Delegate Mailer #1 MENAXLDS Dates: March 23rd March 29th 2013
MENAXLDS|Lebanon|Venue Travel Procedures|Special Events|Study Tours
Foreword The opportunity has finally come upon Lebanon to host MENA XLDS. Where it seeks to build upon its success as the fastest expansion, and prove itself on the global level as a serious and dependable entity. Itâ€™s time to put Lebanon on the map. Now itâ€™s your chance. Your chance to Lebanon and bask yourself within its culture and beauty, to see and feel the diversity around you. To finally understand why Lebanon is the party center of the Middle East and experience it for yourself. The team is working day and night to provide you with the best experience possible; such that you may get all you can from AIESEC, MENA and Lebanon. All what we ask from you is to smile and enjoy yourself. Regards, Mark Aghjayan CCP MENA XLDS 2013
Meet the CC Team Mark Aghjayan Congress Committee President Karam El-Dik CC VP Communications Akbota Kalekenova CC VP Delegates Servicing Mouâ€™nes Shibly MC Congress Manager Jad Hajj Ahmed CC VP External Relations Lara Al-Sous CC VP Logistics ER Teamsters Rawan Badr Ahmed Shaaban
CC Public Relations Manager Joy Abi Aad
CC Design Manager Ghassan Nassar Rosaline Mantoufeh
DS Teamster Khodor Shour
For any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the CC team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why MENAXLDS? Middle East and North Africa Exchange and Leadership Development Seminar 2013 (MENAXLDS 2013) is one of the annual regional conference of AIESEC in which selected members of this youth run organization from across the globe come together to build common strategies, develop their leadership tools and discuss issues relevant for their communities, improve their operational strategies, and enjoy their time in this unique event.
Do not miss the chance to be part of this unique and incredible experience not to be missed.
Dates: March 23rd - 29th 2013
USD 330 + USD 30 Damage Fee
Who can attend:
There will be two tracks available:
LEAD: A leadership development track designed for current and Elect: MCPs, MCVPs, NSTs, LCPs, and LCVPs CONNECT: A special track to develop further the AIESEC knowledge and functional development for AIESEC team members and middle management (Team leaders) Register Today on: www.menaxlds2013.org/apply-now Round 1: Dec 25, 2013 - Jan 20, 2012 Round 2: Feb 1, 2013 - Feb 25, 2013 Round 3 : Mar 1,2013 - Mar 5, 2013*
*Only delegates that do not need a visa to enter Lebanon may apply
Discover Lebanon Known as the â€œPearl of the Middle-Eastâ€?, Lebanon is a country with vast cultures and much diversity that makes it unique in the MENA region. Thanks to its location at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Lebanon has been shaped by many civilizations throughout history. Its position as a meeting point for diverse peoples is evident in the extraordinary richness of its archaeological sites and historical monuments. Lebanon is well known for its rich folklore and great traditions, its unique cuisine that is one of the healthiest and tastiest in the world and its remarkable archeological sites where you will be stand surprised in front of thousands of years of civilizations.
Fun facts about Lebanon: · Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times · Byblos (city in Lebanon) is the oldest, continuously living city in the world.
· Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in its archeological sites in the world · The first alphabet was created in Byblos · The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament · The 1st law school in the world was built in Lebanon, in Downtown Beirut.
Conveniently located in the heart of the prestigious summer and night life area of Batroun city, San Stephano Resort, 55 km away from Beirut International Airport, is the ideal choice for both families and youth. It is a special Beach retreat where the scenery is always spectacular, the hospitality is unforgettable & the recreation opportunities are endless. San Stephano Resort offers beautifully appointed, economical and executive rooms featuring an area of comfort and convenient facilities. San Stephano’s top grade conference room facilities, high speed wireless internet access and the latest state of art audio visual equipments are available for the convenience to give the time and space to think deliberate and relax without pressure. Our room is suitable for conferences, conventions, meetings, workshops, dinner concerts, and exhibitions. San Stephano offers an all-round professional experience to enhance your event and give the confidence to stage a memorable day. Last but not least, the “Resort” is the place where rooms are simple, homely & tastefully furnished for a comfortable stay. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ststephano Website: http://www.sanstephano.com
A coastal Lebanese city, located 50 km north of the capital Beirut, and 29 km south of Tripoli, Batroun is the official center of its caza with a population of around 20,000. Due to its distinguished location between the Mediterranean shore and the eastern Mountains, many investors were encouraged to establish beach resorts, restaurants and hotels, along the beach and on top of the neighboring hills
Visa Procedures: In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the General Security Forces, the CC team are working hard to ensure receiving a free visa upon arrival to Lebanon. You are should have all the following documents with you. In case of failure of providing the above mentioned documents you might be denied from obtaining an entry visa to Lebanon: A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining One visa application form, completely filled out and signed 2-passport type photographs Photocopies of the passport pages containing the full name, photo, passport number, issue date, and expiry date (one copy of each page) The invitation letter from the CC Team containing address of stay. A round trip non-refundable ticket Restricted Entry: The Government of Lebanon refuses entry to holders of Israeli passports, holders of passports containing a visa for Israel, valid or expired, used or unused and passports with entry stamps to Israel. In case of problem, the CC team will inform each delegate on individual case if their visa may not be granted upon arrival. To remain on the safe side and irrespective of your nationality, we highly recommend you check with your local Lebanese Consulate or Embassy at least one month prior to boarding the plane.
