10th ECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) Legal Forum
17-20 June 2015
Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
BLC Law Office
EUROPE-CAUCASUS-ASIA (ECA) LEGAL FORUM IS A PROFESSIONAL EVENT FOR THE LEGAL COMMUNITY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR NON-LAWYERS
THE REGISTRATION FOR THE 10TH ECA LEGAL FORUM IS NOW CLOSED
We look forward to seeing the registered Delegates in Tbilisi!
PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEE
Please note: the registration fee is payable in US Dollars.
The Registration Fee for each Delegate is $1,400.00 (One thousand four hundred US Dollars). This fee includes all work and social programs. The Registration Fee cannot be split or divided.
If a Delegate would like to bring a Guest, the Registration Fee for each Guest is $550.00 (Five hundred Fifty US Dollars).
The cost of the optional all-day tour of the Kakheti region (including wine tasting, lunch in Kakheti, and dinner upon return in Tbilisi) on Saturday, 20 June 2015 is an additional fee of $120.00 per person.
The Delegate's Registration Fee includes the entire Work Program, access to all meeting facilities, simultaneous translation, catering during the meetings, Forum materials, the entire Social Program (all evening social events), transportation to and from social events, cultural afternoon tour on 19 June (ancient capital Mtskheta - UNESCO Heritage Site, Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral), as well as transfer from the airport on arrival to Tbilisi. Transfer from the airport is only upon checking in with the ECA Forum desk at the airport on arrival and only on the following dates:
- 16 June (Tuesday) as of midnight
- 17 June (Wednesday) 24 hours
- 18 June (Thursday) until noon
The Guest's Registration Fee includes participation in the entire Social Program together with the Delegates (all evening social events), transportation to and from social events, cultural afternoon tour on 19 June together with the Delegates (ancient capital Mtskheta - UNESCO Heritage Site, Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral), as well as the special Guest Program with city and cultural tours (including lunch) on 18 and 19 June.
Delegates participate in the Forum's Work Program and Social Program. Guests are family members or friends who accompany Delegates for personal reasons, who do not participate in the Work Program, and for whom we will have a separate Guest Program on Thursday, 18 June and Friday, June 19. Guests will also join the Delegates for all events of the Social Program.
Please note: All travel arrangements (except for transfer from the airport on arrival to Tbilisi), booking and payment for the hotels are the responsibility of the Delegates.
All payments must be made only in U.S. dollars by check or bank transfer within 7 (seven) days after submitting the Registration Form AND receiving confirmation that your registration has been accepted.
*** Please note that we do not automatically provide you with invoice for the payment of registration fee and other payment documents. Should you need them in order to process the payment please let us know. In case you need Contract or Act of Acceptance we ask that you kindly e-mail them to
in Word format for signature. We will provide you with invoice within about one week upon receipt of your request. ***
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations must be received no later than 1 June 2015 to qualify for a partial refund, in which case the registration fee will be refunded minus an administrative fee of 10% $140.00 for a Delegate and $55.00 for a Guest) and any bank transfer charges (if applicable). If your cancellation notice is NOT received on or before 1 June 2015, we regret that we will be unable to refund the registration fee at all because all payments to service providers will already be made by that time.
HOTEL, TRAVEL COSTS, AND BOOKING ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DELEGATES
For your convenience, we have reserved, at special, discounted Forum rates, a block of rooms at
Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
which is the main venue of the Forum, and also at
Rooms Hotel - an alternative brand new and stylish hotel, which is a 7-minute walking distance from Radisson Blu Iveria. If you are interested in more economical options, please let us know and we will be happy to recommend other hotels near the main Forum venue.
Due to an active tourist season at the time of the Forum and very limited number of hotel rooms, please reserve as early as possible and pay attention to strict cancellation policy and other policies of the hotels. As always, all hotel accommodation arrangements and payments are the responsibility of the Delegates.
You may book your hotel room online through these links:
Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
- main venue of the Forum: the Forum rates are available for stay from Monday, June 15, 2015 through Sunday, June 21, 2015 and include free breakfast and Wi-Fi in ALL room types (VAT 18 % excluded). Free cancellation 29 days or more prior to arrival date.
Rooms Hotel - an alternative brand new and stylish hotel, which is a 7-minute walking distance from Radisson Blu Iveria. For additional information please visit Rooms Hotel Web site.
The Forum rates are available for stay from Monday, June 15, 2015 through Monday, June 22, 2015 (VAT 18 % excluded). Free cancellation 14 days or more prior to arrival date.
Please note: Group rates are subject to availability and are in effect only until 15 May 2015 at both hotels.
