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NINTH WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION - 7th - 10th December 2009

NOVOTEL AIRPORT HOTEL, HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA


TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th December 2009
PROGRAMME


DAY ONE - Wednesday 9th December

Opening of Exhibition Lunch


GALA DINNER FEATURING IPAWORLD 2009 WEBSITE AWARDS


DAY TWO - Thursday 10th December 2009

Lunch


Optional Training & Investor Attraction Programme
Monday 7th December & Tuesday 8th December 2009

As in previous years delegates are welcome to attend the optional Two Day Training & Investor Attraction Programme. These are presented by consultants chosen by WFZC for their professional expertise and practical knowledge.

2 DAY TRAINING COURSES - Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th
Course A
Course B
Course C
CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND (FREE) SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE
PORTS AND AIRPORTS ZONE DEVELOPMENT MASTERCLASS
PHARMACEUTICALS & BIOTECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1 DAY TRAINING COURSES & WORKSHOPS
Monday 7th
Tuesday 8th
Workshop D
Course E
Workshop F

E-MARKETING FOR INVESTMENT PROMOTION

BENCHMARKING ZONES - A KEY TO MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT SUCCESS
HOW ZONES SHOULD ORGANISE AND OPERATE A COMPLIANCE PROGRAMME incorporating the concepts of SAFE, C-TPAT, and other International Best Practices
or
OUTSOURCING AND SHARED EXPERTISE - CURRENT TRENDS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

Tuesday 8th (PM)     HALF DAY Course G     HOW TO DESIGN AN SEZ DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Demand Analysis, Forecasts, Financial Analysis - Case Studies - How Political Risk can be mitigated with MIGA guarantees
The Special Economic Zones Unit, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDE (Mid October 2009)

Mr Graham Mather Chairman, World Free Zone Convention & President, European Policy Forum, London & Brussels
Dr L.B. Singhal Director General, Export Council for EOUs & SEZ Units, New Delhi, India
Mr Srinivasa Bommidala Business Chairman - Urban Infrastructure, Highways & Aviation, GMR Group, Hyderabad, India
Mr Mao Xintang Secretary General, China Free Trade Zone and Export Processing Zone Association, Beijing, China
Mr Michael Schmitz World Customs Organisation, Brussels, Belgium
Ghana Free Zones Board Member
Mr Ashok Meena Revenue Divisional Commissioner, Cuttack, Orissa State, India
Mr Martin Austin Managing Director, TransformRx, Basel, Switzerland
Mr Markus Scheuermaier Operations Manager Special Economic Zones Progamme Africa, Washington, DC, USA
Dr Douglas van den Berghe Managing Partner, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) and Locationselector.com Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mr Utkarsh Palnitkar Partner & Leader - Advisory Services, Infrastructure, Real Estate & Government, Ernst & Young Private Ltd., Hyderabad, India
Mr John Hanna Managing Director, GDPGlobal, London, UK
Mr Oussama El Omari Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Free Trade Zone, United Arab Emirates
Dr Thomas Farole Senior Trade Specialist, International Trade Department, the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA
Representative of WTO Geneva, Switzerland
Mr John Evans Managing Director, Tractus, Bangkok, Thailand
Mr Randy Campbell President, Campbell Trade Group Inc. York, Pennsylvania, USA
Mr Martin Ibarra Honorary President, Comité de Zonas Francas de las Americas(CZFA) - President, Araujo Ibarra & Asociados S.A., Bogota DC, Colombia
Mr Vikram Bapat Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India
Senior Representative of the Board, IFFCO Kisan SEZ Ltd, Nellore, India
Mr Sam AnsonSenior Economist, Textiles Intelligence Ltd, Altrimcham, UK
Mr Pradeep S. MehtaSecretary General, CUTS International, Jaipur,India (Also in Geneva, London, Hanoi, Nairobi and Lusaka)
Investment Climate Department the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA
    — Dr Gokhan Akinci Senior Investment Policy Officer Special Economic Zones Progamme
    — Mr Sumit Manchanda Operations Manager SEZ Programme
    — Mr Martin Norman Programme Manager, Economic Zones, BICF, Dhaka, Bangladesh


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

   Venue NOVOTEL HYDERABAD AIRPORT Hotel
Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Airport, HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA
    Tel   (+91)40 6625 0000        Fax   (+91)40 6625 0001
    Website   www.novotelhyderabadairport.com
    Email   reservations@novotelhyderabadairport.com

   Delegate Fees    
FEES
Full
Discount
9th & 10th December 2009
2-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
USD 2115
USD 1550
7th & 8th December 2009
TWO-DAY (optional) TRAINING COURSES (A or B or C)
USD 1300
USD 1055
ONE-DAY (optional) TRAINING COURSES & WORKSHOPS (D or E or F)
USD 900
USD 650
2xONE-DAY (optional) TRAINING COURSES & WORKSHOPS (D and E or F)
USD 1300
USD 1055
8th December 2009 (PM)
HALF-DAY (optional) TRAINING COURSE (G)
USD 425
USD 300

All fees quoted are in US Dollars and include documentation, mid-session refreshments, lunches with soft drinks or wine and the Gala Dinner.

