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PROGRAMME 43 WTCA General Assembly

(Moscow — St. Petersburg)

Distinguished delegates of the 43rd WTCA General Assembly!

World Trade Centers Association invites you to participate in the 43rd WTCA General Assembly, which will be held in Moscow from September 23 to 25 and St. Petersburg from September 25 to 26, 2012.

Please note that in order to be able to book a hotel at special rates established for participants, you will need to arrive in Moscow not earlier than September 22, 2012.
According to the WTCA program, the Moscow part of the General Assembly agenda will be held from September 23 to 25, 2012. In the evening of September 25 at 19:25, all delegates will depart Moscow via “Sapsan” train for St. Petersburg, where they will arrive at 23:15 the same date. Hotel booking for Moscow and St. Petersburg is available on the General Assembly registration page. When selecting dates in the module you may choose: September 21 — 25 — accommodation in Moscow (Crowne Plaza Hotel Moscow), September 25 — 27 — accommodation in St. Petersburg (Astoria Hotel St. Petersburg and the Angleterre Hotel St. Petersburg).

According to the WTCA program, the St. Petersburg part of the agenda will be held the whole day of September 26.
Please take time to review the program carefully and plan a return flight from St. Petersburg. If you desire to fly back from Moscow, you will need to make travel arrangements and cover the costs for the transfer from St. Petersburg to Moscow and accommodation in Moscow independently.
The program is available on 43rd General Assembly webpage or download PDF file.
Look for further updates on the Assembly website!

WTCA Headquarters

21 September, Friday
All day

Arrival WTCA Board Members/Accompanying Persons

Crowne Plaza Club
08.00 – 23.00

Registration WTCA Board Members/Accompanying Persons

Crowne Plaza
Club Lobby

22 September, Saturday



Board Activities and Meeting

Board Dinner

Crowne Plaza Club

Oxford Hall Club Restaurant

- 1st Floor
08.00 – 09.00 Registration WTCA Board Members/Accompanying Persons Crowne Plaza Club Lobby
08.00 – 23.00

Arrival Delegates & Registration for Delegates Opens

Crowne Plaza


Free Day for Delegates and Accompanying Persons/Moscow Excursions – Tickets for Sale at Travel Desk

Crowne Plaza

23 September, Sunday
08.00 – 23.00

Arrival Delegates/Official registration 43rd  General Assembly

Crowne Plaza
09.00 – 16.00

Board Meetings

Board Working Lunch

Crowne Plaza Club

Oxford Hall
10.00 – 13.00

Moscow Excursions for Delegates
(See Separate Excursion)

Crowne Plaza
13.00 – 17.00

Free Time for Delegates

17.15 – 17.45

Transfer to Bolshoi Theatre

Crowne Plaza Atrium

Crowne Plaza Club Atrium

Buses available at both locations
18.00 – 21.00

Bolshoi Theatre Performance

The Bolshoi Theatre
21.00 – 21.30 Transfer to Hotel Crowne Plaza Lobby
21.30 – 22.30

Welcome Reception with Remarks by:
Ghazi Abu Nahl, Board Chairman, WTCA
V.Y Salamatov, Director General, WTC Moscow

Eric R. Dahl, CEO, WTCA

Crowne Plaza Atrium (Food and Beverages Served)

24 September, Monday

(coffee stations operating all day, Congress Center 2nd floor)

09.00 – 9.30

Opening Ceremony WTCA 43rd General Assembly


Congress Centr


Congress Hall - 2nd floor

9.30 – 9.45

Opening Remarks by:
Ghazi Abu Nahl, Board Chairman, WTCA
V.Y Salamatov, Director General, WTC Moscow

Eric R. Dahl, CEO, WTCA

Congress Center

Congress Hall - 2nd floor

10:15 – 12:30


“Building Sustainable Revenue Generation”
                10.15-10.30  Introduction
   10.30-11.20  Session I
   11.25-12.15  Session II

12.15-12.30  Survey & Feedback

Congress Center

Valdai Hall
1st floor
12.30 – 14.00


Regional Exhibition

Congress Center

Seliger Hall 1st Floor

Foyer 1st + 2nd Fl.

