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					                   Pacific Broadband Forum 2012
                                        26-28 July 2012
                           Sheraton Resort, Denarau Island, Fiji




                             PARTICIPANT’S INFORMATION

1.     General

The Pacific Broadband Forum 2012 is scheduled to be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort Hotel,
Denarau, Nadi, Fiji from 26-28 July 2012. The Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Public
Enterprises, Communications, Civil Aviation & Tourism, Republic of Fiji, and jointly organized by
the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications
Organisation (CTO) with supports from the Department of Broadband, Communications, and the
Digital Economy (DBCDE), Australian Government, the Pacific Islands Telecommunications
Association (PITA), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Meeting agenda, documents, and more details can be found at:
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/asp/CMS/Events/2012/pacific-bb/index.asp

This meeting will be held in back to back with the 5th APT Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific
(PRF-P) that will be held from 23-25 July 2012 at the same venue.


2.     Meeting Venue

                           Sheraton Fiji Resort Hotel, Denarau, Fiji

                               Address: Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji
                                     Phone: +679 675 0777

Web Site: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1158




3.     Registration

Country Members and individuals who wish to participate in the workshop should complete and
submit registration form as provided by the event organisers. The form can also be downloaded at:
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/asp/CMS/Events/2012/pacific-bb/index.asp
PITA Members are to register using online form available at www.pita.org.fj under the event name.
Other organisations and individuals with interests and role in the above forum but having not
received any invitation should write to the respective Event Contact focal points as provided in the
latter Sections of this Participant Information.

A registration desk for participants will be set up outside the conference room. Registration for the
Forum commences at 08:30 a.m. on Thursday 26th July 2012. The Forum is open to governments,
industry, international organisations and relevant stakeholders in ICT development. The Forum is
free of charge.
4.       Hotel Accommodation

All participants are required to book directly with the hotels. We recommend participants to stay at
the Sheraton Fiji Resort, which is the venue, or alternately at its sister hotel at the Westin Denarau
Island hotel that is located just next to the Sheraton Hotel.

                                                Room Rate
             Name of Hotel                                                Contact Information
                                                 per night
 Sheraton Fiji Resort                         Ocean Breeze        Contact: Mohini Lata
 P.O. Box 9761, Denarau Island,            rooms Inclusive of     Telephone: +679 675 8340
 Nadi, Fiji.                              full buffet Breakfast   Fax: +679 675 0389
                                                F$384.00          e-mail: mohini.lata@sheraton.com
 Westin Denarau Island Resort &
 Spa Hotel                                                        *Please book in early due to limited
 P.O. Box 9081, Denarau Island,            Garden View room       availability of rooms.
 Nadi, Fiji                                 Inclusive of full
                                            buffet Breakfast
 Web Site:                                     F$270.00
 www.starwoodhotels.com/sherato
 n/property/overview/index.html?p
 ropertyID=1158

Alternative Hotels on Denarau Island

For Hotels and Resorts on Denarau Island, please check room rates through the following web
links

        Radisson Blu Resort Fiji - http://www.radissonblu.com/resort-fiji
        Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa - http://www.sofitelfiji.com.fj/

A list of alternative hotels is included for participants to stay during the Forum. Please note that
rates may change without notice. Please check with these hotels directly on the latest rates and
book directly with them. Participants are required to book directly with the hotels.




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     Alternate Hotels outside Denarau         Room Rate
                                               per night                Contact Information
         Island (20 Minutes drive)
                                           Standard Room        Contact: Lucy
 Tokatoka Resort Hotel
                                             Rate – F$80        Telephone: +679 672 0222
 Opposite Nadi International Airport,
                                           Deluxe – F$105       Fax: +679 672 0400
 Queen’s road, Nadi, Fiji
                                                                e-mail:
                                           Tokatoka shuttle     reservations@tokatokaresort.com.fj
 Web Site:
                                           from Nadi airport
 www.tokatokaresortfiji.com
                                          to the hotel - FREE
                                               of charge
 Trans International
 Opposite Nadi International Airport,                           Telephone: +679 672 8633
                                          Shuttle from Nadi
 Queens Road, Nadi , Fiji                                       Fax: +679 672 8673
                                            airport to the
 P.O. Box 11231, Nadi Airport
                                           hotel - FREE of
 Web Site: www.transinthotel.com.fj
                                                charge


                                              Room Rate
       Budgetary Accommodations                per night                Contact Information

