1st day (Thursday, 9 September 2010)
Marriott Courtyard Hotel – Main Ballroom

9.00 – 12.00                Registration of participants and guests

9.00 – 10.00                ACEEEO Executive Board/Strategic Planning Committee meeting

Chair: Mr. Zurab Kharatishvili, President of the ACEEEO, President of the Central Election Commission of Georgia


10.00 – 10.30             Press Conference
10.30 – 11.00             Opening ceremony
Chair: Mr. Zurab Kharatishvili, President of the ACEEEO President of the Central Election Commission of Georgia
Welcome speeches:
Mr. Davit Bakradze, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia

11.00 – 11.15             Opening of the Exhibition of the Suppliers of Election Equipment and Services

Opening speech:

Mr. William J. Hybl, Chairman, Board of Directors, IFES Limited

 11.15 – 11.30             Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.15              Plenary session I. Introduction of the “Developing accurate voter lists in
                                       transitional democracies” project

Chair: Mr. Arnis Cimdars, President, CEC of Latvia

Mr. William (Bill) Sweeney,Representing UNDEF,President, IFES - Introductory presentation of the Voter’s Registration projects
Mr. Zurab Kharatishvili, President, ACEEEO, President, CEC Georgia
Mr. Gyula Rádi, Project Director, ACEEEO – Project’s overview
Mr. István Zsuffa, Chief Program Director, ACEEEO – Introduction of the Handbook
Practical Solutions: Antoine Faye, Smartmatic - Accurate Voter Lists - a practical approach from the field

13.25 – 14.30              Lunch in honour of professionals who prepare the Electoral Rolls

 14.30                           Meeting in the Marriott Courtyard’s Lobby for group photo
 15.00 – 16.25             Plenary session II. Discussing the Voter’s Registration project         

Chair: Mr. V. Churov, President, Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (TBC)

Vice-Chairman: Dr. Zoltán Tóth, Secretary General, ACEEEO


16.25 - 16.40              Coffee break hosted by DRS Data Services Limited      

 16.40 – 18.20              Plenary session III. Discussing the Voters’ Registration project
Chair: Mr. Zenonas Vaigauskas, President, CEC Lithuania
19.00                          Meeting at the Hotel Marriott Courtyard’s lobby
 19.30                        Opening reception and cultural program on behalf of the Central Election Commission
                                    of Georgia in restaurant “Dzveli Armazi”