Fourth meeting of Study Groups 1 and 2:
Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Caracas, Venezuela, 3-14 September 2001
Hotel Hilton Caracas Airport
Avenida Libertador y Sur 25 The International Airport of Maiquetía “Simón Bolívar” is the
Apartado 6380 country’s main airport and is located 29 km from Caracas. A
Caracas, Venezuela Ticketaxi service will be provided for the event for the transport
Tel : +58 212 5035012 of delegates between the airport and the hotel (see section on
Fax : +58 212 5035000 “Transport” below).
E-mail : email@example.com
Local organizing entity Please contact the Venezuelan consulate or embassy in your
Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) country in order to complete the necessary formalities as soon
International Management Department as possible and thus avoid any problems in this regard.
Event coordinator: Layla Macc Adan, Head of
International Relations Exchange rate
Address: Av. Veracruz con Calle Cali, The monetary unit in Venezuela is the Bolívar (VEB). The
Edf. CONATEL, currency is convertible and the dollar exchange rate varies from
Urbanización Las Mercedes, day to day. On Wednesday 26 April 2001, the selling rate of the
Caracas, Venezuela dollar was VEB 712.75 and the buying rate VEB 702.00.
Tel: +58 212 9090318 / 9090336
Fax: +58 212 9935389 Electricity supply and measurement units
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org In Venezuela, the electricity supply is 110 volts and two-pin
plugs are used. Distances and weights are measured using the
Hotel reservations decimal metric system and temperature is measured in degrees
Preferential rates have been obtained at the Hotel Hilton centigrade.
Caracas (the event venue). Please fax the booking form to the
hotel (Fax : +58 212 5035012 / 5035004) with copy to the Transport
coordinator Layla Macc Adan (Tel: +58 212 9090318 / The Ticketaxi operator at the International Airport of Maiquetía
9090336, Fax: +58 212 9935389, “Simón Bolívar” will provide transport to the Hotel Caracas
E-mail: email@example.com). Hilton. Tickets will be on sale at clearly marked stands in the
Should you wish to cancel the reservation, the hotel must be airport arrival areas. Bilingual staff will be on hand to assist
informed three working days prior to the announced day of delegates on September 1rst and 2nd. It is extremely important
check-in. Failing this, the hotel will charge you for a full day’s that each participant inform the local event coordinator of
accommodation. his/her date and time of arrival, flight number and place of
departure sufficiently in advance of their arrival in the country.
Hotel Category Price (USD) We would also suggest that, during the event, participants
Tel: +58 212 5035000 * Superior (south tower): contact our hostesses who will provide a verification and
Fax: +58 212 5035012 / * USD 95 + tax confirmation service for their return flights.
5035004 * (including breakfast)
* Deluxe (north tower): Websites of interest
* USD 125 + tax For further information on Venezuela, we recommend the
(including breakfast) following websites:
Advance registration of participants http://www.une.edu.ve/caracas
Participants are requested to fill in the registration forms attached http://www.caveguias.com.ve/tour/Tour.html
in annex to this information note and return them to ITU.
ITU will inform participants in advance of any changes. Internet access
During the event an Internet access service with be provided.
Climate We would therefore recommend that you bring your laptop
The temperature in the city varies between 23°C and 30°C. The computer in order to make use of the connections in the meeting
meeting rooms are air-conditioned. rooms and in other event areas. Computers with Internet access
will also be available in the delegates’ area.