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EITI Chair's Awards

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Call for nominations

The EITI Chair wishes to invite all EITI stakeholders to nominate implementing countries for awards to be announced at the next Global Conference in Paris in March 2011. The EITI Chair's Awards recognise countries that have shown leadership, determination and resourcefulness in implementing the EITI. Up to three awards will be given. 

Paris 2011

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The EITI Global Conference 2-3 March 2011

The 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris is now at an end. Heads of states, government leaders, companies and civil society organisations gathered at the OECD in Paris to share how EITI has led to improvements in their country and how to shape the future of the EITI.

Speakers

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The plenary sessions will involve the audience in an engaging and interactive discussion about the impact that the EITI is having and the future challenges which need to be addressed. World leaders from governments, companies, civil society as well as international organizations and academia will deliver keynote speeches and take part in executive session panels to discuss and propose solutions. The audience is invited to actively contribute and participate in the debates in a wide range of workshops.

Registering for the 5th EITI Global Conference

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We regret to inform you that registration for the 5th EITI Global Conference is now closed. We thank you for you interest. Information for registered participants can be found below.

 

Registered participants are entitled to:

• Attend plenary sessions
• Attend executive sessions
• Attend workshops
• Conference kits
Visit the EITI National Exhibition

Getting there

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Getting to/from France

Air

There are two airports in the Paris area.  North of Paris is Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, the largest airport and most often used for international flights.  South of Paris is Orly airport.   

Train

Paris can be reached by 2 high-speed international trains:

Thalys - for travellers from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

EITI National Exhibition

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The EITI is implemented by 33 governments around the world, and the EITI processes are very different from country to country. This fact that stakeholders in each country own and decide the course of their EITI process, is one of the key features of EITI methodology. During the Global Conference, representatives from implementing countries will be invited to present and share stories from EITI implementation unique to their respective countries.

Overview

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The fifth EITI Global Conference in Paris will feature four plenary sessions and numerous executive sessions and workshops, all evolving around the headline ‘transparency counts’. There will also be special events such as the EITI Chair’s awards and the EITI National Exhibition. The conference events and sessions will reflect the following two main themes:

Consolidating the impact of the EITI

Visa information

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Should you have questions regarding visas for France please first consult the Visa and Travel Document page of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs website, available here.

For a list of countries whose citizens require a visas, please click here.

Accommodation

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Meridien Etoile Hotel

Le Meridien Etoile Hotel is located at Porte Maillot in the 17th arr., 7 min train ride from the the conference venue and easily accessible by metro, RER and airport buses.

 

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Conference venue

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OECD Conference Centre

The 5th EITI Global Conference will take place at the conference centre of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in the 16th arr. of Paris. The OECD Conference Centre opened  in January 2008. It has 3000 square meters of modern conference rooms and a range of facilities including wifi access, catering services and a media centre. Over 40 000 delegates come to the OECD to attend meetings every year.

Paris 2011

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The 5th EITI Global Conference entitled Transparency Counts will focus on how the EITI is making a difference to the nearly half a billion people in 24 countries around the world who now have access to reliable revenue figures from the natural resources of their own country. In many cases, these figures have never been available before.

Previous Global Conferences

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The biannual EITI global conference is thehighest governing body of the EITI and the premier event in the EITI calendar. During the Global Conference, a smaller EITI Members' Meeting with the three constituency groups – implementing and supporting countries, companies (including institutional investors) and civil society organisations - takes place. The main task of the EITI Members' Meeting is to appoint an EITI Board for the next two years.

To date, there have been four EITI Global Conferences: