Invitation for GA 41

To the members of the
TERENA General Assembly

Amsterdam, 17 January 2014
Ref.: GA(14)003

Subject:      Invitation to GA41 meeting

GA Agenda

Dear GA members,

On behalf of the TERENA President, Mr. Pierre Bruyère, I herewith invite you to the 41st meeting of the TERENA General Assembly, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 12 March 2014.

The meeting will take place in the Lisbon Mariott Hotel, Av. Combatentes 45, 1600-042 Lisbon, Portugal.

The GA will start at 09:00 and will end approximately at 12:00. (In the afternoon, there will be a meeting of the NREN PC, followed on 13 March by a brief EU Liaison meeting and a meeting of the GN3plus Assembly).

The main agenda item will be the proposals from the DANTE Board of Directors and the TERENA Executive Committee for the restructuring of DANTE and TERENA. This part of the meeting will be combined with a meeting of the DANTE Shareholders. A full agenda will be published soon after 5 February. Please note that this meeting is intended for the voting members of TERENA and for DANTE Shareholders only.

Hotel booking: (note that the deadline for the preferential rate of € 80/ night is 7 February!)
* by following this link;
* by going to the hotel site, finding the Lisbon hotel and finding the option 'Special Rates & Awards' and then 'Group Code'. The group code is 'valvala' (without quotation marks).

Of course Lisbon has many other hotels in all price ranges, e.g. through

If you or your substitute are unable to come to the GA meeting, it is possibly to give a proxy to another person. We will need a letter signed by the Representative or the Substitute Representative giving the proxy to another named person. (Please send a scanned .pdf file of such a letter by e-mail.) The letter must reach the Executive Committee before the start of the GA meeting. Note that nobody is allowed to vote for more than two member organisations.

I hope to meet all of you in Lisbon!

Best regards,

Bert van Pinxteren
Chief Administrative Officer