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Gala Tickets

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence awards ceremony and Gala dinner will take place at 19.00 for 20.00 on Friday 13 October 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The event will be held at the Sofia Hotel Balkan.



Tickets for the wonderful event are available online priced at £150 each or a table of 10 at £1350.



Official Hotel of the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence 2017

The wonderful Sofia Hotel Balkan is the Official Hotel of the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence 2017. The hotel was built in 1956 as part of a new architectural trend: a fusion of classical design and lavish décor, redefining the concept of space. The iconic building is part of the President’s Palace complex and beneath its foundations lies a historical Roman fortress, the remains of which can be seen all around the hotel.

Book at our special IPRA rates of a single at €105 per night and a double at €115 per night inclusive of breakfast. The hotel is a member of the Starwood loyalty scheme. You can get the IPRA rates using the special IPRA GWA form which you need to download and then send by email to the hotel. Have a look at the hotel here.


Book rooms using the IPRA GWA booking form here



Alternative Hotels

Our hosts United Partners have found two nearby alternative hotels. There are no special IPRA rates for these but they offer different styles of accommodation.

Hotel Arena Di Serdica

The five-star hotel is an elegant boutique property with 63 stylish rooms and apartments.
Booking via the website at www.arenadiserdica.com
Also the hotel is working with www.booking.com

Sense Hotel Sofia

This property balances luxury and superb design with world class service.
Experience genuine comfort and a constant sense of purity in each of hotel's 71 rooms and suites.
Booking via the website at www.sensehotel.com/





Conference: SOPR: SOMARKETING: SOFIA

During the day from 09.00 – 17.30 on Friday 13 October our hosts have arranged a conference at the Sofia Hotel Balkan. Full details and ways to book tickets coming soon.



Flights

IPRA is currently negotiating to appoint an Official Airline of the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence with special prices.
We will alert you to this as soon as possible.



Visas

Bulgaria is a member of the EU but NOT a member of the Schengen Area.
Nationals from certain countries will need Visas and information can be found from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.
Visa support letters are not usually required but if you do want one contact the IPRA secretariat at [email protected] by email with your full name as in the passport and passport number.



Currency

The local currency is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN) which is pegged to the Euro at a rate of €1 = BGN 1.95.

Weather

The climate in Sofia at this time of year is around 17°C - 20°C with sunny periods.

Dress Code

The Dress Code for the GWA Gala Dinner is smart formal or national dress. Please be glamorous but evening dress is not required!



Tickets for the wonderful event are available online priced at £150 each or a table of 10 at £1350.
Book rooms with the Sofia Hotel Balkan using the IPRA GWA booking form here