At the kind invitation of the Government of the Republic of Korea, the seventeenth session of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM-17) will be held at the Songdo Convensia, in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 18 to 20 April 2018. The opening ceremony will take place at 9.30 a.m. on 18 April at the Songdo Convensia (website: http://www.songdoconvensia.com).
Registration for the Technical Conference (TECO) and the seventeenth
session of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM-17) will take place
at the conference information and registration desk at the Songdo
Convensia and start on 15 April 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. It
will continue throughout the TECO and the session. At the time of registration,
participants will receive identification badges, which should be worn
throughout the session.
Documents will be posted before and during the session on the session website, in line with WMO greening efforts to promote paper-smart meetings. Therefore, participants are kindly invited to bring internet-enabled portable computers capable of handling Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe PDF formats so that they can work in paper-smart mode during the session.
During the session, simultaneous interpretation in the six WMO official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) will be provided in the main conference room. Additional meeting rooms without interpretation facilities will also be available.
The Technical Conference meeting will be in English only
Material arrangements for the session are described in the INF1(1) document, available from the Information Documents section of this website.
All participants requiring a visa to enter the Republic of Korea should make their visa applications directly to the nearest embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea, submitting invitation letters issued, if necessary, by the Local Organizing Committee, together with other required documents. Holders of Diplomatic, Service, Official or specified passports from some countries may not require a visa by virtue of bilateral agreements.
Unless coming from one of the visa-exempt countries, all participants requiring a visa to enter the Republic of Korea should apply for their visa directly from the Embassy or Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in their country, or a designated country in cases where no Korean Embassy or Consulate is available in their own country. Diplomatic and service visas and entry permits, where required, shall be granted free of charge and as speedily as possible to the participants for their effective participation throughout the duration of the meetings, provided the application for the visa is made sufficiently in advance before the beginning of the session.
More detailed information on Immigration Facilities in different countries is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea webpage: http://www.mofa.go.kr/indexen.html
If a letter of invitation is necessary for visa application, please send the information page of your passport to the local organizing committee (LOC), before 16 March 2018.
Local organizing committee
Ms Yeunsook CHOI
Telephone: + 82 2 2181 0382
Fax: + 82 2 836 2386
Ms Jieun SEO
Telephone: + 82 2 2181 0371
A list of recommended hotels with corporate rates is provided in Appendix A of the INF 1(1) document, available from the Information Documents section of this website.
Participants should make their reservations directly to the provided e-mail addresses of the hotels using this form:CAgM-17_Hotel Reservation Form.pdf. Please refer to "CAgM-17 meeting" when contacting the hotel.
Please note that the
deadline for hotel reservation is April 6 (Fri), 2018.
Please find below a list of restaurants located in the vinicity of the Conference Center: [CAgM-17] Restaurant in Songdo City.pdf
Participants are recommended to arrive at the Incheon International Airport (ICN), where major companies operate daily flights as destination.
All enquiries related to the organization of the Technical Conference and the seventeenth session of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM-17) should be sent to email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org