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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"

20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea

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Registration and Hotel Reservation

The World Library and Information Congress 2006, 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 20-24 August, 2006, in the COEX Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Online conference registration is now closed!
(12.00 CET on 1st of August 2006)

How to become a delegate

You may still register at conference registration desk at the conference site.

Please print the Onsite Registration Form and bring it with you.

As of August 1 it is not possible to book any sightseeing tours. On-site you can book tours upon availability at the tour desk in the registration area on the 3rd floor of the COEX.
At the Library Visit desk you can subscribe for available library visits.

Registration fees

All prices mentioned below are quoted in Euro. The registration will be processed once full payment has been received. The conference organiser will not accept any bank charges associated with the transfer of money.

Full delegate IFLA member
Before: 15 May 2006 365.00 EUR
After: 15 May and before 1 August 445.00 EUR
On site: After 1 August 525.00 EUR


Full delegate Non member
Before:15 May 2006 450.00 EUR
After: 15 May and before 1 August 525.00 EUR
On site: After 1 August 605.00 EUR


Accompanying person
Before: 15 May 2006 250.00 EUR
After: 15 May and before 1 August 250.00 EUR
On site: After 1 August 300.00 EUR


Before: 15 May 2006 200.00 EUR
After: 15 May and before 1 August 200.00 EUR
On site: After 1 August 200.00 EUR


All IFLA members, regardless of category, will be entitled to register at the member rates published. If you are not an IFLA Personal or Institutional Member, but are a member of your national library association in Membership of IFLA, please contact your national association or IFLA Headquarters for the correct membership number. You can find the membership code also in the IFLA Directory or in the Online IFLA Membership Directory.This number should be entered on the registration form.

If your registration form and payment are received after 15 May 2006, automatically the late fee will be charged.

The registration fee covers

Name badge * Admission to all sessions * Admission to the exhibition * Opening and Closing Sessions * All receptions * Professional visits to Libraries *

Accompanying persons:
Name badge * Admission to Exhibition * One Sightseeing Tour below Euro 50.- * Opening Session * All receptions * Professional visits to Libraries *

Note: This years' IFLA conference will be opened with a spectacular opening in the COEX convention & exhibition centre in Seoul. High Officials of Korea will attend the ceremony. We would like to inform you that in case your accompanying person would like to attend the Opening Ceremony, we kindly ask you to send your passport number, country and date of birth before August 1 to wlic2006reg@congrex.nl due to security reasons.


Congrex Holland will send out confirmation of your registration within six weeks after receipt of your payment. If you have not received a confirmation letter six weeks after receipt of your payment, please contact Congrex Holland. A final confirmation will be sent to you four weeks prior to the conference. This final confirmation letter must be presented upon arrival at the pre-registration desk (the 'PAID' desk) if the account has been settled, or at the unsettled account-desk (the 'NON-PAID' desk) if a balance is still due.


Alterations to your registration will not be accepted over the telephone. Please fax, post or e-mail (wlic2006reg@congrex.nl) any amendments to the Conference Secretariat.

Registration deadline

Please note that the on-site registration fee applies after 1 August 2006. Moreover, on-site registration does not guarantee the availability of all congress materials and access to all social events.

After 1 August 2006, pre-registration will close and all new registrations can only be done at the New Registration desk at the COEX during the Congress.

Cancellations and refunds

Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted before 15 May, 2006 in writing to the Congress Secretariat, Congrex Holland. The fee for cancellations received before 15 May, 2006 is Euro 50.
For cancellations after 15 May, 2006 no refunds will be given.

Hotel Reservation

Due to delegate demand all rooms are now fully booked at the Special Conference Rates in all Conference Hotels.

You may contact the hotels directly for their own rates and availability.
Please see: List of Hotels with telephone numbers

A number of Internet sites can be used to find hotels and book accommodation in Seoul. The following are some examples. Delegates use them at their own risk:

Room Rates

All rates quoted on the hotel reservation form are per room per night, including breakfast and city tax and in South Korean WON. Deposits will have to be paid in Euro. The deposit will be deducted from your final hotel bill. Please note that the exchange rate used will be set approximately two weeks before arrival to Seoul. The deposit as calculated on the registration form will have to be paid to the congress secretariat directly. Only after receipt of the deposit or credit card guarantee, Congrex Holland will make the hotel reservation. Extension of payment until after the congress is not possible.

