Certification Management Committee

(CMC)

 

 

2006 CMC Annual Meeting - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Location

Hotel InterContinental Buenos Aires
Moreno 809 - C1091AAQ
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 43 40 71 00
Fax: +54 11 43 40 71 19
Website: www.intercontinental.com/buenosaires
Email

  photo Buenos Aires

Meeting Schedule

MeetingDateTime
CMC Annual Meeting2006-06-22/23

Registration and Information Desk

The Meeting will take place at the Montserrat 1 Room (-2 level) of the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES - Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Registration and Information desk will be located at the foyer of the Montserrat 1 Room on the -2 level of the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES.

Registration of delegates begins on Tuesday, June 20th between 12:00 and 18:00.

Registration and Information desk will be maintained at the foyer of the Montserrat 1 Room on meeting days between 8:00 and 17:00.

Information Office

IRAM Secretariat is the official contact point during the meeting.

IRAM Secretariat
Per 556 - C1068AAB Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 43 46 07 06
Fax: +54 11 43 46 06 14
E-mail

Social Events

Welcome Cocktail, Wednesday 21st

Event: Welcome Cocktail.
Date and Time: June 21st, 2006 - 19:00.
Place: IRAM headquarters.
Address: Per 556 - Buenos Aires.
Dress: Business suits.
Registration: Please register when you register for the CMC Meeting, Buenos Aires, 2006. And, if there is any accompanying person, please do together.

Gala Dinner, Thursday 22nd
Event: Gala Dinner.
Date and Time: June 22nd, 2006 - 20:30.
Place: El Querand - Restaurant - Tango Show.
Address: Per 302 - Buenos Aires.
Dress: Formal.
Registration: Please register when you register for the CMC Meeting, Buenos Aires, 2006. And, if there is any accompanying person, please do together.

Accompanying Person's Program

For accompanying persons, the following tour is prepared:

City tour for Half-a-day
Sightseeing downtown
(For details, please refer to the Tour Program section)

Service Provider: LES AMIS Travel Company (LEG 2114 IATA)
Address: Main Office: Av. Maip 1270 - C1006ACT - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 52 46 66 00
E-mail
Web: www.lesamis.com.ar

Date of Tour: June 22nd, 2006 (Thursday)
9:00 around 12:30 (Lunch is not included)

ADVANCE BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED BY FILLING OUT THE APPROPIATE SECTION OF THE REGISTRATION FORM.

TOUR FARE / FEE PAYMENT: FREE.

English speaking guides.
No minimum number of participants will be required.
Pick-up: 8:30 (at the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES).
Please be ready 10 minutes before the departure time in front of the Hotel's Bell Desk.

Please contact LES AMIS Travel Company for check of booking or to cancel your accompanying person's participation after booking.

Other 1/3 day tours are also arranged, please refer to the Tour Program section, for details and book them.

Tour Program


City tour
Sightseeing downtown
Half-a-day tour (June 22nd)

Along 9 de Julio Ave. you will see the Obelisk, a symbol of the city, and the famous Coln Opera House with its beautiful architecture and excellent acoustic.
The tour then heads toward the San Telmo neighbourhood, the cradle of the city, and to Plaza de Mayo, a square which is the historical centrepoint, surrounded by the House of Government, or Casa Rosada, the seat of the national government, the Cabildo a historical building which was the town hall and focal point of colonial political life the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Municipal Palace, seat of the City Government.
The tour then proceeds across La Boca, a picturesque area where Italian immigrants first settled, famous for its Caminito Street.
Then the sightseeing takes you to Avenida de Mayo May Ave. eminently Spanish, up the street to the Plaza de Los Dos Congresos Two Congresses Square across which you can see the majestic Legislative Palace, house of the National Congress.
Turning North, the tour takes you to the Recoleta neighbourhood, with the famous cemetery and the Palermo neighbourhood, with a large beautiful park in one of the most elegant areas of the city.
Free for registered accompany person(s)


Tigre and Paran River Delta with the Coastal Train
One-day tour

An unbelievable landscape is only a few minutes away from the downtown area. Travelling North you will pass through the most elegant residential areas: Vicente Lpez, Olivos, where the presidential residence is located, Acasusso, La Lucila, and especially San Isidro, with its majestic gothic Cathedral.
Part of this tour is by the Coast Train, which stops at several of the now renovated old stations, each preserving its original style, where one can find friendly cafs, restaurants and modern shopping malls. From Tigre station, you will board a typical motor board to sail up the Paran River Delta, surrounded by the exuberant indigenous vegetation and including lunch at a typical restaurant.
The tour returns along the Pan American Highway.
Price per person, regular service: USD 38.


Santa Susana's Ranch
One-day tour

By the end of the last century, Mr. Francisco Kelly, an Argentine citizen of irish descendant named his land Santa Susana as a homage to his wife, Susana Caffrey.
The ranch is located in the district of Campana, Buenos Aires province, and near the town of Los Cardales.
It actually occupies an area of 1200 hectares mainly dedicated to agricultural activities, and, since around 10 years ago, it has also been exploited as a tourism resort, either at national or at international levels.
The strolls in typical one-horse carriages called "sulkies", or just riding on horse-back, will show the visitors the enchantment of the Argentine land, the beautiful landscape, its growing crops, and let them feel the incomparable wild aroma in the air.
You will enjoy the typical gaucho menu: empanadas and the Argentine asado prepared on an iron cross over the fire, accompanied of course by the best wines of the country.
Price per person, regular service: USD 35.


