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62nd Plenary Meeting

Gdañsk, Poland
07 - 12 September, 2003

The World of Cotton — Developments and Remedies

Statement of the Meeting (24K PDF)
Minutes of the Meetingupdated Friday 12 September
Plenary on-line registration
Plenary documents
Invitation booklet (86K PDF)
Welcome message from the Polish organizing committee
Welcome booklet from the Polish organizing committee (32K PDF)
Hotel and tour registration form (52K PDF)
Additional information

Site of the Meeting

The 62nd Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) will be held in Gdañsk, Poland, from 07-12 September, 2003.


Hotel Mercure Hewelius in Gdañsk is the official hotel of the meeting.


Participants are asked to register for the plenary meeting at our on-line registration page. Two sets of meeting documents will be provided to each member government delegation. One set of documents will be provided to non-member government delegations and international organizations.

Observers are required to pay a registration fee of US$375, which provides a set of documents and participation in all meeting events except meetings of the Steering Committee and the Drafting Group.

Visas and Tours

Visas are required for most nationalities entering Poland. Polish embassies and consulates around the world will assist with visa procedures and forms.

Visitors from EU countries and the USA do not require a visa; a valid passport is the only document required.

The Organizing Committee will be providing an interesting social program. Further information will be provided at a later date.

Note: The ICAC cannot take care of hotel or tour reservations.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the plenary meeting, please email your comments to gdansk-info@icac.org.


Weather in Gdañsk in early September tends to be cool but dry. Average high during September 7-12 is 18 centigrade; average low is 14 centigrade; average monthly precipitation in September is 6.1 centimeters.

The current weather forecast in Gdañsk can be viewed at either the CNN or weather.com web sites.

Currency and Time Converters

The current time in Poland can be viewed at timeanddate.com and a simple currency converter can be found at xe.net.