2ND DELEGATE MAILER
In this mailer you'll find....
Word from the CC
Fees & Venue
Before you Travel
Our FACI Team
Getting to Alexandria
Dear AIESECers all over the world , as the days go by , we countdown accomplishments not by how much time we spent on this conference building it from scratch , but by how we much weâ€™ve developed as a cc team to bring out the best to offer you the most experiential international conference ever made .
This conference will be like no other , uniqueness is imprinted in every corner , from the opening ceremony to the closing one , so come witness it and be part of it .
This is the 2nd Alexandrina International conference , if you think the first one was great , wait till you come and see what we got instored for you .Canâ€™t wait to see you all AIESECers !!!
EMPOWERING THE AIESECer WITHIN!! AIESECly yours, Congress Committee of AlexandriNa International Conference
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CLAIRE SI JIAO LIU
AGLELIKI TAKLAKOGLOU FLEUR HAGI
Introducing our 1st round of 3
FACI Team 4
The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern.
Its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is only 225 km. from Cairo. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graco-Roman Egypt; its status as a beacon of culture is symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world, but ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed he found a sparsely populated fishing village.
Since the 19th century Alexandria has played a new role, as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E.M. Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture; Lawrence Durrell described it as " The capital city of Asiatic Europe, if such a thing could exist".
Climate during the conference days
Historical monuments Pompey's Pillar, Karmouz. An ancient monument, this 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297. The confined area where the column stands also has other ruins and sculptures such as the Serapium oracle. Also beside this area is a very big shopping center for cloth and furniture called "El-Saa3a," where you can find many types of cloth or clothes.
Citadel of Qaitbay, Ras el-Tin .One of the icons of the city at a beautiful location, the fortress overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the city itself. Built by Mameluke Sultan Abdul-Nasser Qa'it Bay in 1477 AD but razed and reconstructed twice since.This citadel was built in 1480 by Sultan Qaitbay on the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, to protect the city from the crusaders who used to attack the city by sea. The Citadel is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbor on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria. The lighthouse continued to function until the time of the Arab conquest, then several disasters occurred and the shape of lighthouse was changed to some extent, but it still continued to function. During the 11thcentury an earthquake destroyed the top of the lighthouse and the bottom was used as a watchtower. A small Mosque was built on the top. About 1480 A.D the place was fortified as part of the coastal defensive edifices. Later castle looking citadel was built as a prison for princes and stateman. Now itâ€™s a Maritime Museum.
Montazah Palace, El Montazah, Built in 1892 by Abbas II of Egypt Abbas Hilmi Pasha, the last khedive of Egypt. One of the palace buildings, the Haramlek, now contains a casino on the ground floor and a museum of royal relics on the upper levels, while the Salamlek has been converted into a luxury hotel Parts of the extensive gardens (over 200 acres) are open to the public.
Roman Theatre, Kom El-Dikka,. Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble, with marble seats for up to 800 spectators, galleries and sections of mosaicflooring. In Ptolemaic times this area was the Park of Pan, a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman villas and baths
Getting to Alexandria
Arriving at Cairo International Airport
By train From Cairo, frequent trains from Ramses Station are probably the best way to get to Alexandria. To reach Ramses Train station a taxi or a mini bus should be taken from the airport gate to the mentioned destination. Trains run at least once every hour from 6 AM to 10 PM, but try to choose either an express or the pride of Egyptian Railways, the Frenchbuilt Turbo, which takes only 2 hours 10 minutes for the journey. 1st/2nd class tickets LE 50/35 one-way. Reservation is obligatory in express trains. For the return journey, trains depart from Misr Station, a 10minute stroll south of the Corniche along Nabi Daniel St, as well as the Sidi Gaber Station.
By Bus Several bus companies offer a bus service into Alexandria at a very low price range: 80-100LE. Buses are air conditioned and come complete with a hostess trolley service. Companies include Golden Arrow, West Delta, Super Jet, Pullman and El Gouna. Operating times vary from one company to another, but there are trips between Cairo and Alexandria virtually every hour from early morning till midnight. Note that while the buses themselves are perfectly comfortable, the duration of your journey from Cairo to Alexandria (and vice versa) will depend on your pick-up/dropoff point. Most buses start out from the Almaza Bus Station in Heliopolis and stop by Midan Tahrir and Giza before finally setting out to Alexandria; if you join from Heliopolis expect a 45 hour trip rather than the average 2-3. To reach Almaza Bus station in Heliopolis a taxi or a mini bus should be taken from the airport gate till the destination. There are a number of bus pick-up/drop-off points inside Alexandria. These are usually either at Maw'if Gadid Station (except El Gouna, which uses Sidi Gaber station) which is a bit far from the city of Alexandria so it shouldn't cost more than a 10 LE cab ride, 15 LE max. Don't take a taxi with anyone that approaches you right outside of the bus. Walk outside the station and catch a taxi there if you must. There is also a bus from Maw'if Gadid to Sidi Gabr, and from Sidi Gabr most parts of the city are accessible by minibus or tram if you are looking to save money.
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How to pay your fees??
Fees should be transferred to bank account number: 178650 Swift code: AUDBEGCAXXX With minimum amount to be transferred 75 Euros
PS. On sending your fees make sure to send the confirmation mail to email@example.com including the amount of money transferred, as stated before minimum 75 Euros, moreover the bank account number sent from to ensure safe arrival of your money & avoid any mix-up. Put in mind that the rest of the money depending on your time of registration (normal 150 Euros or late 170 Euros) the rest of the fees will be paid directly to our congress committee vise president of delegate servicing Aly Ramadan
Day 1: Arabian Nights
Day 2: Color Festival
Day 3: Casino
Day 4: Pool Party
Before you travel
Visa procedures and information The request to an Entry visa to Egypt is to be made at any Egyptian consulate or embassy overseas. Here is a list of things you need to have to apply for your visa:
Fill in Egypt’s tourist visa application Photocopy of the original valid passport. 2 Passport-type photographs Copy of round trip tickets Visa fee
Type of visa
validity Processing Embassy Service time fees fees
up to 90 days
10 business days
up to 90 days
10 business days
Delegates who don’t have an Egyptian embassy in their country must take it from the airport before leaving it to avoid any trouble and waste of time because the conference is on a tight schedule from the moment of your arrival.
Contact usâ€Ś. For more info or concerns about the conference feel free to contactâ€Ś
Dina Salem Congress Committee President of AlexandriNa International Conference Mobile:00201229911126 Skype:dinasalem91
Aly Ramadan Congress Committee Vise President for Delegate Servicing of AlexandriNa International Conference Mobile:00201207010808 Skype:dr.aly.ramadan
AIESEC Alex's first internatinal conference - AlexandriNa 2012