[announce] Cairo Selected to Host 33rd International Public Meeting
http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-16may08.htm Cairo Selected to Host 33rd International Public Meeting
16 May 2008
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Cairo, Egypt will host the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' 33rd International Public Meeting from 2-7 November 2008.
At its 28 April 2008 meeting, the ICANN Board accepted the proposal to host the meeting put forward by National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt.
"This is going to be an exciting meeting for ICANN with it marking our 10th anniversary and it's fitting that it is in Egypt," said Paul Levins, ICANN's Executive Officer and Vice President - Corporate Affairs. "Egypt, with other nations and the technical community, has played a key role in moving Internationalized Domain Names forward."
The meeting venue will be the Intercontinental – Cairo Citystars. The website with information on the ICANN hotel room rate and booking instructions will be posted soon.
Each year ICANN holds three meetings in different regions around the world. These meetings constitute an essential part of ICANN's global consensus-building and outreach efforts. The ICANN Meetings Committee sets the regions in which ICANN will hold its meetings. Proposals are then solicited from organizations interested in hosting the ICANN Meeting.
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN