Administrative Note

Parliament of Georgia

Government of Georgia

Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development

United Nations

Tbilisi City Municipal Assembly

TISIFF 2018 VENUE

2018 Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum – TISIFF 2018 – will take place on December 15 and December 16 at the Tbilisi Palace of the Parliament of Georgia (8, Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia). The meeting venue is situated in the central part of the capital city that offers a unique mix of easy transportation and vicinity to some of the most popular cultural heritage places and museums.

The Parliament will host both High Level Opening Ceremony as well as Plenary and Parallel sessions of the Forum. Plenary sessions on December 15 and December 16 will be held in the main Plenary Hall of the Parliament of Georgia and four conference rooms will be reserved for Parallel sessions on December 16.

Should you need assistance for organizing bilateral meetings with state, non-government or private sector organizations in
Georgia on December 15 or 16, please let the forum secretariat (secretariat@tisiff.org) know.

TISIFF 2018 offers lunch and coffee/meal breaks for all delegates of the Forum at the same venue. Delegates are requested to indicate any special food/meal preferences (e.g. vegetarian) in the registration form (www.tisiff.org) to ensure that TISIFF organizers are informed in advance to facilitate relevant catering arrangements.

SOCIAL PROGRAMMES

TISIFF 2018 will offer a number of cultural and social programmes and we hope that the Forum delegates will be able to join us at each of the event.

December 14
Delegates arriving on December 13 or early morning of December 14 are offered a unique opportunity to explore Georgia,
as the Cradle of Wine. Based on the latest international research evidence, Georgia has been recognized as the country of the oldest wine-making civilization (viti-culture) with over 8,000 years of vintage history. TISIFF 2018 delegates can join the cultural tour to the East Georgia, Kakheti to get more familiar with the history of the country and traditions of the Georgian wine-making. The Tour includes a visit to Gremi Monastery and a lunch at a wine-cellar.

December 15
The first day of the Forum will be closed by the High Level Reception hosted by the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia at the Shota Rustaveli Hall of the Tbilisi Palace of the Parliament. All registered delegates to TISIFF 2018 will be kindly
invited to the reception.

December 16
The second day of the Forum offers optional visits to the National Museum of Georgia or the Museum of Fine Arts from
4 pm till 7 pm. Both Museums are located on the Rustaveli Avenue in a walking distance from the Parliamentary building.
The Forum will be closed by a Special Reception and Georgian Folklore Concert for TISIFF delegates hosted by the Tbilisi City Mayor and the Chairman of the Tbilisi City Council (Freedom square, Tbilisi, Georgia). TISIFF Delegates will have an opportunity to learn about the Traditional Dancing and Polyphonic Songs of Georgia.

TRAVEL, SHUTTLE AND ACCOMMODATION

TISIFF 2018 secretariat and co-sponsor organizations will cover costs of in-country travel and transportation of delegates, expenses of social and cultural events as well as meals offered during the official and cultural programmes throughout December 14-16.
Shuttle from/to Tbilisi International Airport to the Forum venue or hotel(s) of your choice will be arranged by TISIFF 2018 secretariat. Minibuses will be also provided for in-country transportation of all international delegates on December 14-
16. Shuttle services for high level delegations will be organized by the Government, UN and other International Agencies according to the confirmed schedule of arrival and departure.

TISIFF 2018 delegates are kindly requested to cover their international travel to/from Georgia and accommodation costs during the stay in Tbilisi.

The Leading Group Secretariat will, however, offer special arrangements for a select number of Speakers/Presenters from low- and middle-income countries by covering international travel and accommodation costs. Should you require co-funding from LG secretariat, please kindly let us know by November 10, 2018 by writing to secretariat@tisiff.org.

For accommodation options, TISIFF 2018 Forum organizers have selected 3 hotels in the vicinity of TISIFF 2018 venue and have pre-booked number of rooms with special negotiated rates. Delegates should make their reservations directly with the hotels according to the provided information and indicate TISIFF 2018 in an e-mail subject. Reservation requests submitted later than November 30 will be subject to availability at the requested hotel. We strongly recommend that
delegations make their reservations without delay and before the mentioned cut-off date.


Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel

Single Room: 130 USD + 18% VAT Double Room: 150 USD + 18% VAT
Fore reservation, please contact: eka.pataraia@radissonblu.com
Total Rooms available: 80
Website: https://www.radissonblu.com/ge/hotel-tbilisi


Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Single Room: 130 USD + 18% VAT Double Room: 145 USD + 18% VAT
Fore reservation, please contact: natia.davituliani@courtyard.com
Total Rooms available: 45
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tbscy-courtyard-tbilisi/


Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel

Single Room: 115 USD (18% VAT included) Double Room: 130 USD (18% VAT included)
Fore reservation, please contact: rdm@shotahotels.com
Total Rooms available: 25
Website: https://shotahotels.com/

Please kindly consider arriving to Tbilisi on December 13 or Friday morning, so you could join the Cultural Tour to Kakheti region, the cradle of wine-making on December 14. For departures please note that TISIFF 2018 officially closes at 4 pm on Sunday, December 16 and social and cultural programmes continue till 10 PM.

Hereby please see some of the useful links for travel options, direct flights and schedule:

www.tbilisiairport.com

CONSIDERING TO SAY IN GEORGIA FOR LONGER?

Interested in staying in Georgia for longer? You may enjoy a number of social programmes and cultural events (theater, live music, museums) taking place in Tbilisi. Please visit http://www.info-tbilisi.com/events/ or http://tbilisiguide.ge for more information and useful links. You may also use TISIFF 2018 trip to extend your stay in Gudauri, the popular winder sport resort of Georgia located at the height of 2,196 m (about 7,200 feet) and in just 2 hour drive (120 km) from Tbilisi (http://www.gudauri.info). For more details on the Winter Resorts of Georgia as well as other holiday options please see the following pages of Georgian National Tourism Administration http://georgia.travel and http://gnta.ge.

HOPE TO WELCOMING YOU IN GEORGIA SOON FOR TISIFF 2018

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