With just under 2 months to go your hosts Luxembourg and Canada thought it was time to give you an update on our activities over the past few planning sessions. First of all we would like to thank the organization team for its hard and sometimes frustrating work on pulling this all together. It is a very arduous job given the audience we must convince to adapt to the new ways of Interbourse organizing.
As you are already aware we have made some exciting changes to this flagship conference. After this long period of being a “traveling circus” the Interbourse Team Captains unanimously agreed in La Plagne to the formation of a centralized organization to safeguard the future of Interbourse. Such a set-up allows for a professional appearance with respect to sponsors, host venues as well as to delegates and the operational side will be much simpler as we move forward. A further advantage of such centralization is to allow even smaller teams to commit to become an Interbourse-host in the future as time and effort will be manageable and straightforward and the accomplishment of Interbourse 2017 in Livigno will be the role model for future events.
The program is continually being adjusted to adapt to our finances. The early audit suggests we will have a simple program but with all the events we have come to know. The venues are in place and we can upgrade given additional funds from the various exchanges.
Registration fee & ski pass payments:
As many of you may have noticed the credit card payment option through PayPal is no longer in use as it proved to be ineffective from an economic stand point. Instead Stripe has been deployed to accept online payments using your credit card.
The deadline for regular registration is December 15th, 2016. Late registration will result in an additional EUR 100.00 fee (EUR 500 instead of EUR 400). Therefore please complete your registration before December 15th.
For those who prefer wire payments please use the account details below for your payments. Please indicate Team and participant names.
IBAN : CH50 0025 7257 1235 0961 Y / UBSWCHZH80A
EUR Account at UBS AG, Zurich
Account holder: IB executive GmbH, Zuercherstrasse 37b, CH-8852 Altendorf
Western Union / Wire payment:
With regards to using the Platform of Western Union, the advantage is that all you need to do is send an in-country, local wire transfer to the accounts stated on the confirmation which you will receive after entering your payment currency and the account where the funds will be transferred from (hence from what bank account you are wiring the funds).
Feedbacks suggested that there was some sort of confusion with regards to the above mentioned process. You can pay using Western Union for yourself or even for group payments or for sponsorship monies. So for those of you who are comfortable with in-country wire transfers please start entering your payments and transfer the funds. Please use the link below which takes you to exactly the same payment page as at the end of the registration process: https://business.globalpay.wu.com/geo-buyer/ibexecutive
While organizing your travels, be aware that in winter Livigno can only be reached from the Engadina/Switzerland via the single lined tunnel “Munt La Schera” (subject to toll). Traffic is regulated by means of a traffic light. On Saturdays there will be a one-way traffic regime. Please consult the attached link regarding traffic regulation on Saturdays. Please note the link to the tunnel tolls.
Dresscode for Gala Night:
Ladies: Jeans or Dress, Boots
Gents: Jeans, Formal Jacket or Tux, Boots
For those who would like to send any material such as banners, drinks or whatever – from January 9th on you can send it to :
Azienda di Promozione e Sviluppo Turistico di Livigno
c/o Plaza Placheda
Via Saroch, 1098/a
23030 Livigno (SO)
URGENT !!! every shipment has to be marked „REFERENCE INTERBOURSE”
Last but not least
A final call for some sponsorship money is all your committee asks of you. Please give it some effort. Beyond that we wish everybody a great Holiday Season, train hard on the hill and off, and we will see you in spectacular Livigno, Italy in the New Year.