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World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"
19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa
Registration and Hotel Reservation
The World Library and Information Congress 2007, 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council will take place in Durban, South Africa from 19-23 August, 2007, in the International Convention Centre (ICC).
How to become a delegate
You may still register at conference registration desk at the conference site.Please print the Onsite Registration Form and bring it with you.
All prices mentioned below are quoted in Euro. The registration will be processed once full payment has been received. The conference organiser will not accept any bank charges associated with the transfer of money.
All IFLA members, regardless of category, will be entitled to register at the member rates published. If you are not an IFLA Personal or Institutional Member, but are a member of your national library association in Membership of IFLA, please contact your national association or IFLA Headquarters for the correct membership number. You can find the membership code also in the IFLA Directory or in the Online IFLA Membership Directory.This number should be entered on the registration form.
If your registration form and payment are received after 15 May 2007, automatically the late fee will be charged.
The registration fee covers
ConfirmationConcorde Services will send out confirmation of your registration within six weeks after receipt of your payment. If you have not received a confirmation letter six weeks after receipt of your payment, please contact Concorde Services. A final confirmation will be sent to you four weeks prior to the conference. This final confirmation letter must be presented upon arrival at the pre-registration desk (the 'PAID' desk) if the account has been settled, or at the unsettled account-desk (the 'NON-PAID' desk) if a balance is still due.
AlterationsAlterations to your registration will not be accepted over the telephone. Please fax, post or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) any amendments to the Concorde Services.
Registration deadlinePlease note that the on-site registration fee applies after 1 August 2007. Moreover, on-site registration does not guarantee the availability of all congress materials and access to all social events. After 1 August 2007, pre-registration will close and all new registrations can only be done at the New Registration desk at the ICC during the Congress.
Cancellations and refunds
Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted before 15 May, 2007 in writing to the
Congress Secretariat, Concorde Services. The fee for cancellations received before 15 May, 2007 is Euro 50.
Hotels have been selected mainly in the beach front area. If a shuttle service is provided, the buses will stop in the beach front area.
On the hotel booking form you are requested to indicate the hotel of your first, second and third choice. The Conference Secretariat reserves the right to book another hotel for you, should the desired accommodation be fully booked.
Please be informed that you are not obliged to reserve a room via the Conference secretariat.
Your reservation will be handled as soon as the hotel booking form together with the deposit is received by the Conference Secretariat. Participants are advised to reserve hotel rooms well in advance, as rooms cannot be guaranteed after 15 May, 2007. All reservations will be handled on a first come, first served basis, after 15 May, 2007, upon availability. Please note that all bookings are now on a request only basis and can only be accepted if a credit card guarantee is provided.
All rates quoted on the hotel reservation form are per room per night, including breakfast and city tax and in South African Rand (ZAR). Deposits will have to be paid in Euro. The deposit will be deducted from your final hotel bill. Please note that the exchange rate used will be set approximately two weeks before arrival to Durban. The deposit as calculated on the registration form will have to be paid to the congress secretariat directly. Only after receipt of the deposit or credit card guarantee, Concorde Services will make the hotel reservation. Extension of payment until after the congress is not possible.
Changes and cancellations for reservations
Changes and cancellations of reservations should be made directly to Concorde Services in writing only. If notification of cancellation is received in writing by the Conference Secretariat before 1 May, 2007 we will charge your credit card for Euro 50 administration fee. If you have to cancel after the deadline the maximum of one night stay plus 10% of the total reservation costs will be charged. In the case where the hotel is able to re-sell the room only 10% of the total reservation costs will be charged. Please do not contact the hotel directly as all reservations are handled by the Conference Secretariat.
Within six weeks after receipt of your hotel reservation form with credit card guarantee or hotel deposit, you will receive a confirmation of your hotel reservation including name, address of your hotel and costs per night. If you have not received any confirmation six weeks after payment of your hotel deposit, please contact Concorde Services.
Hotel Categories and Prices
The prices of the hotel rooms are in South African Rand (ZAR), the
For the location of hotels please refer to the Map of Durban.
Please note that we can only book a hotel for you if the deposit has been paid. The paid deposit will be deducted from your final hotel bill.
Delegates are not obliged to book their hotels through the service offered by Concorde Services.
Payment of the fees
Payment can only be made in Euro and should be made in advance by:
Concorde Services, the conference secretariat, will not be responsible for identifying funds transferred directly into the account when the name of the participant is not mentioned. Neither will bank charges of bank fees associated with the transfer be accepted.
Concorde Services Ltd
4B, 50 Speirs Wharf
Glasgow, G4 9TH, Scotland
Tel: +(44)(141) 331 0123
Fax: +(44)(207) 117 4561
The World Library and Information Congress 2007, 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council and/or its agent Concorde Services and/or its agents have the right to immediately alter or cancel, without prior notice, the Congress or any of the arrangements, time tables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the World Library and Information Congress 2007 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council caused by reasons beyond their control.
The World Library and Information Congress 2007, 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council and/or its agent Concorde Services and/or its agents shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration or cancellation.