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2018 IORMS International Conference Social Events

POST IORMS 2018 CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS

 

DAY

EVENTS

ACTIVITIES

TIME

COST PER PARTICIPANT

Day 1:

Visiting Ikot Ekpene – The Raffia City

Craft Centre

9:00am -3:30pm

N1,500

(ABOUT 5 USD)

Day 2:

Visit to Ikot Abasi

Historical Women Riot Monument

10:00am – 2:00pm

N1,000

(ABOUT 3 USD)

Day 3:

Inter State Tour:

Arrival at Obudu Mountain Resort. The Cable Car Experience, Checking into Hotel

7:30am -3:30 pm

N66,000

(ABOUT 190 USD)

Day 4:          

Obudu Ranch

A tour of the Mountain Community

10:00am-

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Day 5:

Obudu to Calabar

Museum, Tinapa, Marina Resort, etc

8:30am - 2:30 pm

 

N20,000

(ABOUT 60 USD)

Day 6:

Visiting Places in Calabar

Museum, Tinapa, Marina Resort, etc

9:00am – 4:00pm

 

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TOTAL COST

N88,500

(ABOUT 258 USD)

 

Narrations

1.  Ikot Ekpene – The Raffia City

 

 

A popular and historic city in Akwa Ibom State, Ikot Ekpene also referred to as “raffia city”, is largely regarded as a citadel of arts. The city derives its name from the village of Ikot Ekpene which originally was made up of ten families with a long and rich history. However, it is now mainly inhabited by the Annang people who are noted for their cane furniture and basket handicrafts. Significant exports include basket weaving, sculpture, and most notably, raffia cane furniture which form the basis for the casual name of the town.

Ikot Ekpene is located on the A342 highway parallels to the Calabar coast on the southeast and Aba to the west, with Uyo on the road just to the east an umuahia to the north.

 

THREE FAMOUS SITES
 

Ikot Ekpene town plaza

Located in the heart of Ikot Ekpene. The town plaza consists of a long tree lined promenade with two outdoor dining areas either side of an exciting central fountain. A bandstand forms a major architectural feature and is a venue for outdoor entertainment along with a large outdoor viewing screen to show soccer games and films. Complimenting facilities include a maintenance building, car park, public toilets and an access footbridge which in actual fact, seems to draw tourists from far and wide.

 

The Raffia-Co-operative Stores

A major tourist attraction, the Raffia-Co-operative Stores at Ikot Ekpene is popular for the raffia crafts and masquerades.

 

Ikot Ekpene Main Market

An old market in the city, this market provides an interesting glimpse into city’s culture. It is usually abuzz with middle class shoppers, all swarming around its roadside stalls and showrooms. Tourists most times explore this markets for souvenirs.
 

SHOPPING

Shopping is always a personal experience and Ikot Ekpene offers a opportunities to gain this experience. The city’s diverse neighborhoods offer virtually every type of shopping imaginable, from local foods and products to arts and crafts, also trendy threads. The vibrant atmosphere the local markets also can make shopping lots of fun. In fact, Ikot Ekpene has some of the best markets in India, with a lot of art and handicrafts. These town plaza as well is a treasure trove of merchandise waiting to be discovered.
 

2.   Ikot Abasi – The Historical Women Riot of 1929

Ikot Abasi Women Riot Historical Monument centre is very rich historical centre that is less than 15 kilometer from the university where the IORMS Conference will hold.

The monument was erected in honour of women who were publicly executed in 1929 as a result of opposing British oppressive rule and taxation of women. In her submission, an educationist from the area, Madam Edith Etete stated, “In December of the same year, there was a protest march that took place in front of the District Officer’s office here in Ikot Abasi. That was the bloodiest, the most heartless killing of women, unarmed women that just went to the DO to present their demand that their husbands should not be taxed, they should not be taxed and that democracy should prevail. The District Officer (DO) ordered his soldiers to open gun on the women. Forty women were killed; a lot of them fell into the river and died and that was the greatest massacre of women on 16th December, 1929.”

3.   Obudu Cattle Ranch & Resort                                                  

Obudu Mountain Resort: The Obudu Mountain Resort offers the leisure seeker and the conference goer a complete contrast. Not only in its temperate climate but also it’s exciting and different location.

