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Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis Workshop

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Registration
Participants are encouraged to register early. The registration deadline is October 5th, 2005.   The workshop will start at 9:00 am on Monday, October 17, 2005.  Participants should allow enough time to pickup their name badges and reading material prior to the conference.  Please be prepared to show some sort of identification to be able to enter the building.

To obtain a registration form, click here

Fees 
Participation fee for the conference is: 
Government Officials: USD $1,300
Non-Government Officials: USD $1,500
The fee covers all workshop activities.  It does NOT include accommodations.  

Payment
The fee for audience participation is USD $1,300 for Government Officials, and USD $1,500 for Non-Government Officials. This fee applies to all sessions, materials, breakfast and lunch for Monday through Friday. It does NOT include travel or accommodation expenses, which should be planned by each participant.


To secure your place at the conference, kindly follow the payment instructions below:

Credit Cards: Visa or MasterCard only. Kindly submit credit card number and expiration date to Ms. Uloaku Echebiri at uechebiri@worldbank.org or via fax at +1-202-676-9874.

Check: Please make check payable to “IBRD-WBI” and mail to:
   Ms. Uloaku Echebiri
   Mail Stop J3-304
   World Bank
   1818 H Street, N.W.
   Washington, D.C. 20433

Wire Transfer: Please wire fund to:
  Bank:  Bank-Fund Staff FCU
  Bank Address: 1818 H Street, N.W. 
  Washington, D.C. 20433
  ABA No.   2540-7417-0  
  Account Name: Financial Sector
  Account #:  264971 S2.2
  Reference:  Include Participant name and country

Visa to enter USA
Natives of most countries need a visa to enter the United States. Please check with the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country to find out if you need a visa. If you need a visa, apply for a B1 visa, which is the equivalent of a tourist visa. Please make sure to apply for ths visa well in advance of the course to ensure that you receive it in time to travel.

Accommodations
The registration fee for the workshop does NOT cover accommodations.  All participants are free to make their own hotel arrangements. However, for your convenience we have blocked rooms in three hotels within walking distance to the course venue.  Below please find contact information, addresses, and rates for the three hotels below.
When you call or e-mail to make reservations, please be sure to mention that you will be in Washington for the World Bank "Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis Workshop Group" in October.  If you e-mail to make a reservation please do not forget to include your name, contact information, dates you will stay, credit card number and expiration date. 

Hotel Information:

Hotel Lombardy
2019 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
www.hotellombardy.com/HL
Tel: +1-800-424-5486 (toll free)
Fax: +1-202-872-0503
Rate: $159 single occupancy / $159 double occupancy
Reservation deadline: Friday, September 16,  2005 (after this date you will not be able to receive the group rate)
E-mail: 2019reservations@hotellombardy.com

The State Plaza Hotel
2117 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
www.stateplaza.com
Tel: +1-202-861-8200 or +1-800-424-2859 (toll free)
Fax: +1-202-587-1354
Rate:  $140 single/double occupancy
Reservation deadline: Friday, September 16,  2005 (after this date you will not be able to receive the group rate)
E-mail: reservations@stateplaza.com 

Lincoln Suites
1823 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.lincolnhotels.com 
Tel: +1- 202-223-4320
Fax: +1- 202-293-4977
Email: reservations@lsddc.com

Weather
In November, the temperature in Washington, D.C. varies between 15-20 degrees Celsius. To check the weather in Washington before your departure visit here:

 

Transportation from the airports to Washington, D.C.   

From Washington Dulles International Airport  (in Virginia, 30 miles from Washington, D.C.)

Take a taxi directly to your hotel (approximate fare is $45) or

Take an airport bus (approximate fare is $16) to the terminal in downtown Washington, D.C., from where you can take a taxi to the hotel at a cost of approximately $8, including tip.

From Washington Reagan National Airport   (in Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.)

Take a taxi to your hotel in downtown Washington at a cost of approximately $15, including tip or

Take the metro to downtown D.C. (Washington, D.C. has a very convenient and safe metro system). Take the blue line metro towards Addison Road. Get off at Foggy Bottom Metro Stop, which is a few blocks from World Bank & hotels.

 

From Baltimore Washington International Airport   (in Maryland, 30 miles from Washington, D.C.)

Take a taxi directly to your hotel (approximate fare is $70) or

Take a super shuttle bus (approximately $25) to downtown Washington, D.C.

 

Contact Information:

             Ms. Uloaku Echebiri

             Phone: +1-202-458-1435

             Fax: +1-202-676-9874

             E-mail: uechebiri@worldbank.org

Ms. Demet Cabbar

Phone: +1-202-458-9835

Fax: +1-202-522-7105

E-mail : dcabbar@worldbank.org

 

 

 

 


 




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