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18th Conference of the parties

The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

DATES

23rd of May to 3rd June 2019

LOCATION:

Bandaranaike Memorial International
Conference Hall (BMICH)
Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo 00700
Sri Lanka

Message from

Ivonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General

Message from

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka

REGISTRATION:

VENUE

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), situated in the heart of Colombo, was the very first purpose-built convention centre in Asia. It has hosted several high-profile events including the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in 1976, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2013.

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INFORMATION

GETTING AROUND
A highway links Colombo to the airport. Within the city, numerous transport options are available. Good road networks and railways link Colombo to the rest of the Island. For information on transport, click here.

APP

Mobile apps for the conference will be available for download in
the near future.

LIVESTREAM

In the meantime, check out this short introduction to CITES CoP18 in Colombo!

FORUMS/EVENTS

SIDE EVENTS

All Side Events are coordinated by the CITES Secretariat in Geneva:

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Stand Layout

Booking forms can be obtained by emailing: cites2019@mbs.gov.lk

OFFICE SPACE

Office/Meeting Room Layout

Booking forms can be obtained by emailing: cites2019@mbs.gov.lk

THE ARENA

Information on the arena (event space surrounding the venue) will be made available within the coming days!

OTHERS

Symposium: Global Dialogue on Wildlife Trafficking

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