December 14-15, 2011
Belokurikha, Altajsky kraj (Russia)

  BELOKURIKHA town is a unique resort of federal importance. The resort Belokurikha is located at the foothills of Altai on height of 240-250 meters above sea level, in a beautiful valley near the mountain Cerkovka. The south part of this resort is occupied by quite high mountains, covered with the splendid evergreen coniferous forest. Belokurikha is famous for its microclimate, which is characterized by a rather high average annual temperature (+ 4 °C), a warm winter, a moderate hot summer and a warm weather in spring and autumn times; mostly windless weather, there are no great swings in atmosphere. Belokurikha excels the resorts of the Crimea and the Caucasus in the sunshine during the spring- and summer times. Air is rich in negative air ions, this gives you cheerfulness and good stay of health. The average content of them in the upper part of the resort and on the mountain slopes exceeds famous Swiss resort Davos more than twice. Today all conditions are created here for treatment, health-improving and recreation activities. There are lots of miraculous, unforgettable places which remain in your memory for a long time. The greatness, the solemn beauty of Altai, and its crystal clean air – everything breaths with health and thirst of life. 
  Health resorts of Belokurikha are equipped with up-to-date technologies which are operated by high-class experts in treatment and prevention of numerous diseases. Medical methods based on local natural stuff such as honey, herbs, therapeutic mud, live-stock products, etc. are actively used for treatment of cardiovascular, nervous, skin, urological and other diseases. The leading methods of treatment include balneotherapy medical baths, showers, underwater traction, physiotherapy, pelotherapy, inhalations, manual therapy, etc.

Apart from the medical treatment, rest and entertainment sphere in Belokurikha is also well-developed. The resort is recognized as a Siberian ski-resort with newly-equipped slopes of the European class. Almost 50 percent of tourists head for Belokurikha in wintertime. From tops of the slopes a magnificent view of Altai Mountains opens up. The ski-resort of Belokurikha meets all up-to-date safety regulations for active recreation. Comfortable accommodation in sanatoriums, hotels and boarding houses, developed entertainment industry and additional health improving services successfully supplement you rest at the downhill resort.
The resort BELOKURIKHA is known not only in our country but also abroad due to the curative power of its springs. The scientists from Japan, Germany, France, etc. highly appreciate the quality of thermal underground water. In recent years Belokurikha has become a favorite place of tourists from Germany, France, the USA, the United Arab Emirates.



December 18-19, 2011
Bali (Indonesia)

 BALI is one of the 33 provinces of Indonesia, having a capital city of Denpasar towards the south of the island. The island of Bali lies 3.2 km (2 mi) east of Java, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. Bali and Java are separated by the Bali Strait. East to west, the island is approximately 153 km (95 mi) wide and spans approximately 112 km (69 mi) north to south; its land area is 5,632 km². To the east, the Lombok Strait separates Bali from Lombok island.
Sanur (pronounced sah-noor) is a coastal stretch of beach of Denpasar city in the southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right. On the southeast shoreline of Bali, Sanur offers an unhurried pace, overflowing with ceremonies and festivals, distinctive Balinese architecture and vast tropical gardens that fringe the shores of the Indian ocean. And at the heart of it all - the gentle and friendly Balinese people sharing their way of life.
Bali's central mountains include several peaks over 3,000 metres in elevation. The highest is Mount Agung (3,142 m), known as the "mother mountain" which is an active volcano. Mountains range from centre to the eastern side, with Mount Agung as the easternmost peak. Bali's volcanic nature has contributed to its exceptional fertility and its tall mountain ranges provide the high rainfall that supports the highly productive agriculture sector. South of the mountains is a broad steadily descending area where most of Bali's large rice crop is grown. The northern side of the mountains slopes more steeply to the sea and is the main coffee producing area of the island, along with rice, vegetables and cattle.
The island enjoys a tropical climate all year round with temperatures averaging 30 degrees Celsius in the day time. The wet season (November to March) brings rain showers and cool breezes while the dry season (April to October) brings cool breezes and sunny blue skies.
Bali’s location puts the island at the crossroads of international travel routes, thus making Bali easily accessible from all over the world. Bali is connected to the rest of the world by over 15 international airlines and over 10 domestic airlines. The airlines provide easy access to the regional hubs of Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo, ensuring ease of international and domestic access for conference and meeting delegates.
The Balinese culture is based on strong spiritual beliefs. The majority of the population of Bali are Hindus, and visitors to the island will see how the spirituality of the people mixes harmoniously with everyday life. The warm and gentle hospitality of the Balinese people represents the final touch that establishes this island as a truly unique MICE destination. An island of spectacular natural beauty and rich culture, Bali offers delegates an experience to explore and discover the real meaning of an exotic Asian destination.