DISCOUNTS
Discounts apply to the following:

Only one discount may be applied for in respect of each delegate. Training Course and Workshops are only open to Two Day Conference delegates.
Payment method Payments must be made by bank transfer or banker's draft at registration (US Dollar). All bank charges are to the account of each delegate. Full details will be sent with your acknowledgement of booking.

 
   Accommodation

HOTEL ROOMS
have been reserved at the Novotel, Hyderabad Airport at special conference rates between INR 4500 (Single Superior) and INR 7700 (Premier Pool View Double) per night. Rates are exclusive of Government taxes of 5% and Service Charge of 2.5%. The preferential rates include Buffet Breakfast and two way airport Shuttle transfers. Please note that hotel rooms must be garanteed with credit card details.
WFZC wil send a fax reservation form + code when the registration is received.

 
   Visas

Foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid passport/travel document of their country and a valid Indian visa. There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival'.

The organisers have appointed an Indian Agency to assist with issuing visas and support letters. Full details will be sent to delegates on registration.

For more information please check this website http://india.gov.in/overseas/passport.php. For a list of Indian Embassies you can check this link http://india.gov.in/overseas/indian_missions.php.

The organisers will make every effort to make the visa application straightforward. However delegates should plan ahead and find details from the Indian Embassy in their country of residence.


   

OR email us at info@freezones.org to register or to request any additional information

ON RECEIPT OF YOUR REGISTRATION WE WILL FORWARD OUR INVOICE FOR PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER OR CHEQUE. FEES ARE PAYABLE BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING - THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION IF PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED.

Please contact us before the event if for any reason you have not received written acknowledgment of your registration, details of the venue and any requested accommodation reservations, plus your invoice

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing 21 days prior to the event and will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee unless a substitute delegate is nominated. If less than 21 days notice is given no refunds will be available, however substitutions will still be accepted. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the content and timing of the programme, or any other aspect of the event, when unavoidable. Our liability in the unlikely event of a cancellation will be limited to a refund of the full conference fee.

WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION, 35 Spring Gardens, London SW1YA 2BA, U.K.
Tel     +44 20 7839 1334            Fax     +44 870 131 9578            Email     info@freezones.org

CONFERENCE ORGANISERS The International Conference Network

Convention Sponsors include
        Main Sponsor     Logo GMR

GMR is one of the fastest growing infrastructure groups in India with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways, Urban Infrastructure (including SEZs), Sports and Agri Business. Employing the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, the Group has successfully implemented several infrastructure projects in India.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) was formed to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the greenfield Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on 5,495 acres in Shamshabad, located 25 km from the city centre of Hyderabad. This is the first PPP project in the Indian airport infrastructure sector and has commenced operations in March 2008. RGIA provides world-class facilities and infrastructure conforming to ICAO standards and practices. RGIA was awarded the Leadership Energy and Environment Design (LEED) silver rating for its eco-friendly design.

GMR is developing three SEZs in India, the multi-product Krishnagiri SEZ spread over 3300 acres near Bangalore, and two airport centric SEZs at RGIA namely the "Aviation SEZ" and "Logistics and Multi Product SEZ" of 250 acres each.

The AVIATION SEZ is the first of its kind in India and would house units for design engineering, aviation centre, aircraft maintenance, repair overhaul and aircraft engine mechanical training in the initial phase. A joint venture between GHIAL and Malaysian Airline System (MAS), is already in place for developing the MRO facility and CFM, one the world´s leading aircraft engine manufacturer is setting up an engine training facility in this SEZ.

The multiproduct KRISHANGIRI SEZ would focus on high end knowledge based emerging sectors and the first phase is being launched for Solar - PV sector. This zone has the twin advantages of being adjacent to the globally renowned Electronics City - Bangalore and being located in Tamilnadu, the State of Global businesses in India.

        Bronze Sponsor     Hamriyah Logo

True to its vision of creating affordable yet world class free zone, Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has formulated explicit policies and designed special programs to strengthen the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector - officially called the Hamriyah SME Zone, an array of business incentives that includes 100% ownership, full repatriation of capital and profits, no taxes or commercial levies, 25 years long lease agreement and highly develop infrastructure to encourage SMEs to develop further.

Hamriyah SME Zone offers seven strategic clusters comprising of the Oil & Gas Zone; Timber Land; Maritime City; Petrochemical Zone; Construction World; Perfume Land; and Steel City complimented by E-Office packages. This innovative approach has already attracted hundreds of SMEs from the across the globe. Over 60,000 people across 4,000 companies representing 125 nations have chosen HFZA as a launching pad for their businesses serving as a testament to HFZA´s success.

        Preferred Carrier     Logo Etihad

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