New Delhi, October 08 – 09 | JW Marriott
Please register by September 14, 2018
New Delhi, the capital city of India
A symbol of the country’s rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly together. It is a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. Home to millions of dreams, the city takes on unprecedented responsibilities of realizing dreams bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts.
With a history that goes back many centuries, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernising country. Dotted with monuments there is much to discover here. The seat of many powerful empires in the past, its long history can be traced in its many carefully-preserved monuments, ancient forts and tombs.All this is combined with the best features of a modern city such as a metro system, bustling markets and fabulous eating places. The past and the present meld seamlessly together, making centuries-old monuments a part of the city’s daily life. Delhi is very much a history’s child. The story of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharata, when the town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. Over the centuries, eight more cities came alive adjacent to Indraprastha: Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad.
Many empires rose to the heights of their power and were destroyed here. Among the prominent dynasties which made Delhi their capital were the Tughlaqs, the Khiljis and the Mughals
Even today, one can have a fascinating glimpse into the past in Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis, and colourful bazaars. Rickshaws wind their way through this crowded, bustling capital of the Mughals, where life continues, much as it did hundreds of years ago. It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb that have survived many centuries, and give an idea of architectural wonders created by emperors in the past. Central Delhi, with its tree-lined avenues, imposing structures and buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and India Gate, reflect Delhi’s colonial past. A number of museums provide a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history.
For more information please refer http://www.delhitourism.gov.in
Weather in Delhi, India
20°C - 30°C
The JW Marriott is the official conference hotel. Special room rates at the Marriott hotel are available, and additional details are on the “Accommodation & Travel”page of the conference registration website. The link to reserve your room will be included in your Summit Confirmation email you receive once you register for the conference.
Autumn in Delhi lasts from September end to November and the weather is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 20 degrees °C to 30 degrees °C. You would need light woolens and cottons.
Summit attire will be business casual. As with many hotels, sometimes it can be cool in the meeting rooms so you may want to pack a light sweater.
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All Summit materials and session presentations will be produced and conducted in English.
Name badges must be worn at all time for security purposes during the Summit.
While at the meeting please protect your belongings (purse, laptop, iPads, etc.) at all times, especially when in public areas. Please do not leave valuables unattended in any of the meeting rooms and take everything with you at the end of each meeting session.
SPECIAL NEEDS AND DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Should you require specific aid or service, or have special dietary restrictions, please indicate that at the time of your registration.
International travelers who wish to exchange foreign currency can do so at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid International travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post Abroad
Attendees who are not citizens of India are responsible for determining visa requirements for their entry to India. Processing time for such visas can vary. We recommend submitting visa applications no later than six weeks prior to your flight to ensure your visa is ready in time for your travel to the Impact Summit.
For information – https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/
If requested, the GSG Impact Summit can provide an official letter of invitation for international Summit attendees. Though not required for a visa application, letters of invitation can assist as a supporting document. This letter by no means guarantees admittance into India, but can provide compelling evidence for immigration officials to consider. To request a letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org