The convention will be held at the GRAND HOTEL ET DE PALMA where the group will also stay.
For late registrations, in case the first hotel has no more rooms available, more rooms can be booked at the Hotel Excelsior Hilton distant 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the Grand Hotel.
If you need assistance upon registration, please contact Maryse by phone ( +33 616225588 )or email ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
|GRAND HOTEL ET DE PALMA
Via Roma, 398
90139 Palermo – Sicily – Italy
Tel. +39 091 6028111
Fax. +39 091 331545
1st OPTION RESERVATION
|HOTEL EXCELSIOR HILTON
Via Marchese Ugo, 3
90141 Palermo – Sicily – Italy
Tel. +39 917909001
Fax. +39 91342139
2nd OPTION RESERVATION
All rooms are sound-proofed and fully air-conditioned as standard, have private bathrooms, and all are equipped with amenities such as a safe, hairdryer, minibar, satellite TV, dial direct telephone and Internet connection (WI FI in public areas).
The Breakfast Room offers an continental-style buffet breakfast, fresh fruit and pastries.
Hotel Des Palmes Palermo guests are encouraged to make full use of the beautifully designed and lavish Gattopardo bar for a mid-afternoon coffee or tea, or the ideal location for a pre-dinner drink before enjoyment of the refined Palmetta restaurant which serves light and refined cuisine in a polished atmosphere.
Ideal for entertaining business guests or enjoying a pre or post theatre meal, the Palmetta offers the perfect environment for the discerning diner within a evocative 19th century setting.
Visitors can then walk through the marble and high-pillared foyer for the elevator to retire to the welcoming roof-top terrace to enjoy a quiet drink or cocktail in refined surroundings.
By car :Distance from Palermo 30 km ( 19 miles) motorway A29
We advise you to avoid renting a car as few parking spaces available in town and very expensive!
By Train: Trinacria Express Ticket 5,50 €
Airport <–> Palermo Time 1 hour
Stop: Stazione Centrale – then take a taxi or walk 1 km.
Timetable available HERE
By Shuttle Bus : PALERMO – AEROPORTO FALCONE BORSELLINO – PALERMO
ticket available on the bus
Stops for Grand Hotel de Palma or Excelsior Hilton: Politeama (Hotel Politeama) 5mn walking distance from both hotels
from Palermo from 5.00 to 23.00 every 30 minutes
from airport from 6.30 to 24.00 every 30 minutes
time 50 minutes. the last course waits for possible flights delays.
by Taxi: The airport’s taxi service is in operation from 06.00 to 24.00 and the taxi rank is outside the Arrivals Area. Fares from palermo to the airport and vice versa are € 40/€ 50
Coop. Trinacria: +39 091-225455
Coop. Autoradio taxi tel: +39 091-513311
Hotel transfert :The hotel can also arrange transfert for a fee and taxis are available at the Airport terminal.
The hotel is a short walk from the Sea Port.
www.trenitalia.com – Italian Trains
www.gesap.it – Palermo Airport Information
www.hertz.com – Reputable Car Hire company
www.aapit.pa.it – Palermo Tourist Board
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/sicily/palermo – Lonely Planet Guide to Italy
www.volagratis.com – Italian Search Facility for flights
(115 km – 98mn drive from Palermo)
Flights from Trapani:
http://www.ryanair.com / www.darwinairline.com / www.flyairone.com / www.alitalia.com
Only members who are current with 2013 membership dues will be able to sign up online (see the “Register” button above).
The Convention is open to EPIA members only. If non members of the association would like to attend they can apply for membership and a reduced fee for the last 2 months of 2012 membership will be applied.
Registration is completely automatic, and the payment can be done online (PayPal account / credit card) or offline (bank transfer).
Hotel reservation will be done also online by clicking the reservation botton under the hotel info.
THE FEES The fees for the convention will be divided in 2 sections:
1) Convention fees
This includes the actual organization of the convention.
In case of guests/spouses (girlfriends, wives), we agreed a reduced fee that will allow them to be part of the various activities .
1º Attendee € 315
2º> Attendee € 285
2) Hotel fee
This concerns the Hotel bill and extras.
The hotel will bill you separately at the end of your stay.
Special discounted rate for EPIA members
Double for Single use: 100 € per room (incl. breakfast) VAT included
Double Room: 135 € per room (incl. breakfast) VAT included
Same price applicable from 23 to 28 of October.
COCKTAIL WELCOME PARTY – Wednesday 23/10 from 18.00 to 20.00.
Welcome party with Canapés and Ice cocktails served from a bar. An occasion to start meeting your fellow members and suppliers.
Included with registration
SICILIAN SURPRISE at the GAM (Gallery of Modern Art)- Thursday 24/10 from 18.00 to 23.00
Exclusive access to a secret Palace, with drinks and canapés.
Offered by EPIA – To be booked upon registration.
BANQUET – Friday 25/10 from 18.00 to 23.00
Gala Diner on the Terrazza in Mondello and Sicilian Wine Building
Price 56 € per person – To be booked upon registration
ICE PLANT TOUR Saturday 26/10 from 10 am to 14.30.
Visit to the magnificent ice plant of Ice Cube Impianti Srl.
12 pm: Lunch sponsored by Ice Cubes Impianti Srl. and “2º EPIA Annual Ice bag Ice throwing championship”
2.30 pm: – Bus leaves for the hotel (1 hour driving)
Included with registration – To be booked upon registration