Social Programme

20 October 2019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

    Tirana By Night Guided Walking Tour.

  • Walking in Tirana
  • Up to 15 Persons
  • Description

    “Tirana walk tour”: Guides available at Skanderbeg Square for groups up to 15 persons.

20 October 2019

  • 19:00 – 21:00

    Welcome reception of Accredited members and observers

    Venue: Tirana International Hotel

  • @ Tirana International Hotel
  • Note

    Dress code is Smart casual or Business casual as prefered.

    Closed Session delegates reception

21 October 2019

  • 18:15 – 19:45

    Buses departing in front of the Palace of Congresses and visit of (BunkArt 1) for the 41st ICDPPC Closed Session members.

  • @ BunkArt 1
  • Distance

    Distance from venue (Palace of Congresses): 5.8 km Trip duration: 25 minutes (one way)

  • Description

    The anti-nuclear bunker was built by the communist government. A 5 floor structure underground, with 106 rooms and an assembly hall, now turned into an historical and art center called “BUNK’ART”. The passageways, the areas provided for meetings of the General Staff of the Army in the event of war, the rooms where was thought would sleep the communist leadership in case of a nuclear attack, the gigantic hall dedicated to the meetings of the political Bureau which contains also an Albanian typical Buffé, are transformed into a video exhibition museum and into art. As of April 2016, BUNK’ART has turned into a unique attraction site for tourists, presenting the Albanian lifestyle during the 45 years of communism.

  • 19:45

    Departure from (BunkArt 1) to the Royal Palace (Palace of Brigades) for the Gala Dinner and ICDPPC Awards ceremony for 41st ICDPPC Closed Session members.

  • @ Royal Palace (Palace of Brigades)
  • Distance

    Distance from venue (Palace of Congresses): 2.1 km Trip duration: 10 minutes (one way)

  • Description

    The Presidential Palace (Alb: Pallati presidencial), formerly the Royal Palace (Alb: Pallati mbretëror) and popularly known as the Palace of Brigades (Alb: Pallati i Brigadave), is the official residence of the President of Albania. The Palace was commissioned by King Zog I of Albania to serve as his main official residence.

    In 1945, it ceased serving as a royal residence because the monarchist regime was substituted by a Communist-ruled government. Since 1946, it has been used by the government of Albania for official ceremonies and state receptions.

  • Note

    Dress code is Business Formal

    Closed Session’s Gala dinner.

22 October 2019

  • 19:00 – 20:00
  • @ National Museum of History
  • Distance

    Distance from venue (Palace of Congresses): 1.8 km Trip duration: 9 minutes (one way)

  • Description

    Cocktail and exhibition / reception (National Historical Museum) of Open Session participants on the evening of 22 October 2019.

    The National Museum of History (Alb: Muzeu Historik Kombëtar) is a historical museum in Tirana, Albania. It was opened on 28 October 1981 and is 27,000 square meters in size, while 18,000 square meters are available for expositions. Above the entrance of the museum is a large mural mosaic titled The Albanians that depicts purported ancient to modern figures from Albania’s history. The museum includes the following pavilions: the Pavilion of Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Independence, Iconography, National Liberation Antifascist War, Communist Terror, and Mother Teresa.

  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • Facebook Dinner.
  • Venue: (TBC)

23 October 2019

  • 17:30 – 19:30
  • @ Padam Boutique Hotel Restaurant
  • Distance

    Distance from the venue: 4 minute walk

  • Description

    We are happy to invite you to OneTrust’s networking event at the Padam Boutique Hotel! This takes place as part of the ICDPPC International Conference in Tirana, Albania.

    Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious canapes by Chef Fundim Gjepali, recognised as one of the Top 10 Foreign Chefs in Italy! Padam Boutique Hotel is beautifully classic and is a unique landmark and point of reference for the Albania capital. You’ll be guaranteed a luxurious and unique experience, so register today to reserve your seat!

  • 19:30 – 22:00

    Concert – show – exhibition and gala’ diner / all participants at Palace of Congresses on the evening of 23 October 2019.

  • @ The Palace of Congresses
  • Description

    Concert – show – exhibition and gala’ diner / all participants at Palace of Congresses on the evening of 23 October 2019.

    The Palace of Congresses (Alb: Pallati i Kongreseve) is a venue in Tirana, Albania, where numerous festivals and events are held, including the annual National Song Contest (Festivali i Këngës), Magic Song Festival (Kënga Magjike) and the “Tirana Book Fair”.

    It was built during the late communist era to host the Congresses of Albanian Labour Party and other main activities. Today, the palace is used as a functional venue that hosts conferences, festivals, exhibitions, ceremonies, concerts and more. It currently has a capacity of 2,100 seats. There are three other smaller halls, with a smaller capacity of 150, 280 and 300 people, designed as working environments for different meetings and occasions.

    It was designed to harmonize different elements of the local architecture from north to south.

  • Note

    Dress code is Business

    Open Session Gala dinner (all delegates).

24 October 2019

  • VIP DINNER Sponsored by IAPP
  • Description

    VIP Dinner on invitation, evening of 24 October 2019. Venue to be confirmed.

25 October 2019

  • Final Reception of Innovation Nest
  • Description

    Final Reception of Innovation Nest (all ICDPPC delegates entitled to attend) on 25 October 2019. Venue: ArTurbina.