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10th GHAC

Sharm El Sheikh

About Sharm El Sheikh:

With sunshine and warm waters all year round, Sharm El Sheikh is the closest destination to Europe where you can soak up sun, dive amazing corals reefs, and enjoy the sea any time you need a break from routine. The climate is lovely and dry all year long with temperatures ranging between 20° and 25° C in the winter months, whereas in summer the temperatures go up a little reaching highs of 30 to 35° C. Sharm El Sheikh boasts the widest array of fun, exciting and even crazy water and extreme sports: besides diving, snorkeling, sailing, wind and kite-surfing, you can even try sky diving or parachuting from a helicopter on your next holiday in Sharm El Sheikh. Moreover, from Sharm El Sheikh, you can easily book trips and safaris into the nearby Sinai desert and discover the amazing St Catherine Monastery, or the majestic Sinai Mountains. You can also head to Sharm for a wellness and pampering holiday; the town is home to Egypt is most famous and professional Spas in Egypt. Add to that endless nights spent at local bars, nightclubs and beaches dancing the night away or the magic of an existing safari into the mountainous Sinai desert landscape and you will know why Sharm is ranked among the best vacation destinations in the world. Sharm El Sheikh has it all to make your holiday an unforgettable experience. Sharm El Sheikh is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, about 300 km from Suez and 19 km from Ras Mohammed National Park. Inside Sharm, Naama Bay is where the action is to be found whereas the Old Town is where you should head for your daily shopping and souvenirs. If you are in the market for some serenity Hadaba (near Ras Um Sid) would be your choice, here you find calm hotels and resorts. To explore the Ras Mohammed National Park and Nabq Protectorate, or to go on diving and snorkeling trips head down to the marina or to one of the town docking ports.

 

Geography

Overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, in Southern Sinai, lies one of the most outstanding marine environments in the world, with its varied coral reefs, and diverse aquatic life, in crystal clear waters. There are direct flights from Europe to Sharm El Sheikh airport, which is about 14 km from Sharm EL Maya and 8 km from Na’ama Bay. The city of Sharm El Sheikh comprises three centers: Sharm El Maya, Om El Seed Hill and Na’ama Bay.

 

Climate

July is the hottest month in Sharm El Sheikh with an average temperature of 33°C (91°F) and the coldest is January at 18°C (64°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in August. The wettest month is December with an average of 4mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 29°C (84°F).  

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Language

The official language spoken in Sharm El Sheikh is Arabic, but English is widely spoken in the majority of tourist areas. You'll find that Egyptians will try their best to speak the language of all those who visit, no matter where they are from.

 

Currency

The currency in Sharm El Sheikh is the Egyptian pound. Electricity: Electricity Voltage 220 volts Frequency 50 hertz Plug type The power sockets are of type C and F

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Conference Venue

 

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Entry Formalities

Disclaimer: WFP hold no liability for above information, please check with the nearest Swiss embassy or consulate to confirm information in regard to the visa requirements.

Visa on arrival

According to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom, citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry:

 All European Union citizens

Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Macedonia,  New Zealand,  Norway,  Russia,  Serbia, Ukraine, United States

 

Citizens of the following 7 countries and territories  have full Visa-free upon arrival:

Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macao, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,  Malaysia

 

Granting visa-free under certain conditions for: 

 Algeria – provided being aged 14 years and below

 Libya – provided being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays.

 Jordan – is holding a normal 5-year passport, a provided passport does not contain a stamp from the Jordanian Registration Office on the reverse side cover of the passport (on page 60)

 Morocco – provided being aged 14 years and below

 Sudan – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female national

 South Sudan – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female national

 Tunisia – provided being aged 14 years and below

 Yemen – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or traveling for medical reasons

 China – provided holding a return ticket, an upper-class hotel reservation and an equivalent of USD 2000

 

GCC residents:

Passengers with a valid residence permit issued by a GCC Member State can obtain a visa on arrival (25 USD )  and for a maximum stay of 30 days.

The residence permit must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

 

Egypt Electronic Visa:

 The Egyptian Evisa will be granted to all those who apply online and correctly meet the e-Visa requirements.

Prior to the implementation of the Egypt e-Visa, foreign nationals from the following countries could obtain a visa-on-arrival at any port of entry in Egypt.

Now it is possible to obtain an approved e-Visa before departing to their destination in Egypt. The Egyptian e-Visa application process is simple and can be easily completed before departure. This will facilitate their entry to the country once they arrive.

Below is a list of  countries eligible for Egypt e-Visa:

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North, Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United, States, Ukraine 

Hotel Accommodation

Steigenberger Alcazar
Address: Hilton Eyoun Sharm Hotel Entrance, Sharm El Sheik, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt external_link.png 


A link will be added soon to book using GHAC preferred rate

 



 



Maximizing the event

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Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before the conference is scheduled to start. This will give you enough time to have breakfast and register. The conference will start promptly, be sure to be on time.
 
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Collection of
Badges
Collection of conference documentation and identification badges will take place on 11th October 2017 from 08:00 to 09:00 at the registration desk adjacent to the conference room in the Foyer area. Participants are requested to wear their identification badge provided at registration at all times throughout the conference.
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After each break change your seats to ensure you meet as many people as possible. Sit next to someone you don’t know and introduce yourself. If you are attending with a colleague split up! You will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees during the breaks and dinner, make sure you will have enough business cards to be able to network effectively.
 
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A free of charge dinner will be served on the 11th October 2017, we hope you will join us in this important social event, it offers a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees in a more relaxed atmosphere.
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Mobile
Phones
As a courtesy to the Guest Speakers and other Delegates, please turn your mobile phones off, or on silent mode whilst in the conference room.
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After the
Event/
Evaluation
Form/
You will be given the opportunity to comment on the conference with our evaluation form that will be communicated electronically after the conference end. We really want to know what you think.
 
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From time to time we use participant’s photographs in our promotional material, by virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of your likeness in such material.
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Please wait for the microphone to reach you and state your name and company before asking your question.
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Presentation material, pictures and evaluation form from the conference will be available online at the soonest possible after the event ending

Agenda

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Speakers

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Collaborates

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Supporters

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Exhibitors

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Presentations

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