Sunday 21 October 2012 - Welcome Event at Conservatorio de Música
The Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico is a public institution of higher learning that offers undergraduate and graduate programs aimed at the general community. The institution has a leadership role in the musical and cultural aspects of Puerto Rico and is committed to preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican musical heritage, the Caribbean and Latin America by developing future generations of cultural leaders. This beautiful building is located in the entrance of Old San Juan. Enjoy a typical Patron Saint's festival set against a backdrop of folkloric music and dance.
Monday 22 October 2012 - Cat Night at Aquasol
Co-sponsored by CAT Publications and Aquasol
AQUASOL, a waterpark located on one of Puerto Rico's most famous beaches, is the perfect setting to appeal to your senses: from the smell of the ocean, to the sound of great music, to the taste of culinary delicacies to the feel of the sand AQUASOL is the perfect tropical setting for CAT Night on Monday, October 22nd.
Tuesday 23 October 2012 - Gala Dinner at the Puerto Rico Convention Center Pedro Roselló
Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Relive the golden years of salsa music in Puerto Rico. We will transport you back in time to the late 50's. A splendid evening will await you, and as host of the annual Salsa World Congress, dancing will be highlight of the event. Enjoy the last night dancing to the magic of the Caribbean rhythms!
Dress Code: Island Glamour
Dress to Impress Awards Sponsored by HQ Magazine
Be inspired by chic Puerto Rico styles from West Side Story ‘50s hipster to Latin ballroom diva to Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loca. Whatever you decide to wear, make sure you look hot enough for Salsa or cool as a Pina Colada!
Wednesday 24 October 2012 - 'Shanghai 2013' Reception:
Sponsored by the hosts of the ICCA Congress 2013: Shanghai, China P.R.
Meet your hosts for next year's congress destination: Shanghai, China P.R.
The dates for the 2013 congress are 2 to 6 November. Situated at N31°14' and E12°29', on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean, Shanghai is an excellent sea and river port, boasting easy access to the vast hinterland. The name Shanghai means ‘Above the Sea’, and it was originally a fishing village. After the opening of the area to foreign powers after 1842, the city grew rapidly and by 1954 had become the leading city of the Far East. Today, the city continues to grow apace and become one of China’s most important economic centers. Shanghai accounts for 20% of the nation’s manufacturing and contributes approximately one-sixth of the GNP (Gross National Product) of China. The estimated population of the city is close to 18 million (with an urban population of 13 million), making Shanghai the most populous city in China and among the world’s five largest metropolis.