14.00 – 16.00

Forum «Russia in the WTO: The Launch»

Moderator: S.N. Katyrin, President, CCI RF

Congress Center

Congress Hall
20.00 – 22.00

43rd General Assembly Gala Dinner
Announcement of Board Election Results
Recognition of 2012 Certified WTCs
Special Recognition: Genevieve Fournier
Cultural Program

Congress Center

Congress Hall
Foyer 2nd Floor

Attire: Evening

25 September, Tuesday

(coffee stations operating all day, Congress Center 2nd floor)

08.00 – 10:00

Board Meeting: New Board Member Orientation

Crown Plaza Club

Oxford Hall
08.30 – 09.00

Regoinal Exhibition

Crowne Plaza

Congress Center

Foyer – 1st + 2nd Fl.
9.00 – 15.00 B2B meetings Congress Center Meeting rooms
09.30 – 12.00 WTCA INTERACTIVE MEMBER FEEDBACK SESSIONWTCA Congress Center Congress Hall
12.00 – 13.30

- Invitation to the WTCA 44th GA 2013
- Ceremony «Passing the GA Baton» from WTC Moscow to WTC Mumbai

Congress Center

Seliger Hall

1st floor

13.30 – 14.15

Signing of international and interregional agreements

Congress Center Congress Hall
14.15 – 15.30

WTCA Plenary Session

(Progress Report/Financials)
Congress Center Congress Hall
17.45 – 19.00 Transfer from WTC Moscow to the Leningradsky Train Station Crowne Plaza Lobby Crowne Plaza Club Lobby

Buses available at both locations

Buses depart at 17.45
19.45 Depart Moscow for St. Petersburg by high-speed train “Sapsan”
Leningradsky Train Station Dinner on train
23.30 Arrival in St. Petersburg (Moskovsky Train Station)
Accommodation at St. Petersburg Hotels
26 September, Wednesday
7.00 – 8.30 Breakfast Astoria/Angleterre  
08.15 – 08.30 Registration and Transfer from the Hotels Astoria/Angleterre  
08.30 Buses Depart from Hotels to Lenexpo Astoria/Angleterre  
10.00 – 11.30 Participation in the “Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2012” Plenary Session Lenexpo Exhibition Hall 
09.30 – 10.00 Visit to the International Innovation Forum Exhibition Lenexpo Exhibition Hall 
11.30-12.00 Transfer to Lunch Venue From Lenexpo Buses depart at 11:30
11.00 – 13.00 BOARD MEETING Smolny  
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
Announcement of TAITRA Office Opening in St. Petersburg
13.30 – 14.00 Transfer to the Hermitage Museum PetroCongress Buses depart at 13:30
14.00 – 16.00 Visit to the Hermitage Museum Hermitage Buses depart at 16:00
16.00 – 17.00 St. Petersburg sightseeing tour Return To Hotels    
18.30-19.00 Depart Hotel for Dinner Venue Astoria / Angleterre  Lobbies Buses depart at 18:30
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner hosted by the WTC Moscow and WTC St. Petersburg TBC  
22.00 Depart for Hotels Astoria / Angleterre  Lobbies Buses depart at 22:00
Departure from St. Petersburg will take place on both the evening of September 26 and the morning of September 27.
General Assembly participants are also offered individual trips to Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and other cities upon availability.
Trade missiondelegates are invited to participate in the program, except the WTCA Network Marketplace (Sept 24) and WTCA Interactive Member Session (Sept 25).

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The application deadline
is May 15, 2012

Contact person:

Stella Grigoryan

Elena Mozzhuhina

+7 (495) 258-11-32

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Pavel V. Solomakhin

+7 (495) 258-17-27
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