Cataratas del Iguaz
Three-day tour

The tour takes 3 days and 2 nights. Visit to the Iguaz National Park, with a view of the lower and upper falls, the Brazilian and Argentinean sides and the Devil's Throat area.
There is an option not included, The Great Adventure that combines the whole essence of the Iguaz National Park in one ride: the jungle and the waterfalls.
The tour includes a visit to the Foz Iguaz National Park and it's various falls.
National Park entrance fees are not included-Subject rates to availability.
Transfers and flyers are included.

Price per person
Accommodation at the Sheraton Iguaz Hotel (*****)
Single falls view USD 820
Single jungle view USD 675
Twin falls view USD 535
Twin jungle view USD 465

Accommodation at the Iguaz Grand Hotel & Casino (*****)
Junior suite single USD 735
Junior suite twin USD 493


El Calafate
Three-day tour

The tour takes 3 days and 2 nights. Visit to the Los Glaciares National Park. This park offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world: the glaciers, including the majestic, 5 km wide and 80 m high Perito Moreno Glacier.
Ice blocks of different sizes are continuously breaking away from this glacier and falling into the waters of Lake Argentino. An complex footbridge system extends in front of the glacier, allowing sightseeing from different viewpoints.
National Park entrance fees are not included-Subject rates to availability.
Transfers and flyers are included.

Price per person
Accommodation at the Posada Los lamos (****)
Single USD 490
Double USD 385

One/three-day tours with English speaking guides have been scheduled for delegates and accompanying persons. No minimum number of participants will be required.

Advance booking is recommended, although it will be possible to make reservations at the Registration and Information desk for any of the proposed tours, after arrival at the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES.

Accommodation

Rooms have been pre-booked for delegates at special rates at the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES, GRAND BOULEVARD HOTEL and IMPERIAL PARK HOTEL.

SPECIAL RATES CAN BE GUARANTEED ONLY FOR RESERVATIONS MADE BEFORE MAY 3rd, 2006.

DELEGATES WILL HAVE TO REGISTER THEIR OWN RESERVATIONS.

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR HOTEL BOOKINGS: - Credit card number, issuing company and expiry date are required for making reservations.
- No advance payment is required to book accommodation.
- No show will incur a charge equivalent to one night accommodation.

THE PRICES BELLOW ARE PER ROOM, PER NIGHT AND INCLUDED BREAKFAST AND TAX.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES (Five Star)
Moreno 809 C1091AAQ Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 43 40 71 00
Fax: +54 11 43 40 71 19
Email
Web: www.intercontinental.com/buenosaires
King De Luxe/ Twin De Luxe: USD 163,35.-

GRAND BOULEVARD HOTEL (Four Star)
Bernardo de Irigoyen 432 C1072AAJ Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 52 22 90 30
Fax: +54 11 52 22 90 70
Email Email
Web: www.grandboulevardhotel.com
Standard Single / Standard Double: USD 90.-

IMPERIAL PARK HOTEL (Three Star)
Lima 101 C1073AAC Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 43 83 05 55
Fax: +54 11 43 82 86 86
Email
Web: www.imperialpark.com.ar
Executive Single: USD 66,55.- / Executive Double: USD 72,60.-

The hotels are located in the historic Montserrat district, the heart of Buenos Aires' fascinating heritage and are very close to each other. Please refer to the IMGMap of hotel positions.

More information about hotels in Buenos Aires can be found on the following Websites:
www.turismo.gov.ar
www.argentinatravelnet.com

TELEPHONE INFORMATION
Usually phone calls from hotels are very expensive. Please ask at the hotel front desk for prices.
Alternatively you can buy phone cards in different places in the city.

Arrival

The International Ministro Pistarini Airport (i.e. Ezeiza) is 38 km from the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES (about 35 minutes by car).

From the airport to your hotel, the Manuel Tienda Len and Transfer Express coach services are suggested (these are located in the arrival areas, just outside customs). Prices are approximately USD 20.

When leaving the country, passengers are required to pay airport tax to USD 18.

Passports, Visas and Vaccinations

Concerning the visa is not necessary to request a business visa to participated in the CMC Meeting.

People travelling from certain countries to Argentina will need valid visas and certain vaccines. The addresses of the Argentina Embassies, should be available under www.cancilleria.gov.ar (Representaciones Consulares).

Please contact the Argentinean Embassy or Consulate in your own country to find out the entry requirements.

If a visa is required, please request a formal invitation from IRAM Secretariat by filling out the relevant section in the Registration form.

Weather

http://www.meteofa.mil.ar/

Meeting Registration

Please complete DOCthe attached registration form and return it to the IECEE and IRAM Secretariats no later than February 28th, 2006 to the following address:

Mrs. Tara Mitchell
Tel.: + 41 22 919 02 52
Fax: + 41 22 919 03 00
E-mail

IRAM Secretariat
Tel.: +54 11 43 46 07 06
Fax: +54 11 43 46 06 14
E-mail

Workshop

Workshop - Certification of Electrotechnical Products for the Global Market.

Please PDFclick here in order to download the Program.

Date and Time: June 21st, 2006 - from 9 am to 5 pm.

Place: Montserrat Room (-2 level) of the HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BUENOS AIRES - Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Registration: Please register when you register for the CMC Meeting, Buenos Aires, 2006.