The Diplomatic Conference will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Marrakesh.

Access to the Palais des Congrès

When entering the Palais des Congrès, participants will be subject to security screening similar to that experienced at international airports (i.e., x-ray tunnels and walk-through-metal-detectors).  Please allow plenty of time for these security procedures.

Conference Badges

Conference photo badges will be issued to accredited participants at the Registration Desk (Level 0, Reception and Registration Hall, Palais des Congrès) on presentation of the online registration e-mail (or confirmation number), a copy of credentials or nomination letter and photo I.D. Should the credentials (letter of appointment for IGO and NGO representative) not have been transmitted to WIPO in advance, please present the original of the document/letter to the WIPO Secretariat at the Diplomatic Conference venue.

To avoid delays on the opening morning of the conference, delegates are encouraged to proceed with registration formalities on Monday, June 17.  The Registration Desk will be open from 08:30 to 19:30 for pre-registration and badge pick up.

A special desk will be provided for registration of high level dignitaries.

Participants will be required to visibly wear official conference photo badges at all times while in the Palais des Congrès.

Information Desk

The Information Desk will be located on Level 0 at the Reception and Registration Hall of the Palais des Congrès, next to the plenary session meeting room.

The Desk will be open from Monday, June 17, at 08:00.

Documents Center

The Conference Documents Center will be located on Level 0, outside the plenary session meeting room (Salle des Ministres).

Meeting Hours and Days

Conference meetings will be held on each day from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00, unless otherwise indicated. The substantive work of the Diplomatic Conference will begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, and will continue through Friday, June 28, 2013 (including the weekend).