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Dear Attendee, It's great that you are already pre-registered for the 18th ISTRC Symposium. Please allow us to remind you that in order to be considered as a Participant we would need to receive your registration fees through a transfer to the following account: HSBC Bank USA NA Name of bank account: Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical CIAT Account number in USD: 193136341 Bank address: Doral Office 4090 NW 97th Avenue Miami, FL, 33178 ABA FED 021001088 ABA ACH 067009390 Registration fees = $ 490 (Industry); $390 (Scientists); $290 (Students) –Registration fees are not refundable.

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International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Km 17 Autopista Cali - Palmira

Colombia

Palmira, Valle del Cauca 763537

Colombia

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Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Dear Attendee, It's great that you are already pre-registered for the 18th ISTRC Symposium. Please allow us to remind you that in order to be considered as a Participant we would need to receive your registration fees through a transfer to the following account: HSBC Bank USA NA Name of bank account: Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical CIAT Account number in USD: 193136341 Bank address: Doral Office 4090 NW 97th Avenue Miami, FL, 33178 ABA FED 021001088 ABA ACH 067009390 Registration fees = $ 490 (Industry); $390 (Scientists); $290 (Students) –Registration fees are not refundable.
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IMPORTANT ON Visa arrangements:

  • CIAT will support this process. Please avoid to undertake this process by yourself. You need to receive support from CIAT. In order to do so please contact Nhora Bonilla at N.Bonilla@cgiar.org providing a copy of your passport.

  • Visa process will take 15 working days which means three weeks. CIAT will only support those that have already paid their registration fees. So please make sure that you process your registration fees payment well in advance August 30th which is the deadline for registration and payment.

  • Please check in the following link whether you need visa to enter to the Colombian territory:

http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/en/procedures_services/visa/requirements


Accommodation:

Please call to the following contacts, send them an email or reserve your accommodation and airport - hotel - airport transportation online using the link provided. These hotels have special fares for you:


INTERCONTINENTAL - CALI
Contact: Monica Maria Gallego Agudelo
E-mail: monicam.gallego@hotelesestelar.com
Address: Colombia # 2-72, Cali, Valle del Cauca
Phone: (2) 8823225 - 57 317-4292635
For online reservations:
Web 3.0 URL: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2126870&hotelID=75635
Booking Engine 4.0 URL: https://reservations.travelclick.com/75635?groupID=2126870


HOTEL IBIS GRANDA
Contact: Andrea Zuñiga Baralt
andrea.zuniga@accor.com
HA0T1-SL@accor.com
Cel. +57 3183757898
Address: Av. 8 Norte No. 21N-40

For online reservations: www.ibis.com



HOTEL SPIWAK
Contact: Marcela Vasquez
Phone: +57 2 3959999 ext. 2352
Cel.+57 3176490864
PBX: +57 2 4851296
E-mail: gcuentacali2@spiwak.com
www.spiwak.com

For online reservations:

https://reservations.verticalbooking.com/reservations/pacchetti.html?id_albergo=18951&dc=1007&lingua_int=esp&id_stile=14152&id_prodotto_sel=19&generic_codice=ISTRC


Local transportation

Hotels in Cali will provide pick up airport services for you. Therefore, when doing your reservation, please make sure to ask for this service too.


In case you miss your hotel's transportation, you are encourage to use taxis that depart from the airport. These taxis are totally safe and its cost will be around COP$70.000 and COP$90.000 (USD25). We strongly recommend you have Colombian pesos in case you need to use them.


Transportation during the event days

Bus service will be provided during the event days from the three hotels in Cali. Buses will load from 6:30 am to 6:45 am in order to take participants to CIAT. Please gather at the hotel reception at 6:30 am in order to avoid being left behind. In the evening, buses will depart from CIATs Arches immediately after closing formal meetings, and after evening entertainment on a route serving the three hotels.
For those living in Colombia and using their own vehicles please provide plates in advance in order to CIAT Security authorize your entrance.


Exploring Cali
Cali, founded in 1536, can be explored on foot: walk under the shade of trees along the riverbank, admire the architecture of churches and other national monuments, and visit the city’s many museums. In Cali, travelers can enjoy music festivals, learn about sugarcane farming, and take in the mountainous landscapes.
Follow this link for information on the city and touristic opportunities.
Click here for more information on Cali.

Please note that the ISTRC's organizing committee is not managing nor organizing any tourist attractions for participants. A dinner and a welcome cocktail will be offer in CIAT HQ during the event days. If interested in touristic attractions or Cali' shows, we invite participants to make arrangements by themselves.


Health

Yellow Fever Vaccination

We have been informed by CIAT that staff coming from the following countries will be required to present their yellow vaccination and immunization record upon entry to Colombia to ensure that they have been vaccinated for yellow fever:

*** Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Uganda, Brazil and Peru ***

If you are traveling from any of these countries, please make sure to have record of your yellow fever vaccination with you in advance of your travel.

According to CIAT’s policy you must have a health and life insurance during the period of the meeting. CIAT will not assume any legal or financial responsibility related with health problems or accidents.




  • Meike Andersson

    Meike Andersson

    CIAT - Harvest Plus

    Crop Development Specialist, Harvest Plus

  • Jorge Andrade

    Jorge Andrade

    International Potato Center, CIP

    Epidemiologist of Biotic Constraint and Potato Seed Specialist, Crop and Systems Sciences Division

  • HC Hernán Ceballos

    Hernán Ceballos

    International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

    Cassava Breeder

  • Dominique Dufour

    Dominique Dufour

    CIRAD

    RTB Focal Point / RTBfoods project leader

  • CE Chidiozie Egesi

    Chidiozie Egesi

    National Root Crops Research Institute, NRCRI


  • Daniel Jiminez

    Daniel Jiminez

    International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

    AGRONOMIST, Dapa

  • Brian King

    Brian King

    International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

    Leader, Cgiar Big Data In Agriculture Coordination Platform, DAPA, CIAT

  • Lava Kumar

    Lava Kumar

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA

    Head, Germplasm Health Unit / Virologist

  • JL James Legg

    James Legg

    International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA


  • JL Jan Low

    Jan Low

    International Potato Center, CIP

    Principal Scientist and Project Leader, SSA Research, Kenya

  • LS Lateef Sanni

    Lateef Sanni

    Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

    Professor

  • MS Marc Schut

    Marc Schut

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA

    Social Scientist, IITA

  • Eugene Terry

    Eugene Terry

    ATECHO and Associates



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International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Km 17 Autopista Cali - Palmira

Colombia

Palmira, Valle del Cauca 763537

Colombia

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