IPF

2nd Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on
Partnerships and Local Governance
International Partnership Fair
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Practical Arrangements

The International Partnership Fair will take place from 13 to 15 February 2006 at Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria. The working language of the Fair is English, no translation service will be provided by the organisers. There is no conference fee to be paid. However, travel, accommodation costs and visa fees are covered by participants themselves.

On Tuesday evening, 14 February 2006, we kindly invite to an informal partnership networking event, the so called "partnership chill out". Further information on this event will be provided on the first day of the Fair (Monday, 13 February 2006) at the registration desk.

The Venue

The venue for this event is the Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria. For further information on the venue, please see

Parkhotel Schönbrunn / Ballroom
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 10 - 20
1130 Vienna, Austria
Tel: + 43 / 1 / 87804
E-mail: parkhotel.schoenbrunn@austria-trend.at

Visas

All attendees of the International Partnership Fair should verify whether or not any visa requirements exist for the entry to Austria, and where applicable they should begin visa procedures as soon as possible. If you have a visa requirement, we kindly ask that upon registering you send to us a request letter. Please find attached a template of the request letter. The letter can be sent by email (with electronic signature) to Ms. Judith Feichtiger (feichtinger@zsi.at), by post or via fax (see contacts).

After receiving the request letter, the organising institution (Centre for Social Innovation) will issue a letter addressed to the respective Austrian embassies/consulates informing them about your invitation to the International Partnership Fair. In addition, a copy of the letter will be sent to you in the form of an e-copy. In order to receive your visa on time, please then contact the nearest Austrian Embassy / Consulate in charge. Please consider visa applications can take several weeks.

How to get to the Parkhotel Schönbrunn

The hotel is located in vicinity of Schönbrunn Palace, opposite the Western park entrance. Please see the map on Parkhotel Schönbrunn / Location.

From Vienna airport:
Please follow the signs in the arriving hall for shuttle, bus, subway or taxi. Indicated prices are not guaranteed.

Public transport:

Hotels / Accommodation

The organisers pre-reserved accommodation in several hotels close to the event. Please find a list of hotels offering a special conference rate below. We kindly ask to book your accommodation no later than 20 January 2006 (key word: International Partnership Fair). Bookings should be made directly at the hotel .
Please note that the conference organisers do not organise or book any travelling / accommodation issues and do not cover any travel or accommodation costs.

Parkhotel Schönbrunn
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 10-20
1130 Vienna, Austria
Tel: + 43 / 1 / 87804-xx
Fax: +43 / 1 / 87804-xx
E-mail: parkhotel.schoenbrunn@austria-trend.at
Price: € 82.- / 115.- (conference price for single room / double room with breakfast)

Renaissance Wien Hotel
Linke Wienzeile / Ullmannstrasse 71
1150 Vienna, Austria
Tel: + 43 / 1 / 89102-815
Fax: +43 / 1 / 89102-300
E-mail: rhi.viehw.reservation@renaissancehotels.com
Reservation: reservation request form
Price: € 106.- / 117.- (conference price for single room / double room with breakfast)

Hotel Ekazent
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 22
1130 Wien, Austria
Tel: + 43 / 1 / 8777401
Fax: +43 / 1 / 8777401-333
E-mail: office@hotelekazent.at
Price: € 65.- / 93.- EUR (conference price for single room / double room with breakfast)

Hotel Cortina
Hietzinger Hauptstraße 134
1130 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 / 1 / 8777406
Fax: +43 / 1 / 877 74 06-6
E-mail: office@hotel-cortina.com
Price: € 68.- / 96.- (conference price for single room / double room with breakfast)

Pension Schönbrunn
Schönbrunner Schloss Straße 30
1120 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 / 1 / 8155027-0
Fax: +43 / 1 / 8155027-300
E-Mail: mail@pension-schoenbrunn.at
Price: € 46.- / 77.- EUR (conference price for single room / double room with breakfast)

Note: Prices are not guaranteed. Further details should be requested directly at the hotel.

To find out more information about other accommodation possibilities, go to http://info.wien.at/