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Date
15 Mar 2006
Tags
IOC Events , Press Release

IOC Executive Board meeting, Seoul, 5 - 7 April 2006


The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Seoul, Korea, from 5 to 7 April 2006. Meetings will take place at the COEX Convention Centre and the Grand Intercontinental Hotel, where the SportAccord Convention will also be held during the same period.
 
On the first day, the EB will meet with the National Olympic Committees, which will have held their General Assembly earlier in the week, and the International Federations. It will then hear reports on the IOC’s latest activities and receive updates on preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games: Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.
 
Accreditation and accommodation:Media wishing to cover the EB meetings are requested to register and book accommodation through the SportAccord website: http://www.sportaccord.com. Accreditation badges will be delivered from 2 April at the accreditation desk situated on the second floor of the Grand Intercontinental Hotel.   
 
Media facilities:
A working room will be set up in the Carnation Room, with all necessary facilities including high-speed internet lines.
 
Transport:
A shuttle bus service will be available from the Renaissance Hotel Seoul, Ramada Hotel and Ibis Seoul hotel to the Grand InterContinental.
   
Mobile phones:
Korea has its own mobile phone system which means that your phone will not work there. SportAccord will provide a service at the Grand InterContinental Hotel offering Korean-compatible mobile phones. Booking forms and call rates will be sent out to all registered attendees 2 weeks prior to the event, and will also be available at the Grand InterContinental.
 
Conference calls:
Media representatives who are not in Seoul will be able to listen to the President's press conference on 7 April. The number and access code will be as follows:
Number to dial: +41-91-610 56 55
PIN code (access code): 3211#
 
Programme:
 
Wednesday 5 April 2006
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
7.45 – 9.00 a.m.
Joint Meeting – IOC Executive Board/General Association of International Sports Federations
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Grand Celadon Ballroom, floor 2
8.45 a.m.
Photo opportunity
COEX Convention Centre – Grand Ballroom, floor 1
9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Joint Meeting – IOC Executive Board/National Olympic Committees
COEX Convention Centre – Grand Ballroom, floor 1
12.00 p.m.
Joint Press Conference – IOC President and ANOC President
COEX Convention Centre – Grand Ballroom, floor 1
2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Joint Meeting – IOC Executive Board/Summer Olympic International Federations
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Orchid, floor 2
5 p.m.  – 6.15 p.m.
Joint Meeting – IOC Executive Board/ International Olympic Winter Sports Federations
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Iris, floor 2
6.15 p.m.
Joint Press Conference – IOC President, ASOIF, AIOWF and GAISF Presidents
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Rose, floor B1
 
Thursday 6 April 2006
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
8.45 a.m.
Photo opportunity
COEX Convention Centre – ASEH Hall 201, floor 2
9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
IOC Executive Board Meeting
COEX Convention Centre – ASEH Hall 201, floor 2
1.30 p.m.
Press briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Rose, floor B1
3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
IOC Executive Board Meeting
COEX Convention Centre – ASEH Hall 201, floor 2
6.30 p.m.
Press briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Rose, floor B1
 
Friday 7 April 2006
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
8.45 a.m.
Photo opportunity
COEX Convention Centre – ASEH Hall 201, floor 2
9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
IOC Executive Board Meeting
COEX Convention Centre – ASEH Hall 201, floor 2
1.30 p.m.
Press briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Rose, floor B1
3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
IOC Executive Board Meeting
COEX Convention Centre – ASEH Hall 201, floor 2
6.30 p.m.
IOC President’s Press Conference
Grand Intercontinental Hotel – Rose, floor B1
 
Please note that all times are subject to change.
 
Contacts:
 
· IOC Communications Department:
Emmanuelle Moreau or Anne Martin-Lederrey:
Tel: +41-216 216 111, Fax: +41-216 216 356 (Korean numbers to follow)
E-mail: pressoffice@olympic.org

· SportAccord:
Anna Hellman, General Manager:
Tel: +41-244 685 972, Fax: +41-244 685 812,
Mobile: +41-79-310 97 22, Korean Mobile: +82 (0)10 4222 1294
 
· COEX Intercontinental Seoul:
159 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul
Korea 135-975
Tel: +822 3452 2500, Fax: +822 3430 8000
Email: coexseoul@interconti.com
Website: http://www.seoul.intercontinental.com

· Grand Intercontinental Seoul
159-8 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul
Korea 135-732
Tel: +822 555-5556, Fax: +822 559-7990
Email: seoul@interconti.com
Website: http://www.seoul.intercontinental.com           
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