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Congress Guideline


Introduction

WAVO full members which intend to host the WAVO Valuation Congress is required to make a proposal to WAVO Congress Committee by 1 January of the preceding year of the congress. The following information is required to be provided in the proposal:

Proposed Dates of Congress : At least three but not more than five days of congress proceedings should be provided
Theme of Congress : an appropriate theme relevant to valuation should be submitted. The WAVO Congress Committee may suggest alternative theme to the host member.
Outline of Sub-themes : the various sub-themes should be provided. A permanent sub-theme on valuation practice must be included.
Outline of Course : please give an outline of the course, say about a paragraph of 5 to 7 lines including the main topics to be covered.
Tentative Programme for each day : a proposed programme for each of the congress days should be shown.
Details of Technical Tours : details of the proposed technical tours should be provided. These tours should provide some lessons on issues related to real estate
Social Programme : a social programme may be provided for spouses (this is optional).
Proposed Congress Fees : a proposed fee structure for delegates, accompanying persons (if relevant), students of real estate (proof is required) should be provided. It may include discounted fees for early birds. What are to be included in the fees should be mentioned eg congress materials, lunches, breaks, reception, farewell dinner etc. The host member should determine the proposed fees based on what participants are likely to afford to pay for the congress. A rough guide for congress fee is to fix it at no more than US$400.
Congress Venue : the preference for the congress is one where hotel accommodation is available. However, there is no need to host the congress in a posh hotel. A reasonable 4-star hotel will be sufficient. The final decision will be left to the host member based on its assessment of the situation.
Language used in Congress : English will be used in the congress. The host member may provide other languages at its own expenses.


Points to take note in organisation


  • In deciding on the congress themes and sub-themes, the host member should try to allow discussion of various aspects of the valuation discipline. At every congress, a topic on valuation practice eg legislations and control on valuation practice, the scope of practice, the scale of fees payable etc should be provided. Topics on valuation practice, and theory and principles of valuation should be included in the congress. The purpose is to attract both researchers and practitioners of valuation.


  • The format of the congress can be in various forms including plenary session, separate workshops and simultaneous workshops.


  • A two-hour session should be provided as part of the Congress programme for WAVO to hold its annual meeting. In addition, time for a lunch-time Board meeting should also be provided before the annual meeting, preferably on the first day of the Congress.


  • Congress papers whether in the form of detailed papers or powerpoint slides should be provided to each participant. A copy of the entire congress proceedings should be lodged with the WAVO Congress Committee.


  • A competition for the best research paper and best practice paper written and presented should be conducted. This contest should be made known to paper presenters before the congress so that they can prepare and submit their papers. The decision of the best papers will be decided by a committee of three to five members to be decided by the host member and WAVO Congress Committee. A sum of US$1500 and a certificate should be presented to the winner of each of the best papers. This amount is to be paid for by the host member.


  • WAVO will select the better papers at the Congress for publication as a book. The WAVO Congress Committee will take charge of the publications. The host country should obtain permission from all presenters for their papers to be published.
 

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