General Time table

Seventh Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
8-10 December 2019


09.00 - 18.00

Registration for Participants (Sheraton Lobby)


10.00 – 12.00

GOPAC Executive Committee Meeting – Member Only (Venue: Salwa 2)


13.00 – 15.00

GOPAC Audit Committee Meeting – Member Only (Venue: Salwa 1)


13.00 – 15.00

ARPAC Board Meeting – Member Only (Venue: Salwa 2)


16.00 – 18.00

GOPAC Board Meeting – Member Only (Venue: Salwa 3)



Welcome Reception by the host – All Delegates (Venue: Salwa Foyer)




Registration for Participants (Sheraton Lobby)


09.00 – 09.45

OPENING SESSION - All Delegates (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Opening address by H.E. Mr. Ahmad Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, Speaker, the Shura Council of the State of Qatar.
  • Keynote Speech by H.E. Mrs. Gabriella Cuevaz Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
  • Address by Hon. Dr. Fadli Zon, Chair, GOPAC.


09.45 – 10.00

Photo Session (venue Al Majlis after opening)


10.00 – 10.15

Coffee Break


10.15 – 10.45

PRESENTATION FOR GOPAC REPORT AT THE PLENARY – All Delegates (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Report on activities of GOPAC Secretariat by Mrs. Endah Retnoastuti, Executive Director, GOPAC Jakarta Office.


10.45 – 13.15

PLENARY SESSION 1All Delegates (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Promoting Good Governance, Stepping Up SDG 16
    Moderator: Mr. John Hyde, GOPAC Secretary
    • Mr. Giorgi Kldiashvili, Member, the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee.
    • H.E. Dr. HM Azis Syamsuddin, Vice Speaker, the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia
    • Dr Carlos Alberto Pérez Cuevas, Chair, GOPAC Latin America.
    • Mrs. Majda Alfallah, Board Member, ARPAC.
    • Mr. Abdullah bin Fahad bin Ghorab Almarri, member, the Shura Council of the State of Qatar.


13.15 – 14.15

Lunch (Venue: Tent)


14.15 – 16.45

PLENARY SESSION 2All Delegates (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Our Own Integrity: Taking Ownership, Welcoming Accountability

    Moderator: Hon. Puakena Boreham (GOPAC Oceania)
    • Mr. Kedar Khadka, Executive Director, the Good Governance Foundation, Nepal.
    • Hon. Mrs. Jelena Zaric Kovačević, Member, GOPAC Serbia.
    • Hon. Lemi Taefu, MP, Chair, GOPAC Samoa.
    • Mrs. Lyne Robinson Dalpe, Director of Advisory and Compliance,
      Office of Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Canada.
    • Hon. Emmanuel K. Bedzrah, Board Member (West Africa), APNAC.
    • Mr. Mohammad bin Mahdi Al-Ahbabi, member, the Shura Council of the State of Qatar.


17.30 – 18.00

Delegates are requested to be in Sheraton Lobby for departure to the cultural event and dinner reception.


18.00 – 20.00

Evening Cultural Event and Dinner Reception held in honour of the participants and to the celebration of the 130th Anniversary of the IPU (Qatar National Museum) – All Delegates


09.00 – 10.00

PARTNER SESSIONS – All Delegates (limited capacity)

  • The Westminster Foundation for Democracy Supporting Parliaments to Combat Corruption. (Venue: Salwa 2)
  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption in Development Projects: Islamic Development Bank Perspective. (Venue: Salwa 3)


10.00 – 10.15

Coffee Break


10.15 – 10.45

Second plenary session (continued) (venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)


10.45 – 11.15

OPENING OF AGM: – Parliamentary Delegates and Member (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Consider and adopt the agenda for the AGM.
  • Consider and adopt the minutes of the preceding AGM
  • Consider and adopt Chairman’s Report and any reports by the Board.
  • Consider and approve the Audit Committee’s report and any financial statements from the Board.
  • Consider and adopt any operational plan and budget.
  • Adjournment of the meeting


11.15 – 12.15

REGIONAL CHAPTER MEETINGSParliamentary Delegates and Member

  • ARPAC Meeting (Venue: Salwa 1)
  • APNAC Meeting (Venue: Salwa 2)
  • LATIN AMERICA Meeting (Venue: Salwa 3)


12.15 – 13.15

  • Regional Chapters in Development Meeting (Venue: Salwa 1)
  • SEAPAC Meeting (Venue: Salwa 2)
  • OCEANIA Meeting (Venue: Salwa 3)


13.15 – 14.30

Lunch (Venue: Tent)



14.30 – 16.00

RESUME AGM and BIENNIAL ELECTION SESSIONParliamentary Delegates and Member (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Reports by Regional Chapters
  • Adoption of Resolutions, and Declaration
  • Consider and adopt any proposals correctly received to amend the Constitution and By-Laws.
  • Election of Chair of the Board (article 8.3).
  • Any other business.

CLOSING SESSIONAll Delegates (Venue: Al Majlis Auditorium)

  • Closing Remarks by elected GOPAC Chair 2019-2021


16.30 – onwards

GOPAC Board MeetingMember Only (Venue: Salwa 2)