Information for Delegates


Delegates to the DIREC 2010 being held from 27th - 29th October 2010 at New Delhi/NCR Please note the following details:


Participation at the DIREC 2010 is free of charge for delegates attending the Main Event, Parallel Workshops, Official Side Events and visiting the Trade Show.


Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd., the Professional Conference Organizer engaged by the Government of India to manage the DIREC 2010, will be operating Help Desks at the International & Domestic Airports at New Delhi to assist delegates of DIREC 2010 by providing transfers from airports to hotels in cars/coaches on complimentary basis.

Addresses and contact details of select hotels in Delhi and Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd. are available in ‘Plan your Trip’ / ‘Registration’ link of the event website: You may book your hotel either through Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd, who has negotiated concessional room rates for DIREC 2010 delegates wherever possible, or contact the hotels directly. For details, look up the ‘Plan Your Trip’/ ‘Registration’ or write to
Mr. Rajneesh Khattar
Tel: +91 11 4279 5054, Fax: 91 11 4279 5098/99
Mobile: +91 98717 26762
Email : and


Date: Tuesday, 26th October 2010

Time: 1800 Hrs - 1930 Hrs

Venue: Main Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi-110011.

Registration for the Inaugural Ceremony at the Vigyan Bhawan will begin on 25th October from 1100 to 1700 Hrs at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe. Admission to the venue shall only be allowed for registered delegates and special invitees. No registration or admission shall be allowed after 1700 Hrs due to security reasons.

To avoid a last-minute rush, the registration facility will be open from 20th October 2010 onwards at Conference Secretariat:
B-217 (2nd Floor)
Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III
New Delhi-110020
Tel: +91 11 4279 5000, Fax: + 91 11 4279 5098 / 99.

It is strongly recommended that delegates complete registration formalities on or before 25th October 2010. Delegates seeking on-the-spot registrations can also approach the Registration counter at Vigyan Bhawan or Conference Secretariat during the dates mentioned.

From 25th onwards, distribution of delegate badges and kits for pre-registered delegates as well as on-the-spot registration will be done only from the Registration counter at Vigyan Bhawan.

Soon after Inaugural Session, the registered delegates and other invitees would join at Purana Quila (Old Fort), New Delhi for Opening reception filled with Indian Cultural show followed by cocktails and dinner at Hotel Le Meriden.


4.1 Venue
The Ministerial Meetings, Business Conference, Side Events, Parallel Sessions, Presentations, Panel discussions, Interactive sessions and Youth summit will take place at: India Exposition Mart Ltd., Knowledge Park –II, Noida - Greater Noida Expressway, Greater Noida (National Capital Region of Delhi). Click here to view Programmes Schedule. The detailed programme will also be available in printed form in the delegate kit.

4.2 Programme
Broadly, the Conference will have:

  • Inaugural Session
  • Ministerial Plenary Sessions
  • Stakeholder Plenary Sessions
  • Four Tracks of Interactive Panel Discussions
  • Official Side Events
  • CEOs Roundtable

All sessions are open to all delegates except the special Ministerial session.

Networking functions are planned on the evenings of 27th and 28th October, 2010, where the delegates, government officials and other participants shall have the opportunity to network and have one to one discussions.

Arrangements shall also be in place for small group and one to one meetings with Ministerial delegations from the participating countries and also for transacting business and investment promotion.

Abstracts of the Technical Sessions in printed form and a compilation of the conference proceedings/papers on a CD-ROM will be made available in the delegate kit.

4.3 Official Language
English is the official language of the Conference.

4.4 Lunch and Tea/Coffee
Complimentary lunch will be served to the full paid delegates only at the Food Court co-located at the venue of the Conference. Due to security reasons, entry will be strictly by delegate ID badges only. Complementary Tea/Coffee will be served during breaks between the sessions.