Nestling at the top of the mountain the Obudu Mountain Resort is situated on a plateau at 1576 metres above sea level on the Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountains. The temperate climate offers a total contrast and welcome respite from Africa’s tropical heat. Idyllic tranquillity, beautiful scenery and breathtaking views make it ideal for the lone adventurer, families on reunion, young couple or holiday group.

Obudu Mountain Resort is in Cross River State situated close to the border of Cameroon and is reached from Lagos by plane.

Obudu Mountain Resort provides accommodation in the form of African round huts and chalets on stilts maximising the breathtaking views. Obudu Mountain Resort also offers self-contained suites varying in size from the 2-bedroomed Governor’s Lodge with its own lounge/dining room and kitchenette to the 20 Mountain Villas, each with three bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchenette and balcony.

The food and beverage offering is found in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar with a cosy and relaxing atmosphere made complete by the blazing log fire. National and international cuisine is guaranteed to suit all tastes and the healthy appetites from a day’s nature walk or round of golf.

The Obudu Mountain Resort offers a fully equipped gym, two floodlit tennis courts, a squash court and a natural swimming pool. Keen golfers can show their prowess on the hotel’s 9-hole golf course.

The tours to view the magnificent scenery and spectacular birdlife are a must for the visitor to this part of the world and these tours can be taken on foot or on bicycle. For those who forgot to pack binoculars, the Canopy Walkway which is situated in the trees allows visitors thrilling close-ups of the birds in their natural habitat high above the ground.

A major talking point for guests is Africa’s longest cable car system. At 4 kilometres, Obudu Mountain Resort cable car gently transfers guests (and their bags) from the tropical climate at the base of the mountain right to the hotel’s reception area on the mountainside which is often in the clouds and is accompanied by an invigorating drop in temperature.

So, grab your hiking boots, pack your binoculars and come experience this unspoilt part of Africa and sleep easy knowing that all the comfort and top-class service which African Sun is famous for will be provided in your stay. Join us at the Obudu Mountain Resort and enjoy a different but still unforgettable experience. Obudu Mountain Resort is a top-class hotel in Obudu, Cross River State, Nigeria.

 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
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Hosted by INFORMS, this is one of the largest international conferences in operations research and management science. We look forward to welcoming you in person in Hawaii.

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Hosted by INFORMS, this is one of the largest international conferences in operations research and management science. We look forward to welcoming you in person in Hawaii.

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21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Welcome to the webpage of the 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. We are delighted to host the IFORS 2017 conference under the theme of “OR/Analytics for a better world”. The conference will be held between 17-21 July 2017 in Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec, Canada.

Quebec City is a dynamic and modern French-speaking North American city with a unique “Old France” charm. The program committee is committed to preparing a high quality scientific program with diverse participants sharing their vision, knowledge and experience of operational research and analytics.

The venue is the Quebec International Convention Center, conveniently located in the heart of Quebec City and one of Canada’s top convention destinations with renowned hospitality and exceptional service, cutting-edge technology and creative cuisine inspired by the rich culinary traditions of North America’s fine dining capital.

We thereby invite you to participate to IFORS 2017 and be part of the great IFORS community by organizing a session, giving a talk, or meeting new and old friends and colleagues!  

Québec City a place to discover

The cradle of French North America, shaped by over 400 years of history, Québec City is a charming blend of old and new, offering a wealth of natural, cultural and historic attractions along with the pleasures of city life.

Take a historical tour through the only fortified city in North America: Visit Old Québec and Place-Royale where Samuel de Champlain built his first house in 1608, the Plains of Abraham where the decisive battle between the English and French took place in 1759, as well as the famous Château Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Québec City is also home to the Musée de la civilisation, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec as well as the Parliament Building, where the province's National Assembly sits. Rich in history and culture, the city boasts lively streets, fine restaurants, renowned international hotels, art galleries and street entertainers. There are also a large number of resorts in the Québec City area, which offers plenty of outdoor activities anyone can take part in!

Discover – and enjoy – it for yourself! See you in Quebec City.
 

Important Dates

November 1st, 2016: Opening of abstract submission
January 16, 2017: Registrations opening
February 10, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
February 10 to March 10, 2017: Review period
March 10, 2017: Authors notification
April 15, 2017: Deadline of the early bird rate for registration
May 31, 2017: Deadline of the regular rate for registration