PRACTICAL MATTERS

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
The 50th Executive Committee meeting will be conducted in English. The opening and closing plenary sessions of the 26th IPC Session (days 1 and 4) will have simultaneous interpretation services in English, French and Spanish. The concurrent and individual working groups meetings will be conducted in English only.

LOCAL HOST INSTITUTION AND CONFERENCE VENUE
The 2020 Session of the IPC is co-hosted by FAO and Italy. Meetings will be held on the premises of FAO headquarters in Rome, in several rooms reserved for the occasion. FAO is located in the centre of Rome, next to the Circus Maximus historic site and metro line stop.

VISAS
Visas are required for some travellers to Italy; check with the Italian Ministry of External Affairs and International Cooperation for more information: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home.aspx.

ACCOMMODATION
Participants and delegates are responsible for securing their own accommodation. There are many hotels and bed-and-breakfasts close to the conference venue available through travel agencies and websites. Rome’s light rail (Rome Metro) provides reliable public transportation within the city.

WEATHER
Weather in Rome in early October is usually fine, with highs in the 20s and lows in the 10s (Centigrade). One day in five may be rainy, with about seven cm rain on average in the month.