5.1 Venue & Timings
Venue India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida (NCR) [Spread in an area of about 35,000 sq. meters with state-of-the-art built in facilities such as CCTV, Fire Sprinklers & hydrant systems, 08 MW Power Back up, Business centre, Café/ Banquet Hall, Fine Dinning, Business Lunge, logistics centre and huge secured parking area for 8,000 Cars and 200 Trucks/Buses].
Date & Time 27th October, 2010 Inauguration at 10-00 Hrs. Business to continue up to 1800 Hrs.
28th October, 2010 Open from 10-00 Hrs to 18-00 Hrs
29th October, 2010 Open from 10-00 Hrs to 18-00 Hrs
5.2 Restaurants/Cafeterias

A leading restaurant chain in New Delhi will be operating restaurants/cafeterias offering lunch/ tea/ coffee/ beverages/ refreshments at the Venue itself for participants/visitors on payment basis.


Help & Travel Desks
Help Desks and Travel Desks are being put up at Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida (National Capital Region of Delhi) and Delhi International and Domestic Airports to render all possible assistance to the delegates, while departing Delhi.

Money Exchange
Participants can exchange their currency at the Money Exchange Counter to be set up at Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida (National Capital Region of Delhi).

Presentation Equipment
Facilities such as slide projector, overhead projector and multi-media presentation equipment will be available for speakers.

Medical Assistance
The following medical services will be available at Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida (National Capital Region of Delhi) to handle any medical emergency.

  • Standby medical teams consisting of Qualified doctors and nurses
  • Hospital bed, wheel chair, first aid box, oxygen, ECG facility, etc; and
  • Ambulance equipped with oxygen, stretcher, first aid box

Fire Fighting
The Venue is fully equipped with water sprinklers and hydrant system. However, additional adequate equipment and manpower will be deployed to meet any eventuality.

Comprehensive Security
The India Expo Centre is guarded by private security personnel on 24x7 basis and the premises are equipped with CCTV cameras, etc. In addition to adequate deployment of Government Security Forces around the venue, it is planned to further beef up the security by adopting a 5-level security system to properly secure the venue. A specialized Disaster & Evacuation Management Agency would be engaged to take responsibility of effective evacuation of the premises in the eventuality of a disaster.

Work Station/Business Centre
Business Centre fully equipped with Computers, Laser Printers (Color & B/W), Photocopiers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Internet (WiFi facility) Telephones with ISD/STD facilities will be available at the Venue of the Conference.

The line voltage for electricity is 220 Volt AC, 50 Hz. Most hotels provide 110 Volt AC socket for electric appliances.

Delegates are advised to make their own arrangements for personal/ medical insurance cover during the currency of the event. No such cover would be available from the organizers of the Event to the attendees of the Conference/ Exhibition or Social evening(s).


Accommodation for around 10,000 delegates, as per details given below with traveling time from each location, is available at Hotels/Service apartments in New Delhi and National Capital Region – in Noida and Greater Noida):

Noida / Greater Noida
Travel time to India Expo Centre by coach/car: approximately 30 minutes
5-star 364 rooms
3- and 4-star 860 rooms
Guest Houses 208 rooms
South Delhi
Travel time to India Expo Centre by coach/car: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
5-star 800 rooms
3- and 4-star 960 rooms
Guest Houses 600 rooms
Central Delhi
Travel time to India Expo Centre by coach/car: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
5-star 2,160 rooms
3- and 4-star 3,000 rooms
Guest Houses 1,000 rooms

Details of hotels with price ranges, mode of payment and their distances from the venue of the Conference / Exhibition are available at the "Registration” link of the website: Prospective delegate wishing to book accommodation may submit their request online. Acknowledgement, processing and confirmation of request will be issued within 2-working days of the request. URL Links of the major hotels / service apartments are also available on “Registration” link; Delegates wishing to have direct bookings from the Hotels may get the same by clicking on the respective links.

Registration Fees does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Technical and special leisure tours
  • Pre & post-conference tours
  • Transfers from airports to hotels and hotels to airports; and
  • Insurance, etc.

For updates on DIREC 2010, please visit
For further details on the event, please contact
DIREC 2010 Secretariat
217-B (2nd Floor) Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III
New Delhi-110020, India
Tel: + 91 11 4279 5000, Fax: + 91 11 4279 5098/99


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