ALL-DAY CULTURAL TOUR OF THE KAKHETI REGION ON SATURDAY, 20 JUNE 2015
We are pleased to offer Forum Delegates and their Guests an optional all-day Cultural Tour to Kakheti, Georgia's beautiful wine region with the following Program:
10:30 - Departure Hotel Radisson Blu Iveria
12:30 -14:00 Sightseeing tour of Sighnaghi
Sighnaghi is a small picturesque town located on a hilltop with stunning views of Alazani river valley and the Caucasus Mountain Range. Sighnaghi is surrounded by XVIII c. fortified wall - the longest one of existing fortifications in Georgia.
Museum of Sighnaghi - State Museum that houses a unique archeological finds from that region and a collection of Niko Pirosmani paintings
15:00-17:00 Wine tasting and lunch at "Khareba" Wine Cellar (town of Kvareli)
Winery "Khareba" is established upon the ancient traditions. The company works over maintenance of the unique vine culture and wine making both using ancient methods and modern technologies, producing high quality wines.
In Kvareli wine is kept in 7.7 km long tunnel cut off in the stone massif of Caucasian mountain range. The massif includes granite surrounded by shale layers. At any time of the year, the temperature is 10C-11C. Wine is being aged there in the oak barrels.
17:30-18:30 Visit Tsinandali Residence. Visit residence of one of the most beloved and noble Georgian families - princes Chavchavadze. XIX c. residence of legendary figure Alexander Chavchavadze consists of summer home, gardens and winery featuring several vintages of white vine.
21:00 Arrive Tbilisi and dinner at the Puris Sakhli restaurant with spectacular views of the Old Town
Should you wish to take advantage of this unique opportunity, please check the box on the Registration Form and pay the Saturday Tour fee of $120 per person.
Please keep in mind the following dates:
- 17-19 June 2015: dates of the Forum in Tbilisi.
- 20 June 2015 (Saturday): Optional Cultural Tour to Kakheti, Georgia's beautiful wine region.
- 15 May 2015 - deadline for booking Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel and Rooms Hotel Tbilisi at a special ECA Legal Forum rates.
- 1 June 2015 - Forum's registration cut-off date; no registrations and no cancellation refunds after this date.
ECA LEGAL FORUM'S SOCIAL INITIATIVES
In 2012, we started a social initiative of the Forum supporting one of the leading ocean conservation organizations, the
Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA) / Mission Blue and had a special feature in honor of the World Oceans Day (8 June).
In 2013, our social cause was the
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in Kiev and the
Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra. The wonderful musicians of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Chief Conductor Maestro Hobart Earle, graciously and generously contributed their time to the Forum and gave us an unforgettable concert on 29 June 2013.
In 2014, we extended our support to orphanages in Eastern Ukraine.
In 2015, we invite Forum Delegates to extend their support to Georgian contemporary artists in order to finance their participation in the upcoming Vienna Contemporary Art Fair.
A Welcome Reception on 17 June will showcase the works by Georgian contemporary artists and you will have an opportunity to meet them
http://www.windowproject.ge/ As always, 100% of your contributions will go directly to this cause.
As in previous years, Delegates who will support this cause will be honored at the Forum's Social Initiatives Hall of Fame.
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR GEORGIA
Please note: Citizens of CIS countries, European Union, United States, Russia and most countries of Latin America do not require a visa for entering Georgian territory and staying in Georgia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. For viewing the full list of the countries citizens of which do not require visa, please follow the link.
For additional information regarding visa requirements please visit the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Web site.
For all other countries we strongly recommend that you contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Georgia in your home country as soon as possible in order to check the visa requirements that are applicable to you.
According to the recent amendments to the legislation, Georgian visas will be issued in diplomatic representation or consular posts of Georgia abroad and can no longer be obtained at the border crossing points of Georgia. To obtain a Georgian visa a foreign citizen shall fill out online visa application form available at: Submit e-Application.
As a precaution we suggest that you obtain an Invitation Letter prior to applying for a visa at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Georgia in your home country. ECA Legal Forum host firm in Georgia, BLC Law Office will be happy to provide Delegates with Invitation Letters upon request.
For your convenience, below is a list of information needed to prepare Invitation Letter.
Please fill out the required information and e-mail the list with a Subject Line:
Visa Invitation Letter Request - First / Last Name to the Forum's Host Firm, in Georgia, BLC Law Office, attention Ms. Eka Mindiashvili.
In the event you are experiencing any problems with visa issues in Georgia, please contact Ms. Nino Sesitashvili or Ms. Eka Mindiashvili.
Phone: (32) 292-2491
Phone: (32) 292-0086
Mobile: (59) 978-5888
Phone: (32) 292-2491
Phone: (32) 292-0086
Mobile: (59) 919-5595
Please note that we shall communicate with Delegates and Guests exclusively via e-mail. Therefore, in order to receive important logistical updates, please provide your accurate e-mail address as well as an alternate e-mail address in your Registration Form.
please contact the Forum Coordinators:
Eka Mindiashvili, with logistics in Tbilisi
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Forum!