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Venue Information

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    Hotel Information
    Hilton Americas Houston
    1600 Lamar Street
    Houston, TX 77010
    Hotel Phone Number: +1-713-739-8000

    Venue Website
    Hilton Americas Houston
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    Do I have to make my own hotel reservation?
    Yes. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation letter along with details for booking your hotel accommodations at the Hilton Americas. Please book as soon as possible as rooms tend to sell-out quickly.

    Hotel Rate: $334.00 (taxes not included in this rate)
    Check-in Time: 3:00pm
    Check-out Time: 12:00pm

    Map/Direction/Transportation Information
    Hilton Americas Houston
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Registration

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    When can I check in and pick up registration materials?
    The on-site registration desk is open the following hours:
    Sunday 4pm-9pm
    Monday 7am-9pm
    Tuesday 7am-9pm
    Wednesday 7am-8pm
    Thursday 7am-8pm
    Friday 7am-2pm
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    How do I register for the Conference?
    Learn more and/or register now:

    Register
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    Do I have to register in advance or can I register on-site?
    Due to security restrictions, registrations need to be received in advance of the Conference. Registering in advance ensures that you will have all of your credentials and conference materials available upon your on-site registration check-in.
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    Are discounts available?
    Government and public service entities, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions may qualify for discount. For information on eligibility, please contact bob.perez@ihsmarkit.com.
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    What forms of payment are accepted for registration?
    Accepted forms of payment in USD include:
    Credit card (Visa, American Express and MasterCard)

    For Bank Transfer or Company Check - you will receive instructions for paying by bank transfer or company check with your invoice. You will receive an invoice approximately 5 to 7 business days after submitting your registration.

    Payment is due within 30 days of registering. If you register less than 30 days before the start of the conference and your invoice has not been paid you will not be granted access to the event without payment in full on-site in Houston.
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    How do I receive a paid receipt for my payment?
    Once you have registered for the Conference, you will receive a confirmation email from IHS with important event information and a receipt if you paid in full at the time of registration. If you require further information, please contact us at ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com.
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    How do I know if my registration was submitted, will I receive a confirmation?
    You will receive a confirmation via email to the email address provided when you registered. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this confirmation.

    If you have not received confirmation within two business days, please contact us at ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com
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    How do I make a modification to my registration badge?
    To make a modification to your registration badge, click the registration link and log back into the system with your confirmation number which was provided on your confirmation letter. You can then modify your registration or upload your profile picture.
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    Why should I upload a photo when registering?
    All delegate badges provided on-site include a delegate photo for security purposes. Uploading a photo before the conference makes for a much faster check-in and allows delegates to have a more professional photo than one taken with a webcam on-site.

    What type of picture should I upload?
    The best profile pictures are around 200x200 pixels such as passport style headshots.  These photos will be used for identification purposes on name badges.
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    What is included in my registration fee?
    Your conference registration provides you a conference badge, access to the conference sessions, keynotes, refreshment breaks, breakfasts, lunch, open dinners, and conference materials.
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    What do I need to present at the registration desk to receive my materials and credentials on-site?
    You must have a government issued photo id to check in at registration. If you bring your printed confirmation with bar-code you will be able to use the express check-in line.
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    If I am unable to attend, what is the cancellation policy?
    Please review the terms and conditions that you accepted during the online registration process. Note that IHS does not provide refunds for cancellations. You may provide a substitution for your registration limited to another colleague from your organization, subject to IHS approval. Substitutions: If any delegate is unable to attend we will accept a substitute delegate at no extra cost within 48 hours of the start of the conference. Please notify us by email at ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com.
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    Is reserved seating available at the Conference?
    No. In general, seating at all sessions, dinners and events, are on a first-come, first-served basis.
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    What is the conference dress attire?
    The dress code is formal business attire.
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    Does the conference provide Simultaneous Translation?
    Translation is available for conference-wide and select concurrent sessions in Russian and Chinese.
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Travel

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    Do I need a visa to enter the United States?
    Please consult these sites for specific visa requirements by country of origin:
    https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/business.html
    http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors
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    Letter of invitation for visa request
    To request a letter of invitation for a visa, please contact ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com with the subject line "Visa Request."

    Please include the following details with your request:

    • Full Name as it appears on your Passport

    • Passport Number and Expiration Date

    • Date of Birth (M/D/Year) and Nationality

    • Gender (Male or Female)

    • Visa Office Location (country)

    • Arrival/Departure Dates and Entry Location


    *Only registered PAID IN FULL delegates will be issued a letter of invitation.
    If you currently have an outstanding balance due, please provide proof of payment and contact ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com for further assistance if needed.

    Note: IHS is restricted from providing a letter of invitation or visa assistance to individuals from the following countries due to US and international sanctions: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan.
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    Are there discounts on travel to CERAWeek?
    IHS Markit has negotiated airline discounts for flights to CERAWeek. After registering for the event you will receive travel discount details and instructions in your confirmation message.
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Agenda/Presentations

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    Where can I locate the latest conference agenda?
    The conference agenda gets updated regularly. Please visit our agenda regularly for updates.
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    How can I obtain a copy of the conference proceedings?
    All registered delegates will receive a link to a dedicated website to view and download presentations that have been submitted by individual speakers.
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    I would like to speak on the program, who may I contact?
    To get more information regarding speaking opportunities at IHS CERAWeek 2017, contact ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com and you will be directed to our speaker coordinator.
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Partnership/Deliverables

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    Questions about partnership opportunities and deliverables
    For questions about partnership opportunities and deliverables, contact ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com.
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Delegate Lists

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    I would like to get a copy of the delegate list before the event
    Copies of the delegate lists are not provided in advance. However, copies of the printed delegate lists are included in your delegate materials that you will receive on-site.
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Mobile App

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    How do I get the CERAWeek mobile app?
    The CERAWeek mobile app will be available for download before the event and you will receive an email notification letting you know when it is available with instructions for downloading and how to use it for networking with registered delegates.
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