Presentation on theme: "3GPP SA4#82 Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015 in Dubrovnik The European Friends of 3GPP Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Motorola,"— Presentation transcript:
3GPP SA4#82 Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015 in Dubrovnik The European Friends of 3GPP Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, NSN, Orange, Qualcomm, Renesas, SIM Alliance, Sony, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile, Vodafone have the pleasure of inviting you to the above mentioned meeting.
Welcome to Dubrovnik Lord Byron, a well-known British poet, deservingly referred to it as, “The pearl of the Adriatic”
Dubrovnik history The city of Dubrovnik (Latin: Ragusa) was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Furthermore, Dubrovnik was one of the centers of the development of the Croatian language and literature, home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars. Today Dubrovnik is the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. Dubrovnik used to be an independent republic, surviving mostly on trade. It managed to survive many centuries, with constant threats to its territory, particularly from the mighty Ottoman Empire and Venice. As early as 19th century, it was discovered by celebrities as a place to be seen. George Bernard Shaw once said that "those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it". Royalty, presidents and diplomats have all favored the city. The late Pope John Paul II was a fan of Dubrovnik and was even made an honorary citizen. Out of the 23 top luxury hotels in Croatia in 2010, 12 were located in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains. A multitude of typical towns and excursions include: The Elaphiti Islands, the attractive town of Cavtat,the Konavle valley, Mljet Island, Korčula Island, Ston and Peljesac Peninsula. The neighbouring towns of Kotor and Perast in Montenegro or Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina also make for intrigiuing day trips.CavtatMljetKorčulaKotor Mostar
Dubrovnik – some places to see Our Top Picks Dubrovnik Cable Car Opened in July 2010, the cable car is a surprise ultra-modern amusement for medieval Dubrovnik. Departing from a lower station just outside the old town, it has two light and airy carriages, each carrying up to 30 people, which make regular 3-minute runs to the top of Mount Srdj (405m). From up here you get fantastic views down onto the old town, the sea and islands, plus amazing sunsets. There’s also a restaurant, cafe and souvenir shop. If you enjoy hiking, you might take the cable car up then walk back down. Kid-friendly suggestion. City Walls The definitive ‘must’ on any visit to Dubrovnik, the medieval city walls are best explored with a full-circuit, two-kilometre walk along the battlements. Affording ever- changing views out to sea and over the old town, they offer excellent photo opportunities. On average 24m high and up to 6m thick, the walls date back to the 13th century. Further reinforcements, including a series of imposing towers intended to protect the city against the Turks, were added in the 15th century. Maritime Museum Ragusa’s enormous wealth was based upon merchant shipping – in the 16th century it had one of the world’s largest fleets, with over 180 ships and 4000 sailors. Here in St John’s Fortress, which guards the entrance to the old harbour, you can trace the development of the republic’s naval power. Exhibits include model ships, sailors’ uniforms, navigational equipment, flags and maps.
Meeting Information Meeting Rooms: Lavandula 1 (main room) -> Plenary, EVS&SQ Lavandula 2 (20 people) -> MBS & Video Lavandula 3 (35 people) -> MTSI Coffee breaks: 10:30 & 15:30 Your room rate includes breakfast, internet and VAT. Restaurants walking distance from the hotel. Lunch break: suggest 1h30 long Old town: 10 minutes walking distance (some said 5 minutes), short route down the corridor on level 0. Take your room key to get back in As always, a satisfaction survey will be sent by EF3 after the meeting to collect your impressions on this venue.