Opening Ceremony

Special Event: Group Photograph

To mark the start of the 2018 Games, a special event will take place at the Terme Tettuccio Spa on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 before the Opening Ceremony.

All participants should gather in front of the Terme Tettuccio Spa at the end of the main street, Viale Giuseppe Verdi, at 17.30. Here, to the backdrop of flags from nations of the world, a group photograph, taken by a drone camera flying above, will capture the scene of hundreds of UN Staff and their families gathered together in sporting harmony. Copies of the group photograph may be on sale at the Closing Ceremony.

Following the photograph opportunity, participants will form a short procession to the Opera House of Giuseppe Verdi for the Opening Ceremony. Children will certainly enjoy the military Marching Band of the Carabinieri which will accompany us. 

Festivities will commence at 18.30 with music and cocktails.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony takes place at the Verdi Opera House - Teatro Verdi  on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 19:30. 

After Welcoming Remarks by IFAD Management and the Mayor of Montecatini Terme, participants will enjoy a delicious buffet of regional and local delicacies, local entertainment, music and dancing.

Dress code: Casual
(Be ready for cool evening air)

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