (aballache.yesli@cbd.int).

(a) Technical equipment
Mr. Michael Thomas
E-mail: Continentalcs@yahoo.ca
Fax: + 1 514 486 4970

(b) Catering
Mr. Matthew Chang
Address: 999 University Street
Montreal, Quebec Canada H3C 5H7
Telephone: + 1 (514) 954-8219 ext.7085
Facsimile: + 1 (514) 954-6134
E-mail: 43068@compass-canada.com

Side-event organizers without Internet access or experiencing difficulties using the online system mentioned above, could address the duly completed form (annex C) to the attention of:

Mr. Aballache Yesli
Conference Officer
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Center
413 St Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y IN9
Telephone (Direct line): +1 514 287 7043
Fax: + 1 514 288 65 88
E- mail: aballache.yesli@cbd.int

13. Other

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme