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FISM 2009 Venue Change Confirmed

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Announcement on the decided venue of FISM WCM2009 Beijing

Dear magic friends and magic lovers,

FISM World Championship of Magic 2009, to be held from July 26th to 31st, 2009 in Beijing has been under intense preparation. As part of that preparation we have continued to look for a venue that will offer everything anyone attending would love to have available. We believe we have finally found the best location for YOU. The China National Convention Center.

Although the firstly proposed venue National Grand Theater is spectacular and fully integrated with facilities, the theater, dealer’s room and lecture room are separate and far away from each other. It is inconvenient for close supervision during the convention. There is no hotel nearby so that participants have to take bus or subway to the venue. Besides, lack of catering utilities in National Grand Theatre also brings much inconvenience to participants.                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

With suggestions by experts of magic circle and all-around inspection by the Organizing Committee, we finally chose the China National Convention Center as the venue of FISM WCM2009 Beijing. The sole goal of the Organizing Committee is to ensure all the schedule of the magic convention to be carried out smoothly and guarantee all participants has a comfortable and convenient stay during the convention.

China National Convention Center with the investment of 5 billion RMB is the most advanced convention center in Asia. The center is located at the heart of Olympic Green, which is the fastest-developing district in Beijing and environmentally friendly, right next to the Bird Nest (Olympic main stadium in 2008), the Water Cube  (National Aquatics Center)and National Gymnasium. It is just 30 minutes to the airport by car. There is a subway station in front of the center and it only takes 20 minutes by subway to the center of Beijing city. The center is connected with one newly-built 4 star and one 5 star hotel. Within walking distance, there are also many hotels of different star.

China National Convention Center will provide the venues for competition, gala show, dealer fair, lecture and banquet. The more important is that it is favorable for close supervision. Besides, the center, which is also equipped with several restaurant and shopping center underground, brings much convenience to participants.

In the late January of 2008, through on-the-spot inspection, International President of FISM Mr. Eric Eswin and International Vice President Mr. Domenico Dante agreed that all-round circumstance of China National Convention Center can meet the FISM WCM’s requests.

The Organizing Committee of the 24th FISM WCM2009 formally announces here: FISM WCM2009 will be held from July 26th till and included 31st, 2009 at China National Convention Center.

To let magic friends learn more about the new venue, further details about it will be released later on www.fism2009.org . If you have any questions or suggestions about the new venue or FISM WCM2009, welcome to contact us!

Welcome to register. Early registration guarantees a good seat!

Look forward to meeting you in Beijing in 2009.

FISM WCM2009 Organizing Committee

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