 TANOA Skylodge                           Standard Room -       Contact Person: Yvonne - Mob
 Queens Highway, Nadi                         $70.00            9970773/ Adrian – Mob 9998561
 P.O. Box 9222, Nadi Airport
 Telephone: (679) 6722200 | Fax:          Superior Room –
 (679) 6724330                                $80.00
 Website:
 http://www.tanoahotels.com/Page/          Standard Room
 HotelMenus/Fiji/NomadsSkylodge/I           Kitchenette –
 ntroduction.aspx                               $95.00
                                                                Contact Person: Shahreen | Email:
                                          Standard: $59.00
 GRAND Melanesian Hotel                                         melanesianhotl@connect.com.fj
 Nadi International Airport, Nadi, Fiji                         Telephone: +679 672 2438
                                           Deluxe: $69.00
                                                                Fax: +679 672 0425

For more Hotels – click below (prices in USD):
http://www.hotels.com/search/search.html?ar=Landing%3A%3ACity&nr=1&pn=1&r=2&rl=destinati
on%3A1635865%3AEXACT_RED%3AHIGH&so=BEST_SELLER&vt=LIST



5.       Transfer from Nadi International Airport to Denarau Island

A taxi service is available with costs of approximately F$30-40 one way to Denarau Island.



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6.     Visa and Immigration Requirements

All travelers to Fiji must have a valid passport for at least three (3) months beyond the intended
length of stay in Fiji and a ticket for return or onward travel to another country to which he/she is
authorized to enter. Citizens of most Pacific Islands countries are exempt an entry visa.
Please check with your travel agents the appropriate visas and documentation necessary for your
entry into Fiji.

The responsible authority on entry requirements and issuing permits into Fiji is the Department
of Immigration http://www.immigration.gov.fj/.

Participants who require a visa should apply for a visa at a Fiji consulate or diplomatic mission in
their respective country well in advance of their departure. If you require a visa supporting letter
from
the Government of Fiji, please contact:

                                        Mr. Shivnesh Prasad
                                                 CEO
                                   Ministry of Communications
                                               Suva, Fiji
                                         Tel: +679 331 6877
                                e-mail: shivnesh.prasad@gmail.com


7.     Attendance Form

Please send the attached duly completed attendance form to the ITU Secretariat through e-mail
to tanitta.virayavanich@itu.int or facsimile +66 2574 9328 by 30 June 2012 in order to finalise
your hotel reservation and other arrangements.


8.     Meeting Website

Electronic copies of meeting documents will be available on the Internet. Participants are
encouraged to bring their laptop computers. Computers, printers and Internet Access will be
provided during the meeting for participants who wish to print meeting documents. Related
information and documents regarding the meeting will be available at the meeting website:
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/asp/CMS/Events/2012/pacific-bb/index.asp


8.     Wireless LAN

Internet Access over wireless networks will be available during the meeting. Participants who wish
to utilize wireless facilities are requested to bring their own laptop computers with wireless LAN
cards.

9.     Departure Tax

A Departure Tax of F$20 is payable at Nadi Airport on departure. Most airlines include the
Departure Tax in their ticket prices.



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10.    Dress

Smart casual business attire, Island Shirts are encouraged.


11.    Electricity

Electricity voltage is 230/240 volts with pin configuration similar to Australia and
New Zealand. You are advised to take along your universal adaptor if you are from
the USA, Japan or any other country with a dissimilar pin configuration and voltages.


12.    Currency

The local currency is Fiji Dollars. International Banks operating in Nadi include ANZ and Westpac.
The Exchange rate is approximately F$1.00= US$0.5572 (US$1.00=F$1.84). Major Credit Cards
are accepted at most hotels, other major outlets and ATMs.


13.    Time

Local time in Fiji is UTC +12hrs


14.    Climate

Fiji is approximately 18 degrees South latitude of the equator and has a warm and tropical climate.
The average daytime temperature during the cool season (July) is 15-25 degrees Celsius. Summer
clothing with a light jacket is recommended for during the day but it can get cool at night.


15.    About Fiji

If planning for a short holiday, Fiji is known for its natural beauty, tropical climate and Fijian
hospitality. For more information please visit web sites on Fiji: http://www.fijime.com/




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Contacts

ITU:                                                Host - Fiji Government Contact:
Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon                               Mr. Shivnesh Prasad
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific        CEO
Bangkok, Thailand                                   Ministry of Communications
Tel: +66 2574 9326                                  Suva, Fiji
Fax: +66 2574 9328                                  Tel: +679 331 6877
e-mail: wisit.atipayakoon@itu.int                   e-mail: shivnesh.prasad@gmail.com

CTO:                                                PITA: Local Travel Information and Logistics
                                                    Mr Fred Christopher
                                                    Manager
Tel:                                                Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association
Fax:                                                (PITA)
e-mail:                                             Tel: +679 3311638;
                                                    Email: pita@connect.com.fj

                                                    For Local Travel information and Logistics
                                                    Assistance:
                                                    Ms Amelia Kamanalagi
                                                    Coordinator
                                                    Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association
                                                    (PITA)
                                                    Tel: +679 3311638;
                                                    Email: amelia@pita.org.fj




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