RE: [pdp-pcceg-feb06] FW: Some more Brussels Meetings Logistics
Dear all Thanks for the update, and it is very good that we have ICANN funding for at least one rep per constituency. However, I will not be able to comply with the instructions regarding travel arrangements. Not feasible, or I fear, even reasonable. :-) I won't be alone, I suspect. Due to the change in meeting dates, I have had to reschedule several other meetings, and will be coming to Brussels, then going to Stockholm, and then going to Geneva. I have meetings back to back in Stockholm and then in Geneva, and will not have time to return home from the Brussels trip before being "due" in Stockholm. I assume that the suggestion that we arrange the most direct, economy class airfare can be met by my arranging to only give ICANN the portion of the trip that is reasonably related to that leg of the trip -- e.g. airfare to Brussels from US, and return airfare approximate to the cost of a return from Brussels to US. :-) -----Original Message----- From: owner-pdp-pcceg-feb06@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-pdp-pcceg-feb06@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 10:45 AM To: pdp-pcceg-feb06@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pdp-pcceg-feb06] FW: Some more Brussels Meetings Logistics -----Original Message----- From: Bruce Tonkin Sent: Friday, 28 April 2006 12:45 AM To: gtld-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Some more Brussels Meetings Logistics Hello All, Here is some initial logistical information complied by the ICANN staff to assist with making arrangements. The staff will provide additional information as it becomes available. I would like to thank Dr Liz Williams and Glen de Saint Géry for the extensive work they have put into making the meeting possible. Regards, Bruce Tonkin DATE: Thursday 11 May, Friday 12 May and Saturday 13 May. LOCATION: Brussels Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue de Parnasse 19 Brussels 1050 Belgium Phone: +32 2 5052929 Fax: +32 2 5052555 http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/BRUBR For directions see: http://marriott.com/property/mapandnearbyairports/default.mi?marshaCode=brub r&WT_Ref=mi_left 25 minutes from the Airport: estimated taxi fare: 35 EUR (one way) Metro Station: Trone (.5 km) Train Station: Gare du Luxembourg (.1 km) TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: For those receiving ICANN funding for the meetings: The travel arrangement for this meeting will be handled by one of three ICANN approved travel agents. Please contact the one closest to you and arrange the most direct, economy class airfare between your home base and Brussels. In Europe: Anouck Schuman, Carlson Wagonlit, email: schuman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx In the USA: TBA In Asia Pacific: TBA HOTEL: A block booking for the group has been made at the Hotel Renaissance. For those receiving ICANN funding, payment of the accommodation will be made directly to the hotel. You will be required to provide credit card details on check in to pay for meals (other than lunch) and for any incidental expenses. Please confirm your attendance with the GNSO Secretariat. REMOTE PARTICIPATION: This meeting will use remote participation technology which will enable remote participants to hear all of the meeting using the usual teleconference bridge in addition to on-line participation technology which will ensure that remote participants can see documents and power point presentations.