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ICANN Meetings in Cairo

7-10 March 2000

ICANN's next round of meetings will be held on March 7-10, 2000, in Cairo, Egypt. Details about the meetings are being posted on this page as the become available. Please check back often!

ICANN thanks the members of the local host committee, chaired by Tarek Kamel and sponsored by the Egyptian Ministry of Communication, the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), and the Internet Society of Egypt.

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Cairo meetings will be held on March 7-10 at the Cairo Sheraton Hotel. Special room rates have been arranged by the local host committee for attendees at the ICANN meetings, and a shuttle bus service from the airport will be provided. Details below:

Visas: Nearly every traveller to Egypt will require a visa. For general travel, tourism, and visa information, see the official site of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism. Detailed visa information and entry requirements can be found here. Also quite useful is the ArabNet site for Egypt. Visas are generally available upon arrival at Cairo Airport.

Primary Meeting Location:

Cairo Sheraton Hotel
Tel: +20 (2) 3369700 or -800
Fax: +20 (2) 3364467
Email: csher@rite.com
P.O. Box 11, Galae Square
Cairo 11511
Egypt
Contact person: Nesreen Shawky
Rates: US $ 95 single/double room + 19% Service Charge and Taxes

NOTE: ICANN has been informed that all rooms at the Cairo Sheraton have been booked. Please make your room reservations at the hotels listed below.

In addition to the Cairo Sheraton Hotel, the local host committee has arranged for special room rates and reservations at the following hotels:

Pyramisa Hotel
Tel: +20 (2) 3368000 or +20 (2) 3369000
Fax: +20 (2) 3605347
60 Giza Street, Giza 12311
Cairo, Egypt
Contact person: Mostafa Abazza
Rates: US $ 90 per person (single); US $ 60 per person (double), including all taxes and breakfast
Distance from Sheraton: 2 minutes

Cairo Marriott
P.O. Box 33 Zamalek
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20 (2) 3408888
Fax: +20 (2) 3406667

El Gezirah Sheraton Hotel
Tel: +20 (2) 3411333
Fax: +20 (2) 3405056 or +20 (2) 3413640
P.O. Box 264 El Orman, Giza
Cairo, Egypt
Contact person: Ehab El Gammal
Rates: US $ 95 single/double room + 19% Service Charge and Taxes

Safir Cairo Hotel
Tel: +20 (2) 3482424 or +20 (2) 3482828
Fax: +20 (2) 3498049 or +20 (2) 3608453
El Mesaha Square Dokki, Giza
P.O. Box 138 El Orman
Cairo, Egypt
Contact person: Mohamed Essmat
Rates: US $ 65 single room, US $ 75 double room; + 19% Service Charge and Taxes

Shuttle Bus Service from Cairo Airport to Hotels

The local host committee will provide airport shuttle bus service for ICANN meeting attendees. The service will begin on Saturday morning, 08:00am, and will be available daily until 02:00am. The buses will be available at Hall 1, Terminal 1; also at Terminal 2. Look for the ICANN poster in the arrival hall.

MEETING SCHEDULE Updated 1 March, 2000

The schedule for the March 2000 ICANN meetings is currently as follows, subject to confirmation of its meetings by the DNSO. Other meetings may be added as March approaches, so check this page frequently for updates.

Monday, 6 March

Afternoon -- Preregistration in Foyer of Saladin Hall

Tuesday, 7 March

07:30 -- Shuttle bus service begins from Cairo Sheraton to Marriott Hotel (for Opening Session)

09:00-11:00 -- Opening Session [@ Cairo Marriott]

The official opening of the ICANN Cairo meetings will be held in conjunction with the Cainet 2000 conference at the Cairo Marriott. Featured speakers will include:

  • His Excellency Dr. Atef Ebeid, Prime Minister of Egypt
  • His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Nazif, Minister of Communication and Information Technology
  • Mike Roberts, President and CEO of ICANN

All ICANN meeting participants are encouraged to attend the official opening session. Shuttle bus service will be provided between the Cairo Sheraton and the Cairo Marriott (approximately 10 minutes away) prior to the opening session.

12:00-14:00 -- Lunch [@ Cairo Sheraton]

Afternoon-- DNSO Constituency Meetings [@ Cairo Sheraton]

13:00-19:00 -- GAC Meeting [@ Cairo Sheraton]

17:00-19:00 -- DNSO Working Group E (Outreach) [@ Cairo Sheraton]

Wednesday, 8 March

07:00-09:00 -- DNSO Working Group C (New Top-Level Domains) [@ Cairo Sheraton]

Morning -- DNSO General Assembly [@ Cairo Sheraton, Saladin Hall]

Morning -- GAC Meeting [@Cairo Sheraton]

11:30am -- GAC Open Session [@ Cairo Sheraton, Saladin Hall]

12:30-14:00 -- Lunch [@ Cairo Sheraton]

Afternoon -- DNSO Names Council [@ Cairo Sheraton, Saladin Hall]

Evening -- Gala Dinner

 

Thursday, 9 March

09:00-12:30 -- ICANN Public Forum [@ Cairo Sheraton, Saladin Hall]

Tentative agenda schedule:

9:00-9:40 -- Reports
9:40-10:00 -- Independent Review
10:00-10:40 -- ICANN Budget 2000-2001
10:40 -- Coffee Break
10:50-12:30 -- At Large Membership and elections

12:30-14:00 -- Lunch

14:00-18:00 -- ICANN Public Forum

Tentative agenda schedule:

14:00-15:45 -- Study session on new top-level domains & famous names issues
15:45 -- Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 -- ccTLD delegation and administration policies
17:30-18:00 -- Open forum / open microphone

Friday, 10 March

09:00-12:00 -- ICANN Board meeting [@ Cairo Sheraton, Saladin Hall]
(open to public observation)

12:30-14:00 -- Lunch [@ Cairo Sheraton]

AGENDA FOR ICANN PUBLIC FORUM AND BOARD MEETING
Updated 20 February, 2000

The preliminary agenda for the ICANN Public Forum on March 9 calls for review and discussion of the following:

The specific schedule for the Public Forum, 9 March, is posted above.

Links to relevant documents, proposals, community feedback, and draft resolutions will be posted on this page as they become available. ICANN will be posting URLs for public comments on specific items, along with web page archives of comments received. Comments on the agenda itself should be sent to Andrew McLaughlin.

WEBCAST AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

As usual, ICANN has made arrangements with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society to provide realtime webcasting and remote participation access.

Details have been posted on the Berkman site.

PRE-REGISTRATION

If you plan to attend the ICANN meetings in Cairo, please pre-register here. While preregistration is not required, it will help us anticipate attendance. Preregistration will also assure that you're kept up to date about logistical details as information becomes available.

HOST COMMITTEE

The ICANN Cairo meetings are sponored by the Egyptian Ministry of Communication, the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), and the Internet Society of Egypt. The local host committee is chaired by Tarek Kamel.

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