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World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries: Tools for Education and Development"
August 22th - 27th 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina
IN THIS DOCUMENT: Invitation to Exhibitors
Invitation to Exhibitors and Sponsors
The Exhibition will take place from August 23 to 26 in Atlantico and Pacifico Halls, at Hilton Hotel, venue of the Conference.
Invitation to Exhibitors
What is IFLA?
Founded in 1927, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is an independent international non-governmental association. The aims of IFLA are to promote international understanding, cooperation, discussion, research and development in all fields of library activity and information science, and to provide a body through which librarianship can be represented in matters of international interest. IFLA has 1749 members, including 155 associations, 1118 institutions and 425 non-voting personal and student affiliates, representing 154 countries and all types of libraries.
The World Library and Information Congress is the continuation of the IFLA General Conference and Council and it brings together each August over 3000 delegates to share knowledge, debate professional issues, see the latest products of the information industry and conduct business.
The conference is an event keenly contested on the international stage and will be hosted for the first time in South America in 2004. The Asociación de Bibliotecarios Graduados de la República Argentina (ABGRA) is delighted that IFLA has chosen Buenos Aires and Argentina to hold its 70th Conference.
Despite all the new communication technologies, face-to-face contact is much preferred and still the most successful way of doing business. No sales catalogue can perform as well as personal contact and hands-on product demonstrations.
At the World Library and Information Congress 2004, you will have the best opportunity to renew existing customer loyalty, reinforce your branding and reach entirely new markets like the MERCOSUR* and the rest of Latin America. Your international audience will be senior librarians and information professionals from all over the world. They will come from national, regional and local authority libraries, blue chip corporations, major universities, institutions, and specialized and general libraries worldwide. They will be the decision-makers and chief buyers. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet all delegates and visitors at the first World Library and Information Congress in South America.
What to exhibit?
The Exhibition is open to all companies, government institutions and other organisations that deal with products and services related to libraries and information, e.g.:
Assistive Listening Devices;
Automated answering services;
AV Equipment Materials;
Books Audio Packages;
Computer Peripheral Equipment; Computer Software;
Document Delivery Systems;
Electronic Document Systems; Electronic Imaging Systems; Encyclopaedias;
Film Video Laser Discs;
Higher Education Materials; Information Providers;
Integrated Library Microfiche;
Interlibrary Loan Services;
Library Automated Systems;
Library Building Design;
Library Science Texts;
Magnetic Strip Cards;
Medical Library Products;
Mobile Libraries and Specialist Equipment; Mobile Storage;
MusicMusic Reference Supplies;
Networking Technical Books;
On-line Search Services;
Photo ID systems;
Records Management Systems;
Serials Control Systems;
The Exhibition will be held in the Atlántico and Pacífico Halls, Hilton Hotel, Buenos Aires. The hotel is located in the modern Puerto Madero neighbourhood, one of the city’s most exclusive areas.
These halls and the foyer will house several Cyber Centres, the poster session, exhibitor private lounges, product presentation theatres, message boards, etc. The Conference sessions will also take place in the hotel.
The location of services and features of both the Conference and Exhibition have been carefully planned to encourage delegates to circulate through all areas.
The Conference: 22 – 27 August 2004
Monday August 23: 16.00 - 18.00
Tuesday August 24: 09.00 - 18.00
Wednesday August 25: 09.00 - 18.00
Thursday August 26: 09.00 - 16.00
(Exhibition Opening Ceremony: August 23 at 16.00. Closing: August 26 at 16.00)
Build-up for custom-built stands: from Sunday August 22, 08.00 until Monday August 23, 13.00.
Hand-over of shell-scheme stands and furnishing: Sunday August 22, 17.00.
Stand dismantling: Thursday August 26, from 16.00 – 23.00.
Several Cyber Centres with free Internet access will be available to all delegates, visitors and exhibitors throughout the conference.
Stands will be allocated upon receipt of a signed space application form and appropriate payment. Requests for information and/or forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. By completing and signing the space application form, the Exhibitor is bound to the booking terms and conditions printed on the reverse of the space application form, which should be read carefully before a booking is submitted.
Space shall be allocated on a first-come first -served basis; however in conflicting cases preference shall be given to the exhibitors sponsoring the Conference and exhibitors who participated in previous years.
The final decision shall be made by the IFLA 2004 National Organising Committee.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and preferably not later than 1 December 2003.
The Organisers reserve the right to allocate space according to availability to the exhibitors whose application is submitted after 1 December 2003.
What are the Options?
A. Shell scheme standIncludes:
B. Space-only Sites
Please note these can only be corner (two open sides), peninsula (three open sides) or island (four open sides) sites.
Prices per m2
Until December 1, 2003
From December 2, 2003
*These stands shall be pre-built
Both Stand Options Include:
The Exhibitor badges include:
Besides the badges corresponding to the hired surface, the exhibitor wil be able to require additional ones.
An Exhibition Manual, containing detailed information about supplementary services and stand instructions including time schedule for the Exhibition and order forms for services such as audio visual equipment, freight forwarding, furniture, insurance, Internet and telephone connections, product presentation theatres, etc.
A wide range of hotels have been reserved and can be ordered through the Secretariat Office. The accommodation is all within a two-mile (3 km) radius from the Hilton Hotel Convention Centre. See Hotel Information at: http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla70/reg-e.htm#2
We recommend Murano Hotel to those exhibitors and representatives who prefer to lodge at the same place. It is a four star, very well located hotel, at about one mile (1,6 km) from Hilton Convention Centre.
The Organiser will provide a free of charge shuttle bus to and from Hilton Hotel, according to an announced timetable, if a sufficient number of exhibitors are staying at the Murano Hotel.
Exhibitor Space Application Form
Exhibition Floor Plan
In PDF format
Audiovisual Equipment Rental
The company Interdata has been appointed to provide technical support in IFLA 2004 Conference Rental. Please contact: Interdata Contact: Sr. Gustavo Alberto Scocozza
(VAT included in all prices)
Numerous opportunities to sponsor the Conference and/or related activities are available.
Fundación El Libro
Hipólito Yrigoyen 1628, 5to. Piso
C1089AAF Buenos Aires
Tel.: +(54-11) 4374-3288
Fax: +(54-11) 4375-0268
E-mail: email@example.com or
In PDF format
For further information and Advance Booking please contact:Buenos Aires 2004 National Organising Committee Asociación de Bibliotecarios Graduados de la República Argentina
Tucumán 1424, 8° piso Of. D
C1050AAB, Buenos Aires, República Argentina
Tel/Fax: +(54-11) 4371-5269 4373-0571
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org IFLA 2004 General Secretariat Fundación El Libro
Hipólito Yrigoyen 1628, 5º Piso
C1089AAF Buenos Aires, República Argentina
Tel.: +(54-11) 4374-3288
Fax: +(54-11) 4375-0268
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions