Opening & Closing Ceremony
The 9th ICAAP opening ceremony will take place on the evening of August 9th at Lotus Pond, Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Bali and will be proceeded with a Welcome Reception. President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Hj. DR. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, is expected to officially open the congress. The Cultural Park is located at Bukit Ungasan, Jimbaran Bali with an enourmous statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana as its landmark. Delegates will be required to arrive an hour before the ceremony starts for security check.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is located at Bukit Ungasan, a limestone plateau covering an area of 230 hecatres, about 15 minutes from the congress venue BICC. From the park, one can get a panoramic view of South Bali. It has two landmarks, the statue of the mythical bird Garuda and a 23-meter statue of the Hindu God Wisnu (Vishnu). Kencana means gold, and the original plan was a 146-meter gold-plated Wisnu riding the Garuda on a 11-storey complex, thus giving its name. The ICAAP Opening Ceremony will take place at the Lotus Pond at 19.00 Central Indonesia Time, right after sunset.
Opening Ceremony Programme will be available soon.
9th ICAAP Closing Ceremony will take place on August 13th, at Bali International Convention Center (BICC) in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare is scheduled to close the congress. The ceremony will be held immediately after the Rapporteur Session and the last plenary session.
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