WG8J 6 Information Note for Participants

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1. Official Opening

2. Venue

3. Pre-Registration

4. Access to the Meeting Venue and Name Badges

5. Meeting Room Allocations/Reservations and Seating Arrangements

6. Documents

7. Visas and Health Requirements

8. Hotel Information

9. General Information on Access to Montreal

10. Services for Participants

11. Promotional Material

12. Side-Events

13. Other

13. Other

Payment of them Daily Subsistence Allowances (DSA)

The DSA will be paid to the sponsored participants starting Monday, 2 November 2009.

Official Language

There are two official languages in Canada: English and French. French is the official language of Quebec; however English is widely spoken in Montreal.

Weather and Time Zone Information

In November, temperatures in Montreal usually range between a maximum of +5°C in the daytime and a minimum of -4°C at night. The weather conditions are usually cold and rainy at this time of the year. Current weather conditions in the area can be found at: http://www.worldweather.org/056/c00634.htm.

The standard time zone will be GMT/UTC -5 hours (Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, 1 November 2009).


The electrical currents are 120 volts, 60 Hertz a (two-pin flat and vertical with a ground connection).


The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CDN $). The current exchange rate as at 25 August 2009 is US $1 = CDN $1.08 and (Euro) € 1 = CDN $1.55.

Tipping of approximately 15% is expected in service industries such as bars and restaurants.

14. Disclaimer

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