We have the pleasure of inviting you to the CIOR Mid-Winter Meeting 2019 (MWM) to be held at the new NATO HQ in Brussels from Wednesday 30 January to Friday 1 February 2019.
Please note that there are a number of changes compared to previous meetings as a result of moving to the new HQ. Participants must make themselves familiar with these arrangements.
CIOMR registrations will be made through AMSUS. Contact Col Nancy Mikulin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vice Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE) Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann is, in accordance with National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC), invited as the guest speaker for the opening session on Wednesday, 30 January 2019. The session is followed by a lunch with NRFC.
A welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at 1700 in the new NATO HQ; spouses and other guests are welcome.
The Closing Dinner will be held at NATO HQ on Thursday, 31 January 2019.
New NATO Headquarters: Boulevard Léopold III, 1110 Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Opening Guest speaker Vice Chief of Staff SHAPE
CIOR / NRFC Joint Working Day
Evening Drinks Reception in new HQ
Thursday 31 January 2019
CIOR Working Day
NRFC/ CIOR Summing Up CIOMR Scientific Day
Evening Informal Dinner in new HQ
Friday 1 February 2019
Working Morning followed by General Council
MWM 2019 closes with lunch at 1400hrs
Security in the new NATO HQ
Security in the new NATO HQ is stricter, those who register by 8 January 2019 will be able to gain access to the new HQ.
There will be no late registrations.
Your individual security access badge will be available only at the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport. A registration desk can be found near the entrance of the hotel and is opened Tuesday from 1800–2100 and on Wednesday from 0800–1030.
Photo cameras (even on your mobile phone) are not allowed in the new NATO HQ. You must leave your camera and mobile phone at the security gate.
In view of the security requirements, the meeting has been reshaped so we will work long days on Wednesday and Thursday, returning to the hotel by shuttle bus after the Drinks Reception and Informal Dinner respectively. On Friday all delegates will return to the hotel after lunch.
No one is permitted to bring luggage into the new HQ.
Register online at www.roa.org/event/CIORMW2019
Accompanying Person Reception: $30
Accompanying Person Dinner: $90
Register no later than 8 January. No late registrations accepted.
To limit the hours of transport from the hotel to NATO HQ and back, we have negotiated a bulk reservation agreement with Holiday Inn Hotel Brussels Airport situated near the new NATO HQ.
Rates include breakfast: €119/single / €134 twin bedroom.
Available Dates: 28/01/19 until 03/02/19.
Cutoff: Reservations must be made by 10 January 2019.
Reservations must be made using the booking form. Click here to download the form.
The hotel offers a shuttle service to/from the airport. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
A collective bus service to NATO HQ will be provided. The transport shuttle information will be available in the hotel.
Spouses & guests
Spouses and guests are welcome to participate at both the Wednesday Reception and Thursday Informal Dinner. Fees for the reception is $30 and for the closing dinner is $90.
Note: Transport from the hotel will be organized for guests on both Wednesday and Thursday evening.
Travel to and from Brussels and transport to NATO HQ
All delegates are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Brussels.
From the airport a shuttle service will be provided by the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport. During the meeting a shuttle bus service to NATO HQ will be provided from the hotel. The timetable of the shuttle service can be found at the information desk at the hotel.
Translations to English and French will be provided as usual.
Dress will be working service uniform throughout the meeting, mess kit will not be required for the Informal Dinner on Thursday night.