1. Official Opening
4. Access to the Meeting Venue and Name Badges
5. Meeting Room Allocations/Reservations and Seating Arrangements
7. Visas and Health Requirements
8. Hotel Information
9. General Information on Access to Montreal
10. Services for Participants
11. Promotional Material
Payment of them Daily Subsistence Allowances (DSA)
The DSA will be paid to the sponsored participants starting Monday, 2 November 2009.
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.