11 The citizens of the following countries are guaranteed receiving a free one month valid visa for tourism purposes upon arrival to Beirut International Airport: G.C.C. and citizens of Jordan: The Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and United Arab of Emirates) and the citizens of Jordan country who are holding Jordanian passports showing their national number.
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Fee Policies The conference fee is $330 + $30 damage fee (€250 + €25 in Damage fees calculated on a rate of 1€ = 1.311$) In the event the delegate registers after March 5, 2013, a late registration fee will be incurred of the amount $370+ $30 damage fee (€280 + €25 in Damage fees calculated on a rate of 1€ = 1.311$) Payment should be made in US Dollars.
The fees includes: • Stay and accommodation from March 23 until March 29, 2013 • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee breaks) • Airport Pickups and Transportations • Logisitical costs • Participation fees for the conference The fees do not include: • Flight tickets • Personal Expenses • Merchandise fees
Cancellation Policy: If you register but for some reason want to cancel your participation please note the following conditions: A cancellation fee of USD 225 (170 Euros) is applicable on Delegates whose applications have been confirmed by AI and the Delegate does not inform the CC team of his cancellation before March 5, 2013, (After March 5, the cancellation penalty becomes USD330) on the following email: email@example.com
These fees are charged upon the Delegate, in the case the Delegate does not meet the payment, the fees shall be billed to the respective entity’s invoice. The penalties however will not be applicable if: • The delegation replaces the delegate with another delegate from the same country and AI approves the replacement delegate before March 5, 2013. • AI approves a delegate from another country as a replacement before March 5, 2013
Opening Ceremony The official opening which will gather more than 600 youthful faces from all corners of the globe. Come together to celebrate the start of your wonderful Journey in MENA XLDS 2013. It is a huge opportunity for the Lebanese youth and International Delegates to meet and interact with leaders of Lebanon businesses and society.
Youth to Business Forum Gather in this unique event to develop your skills and knowledge, and realize your potential of becoming future leaders. Choose amongst the tracks ranging from : - Entrepreneurship - Social Entrepreneurship - Innovation
Global Village The chance to Share your culture, your music, your clothing; your identity. The chance to show AIESEC where you came from and why its special. All while opening up your mind and learning the traditions and lifestyles of other cultures. This is all what the Global Village is about, and you are a part of it.
Pre-Study Tour Discover one of the most stunning natural wonders on Earth. Explore one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Experience the city that never sleeps. Itâ€™s a study tour not to be missed.
March 21 and 22
Tour Cost: $100 Includes: -1 Night accommodation -Meals -Transportation -Guided Tours -Site entrance fees
Post-Study Tour Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Lebanese history. Enjoy a spiritual hike and savor the mesmerizing beauty of nature. Immerse yourself in Lebanese culture as of the well-preserved traditional villages and fascinating attractions. Live the essence of Lebanon in this one of a kind study tour.
March 30 and April 1 Tour Cost: $160
Includes: -2 Nights accommodation -Meals -Transportation -Guided Tours -Site entrance fees
Security and Travel Risk - Despite constant threats from external factors, Lebanon is considered a safe place to live in and to visit. - The CC team are cooperating with the General security forces and different ministries to insure the safety of the delegates during the stay in Lebanon - The CC team is in contact with the embassies in order to take any action if any unfortunate event occurs during the stay in Lebanon - Batroun, the city where the Conference will be held, as well all regions included in the events and study tour are considered very safe, and are among the most visited touristic attractions in Lebanon - If any unfortunate incident occurs in Lebanon prior or during MENAXLDS 2013, The CC team will inform all approved delegates about any procedures that will be taken in regards to MENAXLDS2013
Coming up in Delegates Mailer 2 - Pre-conference and Post-conference Stay Options - Visa Procedures - Special Events and themed parties - Merchandise information - and even more ...
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