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Registration, Social Programme, Tours

Conference Secretariat
FIDIC 2012
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
Peter Merian-Strasse 80, P.O. Box
4002 Basel, Switzerland
Tel:  +41 61 686 77 11
Fax: +41 61 686 77 88
fidic2012@congrex.com

Venue

Seoul is a vibrant and modern metropolis, home to over 10 million citizens.
It is a friendly high-tech city that is surrounded by mountains and divided by the Han River, and skyscrapers dwarf shantytowns, and technology plays with ancient history.
The conference will be held in the CoexConvention & Exhibition Center, which is a business and cultural hub located in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul’s business district. Asia’s largest underground mall, luxury hotels, a department store, a subway station, a city airport bus terminal and more are all located at Coex Convention & Exhibition Center.

Coex Convention & Exhibition Center
159 Samsung-dong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135-731
Korea
Opens external link in new windowwww.coex.co.kr

Visa

Seoul, the capital of Korea for over 600 years, is a city where the traditional and cutting-edge co-exist side by side, in perfect harmony. With one foot in the past and another in the future, Seoul boasts its cultural properties, including five major palaces and over700 museums, including the National Museum and the National Folk Museum. Visiting sites such as the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) will also enrich your life experience.

Foreign delegates entering Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before arriving unless they are coming from countries with a no-visa agreement with Korea. In this case they can normally stay in Korea for up to 30 days without a visa.
As visa requirements vary for each country, we strongly advise to check visa requirements in the Korean embassy in your country or online prior to your
departure.

For further information on visa regulations, please refer to the FIDIC 2012 website (www.fidic2012.org).

In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the Conference Secretariat (fidic2012@congrex.com).

Transport

There are many airport limousine buses available from Incheon International
Airport (or Gimpo International Airport) to major hotels and locations throughout
Seoul and the rest of the country.
Limousine bus departure times vary, but most buses depart every 5 to 30 minutes. The city airport bus terminal (www.calt.co.kr), 10 minutes walking distance from the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center, offers airport check-in service, departure, immigration and transport services.

Welcome Desk

A Welcome and Information Desk will welcome you to Seoul and will provide you with any assistance you may need. The desk will be located between gates 12 and 13 at Incheon International Airport.

Opening hours from 7 to 9 September 2012: 
07.00 am to 22.30 pm

Health

Visitors to Korea are advised to check travel insurance coverage prior to departure. A full travel insurance package is recommended for all travelers.

Organisers

FIDIC, the Fédération Internationale d’Ingénieurs Conseils, was founded in 1913 and now represents most of the private practice consulting engineers in the world. The federation is charged with implementing the consulting engineering industry’s strategic goals on behalf of some 90 national member associations and associate members. FIDIC member firms endorse FIDIC’s statutes, comply with FIDIC’s Code of Ethics and advocate selection on the basis of quality.

FIDIC organises international and regional conferences and training programmes in the furtherance of its goals. FIDIC publications include widely used conditions of contract for work projects, professional services agreements and international best-practice publications and guides.

KENCA represents the business interests of the consultancy and engineering
industry in Korea. It is the leading business association in its field which represents most Korean consulting firms operating in various engineering disciplines.

KENCA has been working closely with government, major clients, the media and other stakeholders, to promote the contribution that engineers and consultants make to the development of Korea’s industrial infrastructure.

FIDIC
World Trade Center 2
Box 311
1215 Geneva 15
Switzerland
Phone:  +41 22 799 49 00
Fax: +41 22 799 49 01
E-mail: fidic@fidic.org
www.fidic.org

KENCA
Korea Engineering & Consulting Association
1049-1, Sadangdong, Donjakgu
Seoul, 156-090, Korea
Phone: +82 2 3019 3378
Fax: +82 2 3019 3302
E-mail: jess@kenca.or.kr
www.kenca.or.kr