Changes and cancellations for reservations

Changes and cancellations of reservations should be made directly to Congrex Holland in writing only. If notification of cancellation is received in writing by the Conference Secretariat before 1 May, 2006 we will charge your credit card for Euro 50 administration fee. If you have to cancel after the deadline the maximum of one night stay plus 10% of the total reservation costs will be charged. In the case where the hotel is able to re-sell the room only 10% of the total reservation costs will be charged. Please do not contact the hotel directly as all reservations are handled by the Conference Secretariat.


Within six weeks after receipt of your hotel reservation form with credit card guarantee or hotel deposit, you will receive a confirmation of your hotel reservation including name, address of your hotel and costs per night. If you have not received any confirmation six weeks after payment of your hotel deposit, please contact Congrex Holland.

Hotel Categories and Prices

The prices of the hotel rooms are in South Korean WON, the local currency.
For current rates please use the online currency converter

For the location of hotels please refer to the Map of Seoul.

on map
Hotel Single
Double WON Deposit EURO
1. COEX Intercontinental
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 34522500
260,150 296,450 250
2. Renaissance
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 5550501
214,170 242,000 200
3. Novotel
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 567 1101
190,330.- 207,636.- 170.-
4. Ramada
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 6202 2000
145,000 45,000 120
5. Ibis
Fully booked!
+82 2 34541101
131,450 147,400 125
6. Best Western Hotel Gang Nam
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 6474 2000
140,000 155,000 115
7. Hotel Ellelui
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 5143535
157,300.- 183,920.- 130.-
8. Hotel Riviera Seoul
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 541 3111
156,090 203,280 130
9. Human Starville
Fully booked!
+82 2 5560700
86,000 86,000 75
10. Dormy In Seoul
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 6474 1515
98,000.- 106,000.- 80.-
11. Provista Hotel
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 597 1140
96,000.- 106,000.- 80.-
12. Best Western Hotel Vision
Fully booked!
Tel: + 82 2 22962244
76,000.- 86,000.- 75.-
13. Hotel Dong Seoul
Fully booked!
Tel: +82 2 455 1100
102,850.- 144,950.- 100.-
14. Jeon Poong Hotel
Fully booked!
76,000.- 86,000.- 75.-

Please note that we can only book a hotel for you if the deposit has been paid. The paid deposit will be deducted from your final hotel bill.

Delegates are not obliged to book their hotels through the service offered by Congrex.

We have visited the Hotel Prima Seoul and the Coop Residence Samsung Station Hotel, and noted that these are clean and close to the conference centre. These hotels are not contracted, but can be booked directly with the hotels:
Hotel Prima Seoul
Coop Residence Samsung Station

Payment of the fees

Payment can only be made in Euro and should be made in advance by:

  1. American Express Card, VISA Card, Mastercard, Diners Club holders may use their credit cards for charging all the costs. The cardholder's name, card number, expiration date of the card and signature should be filled in on the registration form.
    Regretfully other credit cards cannot be accepted.
  2. Banker's cheque forwarded together with the registration form to Congrex Holland.
    The Banker's cheque should be purchased at your bank and made out in Euro to Congrex Holland BV, WLIC 2006.
    Please include your name, registration fee/hotel deposit with your banker's cheque.
    It is regretted that personal or company checks cannot be accepted.
  3. Bank transfer in Euro to:
    ABN/AMRO Bank
    Vijzelstraat 68&78, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aaccount number,
    Iban NL54ABNA0494687754, BIC ABNANL2A,, mentioning WLIC 2006 (swiftnumber, ABA number, IBAN number).
    Please include your name, registration fee/hotel deposit with your bank transfer.
    All bank fees should be included.

Congrex Holland, the conference secretariat, will not be responsible for identifying funds transferred directly into the account when the name of the participant is not mentioned. Neither will bank charges of bank fees associated with the transfer be accepted.

Congrex Holland
P O Box 302
1000 AH Amsterdam
Tel. +31 20 5040 201
Fax +31 20 5040 225

Web: www.congrex.nl


The World Library and Information Congress 2006, 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council and/or its agent Congrex Holland and/or its agents have the right to immediately alter or cancel, without prior notice, the Congress or any of the arrangements, time tables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the World Library and Information Congress 2006, 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council caused by reasons beyond their control. The World Library and Information Congress 2006, 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council and/or its agent Congrex Holland BV and/or its agents shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration or cancellation.